Allara and Thomas


how they asked

We had been planning to go out paddle boarding with my best friend and her partner for weeks and weeks but the weather kept ruining those plans! I was itching to get out onto the water on my paddle board because that’s our favourite thing to do… little did I know he was itching to propose to me !!

So we finally planned a day to go and I was so over the moon because I was about to spend time with my boyfriend and my best friends. When we reached our destination after over an hour cruising down to the beach we finally arrived at one of the most beautiful destinations I have ever seen!

The water was crystal clear, the sand was so clean, the weather was perfect, The sky was a bright blue, mountains surrounded us and directly in front of our spot was the city view. My girlfriend and I separated from the boys while they went to set up the surprise , we walked the opposite way to check out more of the beach. I was so oblivious of what was going to be the most special day of my life…

While we were slowly making our way back to the boys, Tom was pacing on the beach very nervous and eager. He pulled the ring out of his pocket a few times to make sure he opened the box the right way haha.. I could see Tom and Ryan in front of us and I seen Ryan my best friends partner filming the scenery with his GoPro and I just thought it was such a good idea and was bummed that I didn’t bring my camera ! lol still so oblivious at that time… so my best friend stopped walking as I got closer to Tom and I STILL thought nothing of it. I was just so excited to get out onto the water and I saw Tom standing there and I was excited for him because he has been wanting to get out as well !

As I went to put my bag down I didn’t get a chance too because Tom grabbed my hand and I said a couple of words I won’t mention here because I thought he was joking that’s the funny guy he is .. he has pulled the whole just tying his shoelace prank a few times and I wasn’t falling for it again haha. We like to stir each other up a bit for a laugh because we like to make the most of life. Well shortly after I realised it wasn’t a joke and I felt my heart pound and almost pop out of my chest.


He was shaking so much as he opened the box and I looked at my best friend she was tearing up, I was in so much shock at that moment I knew it was real.


I couldn’t believe how lucky I was and how perfect the whole moment was! He apparently texted my best friend the day I left for America for 3 months and said that he could not live without me for the rest of his life.. So he planned the whole proposal while I was overseas and picked out the most beautiful ring I have ever laid eyes on.


Throughout our whole relationship he has been so romantic, riding to my house with flowers in his backpack, giving me his shoes to wear and walking bare foot in the city because my shoes broke and so many other occasions… I knew this was the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with…This is a day I will never forget and I can’t wait for our special day that I become his wife.

Our Video

Watch more proposal videos & follow @HowTheyAsked on Instagram for more stories!