Marlene and Stephan
How We Met
My fiancé and I met in the most unconventional way but to be honest it’s pretty normal today. We actually met online and what attracted me to him was that his profile picture was of him at Disney and so was mine. I was too shy to message him so I just swiped right on him and went on with my day. A few hours later, I got a message from him and it was a cheesy Disney pick-up line. At that moment I knew he was perfect for me.
How They Asked
My fiancé and I are both obsessed with Disney and we go to Disney all the time, so I always knew I wanted to get proposed to in Disney World. We had a trip planned to celebrate both of our birthdays in March and everything was normal. We went to the Magic Kingdom one day on our trip and the weather was pretty bad, it was gloomy and humid and it looked like it was going to rain. My fiancé decided he wanted to walk around the biggest store in the Magic Kingdom to find me a raincoat just in case it started to rain. Little did I know, he was distracting me because both of our families were entering the park to be there for the proposal. After about 30 minutes of walking around the store, I started to get annoyed because I wanted to go ride the rides and I had to go to the bathroom so he made us go to the farthest bathroom from where we had to go. Finally, he suggested that we take a picture in front of the castle but that it had to be the photographer closest to the castle.
So we go to get our picture taken in front of the castle by one of the Disney photographers and I’m still completely oblivious to everything going on. After taking a few pictures I go to walk away and he said: “Wait, there’s one more thing…” And he got down on one knee and proposed. I was so in shock that I completely blanked out and started crying and I honestly don’t know if I even said yes. Afterward, our families came out from behind us and I was overwhelmed. His parents had not been to Disney in years so it was extra special for them to be there. After the proposal, we enjoyed the rest of our day in the Magic Kingdom celebrating our proposal. I’m so excited that I not only got my dream proposal but that I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.