Monique and Nick

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Monique & Nick

[dropcap color=”rosy”]O[/dropcap]ur proposal was quite a funny story to tell. My fiance’, Nick, wanted it to be perfect and he wanted me to be able to tell a great story. I always wanted to get engaged on Table Mountain. So the one day we got all to ourselves(we have a 5 year old , so date days aren’t always possible) , it was the day of Linkin Park concert in Cape Town, ( I had no idea he was planning on proposing that day, wow was I surprised and very emotional) we decided to put in a day of leave just to explore our own city and make a day out of it.  We ate breakfast at Spur, took the CitySightSeeing Bus and enjoyed a lovely sunny, yet very windy day.

We got to Table Mountain and it was very windy, the cable car was closed, then we got back to Waterfront, the Robben Island boat would have taken too long for us to get back and then we might be late for the concert, the big wheel was under construction. We went for lunch. Etc. Eventually we walked around and kept walking, me of course complaining that I don’t want to walk further in the wind, eventually we got to the One and Only Hotel, where we stopped and he went down on his knee, I didn’t expect it at all! He said that he really wanted to do it up there (Pointing to Table Mountain) and then asked me if I would marry him and be his wife. I burst into tears and of course said yes. We immediately informed our families and friends, and of course posted on Facebook – haha, we all know, its not official until it is on Facebook hehe. He explained to me how badly he wanted the other plans to work out, but everything just seemed to go wrong. He was very nervous. But yet, even though we couldn’t go up the mountain, couldn’t do the boat trip to Robben Island and couldnt go on the Big Wheel, I still love telling our story.

monique & nick

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  • Jessica

    This is so cute, and I want to vote because my proposal involved the very same things which yours was supposed to. A trip up table mountain, a sunset cruise from the Waterfront on the Peroni yacht and a ride on the Ferris Wheel 🙂 I am from Durban and have entered the same competition. Your story is still lovely and romantic and I hope you win this 🙂

  • Adiela Manuel

    Oh man this is the sweetest story I have ever heard. You go nick nothing could stop you that day.You where determind and knew what you wanted.Everything of the best to the both of you.

  • Claudia Gertze

    That is such a cool story. Love conquers all. My vote definately goes to you 2.

  • Elsa

    So special and memorable x

  • George

    Great story, even with all the set backs!

  • Marika

    Lyk stunning saam!!!

  • Delia

    That is such a awesome story. Things never seem to go the way we plan it but at the end of the day there is always a better story to tell then what you would have if things want rhetoric way it was suppose to. Congratulations guys wish you all the best of luck in this competition as well as life.

  • adilah

    Very sweet and all that matters is that u guys are together.the perfect proposal is by the one u love

  • Lauren Petersen

    It doesn’t matter how the proposal did or didn’t work out, what matters is the love you clearly have for each other! Its rare! God bless you both! #imasuckerforlovestories

  • Karen Freeman

    Brilliant!

  • Taryn

    But in the end, all worked out well cause now the two of you are on your way to endless happiness..Congratulations!! 🙂

  • Leanie

    So beautifull, despite everything you two made it to Heaven that day! You probably felt much higher that Table Mountain that day! Enjoy guys! Have a happy ever after marriage! Congrats Monique & Nick 🙂

  • Alexis

    Congratulations you 2. Out of the tragedy of that day something beautiful emerged. We wish you lifelong happiness together. Much love to you both 🙂

  • Nathanael

    Aanhouer wen my maat 🙂 Baie bly vir julle 3. Congrats

  • 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.

  • Margo

    I Have heard so many stories before, and every single second of the proposal turned out to be exactly perfect, I prefer these stories that work out regardless of the perfect planned moments – unplanned perfectness is beautiful! Good luck guys x

  • Ruaan Kriel de Andrade

    Stunning story & a beautiful couple! They deserve this xo

  • michele

    My beautiful niece!From the first time I held you, my love started to grow
    I watched you grow and mature into a beautiful woman.
    For as an aunt, i thank God for this precious gift of love and your happiness

    The bond of your love for Nick will always hold!

    So, whatever today or tomorrow will bring you have set a day for your new journey with someone you love!! I read this quote ,“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
    always with the same person.”

    ~ Mignon McLaughlin, Journilist and Author ~
    A wonderful journey awaits you! your dreams are an index to your greatness.
     

  • shannon

    What a beautiful story Monique, you guys make such a stunning couple and I wish you and Nick a very long and happy life together with your beautiful little Tatum!

  • Melanie Jooste

    Baie bly vir julle Monique en weereens baie geluk!!! 🙂

  • marian

    Julle baie oulik saam en weet “love will concor always”

  • Nelene

    Very cute guys, so happy for you !!

