Estelle and Steven


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Estelle & Steven

[dropcap color=”rosy”]O[/dropcap]n 12/12/1012 my boyfriend Steven gave me a call while I was on the bus on my way home from work. He asked me to wait for him at Cape Town Train station as he was on his way to fetch me. The reason, his parents had some car trouble in Citrusdal (about 2 hours from Cape Town) and we had to go help them. We stopped off in Piketberg to fill up on Petrol. Here my boyfriend made a call to his parents to check if they are still okay (obviously just making sure everything was ready). He then informed me that a friendly farmer has picked them up and we were to meet at his farm. We eventually arrived at the farm, no sign of Steven’s parents. Steven suggested I stay in the car while he checks that everything is okay. A few minutes later a tree filled with fairylights lit up next to where we were parked. I was still uncertain and waited in the car until Steven came back towards the car and assured me everything was fine. He asked me to start at the tree and that he would be with me soon.

At the tree there was a little note saying “follow the memories” I turned around and was greeted by a candle lit walk-way. As I got closer to the walk-way I realized that next to the first candle there was a picture of my family holding the letter “W” there was also a little note reminding me of our first date. I continued down the path, the next candle had his sister’s kids in New Zealand holding the “I” and another note with a reminder of our second date…. This was the same scenario with each candle, either a family or friend (even my boss) holding a letter, sometimes I would be in the photo oblivious to a letter being shown somewhere in the picture. Each person playing a part in spelling out the big question “Will you marry me?”

I eventually arrived at the last photo, Steven holding our two dogs and holding a card “me?” The note asked me to sit down and relax. With this Steven, who has been watching me all along, started singing “I’ll stand by you” while walking over to me. He gave me a hug, got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.

I off course said yes! From there we sat down on a blanket underneath the beautiful stars and had a romantic moonlight picnic.


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  • Carl Lowton

    Hi. I’m the Carl from
    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.

  • juanita prinsloo

    This is the greatest story ever. Steven went to so much trouble. I hope they are happy for ever and ever

  • Johan Pienaar

    What a amazing proposal.May your journey together be forever.

  • Lesley Pienaar

    Such a romantic story.Steven went to so much trouble to make this proposal a very special one. I wish them all the happiness in the world. May their love last forever.

  • eugene vorster

    het nie geweet mans doen nog soveel moeite nie! he sounds like catch,keep him! hope you are happy for ever and ever.

  • Shiralee Parsons

    Hi I really think if there is someone who is very romantic it is Steven. He planned the day very well. Estelle you were so gullable to have him stop for cooldrink ect for his parents. Just love how you trust him now. Never let go of that trust because honesty and trust is what keep marriages going. Good luck you two.

  • Marleze Dawson

    Such a romantic gesture. Weeks of planning that paid off and was well worth it in the end!

  • Amae van Niekerk

    Wow, a truly amazing story!May your engagement and marriage be blessed with all the love in the world! <3

  • Wilna buter

    Dit is nou ‘n baie interessante manier om die ding te doen. Waardeer dit en
    moet dit nooit laat ophou nie!

  • Penny Paterson

    Awesome..well done Steven. What an amazing and thoughtful beginning to what I am sure will be a wonderful life together. All the best to you both.

  • mary dawson

    Steven had a lot of fun preparing his proposal and every thing had to be just perfect for Estelle,making sure she would say yes.
    This is a match made in heaven.

  • Jo Jennings

    Congrat Estelle and Steven. May the rest of your lives together be as beautiful as that proposal :-).

  • Ronel vd Linde

    Dit was die mooiste mooiste ooit, ñ Man wat soveel moeite doen sal jou vir altyd koester, beskerm ,respekteer en liefhê. Well Done Estelle hy het dit vir jou gedoen!!!!

  • Minri Lamprecht

    Awesome! Good luck guys! You are an amazing couple!!!

  • Carrie Turner

    A beautiful, inspiring and romantic story…..and a lovely couple. All the luck in the world for your future….xxx

  • Debbie Clement

    What an amazing concept to start a new life together! You’re winners in my book. May all of your dreams come true.


  • Mark Bowen

    Well done Steven, I think that all us guys could learn a few tricks from you!

  • Lucille

    Steven is such a romantic , Estelle you totally deserve this prince making your fairytales reality

  • Rea Agostini

    Congratulations Estelle & Steven. Your proposal can’t be compared to a love story – this is real life and much more romantic. Good luck for your future together. You are a lovely couple.

  • Allan Vorster

    May the ingenuity of your marriage proposal only be surpassed by everlasting happiness together.Brilliant .

  • Candice

    Stunning proposal! strong affection and personal attachment. May the earth shift on its axis, love is like a few tectonic plates!gud luck

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  • Hazel Ashe

    Fantastic story, never knew you were the romantic type Steve, thought you would just Facebook Estelle! Well Done and big congrats to you both.

  • Joanne Simpson

    What an amazing way to propose! May the romance never end – all the best for your future!



  • Brenda

    ‘n Man wat so die ‘ja-woord’ vra, verdien ‘n Bells! Pragtig!!

  • Dereck Simpson

    well done – nice idea!


    Brilliant ! Teach the unmarried guys and girls how to be romantic! Congratulations!

  • Vera du Toit

    Wow Steven you are 1 amazing man. May the two of you be very happy and blessed!

  • Yolande van Rensburg

    dit is wat jy opregte liefde noem. awesome.

  • Robin Dawson

    Very nice Steven

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