Christine and Simon

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Thanks to all the couples who sent us their amazing romantic proposal stories. Now it is time to vote for your favourite story. There are some fantastic prizes for the winners and we will also be randomly selecting a few voters for a special treat courtesy of www.saweddingvenues.com

To vote leave your comment at the bottom of your favourite story ♥

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Christine & Simon

[dropcap color=”rosy”]W[/dropcap]hen Simon and I met in 2010, more than a few of my friends thought he was interested in me. I wasn’t convinced or sold on the guy- so I kept quiet. Hanging out with him seemed natural, easy and entirely platonic.

My digsmates frequently came home from UCT to find us drinking tea on the porch, listening to BBC radio shows or, most memorably, building a pirate ship out of Lego (see the blog here). By November I could not longer smile demurely when asked what was going on. He’d made his feelings very clear. on numerous occasions. We only started dating 4 months later, but as a result we’re great friends, and out relationship is built on that as a firm foundation.

In June of this year, when Si asked me to take leave on my 24th birthday (in November) I questioned it, but didn’t think too much of it. He mentioned going to Vergelegen for a picnic and I thought nothing of it- it was my birthday after all.

But when i woke on the 7th of November, there was a treasure hunt, designed to send me to every significant venue we’d visited in Cape Town. From our church, to the park where we resolved some of our biggest arguments, to my old digs, where we first met. At the end, Si was waiting with flowers and big smiles- and Happy Birthdays. We headed to Vergelegen taking millions of pictures- Me blissfully unaware that this day was anything other than a birthday treat. We collected a picnic basket and headed into the forest for a picnic. As we settled, Si asked if I was ready for a birthday quest- he brought out that Lego ship, and asked me to spot the difference. Hidden in the cabin of the ship, was the most perfect engagement ring.

Yes. He got down on one knee.

Yes. He asked my dad first

Yes. He did try to put the ring onto my right hand, instead of my left.

We’re planning the wedding for April of next year

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  • 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.

  • Alice

    Happy days 🙂

  • Nick Key

    What a sweet couple..i definitely don’t know them, or work with them, but for some reason I (a 28 year old, single male) was just reading through sa wedding venues website and my heart was captivated at the sight of this fine example of young love. If they aren’t worthy winners then I’m a horse.

  • Sarah Dickin

    This story is so lovely! Congrats Chris, wish you a lifetime of happiness xx

  • Sarah Dickin

    Beautiful!!

  • Brad

    Yes! 🙂

  • ash

    Epic story:) epic couple:)

  • kabelo

    Wow. Sweet, gorgeous couple. So cute!

  • Dee Pennels

    This fairytale is everything you deserve! One of love and purpose 🙂 Couldn’t be happier for you my friend!

  • Louis

    Best. Engagement. Story. Ever. Like. Like. Like.

  • Nicky Aberdein

    Wow! What a beautiful story! 🙂 Pray that God blesses you both more than you could ever imagine.

  • Genevieve Kuttel

    Lovely couple, cannot wait to see you both happily married!

  • Akira

    There is just something AMAZING about this couple!!!
    I witnessed the lego pirate ship making back in 2010 🙂
    And have watched (from a 50km distance) how they have grown as individuals and more in love with each other.
    You are both great.
    X x x

  • Kiks

    🙂

  • Deb

    Congratulations …. beautiful story!!! So much love to you guys!

  • Goose

    Congrats guys!! Good Luck

  • Glenda

    Wishing Simon and Christine a magical life together.

  • gretchen jordaan

    So romantic!!

  • Simon van Wyk

    Yeah, pretty keen for these two to win. The guy sounds amazing. What a champion. Vote!

  • brett fish anderson

    i don’t know either nick key or simon or chrystal was it? but wot an amazing story. well i think it was, they kinda had me at “lego” and “pirate ship” and so i think they would be worthy winners of this competition and should share whatever prizes they win with actual people they know. and they’re just a hot couple, really.

  • Danielle

    Such a beautiful story 🙂

  • Kerith

    A treasure hunt with a Lego pirate ship where the prize is a diamond ring, what’s not to love about this proposal! You two are such a joy x

  • Amy

    These two will get my vote every time! What a story!

  • Kelly Bawden

    Too awesome! Congrats and may you have all the blessings and a lifetime of all the good stuff 🙂

  • Sammy

    Congrats! Beautiful story, beautiful couple! Wishing you many years of happiness! And, of course, hope you win!!! 🙂

  • Tessa

    awesome!

  • Lauren Odgers

    Absolutely Beautiful!!! Congratulations

  • Tracey Hay

    Congratulations Christine and Simon, what a wonderful story 🙂

  • Tammy

    What a romantic beginning to your very own happily-ever-after ♥ best wishes to Christine & Simon xx

  • Brenda

    Love the blog as well 🙂

  • Desiree

    Oh my word that is such a romantic story. I was in tears. You both are amazing and deserve a lifetime of happiness together. Oh what fun you guys are going to have. You will be building a life together filled with lots of joy and happiness. Yippee for marriage and all that goes with it

  • Margo Davies

    Something each little girl dreams of! <3

  • Mal

    EPIC

  • vaughan

    Awesome guys!all the best and Congrats!!!

  • Kristy

    Aw, this is truly adorables!

  • Skye

    So much happiness. Love to you both!

  • Qaqamba

    This story makes me all warm and happy inside! Congratulations guys and all the best x

  • Robby

    🙂 so much of lovely!

  • Joanne

    Wish this couple all of the very best for their future together!!
    What a cute proposal and love story!!

    Xxx

  • jeanette

    Love is the law! Best wishes for a long happy life together

  • Monique

    The proposal disguised as a birthday treat – genius! Why haven’t more guys thought of it? Congrats Si and Christine, can’t wait for the wedding.

  • Alice

    What’s not to love! You guys are awesome together. And who can resist voting for Lego 😉

  • Natasha

    Absolutely LOVE this proposal story! It is NEXT Level! Good job Simon…and what a lovely couple you are!!! All the best for marriage to come! 🙂

  • Nina Coleman

    Such a thoughtful, romantic proposal….may you live happily ever after!

  • Nina Coleman

    What a romantic and thoughtful man! Wishing you many more romantic years together!

  • Tim Fish

    I am only voting for this couple because I feel sorry for Simon, who is as bad at scrabble as he is at telling his left from his right.

  • lauren

    such a special proposal. these two sound like a real life rom com. they definitely deserve the win. x

  • lozenge

    The beautiful love that this couple share is so evident in their proposal. So inspiring!!!

  • Rose

    Lovely story; beautiful couple – you def get my vote 🙂

  • Michelle

    Love this – so excited for you Chris

  • Jodi Mathews

    I am so happy for you both! Beautiful story! Sounds perfect in every way! 🙂

  • Michael

    Fanstastic story What an awesome couple-wishing you huge success in the competition and your future together

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