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Parisian Proposal

Parisian Proposal

I will never get tired of dreaming about or talking about our proposal story.  So here it goes:

2 years ago today (June  28), I had a business trip to Belgium planned.  Hassan decided to take vacation and tag along. We flew to Europe two days early and took the train from Belgium to Paris.  The flight to Belgium was late...and uncomfortable...so I was both exhausted and irritable when we arrived.  After rushing to a cab from the airport to the train station in Brussels, we made our train and took the trek to Paris.  We arrived in the middle of a torrential rain storm and ended up at the hotel wet, tired, and cold.  

Perhaps because I was tired, I became emotional and started to sob because I felt that all of the plans I had for Hassan in Paris (his first time) would be ruined because of the rain and lack of sleep.  Sneaky Hassan assured me that we would still have a good time and asked me to take a moment to reflect on where we were and how fantastic the last 19 months had been (the time we had been together).  Still bewildered, I got myself together for a champagne tasting cruise on the Seine River which I was sure would suck because of the rain. The cab driver took us to the wrong port and ultimately dropped us off at the boat with one minute left to spare.

We took our seats at the back of the boat and took a huge sigh of relief.  We immediately began enjoying the sites along the river and the wonderful champagne.  Halfway through the tour, Hassan asked me to scoot over one seat.  He stealthily snuck my camera to the woman in front of us and asked her to press record.  Then this happened (press play below).....

Little did I know that Hassan had weaseled his little plan into my "air tight" Parisian itinerary.  It was a perfect moment in a perfect city.  Thank goodness for this video because I didn't hear a word he said!  We spend the rest of the night sipping champagne and eating food that I don't remember and dancing around in the rain.  

I still pinch myself when I think of this story.  I couldn't have written it better if I tried!

What's your dream proposal?  How did your partner propose?  

Photo Credit: Rob Potvin

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Sweating For the Wedding...Literally

Sweating For the Wedding...Literally