Groom to be Keller shares his love story and the inspiration behind this magical floral filled Brisbane proposal.
How we met
Katie and I have been friends for so many years, I remember going to band camp with her in grade 4 and we played the clarinet together.
Through high school I used to admire her every day but always knew she was out of my league.
Many years later, I was out one night having dinner with the boys and in walks this drop dead gorgeous brunette in a long white dress, I literally had to pick my jaw up off the floor and HAD to talk to her.
It turned out it was Katie and she remembered me! We got talking and quickly realised we had so much in common including our love for The Beatles, we even both have The Beatles tattoos.
I could feel the electricity and chemistry between us, time stopped when we were together and I knew this was different to anything I had ever felt.
We have spent every single day together ever since.
Planning my proposal
I was planning on making this special for a long time but with my work commitments I couldn’t put it all together myself. The experienced teams at Amazing Proposals (who we also know as Brisbane City Celebrants) and Brisbane Wedding Decorators were a great help when it came to pulling off something extra special.
I briefed them that Katie’s favorite colour is yellow and that her favorite flowers are chrysanthemums, then using these as inspiration, together we designed an elegant setting.
We nutted out a plan to tell Katie that we had a photo shoot with each other as I needed her to get the day off work, As a former contestant on the TV show ‘Married at First Sight’, I was able to use this as an excuse for a photo shoot.
Elite Car Hire organised the sweet rides to escort us to the location separately in style, which added to the unforgettable day. We also had a wonderful Photographer Leanne from Elske Photography and the film crew from Castle and Crown Films were on hand and they made the most perfect video for us to remember our special day.
On the day
On the day I was ready to go and got picked up in a LamborghinI and Katie was picked up shortly after in a Mustang, giving me enough time to meet the team at the location and make sure everything was going to run perfectly.
I arrived to the most magical set up with Michael Bublé playing in the background, there were beautiful flowers and the most stunning arbour set up decorated with an abundance of yellow flowers and even a floral chandelier!
The fine details made it so special, like having on an engraved wood “Will you marry me?’ sign, the beautiful yellow flowers with bees buzzing around them and the rows of trees in the background, I got out of the car and my heart skipped a beat.
I just looked at it and thought ‘yep this is it, this is perfect.’ I even let a tear slip.
I got mic’d up by the videographers and waited for Katie to get there. We waited for a while and I thought ‘oh no’ she had sussed this out and has turned around, she’s not coming! But the team kept me calm and soon enough I saw the mustang driving down the road.
Katie got there and was in full shock and I yelled out “surprise baby, this isn’t a shoot!”
She walked over to me waiting in front of the sign and I just let my heart go and said everything I felt, how in love I am, how she is my world and my best friend, how lucky I am to have her and the kids in my life and then dropped down on one knee and popped the question “will you marry me?” ……. Boom she said yes and my heart filled with complete love and satisfaction.
It was in that moment my life was now complete and I knew I have made the right choice in my life partner because this is going to be us for the rest of our lives and I couldn’t be happier or more certain of anything.
The day was perfect and I couldn’t have created such a magical proposal without the team of suppliers, they honestly helped me achieve the most perfect proposal to the one I love most.
Designing the custom made ring
The ring was hard because I wanted something different and unique that could represent how Katie makes me feel and that she’s not like anyone else I have met so a normal ring wouldn’t do.
I went to Prouds the Jewelers and explained what I wanted. We went through so many books and I got bits and pieces from all different rings and designed a custom ring which they made.
A heart of diamonds because she shows the strongest heart to love me and the kids and anyone else that comes into her life. Also the heart shape is unique like her.
I got pink diamonds put in it for the kids, she has 2 of her own and I want to have 2 more with her. As soon as I saw the diamond I knew it was perfect, it was the clearest and best grade money could buy and I couldn’t stop smiling!
The hardest thing was when I picked up the ring, trying to keep it a secret and not blowing the whole plan and proposing to her on the spot as I’m the worst with secrets.
The Wedding Plans
We are planning a small and intimate day with family and friends on a private property. We will have a live Beatles cover band flying down from Darwin just for us. We envisage singing and dancing through the night with the love of our family and close friends. It will be beautiful elegant, simple, and us.
Congratulations on your engagement Keller and Katie!
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