Amanda and Stephen

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Amanda & Stephen

[dropcap color=”rosy”]I[/dropcap] need to start with some background, as a kid my dad use to take me to the beach and I use to get extremely excited and had a little beach dance/walk that I use to do for him. He always use to tell my fiancé and everybody this story about when I was little and how excited I use to get when I could swim in the sea.

My fiancés family have a holiday house on the south most tip of Africa where we sometimes go to relax, it’s like a piece of heaven and Stephen and I went on a horse for the first time there on a long open beach, I’m talking white sand and no one to be seen for miles.

Now my story is properly very different because its real and romantic at the same time. And that is what I always wanted and couldn’t plan.

My fiancé is a lead singer in a band and he always has gigs on the weekend but during the week of 20 Feb 2012 he said baby, let’s go away to the holiday house (22-26 Feb), now I’m a control freak and have to plan everything and everything must be easy so I say we can’t go as he has a gig on the Friday night. So he makes me do what I normally never do and says be spontaneous, lets live a little, we can leave after the GIG.  Now this is spontaneous for me because we hadn’t planned it for months and we would only be there for the Saturday and made no sense for me to drive for 3 hours for just the Saturday so I let me logic down for one moment and say ok, but please don’t drink at your gig as you need to drive for 3 hours.

Well to say the least he drank a lot, properly nerves, he drank so much he couldn’t drive and I had to drive 3 hours by myself well he slept in the car the whole way. So as you can imagine I was furious, I was so cross that I had to drive alone well he slept at 1am in the morning for 3 hours just to spend Saturday in Cape Aghulus.

So we woke up in the morning and Stephen turns to me and says lets have an adventure and I am still angry and say are you mad I am not interested in doing anything with him because I am very upset. So he starts getting angry with himself and goes to the kitchen and wipes badly which makes me laugh and forgive him, so all is well.

He tells me he needs to go to the shop and I must get ready so we can go to the beach, which I should of thought was weird as he hates the beach but thought he felt bad for making me drive. We went to the beach which is long white open beach for miles with no people there, just him and I and we sat down to have lunch, which was not good, lol the food did’t taste good at all so Stephen told me to run into the sea like I did as a kid, so I ran towards the sea in my weird and wonderful way, he came behind me, as I jumped up I saw a bottle come floating towards me, like right towards me and I screamed at Stephen look it’s a message in the bottle, this happens to nobody, as I said nobody, I realised it doesn’t happen to anyone, lol but still thought he was just being romantic, we looked for a rock and we smashed the glass and cleaned the glass and I started to read my beautiful poem, which he is great at as he writes all his music for the band. As I got to the end of the page, my world stopped, I will never forget that feeling, and it’s so hard to explain but I felt like it was just the 2 of us in the whole entire world, everything around you doesn’t exists except the other person. And he was on his knee and asked me to marry him.

For me it wasn’t just the message in a bottle but everything that lead up to the moment of just him and I in a bubble that made this the most romantic proposal. We were on white open stretches of beach on the southernmost tip of Africa and I got a message.

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  • Siranne van Onselen

    Awesome story guys! Hope you will be happy together forever 🙂

  • Tamryn Henn

    Cant wait to see you both tie the knot! lots of love!

  • Beverley

    Tears in my eyes <3

  • paulineamoore

    so romantic

  • Dino

    You guys!!!

  • Monique

    So romantic… <3

  • Joanne Rodrigues

    I think this is a wonderful story! Romantic but real!!

  • Peter

    Amazing!

  • Renee

    Oh man. You too are so beautiful together – really hope you win the competition!! It’ll be a great to see you two in a professional photoshoot!!

  • Kevin

    Lovely story!!!

  • Nicole

    Soo cute 🙂

  • Jules

    Beautiful story! You definitely need to win this

  • Kevin

    Beautiful story

  • Ed Brooks

    what an awesome story!!
    thanks for sharing with us.
    i wish you guys all the best going forward.
    may you have a wonderfully rich and happy future together.

    stay very well xx

  • Jess Wilkinson

    C.U.T.E! and creative <3

  • Scottie

    Good luck guys!

  • Stevo

    She is one lucky woman! 😉

  • Kim

    Awesome proposal 🙂

  • Claudia

    Can’t believe you actually got a real ‘message in a bottle” too beautiful <3 xoxo

  • Nicole Rodrigues

    Love this!!

  • Kelly Barker

    Ok this story gave me the biggest lump in my throat, sooo romantic!! thats beautiful!

