The Proposal

I was on my way home on Friday night after work. A girl I worked with was leaving to go travelling, so we went for a drink and I called home to say I was on my way back.

I walked through my front door; it was a typical Friday night. Radio on, he’s in the kitchen cutting up potatoes to put in the oven for dinner. “I’ll take about an hour and a half for the potatoes,” he says, and pours me a glass of wine and I start to chill out for the evening. He disappears into his studio for a minute and comes back.

“Hey, you wanna come listen to a new track I’ve been working on??”

I sigh a bit and say “OK then.” This is typical behaviour. He loves every song he writes and makes me listen to it about a million times so I can give my input.

So I walk into his studio and it’s filled with candles. Candles everywhere. And on his computer is a video. He offers me a seat, and I press play. It’s a bit Love Actually (his favourite film) and is a series of notes that he’s written to me.

“Jackrabbit,” it says.

“Being with you makes me so happy,

and I hope that I make you happy too!

We have a lot of ups…

…and a couple of downs :/ (awkward)

But! Ultimately…I know you will always be there for me

and I want to make you a promise

give you a token

and a celebration!

to show my commitment to you.

So…Miss Jackrabbit…

…Will you marry me?”

I am crying me eyes out at this point, and it takes everything for me to turn around. He’s on one knee, ring in hand, and I don’t even look at it. I look at him, say “Yes” and we hug, and kiss, and before I do anything I have to say, “Well, that surprised me!!!”

I put the ring on, hesitating at first because, let’s face it, I couldn’t believe that it actually happened. Then he says, “Did you like the music?? I wrote it for you!!!”

Oh my goodness, the music! I’d hardly heard it because of all the “ahhhh-maaa-gaaaaad” noises going on in my head, so we sat down and he played the video again. This time I closed my eyes and listened to it. It was gorgeous. A little bit “Take That,” he thought, and he’d been practicing his vocals all week for it. Bless him—it couldn’t have been more perfect.

We grabbed the iPad straightaway and called my parents. He’d spoken to my dad that morning and we wanted to let him exhale for the first time in eight hours. My mother just held her mouth open for what seemed like five minutes. She cried, I cried, and my parents both said they couldn’t lose me to anyone better. We drank champagne, took pictures, and called everyone close to us.

The next morning we did the standard Facebook update as he posted up this picture with the caption “So last night I got myself a fiancée?!” Smooooooth!


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How did your proposal go?


Mrs. Jackrabbit

Brighton, UK
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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    sinfoniaxid 62 posts, Worker bee @ 2:15 pm

    Oh. My. God.

    That is SO adorable and sweet and wonderful! and your ring is gorgeous (and I love your hair) and I’m just very excited to have you as a Bee!

    And yeah, Facebook was like, the third thing we did after getting engaged. He had proposed out on the river (happy sigh <3) , so we walked around a little bit in a daze, and then got back to the car and called the VIPs, and then got back to the hotel and I'm pretty sure I went STRAIGHT to Facebook. It's a really good way of telling everyone, and you don't have to make 20 million calls, so you can spend that time with your new fiancé!

    Hope you are having a GREAT time planning! Can't wait to hear more about your journey!

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 3:03 pm

    I think it’s so funny this got posted right after my post on engagement envy… so I guess I shouldn’t say that I’m jealous of your proposal 😉

    But for real, congratulations & your proposal was beautiful and so real! I love that your fiance is a songwriter and wrote you a song to propose… is anything more perfect?

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    courtoni 177 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:06 pm

    That is such a great and sweet proposal.

    Ours was on a Friday night too and I wasn’t expecting it as he told me before that he wanted to go away for a weekend so he could “do it right.”. Whatever that means. I had just walked the dogs and we were hanging in the backyard. I was looking at my phone and didn’t even notice that he was on his knee in front of me! My sister and friend came over right away as we made phone calls and made FB updates too.

