Carmen and Charlton
Carmen and Charlton[three_fifth] [dropcap color=”rosy”]I[/dropcap]n September last year my boyfriend, Charlton, of 8 years and I were on holiday in Koh Samui, Thailand. We had planned to go to the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangnan the night after we arrived and in order to go, we had to go to a Jetty on the Northern side of the Island we were staying on, to catch a boat across. Charlton googled the island and all the beaches and found out that the beach we had to go to leave from was a beach from which beautiful sunsets could be seen ( we were staying on the East of the island and the sun set behind us each time).
We had an early dinner at a stunning restaurant on the beach and during dinner he handed me a package of photos of special memories we had shared together in the past 8 years – with little notes on each one. We got up from dinner and went for a walk along the beach to watch the sunset and then he handed me another package of photos tied together like a booklet – each photo was with special people in my life holding up signs “Charlie” “asked” “if ” “you” “will” “please” “marry” “him” “?” I was flipping through the pictures balling my eyes out (tears of happiness) and when I turned around Charlton was on one knee in the sand holding the ring.
Before we left for our holiday he went around to my family and friends and asked them to hold signs while he took the photos. He had used my camera and I didn’t even realise it was missing. The people included, my mom, dad and sister; my gran; my best friend and her son; my gran, grandpa and family on my dad’s side; my aunt, uncle and cousins in PE; my aunt, uncle and cousins in East London; all the kiddies in my class and his mom and brothers.
I am very close to my family and friends and Charlton had always said when he proposes he would like all my family to be around, but obviously he couldn’t take them all to Thailand with us, so he thought of this idea as an alternative – but still including them in the proposal! It was such a special and different way of proposing and ever so romantic
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