How We Met
I am a doctor who had just got a new job in Wollongong Hospital. I never have time to cook, so being new to the area, I drove around Wollongong trying to find somewhere nice to eat. I stumbled by Samara’s Restaurant, the local Middle Eastern restaurant, where Macey worked. She was waitressing there the first time I saw her and she immediately caught my eye. Little did I know she was the owner’s daughter. We exchanged smiles and that was it, I ate there every night after work and fell for her. Now I laugh at myself and think, I walked in for a Beirut chicken and walked out with a wife.
how they asked
Roses have always been a symbol that represents our relationship. I gave her a bouquet of roses on most of our dates because it seemed right at the time and she loved them. I wanted to recreate that for the proposal but on a much larger scale. So I approached Rose Gallery Sydney and with the help of Lush Designer Events, we created just that. The spot I chose was Observatory Hill which had breath taking views of the harbour.
I bought out two rose stores at the flower markets to create a dense blanket of red and white fresh rose petals. Lime light letters supplied the ‘marry me’ letters that lit up behind me. We set up a red carpet and mirrored stands where the Rose Gallery rose arrangements were displayed. A table for two had been set for after the proposal.
I had told her that I had a hospital ball I wanted to invite her to. I told her since it was going to be her first ball, I wanted to make it special for her and was going to send a chauffeur to pick her up. She was picked up in a white convertible Mercedes Benz and driven to Observatory Hill. When she arrived, the chauffeur blind folded her and led her to where I was waiting. The blind fold was taken away and so was her breath. She walked towards me down the red carpet and I bent down on one knee and asked her. She said YES! We then enjoyed a beautiful night having dinner and dancing, to end what was a memorable night.