Happy new year to all the lovebirds. It's a chilly soggy day in San Francisco, and it's the first day back to work for many of you. I wanted to share this amazing proposal story from my cousin, Jimmy, to give you a warm and fuzzy start to the new year. Jimmy's path has taken him from Chicago to New York to Sydney where this love story takes place.
For the holidays this year, Megan and Jimmy had made separate plans. Jimmy was flying to meet his family in Asia for the holidays, and Megan planned on spending some quality time with friends in Sydney. When she kissed her boyfriend goodbye that Saturday morning, little did she know what was in store. With the help of family and friends, Jimmy had planned the most unforgettable surprise of her life.
After saying their goodbyes, Megan went home and opened her Christmas presents. She unwrapped Jimmy’s gift, and there she found an iPhone with a video message recorded on it: “Merry Christmas! Miss you already. Wish I could be there. I heard about your girls’ trip to Hunter Valley today, so I went ahead and booked lunch reservations and ordered a bottle of wine for you and the girls. Directions are in the car behind the driver seat, and reservations are at 12:30pm. Don't be late!"
After a wonderful lunch in Hunter Valley, Megan’s best friend, Amber, hands her another clue from Jimmy, which leads the ladies to the spa. At the spa, they are treated to manicures! After th spa, Amber hands Megan another clue from Jimmy. He reserved a tour at Calais Estate Winery for the ladies. They head over to the winery and were greeted with champagne upon arrival by the host. Meanwhile, Jimmy and his friends were preparing the Barrel Room next door with white rose petals and candles for the proposal.
In Jimmy’s own words, “All of my anticipation subsided and overwhelming joy came over me as I see the look on her face when she sees me for the first time standing across from her in a field and she realizes that I've been there all along. I get down on one knee to ask my beautiful princess, the girl of my dreams, the question I've been dying to ask her my whole life ‘Megan Xxxxx Xxxxxx… will you marry me?’" Here’s a photo of the group moments after the amazing proposal. Congratulations, Jimmy and Megan!