  • michele

    When you take your vows and commit yourselves completely. As a married couple you invite that beautiful inner essence called love to shine through. As husband and wife you will learn to value your marriage!   expect to both increase your knowledge and increase your humility. As a couple you will be an explorer of this uncharted love; a courageously creative thinker; the role of a husband you will become caretaker for the fragile ideas before they are made substantial; an evangelist for a cause of love; as a wife you will be the support and draw support from your love for each other; and you both will be witness to your part of the universe looking back on itself knowing that To fulfill this personal mission statement in marriage, you will focus on the journey and the process, and share the fruits with the world along the way.  The material benefits will be used to support your family , and to believe that your vision and mission will draw on all of your talents, challenge all your capabilities and energies, and require steadfast persistence. as a couple you might face uncertainty and risk.  Knowing all this as your love grows, you will commit yourself completely because you love each other and marriage is…”A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.”

  • JJ

    Simple and super sweet, as love should be 🙂

  • Sandy

    I have goosebumps all over – enjoy and appreciate each other – you were meant to be together!!

  • Emanuel

    These two deserve each other so much. Their love for one another inspires me to be a better person! 🙂 Good luck guys!

  • Demi

    Aww, I loved reading your story. Things actually always end up being better when it is spontaneous. Congrats!

  • Gaynor

    Great story Monique. Wishing you guys the all the best for the future. 🙂

  • Nicole

    My beautiful friend I am so happy you found a great man.
    Not a lot of couples can say they have such a great story.
    You make a beautiful couple, all the best for the future.

  • Tanya

    Ahh dit is n baie romantiese story!!! 🙂 die beste tye is gewoonlik die wat nie heeltemal uit werk soos mens dit beplan!!! Dit wys net dat jul bedoel is vir mekaar!!!! Ek is so bly vir julle xxxx

  • Amesha

    Beautiful story to tell to your kids someday…

  • Juan-Pierre

    Touching and meaningful. No matter what obstacles there might be..true love prevails. Nick has seemingly just set a very high bar for the rest out there… 🙂

  • Reza

    Behind every closed door, there is a open door waiting. After everything when wrong, persistance paid off 🙂 Congrats you two. So nice to work with a happy girl. Very happy for you guys

  • Amesha

    Beautiful story to tell your kids someday:)

  • Monique V

    That’s one thing about CPT we known 4 our wind. Knowing men in general, most of them would have given up at Table Mountain already when the wind spoiled his plan, but Nick however tried in everyway possible for it to be as romantic as possible. Shame I can just imagine what went through his head the time u started complaining about the wind and not wanting to walk around in it anymore. Think he had to think of something, and there innt of the hotel he goes on his knees and asked u. Now who would have thought. I would have probably slapped him and said “what took u so long?” Haha, only joking. Knowing u and T, and hearing a lot about Nick, I’d say u to deserve this prize. Holding thumbs. Love u lots M

  • inessa

    Boom!!!! Awesomeness skat!

  • miki

    You will never known a love like nicks and monique`s
    Nor thought it could be true,even if you can only imagine how the wind blew
    But every time they looked at each other
    They felt what love can do despite the south easter nick just knew!
    A kind of love that is so tender,
    Each moment with each other on Table mountain
    Made monique`s heart surrender
    And as Nick wanted to pop the question…
    He realized that They couldn’t live, they couldn’t breathe
    Without each other by their side.
    Because the wind on Table mountain made Nick stand with pride

    And in their hearts they will always be
    From now until forever,
    No matter what, no matter where
    They will always be together! Loved your story

  • *Marlene*

    Wow, what an enspiring story 🙂 Shows you where there’s a will there’s a way! May you be happily ever after x0x0x0

  • jami

    Pragtig!

  • Skyeler

    What a truly romantic story! it shows that no matter what goes wrong the two of you will make it through together and have the happy ending you both deserve 🙂

  • Delfina

    awww sweet! 🙂

  • anel franken

    Dis baie oulik!!! En veel meer oorspronklik as als uitgewerk het “soos beplan”baie mooi couple

  • Danie

    This is the most powerful motivational And inspirational story! I am excited about your dreams. Wishing you
    happiness, and prosperity! All the best to you both .

  • Yolandi

    Nothing is ever “normal” when it comes to my sister… 😉 I love u 3 so much… Thank you Nick for loving the 2 special ladies in my life so much… You are like a brother (that I never had) to me! I wish both of u a great future… Ok ok before I say my whole speech on here… 😉 Luv ya!!

  • Ilze

    Only best wishes :D…

  • Rita Scott

    If a man can do such thorough planning and ideas of more ways than one how to propose to his lady – he will have some good plans in place for his future family. Happiness and more happiness is my wishes to you both

  • Rudi Smit

    Awwww, I havent heard the story of the proposal untill now. So sweet 🙂
    Very happy for you both!! You deserve this!

