Store Hours:

Mon, Tue, Wed:11 - 7

Thu, Fri:11 - 8

Sat:10 - 7

Sun:11 - 5

   View Best Engagement/Proposal Story Contest

Andrew and Abby - Chasing Foxes Proposal Story
(11 Votes)

Please comment below what you liked the most and what you think is the most romantic, crazy, and funny in their story. And more important, why do you think they deserve to win the contest.

You cannot vote for this story anymore, as this story participated in constest that ended on June 30, 2014

  View Previous Story   View Next Story
* Please click on the picture to enlarge
Andrew and Abby - Chasing Foxes Proposal Story


You cannot vote for this story anymore, as this story participated in constest that ended on June 30, 2014



I stood in the white snow, peering down a forest trail that was decorated with fairy lights and candles in mason jars. I had been brought to this place, just off of Fox Drive, under the impression that I would be looking at Christmas lights with my lovely girlfriends.

In the dim light, I made out the figures of two people standing on the path ahead. As I walked closer I realized I knew them, my dear friends Nova and Nathan. I walked closer to them and they began to single me out, they had chosen the word "wild" to describe me and this word was cast in shadows upon the tree behind them. They spoke to me of lovely things, about our friendship and about things they saw God doing in me. They prayed for me and I walked on, down the path, enchanted by the forest. At the next stop, Paige and Christine spoke to me, the word "unique" cast upon the tree behind them. As I traveled on down the path, they stayed behind. Next was Hannah with a note from my lovely LeeAnna, the word "admirable" appeared on a tree there. And still, I walked on. Just my Jacki, my lifetime best friend, and I left. As we followed the candles, the sound of Old Pine danced upon our ears. Jacki stopped me before we turned a corner. She read me notes from my loved ones which brought me to tears: Jayme and my brother, James. This tree said "in my heart", a quote from my brother's letter to me, which naturally brought me to tears. Last, Jacki spoke to me softly about the lives we had shared together and about Christ, He who we had found together and who had kept us walking together all these years. We walked further, our feet crunching in the snow. There was Andrew, underneath a tree that was lit up by fairy lights. Jacki hugged me, and she let me go.

I walked to Andrew, alone now. We stood under the tree. He began to speak to me about God and about our relationship. He spoke of our future and of our mission to glorify God-and how he wanted to live his life with me, doing radical things for the Kingdom of God.

He got down on one knee and opened a small box. Inside was a small wooden fox that he had carved. On it, it said "marry me?" Foxes have always been one of Andrew's favorite animals. When he was a young boy, about five, he had a dream that he still remembers vividly to this day. In the dream he was following a fox through the forest with a girl, a girl that he always said was the girl he was going to marry. He told me, "I want you to be the girl I was following foxes with in my dreams. I want you to be the woman I follow God with for the rest of my life. Will you marry me?"

I said yes. He took a ring out of his pocket and told me that he had gotten a friend to gather twigs from my trees at home and he had gotten his brother and sister-in-law to gather a few twigs from his farm. He had them cast into gold, intertwined, with a diamond to make my ring. He slipped it on my finger. He told me that he wanted to use twigs from our homes because he knew our roots were important and no matter where we went, we would always have our deep roots.

We walked out of the forest, through the snow. All our friends were at the bottom of the bridge and began clapping as we came. I love my friends dearly and am so thankful they were there to be a part of this night and a part of the this new chapter of life that Andrew and I are walking into together.

**********

The time had finally come. After days of preparation and weeks of thought and 10 pocket checks during the Christmas banquet to make sure the ring was still safely snugged deep in my inner coat, it was nearly time to propose to my Abby.

She was being held up in Remedy with a few of her girlfriends while myself and several other amazing people, Calvin, Matt, Chris, Tori, Nathanial, Nova and Nathan, frantically hung lights down a forest trail, cast words upon trees, packed down snow, prepared music, and powered fairy lights around and in the tree that would stand over the place of proposal.

