How We Met
I was working as a cabin crew for an international airline. So once before my flight to Brisbane, I was talking to my friend and thinking about what to do and see when I am here. And she told me that a Tinder date is the best way to meet someone who can show around, like a “local guide” sort of. I have never used that app before so she just downloaded it to my phone and set up my profile for me. On my layover in Brisbane, I was still hesitant about the app but I did have a cheeky look through a few profiles and put a couple of likes. So when I was back at my home base it turned out that we matched and we started chatting straight away. Even though we had quite a big-time difference it didn’t stop us from having fun chats and led to setting up a date for my next layover in Brisbane. So that’s how our adventure began 4 years and 7 months ago.
How They Asked
A couple of months ago I received a call and was invited to participate in a promotional “engagement/wedding” photoshoot for Peak Lodge Maryvale. So my partner came with me as the place was quite far away from where we live and he kindly offered to drop me there. I was excited because I got my hair and make-up done and everything was going smoothly. So in the last 30 minutes of the photoshoot, I was told that a male model will join me, I still had no clue at all.
So just before that, the event coordinator asked me if she could tie up my eyes because she wanted to make this beautiful video where I was supposed to be standing next to the pool and then open my eyes, turn around and give them an admiring look of the place, which I didn’t have to fake anyway because the place was just so beautiful.
They put on “Thinking out loud” by Ed Sheeran (chosen by my partner) so I don’t feel awkward as they said. On their count, I untied my eyes and turned around giving them an admiring look, and then I looked down and saw him standing on his knee and with a ring. And I just couldn’t believe my eyes.
So my partner was the male model who was supposed to join me and the engagement photoshoot was real and everyone knew it from the beginning except me. That was a big surprise for me which I will never forget.