Shannon and Ed


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Shannon & Ed

[dropcap color=”rosy”]M[/dropcap]y fiancé and I had been dating for just over 5 years. We both met when we were young, I was 21.

We have been speaking about getting married for quite some time and we looked at a ring a year ago. It was my fiancé’s 28th Birthday on the 28th October and I had arranged a weekend away for us and our closest friends and family at a stunning villa – which my boss owns. On the way to the villa my fiancé was racing – I had to ask him to slow down 3 times and got quite upset with him. I kept on telling him that it’s not necessary for him to be driving so fast. He kept on insisting that he wanted to get there before our friends came as he wanted to spend some time with me. (He had been travelling on business quite often and had just came back from a business trip). We got the villa and the weather was perfect. He opened up a bottle of champagne and said that we should have a glass of champagne on the deck and walk around the villa to see what all the rooms look like etc. once we were on the deck, the sun had just started setting. He took my glass out of my hand and stared into my eyes. He told me that he loved me with all his heart and that he wants me to be the mother of his children and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with me. He went down on one knee and took out the ring that we had looked at a year ago. He then asked if I would do him the greatest honour of being his wife. We were both shaking so much that we ended up laughing while trying to get the ring on J. About half an hour later, our close friends and family arrived. Needles to say, we had the best weekend. I could NOT stop smiling!! We had the opportunity to share this special occasion with our closest friends. He had gone to visit my dad on the Friday and had asked his permission, he then phoned my mom as well. (my parents are divorced) He said that he would not propose if it wasn’t perfect – that’s why he was racing, he was petrified that some of our friends were going to show up early and he was going to miss his opportunity. Today, we are both as happy as can be and we are SO excited to start planning for the rest of our lives J






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  • Cherie Lowe

    Aaaah so sweet!

  • Jayde Rossiter

    Congratulations shannon & eddie, I loved reading your story, it was gorgeous! I wish the 2 of you much love and happiness for many many years ahead. Xx

  • Chantel Harvey

    Congrats! Such a beautiful proposal!

  • Linda Leppan

    How very romantic 🙂 So happy for you and Ed xx

  • Rene Beukes

    Shanni, that is so romantic, I love stories with good ending! Hope you guys are super happy together, lots of love!

  • Aunt

    Baie geluk Shannon
    Alles wat mooi is vir die toekoms
    Julle pas oulik bymekaar

  • Marinda

    You think that was exciting, wait until your wedding day! All the best for the arrangements. May this be the second happiest day of your lives:)

  • Kerry lee Krynauw

    What a special proposal! You guys are perfect for eachother. Wishing you all the happiness together.

  • Hannelie

    After 5 years, he still said all the right things – well done Ed! I see many happy anniversaries to come.

  • Mariana Barnard

    This is really such a beautiful proposal and they are such a cute couple!!!

  • Tanith

    Aaaaaw, so happy for you guys 🙂

  • 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.

  • Mark swemmer

    Always new you had it in you big boy! Congratz guys , hope you have an awesome life together.

  • Celeste Fauconnier

    Such a cute story! Congrats again, I love you both ♡

  • will kleinschmidt

    Awwwww, SWEET!

  • Jane Tomlinson

    What a beautiful proposal! You two are such an amazing couple!

  • Michelle

    Wow congrats guys 🙂

  • Joanne Fourie

    The most beautiful proposal for two of the most beautiful people I know. I can’t wait to see you married. Love you both xxx

  • Vanessa Seddon

    Beautiful! 🙂

  • Chanel

    Awe!!! I am so happy for you guys! U deserve the best and you have found it in each other… All the best 🙂 in your future 🙂

  • Jenn

    God bless you both 🙂

  • Kathy Nigrini

    Congratulations!! Wow, such a beautiful story. With a beginning like that, it can only end in eternal happiness!

  • Amanda

    congrats to both of you – you make a stunning couple

  • Wessel Viljoen

    I’m very happy for you and Eddie lyd xx

  • Michelle du Preez

    Most stunning couple ever! What a beautiful story! I cant wait to be your bridesmaid and to be there on your most special day.

    Love you both!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Ann Strydom

    What a beautiful story. Wish you all the best with Gods grace over you.

  • Ann Strydom

    Awsome story. Awsome couple. Wish Gods grace over your lives.

  • Desiree Strydom

    Absolutely stunning may your future be full filled with Love and Serenityxxx

  • Riette van der Westhuizen

    And I got to share the happy day with them! Beautiful couple xxx

  • Kaylee king

    Most gorgeous couple may you have an mzing future together xxxx

  • Jean Bester

    Congrats! Wish you many Happy Years to come!

  • Nadine

    So beautiful <3

  • Gwen Nel

    Awwwe – so sweet! Congrats guys!!!

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  • Ilke Pieterse

    So sweet, congrats guys 🙂

  • Marie-Claire Olivier

    Congratulations you two! Wishing you a beautiful wedding and a happy marriage!

  • Carol

    What a beautiful love story. All the best with your wedding prepearations. Enjoy every minute of it.

  • Melissa Johnson

    Again, congrats on your engagement. Good luck and may God’s richest blessings rest upon all your planning for the big day. And may married life be filled with lots of health, wealth & little Fauconniers!!

  • Joe

    Aaaaw, tooo cute you two! Best of luck…

  • Faith Rossouw

    Congratulations to you both, and fondest wishes for years of happy times and contentment together. Such a wonderfully romantic love story…

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