how we met
We have known each other since high school, but both of us can’t remember where or how we met! After high school we did not see each other for 5 or 6 years. Then I went to military duty for 6 months and when I came back from duty, in my first night out to civilization with my guys I saw Asli across the bar and went straight to her. Actually, I am a shy person to do that but something encouraged me to just go and talk to her. At first she tried to pretend that she didn’t remember me but I knew she was playing hard to get. Long story short, I got her number and we started seeing each other and everything worked out perfectly. We started living together in our first year and dated for 3 years before the proposal.
how they asked
In the winter of 2015 I decided to marry her. I knew she is the one for me for a long time, but because of other situations like my work and many other things, I was waiting for the right time. So this year everything in my life started coming together and I decided to propose to her this summer.
A few weeks later, a couple of friends decided to go to Budapest for Sziget Festival. I knew Budapest is a beautiful and romantic city. So I decided to do it in Budapest but at that time I had no idea about how or where I was going to do it. I talked with lots of bars and restaurants in Budapest but none of them were satisfying me. Then my brother found Flytogrpaher and I started talking with Jen and Roky, our photographer from Budapest. I told them what I had in my mind. I wanted it to be natural, romantic and casual just like us. Jen and Roky were so sweet and helpful they helped me plan the whole thing from where I was going to stand to where I am going to walk to our spot.
We had every detail planned. Our house in Budapest was near the city park full of trees, lakes and historic places. Roky sent me a couple of pics he shot before in that park and I thought that place was going to be great. He and I went through google maps to our spot for a several times just to be sure. So there are many more details but let me cut to the chase.
We arrived in Budapest on 10th of August on Monday. My plan was to propose to her on Tuesday morning at 11’o’clock. On Monday night we went to the festival and all of my friends knew about the proposal. So our plan for the first night was not to party hard so that we could get back to our house early so that I could wake Asli up easily in the morning for a walk at the park.
I decided to wake her up with beautiful and romantic breakfast in bed with some eggs, orange juice and tea. It was a romantic gesture but I was doing it so that she could come to the park with me after the breakfast. I thought she will feel that she owes me back. That plan worked perfectly. She was so happy for the breakfast and she was saying that this vacation was unforgettable already and In my head, I was thinking, “Just wait until half an hour from now!”
Then I told her there is a great coffee place in the park near our house. Everyone was sleeping so I begged her to come with me. She said yes and I texted Roky that I was leaving. He was so excited too!
We left the house started walking and I was so nervous – I still can not remember what was I talking about the whole time we were walking. Roky and I decided to meet at the shooting spot at 11. When we entered the park there was a little child handing out brochures for an organ concert in a chapel just next to my proposal spot. Asli said she really likes chapels and wanted to see that concert. I told her no but couldn’t push any further so we got into the chapel and I told her just five minutes then we have to leave. She agreed but the priest of the chapel locked the doors after we enter and said that the concert is going to take 20 minutes. I had to tell Roky that I was going to be late but I forgot my cell phone back at home. I started sweating like crazy and Asli did not know a thing!
After 5 minutes some tourists knock on the door and the priest got up to open it so I told Asli we have to get out, she still says why are you rushing and I told her I needed coffee really bad. Thanks to those tourists we left the chapel and we were back on track with a 5 minute delay. After we left the chapel I turned around the corner and saw Roky waiting near the lake. That was it. I was really shaking.
I went to the stairs and Roky told me to take a selfie with her to lose the sunglasses and take position for the proposal. That advice was really spot on.
After the selfie, I held her and told her that I brought her here for a reason. I was pale white and so nervous she thought I was going to give her some bad news! But after that I told her about how much I love her, how she changed my life and how she makes we want to be a better man and I why I want to spend my life with her. She still did not have a clue that I was going to kneel down and she said lots of romantic things back to me.
She was saying thank you for bringing me here then I pulled myself together and just knelt, popped out the ring and asked her the magical words. She was so shocked she sat down with me without answering the question and she was laughing and crying at the same time.Then I told her that she did not answer and I asked her one more time to marry me and she was like ‘Of course I’ll marry you!’
The happiness in her eyes at that moment is a thing that I can’t describe. The relief, peace and happiness we felt together was amazing and thanks to Flytographer we shared that magical moment with our families and friends and hopefully we will share them with our future kids.