My hands were cold, but I hardly noticed this as I walked up and down the forest trail to make sure things were ready. After about forty minutes of setup I thought I heard the sound of other voices and my heart jumped at what was confirmed by Nova to be the arrival of Abby and the other girls. Matt hurried down the trail to alert the others that "the bird had landed!" and I made my way the lit up tree. There I waited with Nathanial, who was hiding amidst trees nearby ready to take photos. I stood thinking about what was finally happening and how much it felt like a dream, the very best kind of dream. And there I stood as I began to hear voices talking to Abby and the beginning of guitar strings reverberating through the forest as Old Pine, a song by Ben Howard that Abby and I had chosen as our own, starting playing. Then, with a sudden realization there was a moment of panic as I realized that the song would end before Abby would reach me, and I did not know whether it was on repeat or if the sound of Katie Perry's Hear me Roar, or some other artist would soon interrupt and break the serene moment. I quietly voiced my concerns to Nathaniel nearby by and he carefully slipped over to the player and confirmed that it was on repeat. Thank you Calvin for thinking to do that.

Calm again, I listened to the sounds of friends sharing their love for Abby and of how incredible she is. Now and again there was a faint sob amidst the words. Then before too long there were two girls, Jacki and Abby, walking up the trail to place I stood. They hugged and then Jacki turned around and walked away.

Then, the most beautiful girl I know stepped towards me and we just hugged for about as long as moment like this would require of an embrace. By then, every word I had thought of had all but completely faded away. I was left looking at this woman, smiling in my heart but probably having the most idiotic expression on my face, holding her hands. I could not think of anything to say that would do any justice to this moment. However, there were things that had to be said, and there was a question I had to ask. I told her how I could not describe how much worth she has to me and to our friends, not with a thousand words on a thousand trees. I told her how much I loved how she values her friendships and that I knew that they had to be a part of this event. I told her how she reminds me to be a writer, a poet, and an artist and that she makes me want to make this life a story worth telling. I reminded her of the dream I had when I was five years old where I chased a fox through the woods with a girl I did not know at the time, and how I always thought to myself that that girl must be the one I was going to marry, and that I wanted her, Abby, to be the girl I followed the fox with in my dreams, and to be the woman I followed God with for the rest of my life. I asked her if she would marry me, and she said yes.
  View Previous Story   View Next Story


BEST for BRIDE = Best Dresses, Best Quality, Best Service and Best Prices!


   View Best Engagement/Proposal Story Contest

 


SEND US YOUR ENGAGEMENT/PROPOSAL STORY AND WIN $1000 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR YOUR BRIDAL AND BRIDESMAID DRESSES
AND EVEN IF YOU DO NOT WIN GET 15% OFF YOUR WEDDING AND BRIDESMAID DRESSES PURCHASE
If you win and purchased dress from Best for Bride before the contest ends, we will REFUND you the money you win.

Upon attending the sold out Chase Rice concert in Kansas City, Nick got on his knee and began to propose to me in the middle of the crowd. Chase Rice saw what ...

CLICK TO READ MORE AND VOTE ...


My fiancé planned a "date day" for the last Sunday in August 2017, and ensured me that the day would be full of great surprises ... he even hinted that we were going to see Bruno Mars!! Gullible as ever, I went with ...

CLICK TO READ MORE AND VOTE ...


My fiancé has always been the romantic, sweet type of guy, but I never expected our proposal to be amazing! A couple weeks ago my 2 girlfriends texted me in a group chat about an event in Los Angeles we were ...

CLICK TO READ MORE AND VOTE ...

Look Who Said Yes to The Dress
At Best for Bride Bridal boutique, we are proud to offer our Lowest Price Guarantee.
Lowest Price Guarantee

We will beat any price you find in authorized retail store in Canada by 10% of the difference. Just bring in or email us the lower advertised price or the price quoted along with the store name.

Price match applies only to purchases made within 14 days excluding alterations, clearance products and cleaning. Price match requests can not be combined with any other special offers. Lowest price comparison is based on the actual cost of the merchandise before taxes and shipping. Best for Bride does not match online or U.S. prices. All price matches are subject to management approval. Management reserves all right to remove or modify the lowest price guarantee at any time.

Buyers beware! If you find a website selling designer gowns at very cheap prices compared to the regular price, you are buying a knock off.

Hi Best for Bride team,

My daughter's graduation was in June 2009. We looked all over for a dress in a style that my daughter wanted, but also within my budget.
Best for Bride had exactly what my daughter wanted within my price point. When the dress came, it was perfect!

Thank you for making us both very happy!
Peggy


READ MORE TESTIMONIALS ...