  • Saira & Justin

    Wow guys, this is the most amazing story ever! lump in our throats!

  • gareth

    Awesome story,all the best of luck for you to love birds!!

  • des

    what a lovely story. You guys look like a great couple. all the best for the future..Des

  • Terri

    WOW! Best you hurry up and marry this man – sounds like a keeper 🙂 I know it was a while ago but congrats on your engagement – definitely a memory that will last a life time xxo

  • Lauren Moore

    so beautiful <3

  • jp le roux

    awesome story guys what a romantic

  • gillian skimming

    I am going to put my ‘scottishness’ aside and tell you that this was a lovely romantic story which certainly beats mine – half jaked down on one knee in the living room!

  • Elmarie

    So special and romantic!

  • Colleen Wiborg

    Very romantic love it, best of luck x

  • Lauren Moniz

    Too beautiful you 2, feeling the love…x

  • charlene

    Real fairytale Amanda, every girl’s dream!! May ur marriage be just as magical and fairytale like… Feels good to know u found ur knight.

  • Carl Lowton

    Hi. I’m the Carl from http://saweddingvenues.com/proposals-2013/justine-and-carl/
    I know this is a competition, and that comments mean votes, but to me it is more than that.
    This is about marriage and the people who take that step. You have chosen this path, and my wish is that your relationship may be blessed.
    Congratulations on your engagement and all the best for the big day – and every day of your journey together.

  • Claire Skimming

    Beautiful you guys!!!! Much love! xxxx

  • Monique Aubrey

    Wow cuz. How romantic!

  • salama Khan

    This is such a beautiful story, really wishing you both everything of the best and only the best you have come a long way,and I really hope that you win this competition cause you both deserve it.Much love and light always sals

  • Mathew

    Really awesum story!!

  • Rox

    I love this story!(tingles) , And this couple! Good luck guys, you so deserve this! xxx

  • KimiLinden

    What is extremely special for me is how beautifully creative Stephen rolled out The proposal. Something very special as Stephen took a magic moment in Amanda’s young life and transformed it into a life long memory to which will be told to their children and their children’s children

  • Jason

    Special story from such a special person. Wishing you happiness and love always Amanda.

  • geraldine

    Tears to my eyes , the most romantic story eva …xxxxxxxxxx

  • Pami

    Ah, too cute!

  • Dani

    Wonderful story, all the best . 🙂

  • Felis Ungerer

    Wow, I am practically in tears…………so lovely that Stephen incorporated a bit of your past in his proposal………..so romantic! Wishing you a future filled with love, love, love and all good things!

  • Manny Rodrigues

    Guess who must have a huge lump in their throat right now. Such a special proposal for a special girl. Love you lots.

  • Rick

    amazing story

  • Kerry

    Oh my word!! An unforgettable start to an unbelievably amazing life together… 🙂 🙂

  • candice hollister

    true love 🙂

  • Carmen

    This is so romantic, I am so jealous

  • Kerry

    Good luck guys

  • Nicholas Oebell

    Looking forward to the wedding! Great non-fic story guys!

  • Jamie Wiborg

    Just got goosebumps … such a romantic proposal! amazing start to an amazing life together 🙂

  • Anthea

    Its……. Its…… Its ……… Just BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!
    I am sure the two of you will have a life full of these types of moments and surprises and it will be just BEAUTIFUL. Two people that are this romantic and can laugh at the moments that are just so insignificant which lead to something spectacular is true love…
    Wishing the two of you so much joy, happiness and most of all to continue laughing at the insignificant moments and to always call each other home.
    Love to you both.
    Ant

  • Pasqual Bisogno

    You two deserve the honeymoon of your dreams. Love you guys!

  • Melissa

    Such a cute story 🙂

  • Elaine Visser

    Beautiful story and im sure you going to have a fantastic life together,all the best.

  • Joan

    Beautiful. So rare where couples can express their emotions to each other. And seldom they remember what makes the other person happy. Amazing, I wish you well. May you win you deserve it xoxo

  • leanne bester

    So very special. You deserve all the the best things in life.

  • Emma Moore

    Lovely story guys 🙂 xxx

  • Cathy

    Wonderful story – very romantic xxx

  • Monique

    AWESOME!!

  • Marlize

    Really nice you guys!!!!!!.

  • laura

    May you be blessed with the most
    amazing wedding & marriage & an
    awesome life together,
    may this kinda romance last forever.

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