Lucy and David – Marriage proposal in Lisbon
“Want to know how I proposed to your mother?
I wanted it to be epical, so when I found out I had to go to Lisbon for work I decided to fly your mother over for a long weekend and propose to her there. I had seen other pictures of a marriage proposal in Lisbon and it was so magical! It felt it was the perfect place to do it.
I didn’t want her to even dream that I was proposing that weekend, so I even carried the ring with me everywhere I went. I wanted to be sure there was no chance she could find it in the hotel room. I hired a Lisbon photographer (actually two!) and arranged everything with them in secret.
I had never been in Lisbon, so they did a video with their phone showing me exactly where to go in the Castle. We agreed that when we’d arrive at that right spot they’d approach us and ask if they could take a couple of pictures of us as they were photographers working on an international assignment.
On the day of the proposal, I was nervous and excited. I wanted everything to be perfect. We got in the castle and we saw that breathtaking view of the city. The photographers were there and as agreed they asked if they could take some pictures of us together. As they started to shoot – I kneeled down and told her a bunch of things (that neither of us can remember very well – but it was romantic I promise), I got the ring from my pocket and asked her if she’d marry me. She was surprised and shocked. I held my breath as I waited to hear the magical word – but finally, it was there: she said YES! She got emotional and tears were rolling down her face and I got emotional too. It was so perfect – exactly as I wanted it to be… and more”
This is how I imagine David telling this story to his kids one day. We got to be part of such a big moment and milestone in their life. We got to register this moment, this story, that will be told the next generation.
And we feel incredibly honoured and lucky!