Leap year proposal

The Geek and I have talked a lot about getting married. He says things like “you know I want to marry you” to which I usually reply “apparently”

The Geek analyzes, researches and waits until he feels everything is perfect before he does things. This means it takes a long time. Especially something like a proposal.

With 3 kids and a tight budget there is never enough money and the idea of a wedding gets put on the back burner.

I on the other hand am impulsive and impatient. I am bad at waiting. Being a leap year I decided to propose.

Actually I had a thought how I would do it and the told a friend who was so enthusiastic it was contagious, so I threw caution to the wind and emailed 6 friends on Twitter to help.

Why Twitter, because we met on Twitter and Titus’s birth was Tweeted and we met a lot of good friends on Twitter.

Each person had one word to tweet to The Geek 5 minutes apart starting at 4:00 ending at 4:30 when he finishes work. I would do the last tweet outside his office.

I was so nervous. Not that he would say no, but that he would be mad that he did not get to have his romantic moment. I even emailed his brother to check if he knew of any imminent plans, if he would have told anyone he would have told his brother. Jacques did not know of any plans, he said his brother procrastinates and to go for it. He even baby sat Titus.

The older 2 were on the farm with Carle for a sleep over. I dropped all the kids and started watching my phone. I was so nervous it would not work or someone would be delayed. But they were all amazing. A huge thank you to Carle, Sharon, Andre, Paul, Annatjie and Catherine

I did warn him to look at his Twitter from 4 as I know sometimes he gets too busy.
This is what his timeline looked like.

He came out the office he looked so confused. He was grinning and he gave me a kiss and said yes. I was shaking I was so nervous.

When I said I was worried he would be mad he said of course he was not mad, and although he had a few vague ideas in his mind he had no fixed plans.

We went straight to the beach for a photo shoot with Catherine from Cazpix and then out to dinner. It was lovely.





the rest of the photo shoot is here

31 thoughts on “Leap year proposal

  1. Pinky made a proposal… πŸ™‚ (see what I did there?)

    What a wonderful story. An honour to have been a part of it.

  2. Congratulations guys!
    I got a serious lump in my throat while reading this!
    Such a lovely story!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Now go on…. go get married!

  3. This is so sweet πŸ™‚
    I love how you have planned out everything to the last detail and that you got some friends to help you as well.
    Again, congrats to both of you.
    Will the wedding be tweeted too? πŸ™‚

  4. Ah…I had tears in my eyes while reading this. So, so beautiful. Am thrilled for you guys and I hope that you are not going to wait too long before you actually get married.
    LOVE the detail that you put into it all. And I just LOVE the beach pics.

  5. Weddings needn’t be expensive :). We did a family-only ceremony and then a reception for 120 for just under R30k. Lots of things were done by friends and I made my own dress.

    Seriously, people love to get involved in weddings so whatever needs doing you can find someone ready and willing! You can also do the “village wedding” thing which seems to be popular in the UK at the moment (possibly due to the economic downturn?): everyone brings a dish to feed their party. It seems like a good idea.

    Also, congrats πŸ™‚

  6. Congratulations, this is such a special and inspiring story (real life). A stylish picnic barefoot wedding on the beach? Guests to bring their own picnic basket etc.

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