Chantel and Shaun

Chantel & Shaun

[dropcap color=”rosy”]W[/dropcap]e met for the first time at my house when he came to visit my brother. I was 23 and he was 29. We spoke for a while and he asked me out for lunch but for some reason I wasn’t interested at that time. It was 2 years later that I realized he’s a great guy, and we started being really good friends.

Our first date as a couple was on 27th May 2012. (the day he asked me to be his girlfriend) He was in love with me and tried to ask me out for a very long time. We have been together steadily ever since and I’m so in love with him.

About three months before he proposed, he was asking me what types of rings that I liked so that he could start saving up to buy it sometime in the future. We had talked about getting married, but we both still needed to secure our future so I thought he’d wait a couple more years before asking. I had fallen in love with a ring that I had tried on, It’s a gorgeous white gold diamond Ring. It has a big Tanzanite stone, 8 sapphire stones and 24 diamonds but thought it was way over his budget, so I never expected him to get it.

We were on a family vacation in Durban when he proposed. He had said that he wanted to change his pants because he didn’t want to get cold, and I remember thinking that it was very strange because it was about 28 degrees. We went for a walk along the beach and then we sat down and were just talking about how beautiful it was. Then next thing I know he reached down into his sock (this is why he changed out of his shorts and sandals) and pulled out the ring that I had picked out three months before. He went down on one knee and asked, “Will you marry me??”

I was so surprised and didn’t expect it at all. I said yes with tears in my eyes. He had been planning to ask me all along and my whole family knew as well. It was so perfect.

shaun n I

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