Most Ro­man­tic Pro­posal Win­ners

Win­ners – Danny & Amee

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We were over­whelmed with the num­ber of touch­ing sto­ries we re­ceived in our search for New Zealand’s most ro­man­tic pro­posal, and we are de­lighted to share with you the gor­geous win­ning en­try from Danny and Amee, and those of our five run­ners-up…

Queen­stown has al­ways been a spe­cial place for Amee so I de­cided it was the per­fect place to pro­pose to her. On a typ­i­cal Satur­day morn­ing, I told Amee I was go­ing to soc­cer train­ing, but I’d ac­tu­ally packed my bags and was on my way to Queen­stown! Hay­ley (Amee’s best friend) was in­structed to head over to our house in the af­ter­noon and take her to the air­port.

While Amee and Hay­ley were on their way, I booked into a beau­ti­ful apart­ment with views of the moun­tains and lake. Hay­ley’s boyfriend, Charles, came with me to help set up the pro­posal, and we quickly be­gan hang­ing 99 origami but­ter­flies from the ceil­ing.

These but­ter­flies mean a lot to Amee – it was the first gift I gave her, so they are the sym­bol of our re­la­tion­ship. The 99 but­ter­flies took over four months to make – I had to rush home ev­ery day af­ter work to fold the but­ter­flies be­fore Amee came home. I thought I would make these but­ter­flies ex­tra spe­cial for the pro­posal, so on each but­ter­fly I wrote a rea­son why I thought she should marry me.

I turned on the fire­place to fill the place with warmth and to set a ro­man­tic scene, and be­fore long I could hear Amee’s foot­steps walk­ing down the stairs. She ap­peared look­ing beau­ti­ful as al­ways, and I could see the sur­prise and hap­pi­ness on her face as she walked to­wards me. I held her hands and looked di­rectly into her eyes. As I said my speech and got down on one knee, I pulled out a cus­tom-made ring. I could see tears stream­ing down her face as she burst out a mas­sive ‘Yes!’ We walked around the room read­ing the rea­sons on each but­ter­fly, in­clud­ing some funny ones that made Amee laugh.

Amee and Danny have won $4000 worth of ex­quis­ite de­signer jew­ellery from An­gela Daniels Jew­ellery, plus his and hers fra­grances from Vik­tor & Rolf. Our five run­ners-up also re­ceive fra­grances. If you’re en­gaged, don’t miss our Ro­man­tic Pro­posal com­pe­ti­tion in the next is­sue of Bride & Groom mag­a­zine for your en­try form and all the amaz­ing prize de­tails!

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