It’s a big moment in any man’s life – the moment he decides to ask his lady to be his wife. But, what exactly runs through his head in the lead up? I’ve caught up with some menfolk to spill the beans on their own proposal stories. Today Sam and Kate (Peggy) share with us how it all happened:
Planning a proposal is HUGE – what initial ideas did you have about how you would propose?
I wanted to make the engagement in the summertime, keep it true to us and be near family and friends so we could celebrate with them.
How were you feeling leading up to the big question?
The only element that made me nervous was whether or not Peggy would like the ring and how I proposed. I had zero nerves about if she would actually say yes!
Please spill on all the proposal details – we want to know how it played out, any hiccups along the way, and if she was surprised!
I kept the weekend very standard. We had a usual Friday night fish and chip dinner and then went for an early morning run through Noosa national park on Saturday morning. On the run home past Little Cove beach, whilst listening to music, I sent Peggy a text message with a link to a video. She opened the video and I asked her to come down to the beach to watch it. After watching the video I proposed and then surprised her with lunch at Sails with our closest friends.
I had also organised for Peggy to have 3 days off work the following week and took her for a getaway to Longitude 131 at Uluru. She had no idea any of it was happening! In typical engagement stories the whole thing was nearly re-scheduled/changed because it was pouring with rain when we originally set out for our run.
Do you have any tips or advice for future grooms planning to propose?
After being together for a long time (10 years), I wanted to make sure I could still surprise her – it’s worth it to put the effort of thinking every detail through. Also, being able to celebrate with our closest friends afterward and having the video as a momento were great things about the engagement.
Congratulations Sam & Peggy and all the best with the wedding planning!