Michelle and Jeff


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Michelle & Jeff

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Here is my Romantic Proposal Story, Jeff proposing to Michelle and it included our 1 year old staffy, Tyson, he had his part to play too:

We always walk our staffy, Tyson (1 year old), after work on our local beach, Melkbosstrand, the day before my proposal (Thursday 29 Nov 2012) it was planned that we take some bubbly with us when we walk Tyson to celebrate one of Jeff’s exam results.

So Friday 30 Nov 2012 we go for our usual walk on our local beachfront just before sunset with our Staffy, Tyson. Bubbly was in hand to toast Jeff’s exam result.

So while we walking along the beach we choose a spot to sit, Jeff then takes Tyson further up for a bit of a run as his still a puppy and has lots of energy, I start pouring the bubbly, I see Jeff bending down doing the ‘usual’ adjustment around Tyson’s collar when his chain gets stuck. Then Jeff stands up and shouts from a distance to call Tyson towards me which we normally play tag and do with Tyson.

So i call Tyson and he comes sprinting along towards me, and then as our Staffy gets closer i see he has something tied around his neck, almost look like a BandDaner around his neck, at this time Jeff was running behind Tyson too towards me.

As Tyson got closer i notice its a Lanyard tied around Tyson’s neck, with a hand written message on it, and the words that stood out immediately was ‘Marry’ and ‘my Dad’.

By this stage Jeff was by my side, he took the lanyard off Tyson and it read: “Will you please marry my Dad, he really loves you with all his heart”

I was in shock and overwhelmed, then Jeff went down on one knee and proposed and he put my beautiful ring on my finger. The sun also started to just set right then, was the most romantic proposal …. Goosebumps

Attached is a photo of Tyson and the Lanyard message





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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.

  • Lesley

    That is so romantic! Congrats to both of you and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

  • Rose Botha

    What a beautiful, romantic proposal, down to earth but from the heart. Jeff knows exactly how much Tyson means to both of you, so using him to assist was absolute magic……I had absolute goose bumps reading it and believe me I am such a romantic freak!! May you both be blessed with so much joy and happiness during your journey together……and may your love last forever!!

  • Vanessa Otto

    This is by far the “TOPS” proposal i have ever heard!!!! It was so special of including your little Tyson in the BIG day!!! This proposal doesnt only call for goosebumps but a knob in the throat and a tear in the eye as well. It is so heartwarming!!! May this happy little family be blessed with an eternity of love and happiness. TYSON you cutie, YOU ROCK!!!!

  • Christine

    Congratulations, one of the best proposals ever!! You make such a beautiful couple and I know you will be very happy!!

  • Ingunn

    Wow, memories are made of this! Congratulations Michelle & Jeff, here’s wishing you long life and love and remember, never go to sleep on an argument 🙂

  • nadia

    Congratulations!! Awesome proposal. You make a wonderful couple and I wish you all the best.

  • Dad

    Very nice and well done all- I must say Tyson looks like me! *Woof!*

  • Debbie

    Mish and Jeff, this was indeed one of the most original and sweetest proposal’s I’ve heard! Enjoy this special and romantic time of your lives, the best is still to come! I wish you a wonderful future together, full of love and happiness, forever.

  • Debbie

    What an awesomely romantic proposal. Congratulations to both of you!

  • Melissa

    Wishing you and Jeff a lifetime of love, happiness and breathtaking memories to continue from a breathtaking proposal 🙂 May your lives together be blessed and may your special day sparkle… x

  • Stephanie

    That is such a beautiful proposal, and I love that Jeff brought in Tyson to help.May the rest of your lives togther is amazing. Big Congratulations to you both.

  • Cazmin

    What an amazing proposal… Congratulations Michelle and Jeff!

  • Joanne

    YAY – congrats Shelley!!! Hope you have a lifetime of love and happiness together, can’t wait to share it with you! Love Jo xx

  • Susan

    Such a romantic story, well done Jeff!! Congratulations to you both and happy planning! Fingers crossed that you win this amazing prize! Love Sue XXX

  • Evelyn

    Oh how I know how much this meant to Michelle and Jeff – arriving at a point in their lives where others can talk about it – comment on it – and I was privvy to how acquiring Tyson as a puppy showed the first signs of a deeper bond between these two – the logical next step – proposal! And he chooses to do it like this – how absolutely unpretentious, love arrow straight from his heart to hers – even if the bow is in the shape of a staffie called Tyson – forever love this is – no matter how great the challenges – they overcome, its forever. Love it!

  • Cleo

    Congratulations to you guys! Such a romantic story especially to me because myself and my partner also have a baby staffy who is about 9 months old now! 🙂 So this story really touched me…. May your future be blessed with a lifetime of LOVE & HAPPINESS

  • Kimmy Worman

    Extremely romantic proposal!! Tyson & his Dad did a fabulous job!! Brings tears to my eyes every time I hear this story, so special!!

  • Gerhard Smit

    What a beautiful proposal. So unique and loved the way you included your loved Tyson. Just shows what true love you both have for each other and for your pets. May you have a lifetime of love and happiness. Congratulations!!

  • braam labuschagne

    Beautiful proposal!!! Original!

  • Nick

    Congratulations to you both!! Jeff and Tyson are surely a great team!

  • braam labuschagne

    Precous wedding proposal! Perfect in every way!! Wow!

  • louise labuschagne

    The Best proposal! So original!

  • shirwa

    what a wonderful fairytale proposal so special and what a wonderful family dog May you have a wonderful wedding day

  • Greg

    Congrats Guys….So does Tyson get a slice of the prize?

  • Nicole Aboud

    What a stunning couple!! I think the proposal was extremely romantic. Every womans dream. Congrats to you both and may you have a lifetime of love and happiness together!!

  • Sharon Lauder

    Michelle, you must of been over the moon, having your dream come true and Jeff making it so romantic and involving your precious Tyson as well. May the two of you be blessed with love and happiness for an eternity!!

  • Catherine

    aaaahhhhhhh makes me wanna cry , too cute ! and so romantic xx

  • Lee-Anne

    Looking forward to sharing your special day!! Big love xx

  • Lyn

    Congrats to you both and wishing you a wonderful life together. What a super idea to include Tyson in the proposal – he is so precious. xx

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