Whether you are already married or newly engaged, we would love to hear from you!!!
Send us your proposal story for a chance to WIN a couples spa package worth up to $150*.
Please send us your story along with 3 photos (videos are accepted) to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
All submitted stories will be posted on our blog and website and will be tied to the hashtag #SheSaidYesTdot across social media.
We will be accepting entries until July 12th, 2015 and will be selecting our lucky winner On July 31st, 2015.
*Must be 18 years of age to enter. Must be a resident of the GTA. Contest ends July 12th, 2015. Prizes are not for resale and are not redeemable for cash. Prize must be redeemed by December 31st, 2015. E.&O.E.
My name is Alisha, and I am a proposal-story-aholic. I figured that I would get our proposal contest started by telling you my own proposal story! It’s a few years old now, and we’ve since married, but I’d love to tell you a bit more about me.
My own story started innocently enough. Kash and I began dating in high school and managed to keep it together throughout university and those weird post-school days where you’re trying to find a job in a crappy economy. Eventually we settled into careers and began to consider our future. We decided to move in together and enjoy some time living in beautiful downtown Toronto. We moved into a teeny, tiny apartment and had a lot of fun learning to live (and cook) together.
A few months into living together we took a milestone trip to Trinidad to visit all of his family. This was a milestone for me because I was going to meet his extended family, and they meant the world to him. We had an incredible time on the trip, and we were surrounded by so much love, and great food and fun times that we almost didn’t want to come home.
Unfortunately all good things come to an end, so we made our way back to Canada (in ridiculously frigid weather, too), and settled back into working. A few months after that I mentioned that I wanted to head to NYC to visit family for my birthday, but unfortunately Kash couldn’t make the trip due to work commitments. I booked my plane tickets and made plans with my cousins to hang out for a few days. At the last minute Kash surprised me by telling me that he was able to come for a few days because he ironed out some details at work because he really didn’t want to spend my first birthday with us living together with me in different country. I was so happy because I really was going to miss him, even if it was for a few days. We packed up and flew out to NYC a few days later.
After we got to NYC, Kash suggested that we head to Manhattan the next day take a stroll around the city and eat something yummy. Kash and I are huge foodies, so it came as no surprise to me that he’d want to spend some time eating in one of the greatest cities in the world. We took the train to Manhattan and immediately went to Central Park. In all the years that I visited NYC, I had never ventured into Central Park, so he thought it would be nice to take a stroll. As we walked along, we saw a lot of different people enjoying the warm April day. Kash walked me to the top of a sort of gazebo that overlooked the entire park, and it was deserted despite being fairly large. We sat on the bench and cuddled for a bit, and chatted about how lovely the day was. What I recall most distinctly was that a musician was playing a saxophone somewhere in the distance and finding the music so soothing. I closed my eyes for a bit, just taking in the day, and when I opened them, my soon-to-be fiancé was down on one knee in front of me, and asked me to be his wife. It was such an unforgettable moment, and it made NYC even dearer to my heart than it was before.
If you would like to be featured as one of our #SheSaidYesTdot proposal stories, please email your story with 2-3 photos of you and your sweetie to firstname.lastname@example.org.