Meet the Winners of our Proposal Story Competition!
You might remember that all the way back on Christmas Eve 2013, we joined up with Wedding Ideas Magazine and started the search for the best proposal story from their readers and our customers – and now, we have a winning story and therefore, a winning couple…
Meet Cat and Shane, a young Irish couple now living in London with a wedding that is just around the corner and a proposal story that will make even the toughest guy feel a little bit mushy. The fact that we personally chose this story from over 800 entrants does all of the talking itself, but it’d be unfair to keep it from you all for any longer, so read it below and also pick up a copy of Wedding Ideas Magazine today to find out about it too…
Having planned a once in a lifetime around the world trip, Cat and Shane were set for the time of their lives until Cat found herself having been offered the dream job and one she just couldn’t turn down. She had to take it and Shane had to still go on that painstakingly planned trip – meaning that 8 months now laid between them and the next time they would see each other – to be reunited in Thailand.
Now other relationships might crumble under this pressure, but instead on arrival in first-stop Peru, Shane bought an engagement ring that he would use in 8 months’ time. But his plan didn’t end there, as he proceeded to collect shells from each beach he visited on his round-the-world trip, turning them into a personal ring box and of course, collecting the last from a beach in Thailand where he then used the box and of course, ring from Peru, to propose to Cat after they had been reunited from 8 months of not seeing one another.
Cue a chorus of ‘awwww’s – a truly worthy winner of a proposal story, it encapsulates everything that a proposal should really be: something unique to the couple and that has been thought out and executed beautifully. Your proposal story is something only you and your partner should have, that is different from any other couples…
And alongside having exactly that, we sent Cat and 5 of her friends away on a VIP hen weekend in Leeds for winning the competition, where they took part in a cocktail making masterclass before hitting its best nightspots and sleeping in a 5 star city centre hotel! A prize Cat & co. loved but according to her, took quite a while to recover from! That wasn’t it though, as Cat and Shane were also invited to a photo-shoot on the rooftop bar of the prestigious Grange Holborn Hotel, yet another 5 star hotel but this time in the heart of London with views across the city and its famous landmarks.
So once again, congratulations to Cat and Shane and good luck in their marriage!
All images of Cat and Shane were taken by Bellabambini Photography, which you can find more about here!