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WE’LL BE UNVEILING THE ENTRIES OVER THE NEXT LITTLE WHILE AS WE RECEIVE THEM. HERE’S Zachary’s entry, of a surprise trip to ireland and an even more surprising proposal.


Our engagement story begins in September 2012 when my Girlfriend Julie surprised me with airplane tickets to Ireland. We both have Irish heritage and she was so excited to be able to go to Ireland with me. We have a mutual friend in Ireland and she offered us a place to stay during our trip. Knowing how important this trip was to Julie and knowing how much I loved her and wanted to be with her for the rest of my life. I started to plan my proposal.

First I had to get a ring. I went to a local small jeweler with a photo of a ring that I wanted specially made and the plan was in motion. Week to week I would make payments on the ring and look at the progress the jeweler had made. One week before our vacation, I made the last payment on the ring and I took it home. It was all I expected and more.

Next, I scheduled time to meet with Julie’s parents to get their blessings. The meeting went great and on September 5, 2013 we were on a plane headed for Ireland.
The trip was going great, and I can honestly say I had never been happier or more confident in my life knowing I was going ask my best friend to marry me.

The day before I was going to propose, Julie had a bad day and she was feeling down and out of sorts. I just wanted to assure her that I loved her so much and tell her about the impending proposal. It was so tough to keep my plan a secret.

The next day we were off on a scheduled tour to the Cliffs Of Moher, Ireland. We were having a great time looking at all the sites. We ended up losing our camera at one of the first places we stopped but nothing was going to get in the way of my proposal. I brought Julie up to a beautiful spot away from all of the other people on the tour.

The spot was high up on top of the cliffs overlooking the ocean on a beautiful grassy area. I held Julie tight and then told her how much she meant to me. I knelt down on one knee and asked her to marry me. She was taken by total surprise and was so happy she just could not stop crying. She was so emotional and of course she said yes. We had our friend with us on the trip and he captured the moment with a perfect photo.

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