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Eleanor & I were engaged on QVC on February 24th 2012. Here's how it all happened ...
From our very first date two and a half years ago when I walked in her house and she had QVC on in the background, it didn't take long for me to realize how much she was infatuated with the shopping channel.
Fast forward to today, if you were to ever walk in our front door you would see the television on ESPN or QVC depending on who had control of the remote. I literally fall asleep to QVC on in the background each and every night. Once I started thinking of proposing to Eleanor, I realized I wanted it to be original and that is when I thought how meaningful it would be if I did something involving QVC.
In November of last year I reached out to QVC with my idea of being a guest host and popping the question on live television. They responded and informed me it was out of there means to pull it off and wasn't going to be possible.
Inspired by my favorite quote by Winston Churchill, "never, never, never give up" I didn't give up ...
I instead found the contact information for Larry Denney, QVC manager of studio and tours. He was excited about Eleanor's infatuation with QVC and loved my proposal idea. He jumped right on board, rounded up a group at QVC to help in the planning process and that's when my crazy thought came to life.
Idea after idea and months and months of planning the QVC proposal was finally set. The hard part was keeping it a surprise, which meant getting Eleanor to the QVC studios in West Chester, Pennsylvania without her suspecting a thing. For our two year anniversary I decided to give Eleanor a QVC a goody package which included two all access VIP tour tickets. She was thrilled, did not have a clue and we were off on a weekend I knew we'd never forget.
Eleanor and I arrived at the QVC studios both excited and nervous, for obviously very different reasons. With ring in pocket I was ready to go. We took the studio tour, seeing everything from production to a live taping. While on our tour a producer approached and asked if we would take part in a "Customer Appreciation Video". How could the biggest fan not want to talk all things QVC? She agreed and we were headed to a studio for the big moment. Micked up and cameras rolling Eleanor gushed about her fascination with the shopping network. After several questions from the prouder it was finally my time to ask the most important question of all. With her hand in mine I popped down on one knee, took her breath away, pulled out the ring and she said yes!
Eleanor was not the only person surprised that day. QVC arranged to have her favorite host, David Venable, come out with a cake and a bottle of champagne to toast the special occasion. With us both shocked and elated we celebrated a moment that was truly unbelievable.
The proposal was perfect. She was beyond surprised and I was more than thrilled to ask the woman of my dreams to be mine forever.
Our toes still have not reached the ground. We can't wait for the many more celebrations to come ...
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I am so happy with my service at Best of Brides. I was always greeted with a smiling face and Denise and Maureen were amazing! They were so helpful, honest and were very accommodating. Kat did the alterations and the dress fit like it was made just for me. I will recommend this shop to any friend or family looking for bridal wear.
Attached are the pictures of me wearing the dress in the 2010 Miss World Canada Regional pageant.
I was chosen as one of the 10 girls to represent Ontario in the National pageant that took place in Vancouver.
It was a great experience and your dress made it even better!
All the best and I hope to work with you again someday.
Thanks for helping me with my wedding dress. Everything went smoothly on our wedding day!
We were married in St. Petersburg on August 3rd at Wedding Palace No. 1.
We got married in Kazanski Sobor.
Here are some photos:)
So tell me about your experience at Barrie Best for Bride.
When I walked in they were very welcoming and greeting and it is so beautiful and big store and able to go and take a look at all the dresses and styles and go and actually pick some out ourselves that we would like to try on instead of having consultant just pick ones for you. And very comfortable, very big, open spaces, able to look and try different things. And plenty of time, no pressure, a lot of time to take a look around, try on all different dresses that I wanted to. Everything was great and really wonderful.
And we FOUND THE DRESS.
Yeah, we found the dress.
How was your experience at Best For Bride today?
It was wonderful. We have been here for 3 hours and we had the best service and my daughter has ... is all set she can't decide which one and the people here the two consultants have just been very wonderful and have been so patient and encouraging and we recommend everybody come here and don't go anywhere else.
How was your experience at Best For Bride today?
It was perfect. It was very helpful. I am pretty sure I found my dress, I don't know which one but I know I found it. For all of you brides that have no idea what you are looking for you'll be taken care of. It's very comforting and it was a really good experience.