Amber and Shaquille

Amber and Shaquille's Engagement in Opotiki New Zealand

How We Met

Me and my partner met in high school, we started out as best friends for a couple of years before anything happened, and during that time he moved to Australia for a year and we lost contact. Eventually he came back and it was a bit awkward at first because it felt like there was unfinished business. We were only 16 at the time, but we had a thing for a while be he couldn’t get the guts to ask me out. Eventually after a long wait, one of my friends had a party and we both went, let’s just say it was a very good night and I finally knew that something was going to happen and we might finally be official. A couple days past and one day at school he came up to me and said “ we go out now” so Romantic I know. But it didn’t really matter because we both wanted to be together, and ever since that day 21.08.13 we have been together.

how they asked

Well we have been together for 4 years so we are high school sweethearts. We had talked about getting engaged but I thought it would be a couple more years, we went away for the weekend and we went to micheal hill which is a jewellers in New Zealand, and I saw this ring straight away I knew it was the one that I wanted but we weren’t even engaged yet, so we left the ring there. We went back home and on the 21.11.17 we went for a walk to the back of the farm, and we went up a steap hill to the highest one that we could go too, and we were hot and a bit sweaty we sat there for a bit and then we went to leave and he went down on one knee and he asked me to marry him. It may not seem like much but it was such a perfect spot for him to propose, looking over my home town and seeing the beach, I couldn’t have asked for anything better, and it was the ring I picked out too. I can’t wait for what’s coming in our future I’m so exciting to spend the rest of my life with him.