Our Engagement: How He Asked

Our engagement happened on our four year dating anniversary, and it was an early one. A 3am start to see the picturesque sunrise views of the Gold Coast hinterland from a hot air balloon. A romantic tour we’d planned together that was followed by a champagne breakfast at a nearby winery. After the tour we’d come home for an afternoon nap and while I was sleeping Will made sure everything was going to go to plan. When I woke up he told me to put on my new dress and get ready because he was taking me out on a special date.

Engagement Will Rose

Engagement Picnic

Engagement Sandy Ring

He drove me to a secluded beach not far from our home where he’s set up a picnic for us. There were strawberries, cream, chocolates and all. Even ‘our song’ playing in the background followed by my favourite Ed Sheehan love songs. He pulled out a beautiful red rose for me, and then I discovered, sticking out of the sand was a message in a bottle. Will asked if I wanted him to read it to me and it turned out to be the most beautiful two page love letter from him. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! And the ring is oh so spectacular! For those wondering, the glamorous ring is from the best engagement rings Melbourne.

Engagement Will & Sandy Engagement Sandy Rose


After that there was another massive surprise. He had hired an exclusive private yacht to celebrate our engagement and it was waiting for us at the nearby marina. I got extremely excited! We walked down the marina where I searched for which ride was ours and then I saw a big sign on a yacht saying “Congratulations on your engagement Will & Sandy” with a cute red love heart that Will had coloured in next to it. We were welcomed onboard with a glass of champagne and made our way up to the front of the yacht as we sailed out into the broad water. Our driver Mike soon brought out a platter with cheese, fruit and prawns for us to enjoy as we watched the gorgeous sun set behind the hinterland. The weather was fantastic and the moon shined brightly that night as we sailed back to the marina. We finished the night off with a drink at the bar where it all began, and the whole night was just oh so magical.

Engagement Sandy Yacht

Engagement Yacht

Engagement Sunset

Although I was expecting a proposal, never had I thought I would feel so much love and absolute bliss all at once. And it’s still surreal, we’re both on a natural high. This man is honestly the most incredible guy I’ve ever met, the one person in the world who truly knows me and loves me for who I am. We’ve been through many highs and lows together, and support and accept each other even at our worst. After falling in love with Will four years ago I have watched him grow from being that English backpacker with the sexy accent, into a truly wonderful mature man that I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with, and so happy to finally get to call him my fiancé.

I am honestly so so lucky, literally every woman’s dream. Don’t settle for anything less ladies!

Engagement Will & Sandy Yacht

For the full love story and all the details read our proposal feature on the official How He Asked website. And for all the details from our Wedding Day check out our Dream Destination Wedding post!


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