I wanted to give you a few unusual ideas to propose this Valentines Day, but first I wanted to tell you the story of how I was proposed to by my husband.
My husband, who I affectionately call The Tall Fella on here, and I were married at the end of August 2001. A year prior to this was when my husband proposed to me. He surprised me, by booking a holiday to our favourite city (Dublin) with two friends. One of which was actually the person who had originally set us up, after a works night out we had together. I remember getting on that flight and spotting our friends a few rows back, and being totally confused. Why hadn’t anyone mentioned to me they were going away? I worked with one of them, and I didn’t even know they were having time off. I’ve always wanted to be surprised like this, but it left me feeling out of control.
We were only there for three days I think, so we quickly enjoyed the city together, it was great fun. We were staying at the most gorgeous hotel, which again had become a great favourite of ours. We decided to visit a restaurant one evening, having drinks first and enjoying a fantastic meal together. As the meal concluded though, both Alex and I started to feel really odd, so decided to call it a night and head back. Once we got to hotel, we both quickly felt even more ill. I will never forget The Tall Fella whose face was more full of pain than romance, going down on one knee asking me to marry him . I quickly said yes, before heading off to the bathroom, again. So you could say it didn’t go quite as planned, but he wanted to do it then, knowing we only had one day left in Ireland, and he wanted us to choose an engagement ring that was from Ireland. It still makes me smile at the absurdity of the situation, and it was romantic in its own way.
If you are planning your own romantic proposal, here are my ideas for some unusual proposals this Valentines :
1. Pop the question with pretty balloons. Filled with helium, floating out of its box, with the words written on, to give your loved one the surprise of their life.
2. Or how about a fortune cookie with the words “will you marry me?” inside at the end of a Chinese meal.
3. I’ve also spotted a jigsaw puzzle, which once put together reveals a personalised proposal message. It would make a lovely way to share the proposal with friends and family too on social media.
4. Do you have children? Maybe you would like them involved in the proposal too. Personalised t-shirts for them, would be a really lovely way to pop to question.
5. If you’re proposing this winter, then how about buying a personalised hot chocolate spoon? The silver spoon comes encased in milk chocolate, so as you stir it into a mug of warm milk, your proposal message will be revealed.
6. Make a cake in your loved one’s favourite flavour. You can buy cake stencils to dust a proposal message.
So those are my ideas, do have any others you’d like to share with me?