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 3:10 pm

    What a wonderful proposal! I like how he played it all cool with the potatoes. Like, hey, he’s making dinner, no sneaky proposals planned :).

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    MrsPadlock2B 488 posts, Helper bee @ 3:15 pm

    What a sweet proposal I love how its simple n not over the top but still romantic. Plus any guy that rights a song for u has fit to get bonus points.

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 3:31 pm

    Such a cute proposal!! :) Your ring is beautiful!!

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    cct876 295 posts, Helper bee @ 6:13 pm

    AWWWWWWWWW! Love your ring!

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    bluebelle23 854 posts, Busy bee @ 7:38 pm

    Omg… I saw this engagement announcement pic before (maybe you posted it previously on the Bee?) and I totally stole it! Mine wasn’t nearly as cute as yours, however I said something smart about trying to drink my coffee and getting distracted. Thanks for the inspiration pic and congratulations! :)

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    tomar 3 posts, Wannabee @ 9:39 pm

    Your ring is beautiful!!

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    scqt13 147 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:30 pm

    Yay! Great proposal!
    My FI was pretty creative and surprised me too!
    Went up to visit some of my family in the Bay Area for the 4th of July, and he came with me (the previous 4th I went to visit his family in Chicago).
    My family has a BBQ every 4th, so it was business as usual.
    I was helping my mom cooks and finish the trimmings, while the FI was talking with my pop and doing what guys do.
    Before eating, everyone came together to say grace, and my FI volunteered. I was shocked…. he’s not a pro prayer-ist… [lol] so I was nervous.
    So the FI stars saying grace, and everyone’s head is bowed, his voice starts shaking, and he spits it out: “And Lord, please bless me, as I ask D….. to marry me.”
    Everyone was shocked, including me! It was awesome, everyone was going crazy! :-) And to top it off, he filmed everything! SO COOL!!!

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    msjackrabbit 1080 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:03 am

    @SinfoniAXiD: haha i know exactly what you mean – as long as the important people get told over the phone, the rest can see by facebook!

    @Miss Lemur: LOL i know, right?! it’s funny, i think some proposals make amazing stories, whilst with others its hard to capture all that feeling and emotion in just words. Our short version I guess would be “he proposed on Friday night at home in his office” lol which i’m sure people would be all “errrrrr what?” at, haha.

    @courtoni: LOVE surprises like that! Men can be so sneaky!

    @Mrs. Giraffe: Haha, and it was a good plan, too! After all the phone calls, we popped open a bottle of bubbly and dinner was ready! Yum :)

    @bluebelle23: Omg that’s amazing!! I read your comment out loud to Jack and he said “well, you know, it was a great idea!” Yeah I’ve posted it a few times on here under my old username – I’m so glad you liked it :)

    @scqt13: on film?? swooooon! that must have been so wonderful for all your family to be there to celebrate, too!

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    Nurse_Bee 940 posts, Busy bee @ 6:15 am

    OMG, this proposal made my eyes water! And I am definitely not the emotional type.

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    braverbeating 1134 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:28 pm

    That is the sweetest! You’re so lucky he wrote you a song!
    Your ring is gorgeous! :)

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:58 pm

    That is SO sweet!!!!

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    chronicwhimsy 2581 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:24 am

    Congratulations on getting a spot as a blogger! I remember when you posted this, and thought it was super then too! Haha!

    I’m really looking forward to seeing your posts, it’ll be nice to have a UK-blogger, and someone whose process I’ve seen start-to-finish! :)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:32 am

    what a sweet story!!

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:44 am

    Soo sweet – what a romantic guy :)

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:46 am

    So awesome that he put this much thought into it! I love this. :)

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:55 pm

    Such a sweet proposal! And your ring is lovely!

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    missy, Guest @ 10:27 pm

    OH my goodness, I adore your ring. I used to love really blingy, halo cut rings, but for the past few years I’ve been leaning more towards a classic solitare, and your ring has me sold! If you don’t mind my asking, what are its details? It seriously perfect!

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