Lifestyle: How I Would Propose

In celebration of 2016’s leap year, I thought I’d share the ideas I came up with a few months ago, back in the last few weeks of 2015 where I thought I’d be proposing on February 29th…Obviously after December’s events that’s not going to be happening but I thought I might as well make some use of the list I drew up!
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Train Station Platform

Being in an LDR gives us a love-hate relationship with trains, however one of my favourite moments is pulling up to the platform and spotting him standing there. I remember one of our first visits (way back in the beginning of university!) when he surprised me at the station before his, walking down the carriage with a bunch of flowers. Trust me, seeing your partners face after a period apart is the best feeling in the world – and what better way to improve it by popping the question? If the 29th had fallen on a Friday this would definitely have been top of my list!
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Switzerland

This place really does hold a special place in our hearts – it was where we first went on holiday together, his family have been going back for years, and it is a breathtakingly beautiful country. I think we both would have loved to get engaged there, however decided it was rather too expensive for a few years. Typically, as this post goes live I will actually be in Switzerland…

Skype

Another one for LDR couples, and probably the ‘easiest’ of the bunch – though proposing with no possibility of a hug after seems a little bit sad (probably because I was pretty hysterical when he asked and flung myself into his arms). In fact I’m almost tempted to stage a little Skype proposal on Monday anyway!

 photo Proposal Story 6_zpsnr82oxsf.jpgI was always the girl who thought she didn’t want a ‘big’ proposal, who said she would know when it was coming. In reality, whilst I was pretty sure that it would happen that weekend, I was pretty much blown off my feet when W did propose. I could never have prepared myself for how it would feel, that moment your “someone” gets down on one knee in front of you and tells you that you’re the one they want to spend their life with, asks you if you feel the same. Even now, over two months on, I still daydream back to that moment.

How would you propose, or how were you proposed to?

 

  • Siobhan Rothwell

    A train platform does sound really good! Definitely one for us LDRs, kind of bittersweet in a way. I think I’d do it/ want him to do it when we’re exploring a new city or country and it’s one of the quiet moments. On a hillside walk, down a side street, something like that

    x
    http://www.siobhanrothwell.com

    • ninegrandstudent

      That’s super-cute – I definitely wanted something quite and private, which is pretty much what I got! x

  • On a train platform seems to be a good idea !
    Have a great time in Switzerland !
    Alexandra
    http://littlefrenchblog.blogspot.fr

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you! x

  • How lovely of your partner to surprise you on the train!! That would be such a nice place to propose

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    • ninegrandstudent

      I know, so sweet! x

  • Joanne

    Aw the one with the train platform though! This is such an interesting idea for a blog post, and I love how you put in photos as well. I just read your proposal story and it’s one of the sweetest things I’ve read. So happy for you! <3

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    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you – it still makes me feel emotional thinking about it! x

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Interesting post, I enjoyed reading it. My proposal would be so incredibly cheesy and over the top 🙂 xx adaatude.com

    • ninegrandstudent

      Aha, sounds good! x