Proposal on the Gold Coast

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How We Met: About 6 years ago I decided to move to Australia from Toronto to study teaching on The Gold Coast. My parents’ last words to me at the airport were, “Now don’t go falling in love with an Aussie!” Oops!!

I remember the exact moment I saw Joel. I was at a BBQ at a friend’s house and when he walked into the back yard, I knew instantly that I was going to be with him. I said to my friend beside me, “I’m going to fall in love with that guy!” She thought I was crazy, but when you know, you know! By our second date we were inseparable!

how they asked: The day Joel proposed was magical! We usually take our dog to the beach every day for a walk so it seemed like a normal Saturday morning, except that he was acting a little strangely…which all makes sense now!

Towards the end of our walk Joel dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him! I was in shock! I couldn’t believe it was happening!

It was so perfect because our puppy was with us, we were at one of our favorite places in the world and…Joel had organized a friend to photograph it. The pictures turned out beautifully and we’re so lucky to have such a precious memory captured on film!

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Joel proposed with my sister’s vintage diamond ring that she wore while her engagement ring was designed and made. And a week after we became engaged we went to design our ring with the same jeweler my sister and her fiance used! I knew I wanted something “blingy” and with “Wow Factor” so after lots of discussion I ended up with a stunning 4 carat morganite ring set in 24 carat white gold with a halo of beautiful diamonds. I couldn’t have been happier with it!