  • Aaron christians

    That’s so sweet, but we all know my cousin, if he wants something nothing will stop him getting it. Even though plans failed he still got up th courage as nervous as he was and did it. We love you nicky!

  • Sarah

    Alles v die beste vir julle twee en Tatum. Julle verdien net die beste. Ek is so bly vir julle. Sterkte en jul verdien die prys!

  • Amanda Coutinho

    You both deserve everything great that llfe holds for you!

  • Kailey

    Just goes to show that even though everything went wrong and not according to plan… it was meant! Love truly does conquer all…

  • Darren

    Fantastic ! Over the years I have discovered that ideas come through an intense desire for them; continually desiring, the mind becomes a watchtower on the lookout for incidents that may excite the imagination. And your proposal did just that!!!!!!! Congratulations…

  • Yolandi

    Congratz! So happy for you!!!

  • Simone

    Yay!! Geluk julle 2!!

  • Brian

    Awesome story! All the best for the future!

  • Ary

    Baie Geluk met julle verlowing.

  • Alison

    Congratulations to the 3 of you! So happy for you.. Lotsa love.

  • Daniella

    Wow, Table Mountain, boat trip, Linken Park! Just goes to show that life and by the sound of it, Cape Town weather is unpredictable! Needless to say, The most important trip you may take in life is marriage and your engagement means that you have met each other halfway. Good luck!

  • jessica

    The most important Question and decision. actively set clear intentions from your Fiance` . He must really love you.. You are one really lucky lady. Good luck.

  • Elaine

    Ag dit bly pragtig selfs met al die ‘hickups’ ;-)… Baie baie geluk xx

  • felicity

    Reading all this wonderful comments I can only assume that you are an amazing couple .Good luck.

  • Leanne

    CONGRATS!!! May you have a life time filled with lots of love and happiness

  • Candice Spammer

    Congrats guys, u make an awesome couple!

  • Mandi

    A beautiful story…

  • Lynne

    Love conquers all! Congrats!

  • Shelley

    So romantic!!!What a wonderful story

  • Lynne Christians

    … en die liefde sal seevier!! Geluk!!

  • Mona

    I can feel the love. All the best you two. Even if you don’t win this, you have won the best prize ever – each other’s love.

  • Anne Willer

    What an awesome story and what a lovely couple

  • Krisztina

    So very happy for the both of you!! Such an amazing story, one to tell the grand kids one day 🙂 Congratulations!!!!

  • miki

    Congratulations! Lovely story

  • Bron

    Which ever way you look at it, Nick got it right! Romantic all the way. Congratualtions, and may it be years and years and years of happiness!

  • Jacqueline

    Sooo bly vir jul 3 my Cuz! The 3 of you fit like a puzzle and are very happy and content. All the best for your loooong future (& more family members) ahead :)….

  • Linzee

    Beautiful Couple 🙂

  • Elle

    Yay!!!

    These two are gonna have the best wedding dance ever

  • Patricia

    no better setting than Cape Town…and yes, I agree with Aaron. A few months was all you two needed..inspiring!!
    Respect to you Nic for your perseverance…comes with the territory. Also very happy that so many friends wish you well.
    May your blessings continue…much love xxx

  • Tanika Nel

    Hi. What a hiccup! The weather was awful that night. You mentioned that it was the day of the concert @ Cape Town stadium. I clearly remember standing in a que on that day! Lovely story .

  • Terry Reynolds

    That is a sweet story 🙂 And that’s marriage in a nutshell I guess. Things might not always go according to plan, but love prevails and conquers all things. And this is my wish to you, that all your plans from now on out be fulfilled, by God’s grace and with His leading hand. That you will have the wedding of your dreams and that you win this competition because you two deserve every happiness.

  • Jennifer

    Such a sweet story!! You are such a beautiful couple. May God truly bless your marriage! xx

  • Leanne

    Haahaa at least Nick doesn’t give up… Ever! Congratulations guys, sometimes the stories of the things that went wrong are the best 🙂

  • Kim van Zyl

    AAAWW sweet man, u def deserve this yes from me. xxx

  • Lizanne

    I can not think of anyone who deserves this more. Nick has been an inspiration to me – he is a real go getter and doesn’t rest until he has reached his dream. Monique was obviously a dream! Congrats guys!!

  • Michelle

    So happy for you guys! I can see how much you love each other, and I just love the pic of you two too. All the best. They should send you guys on a night away even if you dont get the most comments, a beautiful couple with a 5 year old, you deserve it!

  • Candice

    Loving your proposal ,strong affection and personal attachment.

  • Naeemah

    So cute <3

    xo.

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