Dear Alla,

I would like to thank you very much for your help last week. Everything was just perfect on my wedding day (last Saturday), I just loved the dress! I attached two pictures taken at the City Hall and this is a slideshow made by one of our friends: http://www.photodex.com/sharing/viewshow.html?fl=2920311&alb=0. Hope you like the pictures!

Once again, thank you for your attention. Hope you'll have a great week!

Kind regards,
Ana Carolina


READ MORE TESTIMONIALS ...




Hello,

I loved both of my visits to your store. Denise & Donna were wonderful and I found their comments on the dresses very helpful. The atmosphere at the store is very easy going and not rushed like the big city stores where you have your time slot and move on.... I also love the "walk down the aisle" experience you definitely get to see your dress from every view point.

Thanks for the great experience!!

Cheers,
Brian and Jess Cull


READ MORE TESTIMONIALS ...

Best for Bride Boutique offers professional in-house seamstress services for Wedding Dresses, Evening Dresses, Prom dresses, Mother of the Bride dresses and almost any kind of women's formalwear. Click here for more details.


Alanna Deline tried on a lot of different dresses

So today I tried on a lot of different dresses. Everyone had a lot of patience with me since there are were a lot of dresses. It's was a lot of fun though, it's really relaxed atmosphere, it was nice, I felt comfortable here and we had a lot of fun and laughs and jokes. It was really great and I FOUND MY DRESS.
That's great and congratulations and what did you think?
I loved it and I love this atmosphere. It's really really comfortable area to be and it's nice to be here with my sister.


WATCH MORE VIDEO TESTIMONIALS ...

Monique Liebrock and two other bridesmaids tried on a million and one dress

So please tell me your experience at Best for Bride. It was a great experience. I came in with the bride and two other bridesmaids and we tried on a million and one dress and when we finally found one that fit us perfectly, all three of us, it was great so the ladies were really really helpful, we were able to try on as many dresses as we wanted and then sizing and they all sized us perfectly. Oh that's great. Yeah we had a really great experience here. That's awesome.

WATCH MORE VIDEO TESTIMONIALS ...

Lindsay O'Coin Recommends Best for Bride

Hi, I am Lindsay and I am Sam and she RECOMMENDED Best for Bride to me. This is my one stop shop, I found the PERFECT DRESS and we had some wonderful help. Special thanks goes to Taylor. You absolutely made my day so special I'll always always treasure coming to Best for Bride and finding the perfect dress (and Perfect day) and bridesmaid dress too. Thank you. Thank you.

WATCH MORE VIDEO TESTIMONIALS ...

Wedding Expert Minute Tip 29 - Something Blue

The age-old tradition of wearing something blue on your wedding day only takes a little imagination and creativity to incorporate without ruining your color theme. The use of blue flowers; ...

WATCH MORE WEDDING EXPERT TIPS ...

Wedding Expert Minute Tip 15 - How a Bride Can Follow Old Traditions

Some old traditions are also superstitions and for the bride that is following the "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue," mantra, there are ways that she can ...

WATCH MORE WEDDING EXPERT TIPS ...

Wedding Expert Minute Tip 13 - To Veil or Not To Veil

As most traditional practices go, when it comes to wedding attire and protocol, whether to veil or not to veil is the question. Whether you are a traditionalist or prefer ...

WATCH MORE WEDDING EXPERT TIPS ...


Special Offers
Wedding Dresses

Wedding Dresses

Huge Selection Of Designer Bridal Gowns. Size 0-36

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

New Collection, Size 0-28. All Color, Many Designers, Shop Now!?

Mother of the Bride Dresses

Mother of the Bride

Shop New Collections!? Huge Selection. Variety of Colors and Sizes

Alterations

Alterations

Professional in-house seamstress for Bridal Gowns, Bridesmaids ...

Bridal Accessories

Bridal Accessories

Veils, Headpieces, Wedding Jewellery, Shoes, Hair Combs ...

Bridal Fur Capes

Fur Capes

A lot of Fur Cape Designs to choose from suitable for any dress style.

Wedding Favors

Favors

Wedding Favors, including Novelty, Candle, Fashion and Accessories.

Wedding Invitations

Invitations

Wedding Invitations Unique as You.
Easy to Design and Customize.

Brides Fashion Emergency Kit

Emergency Kits

Bride's Emergency Kit
Saving the Bride On Her Big Day

Petal Wishes

Petal Wishes

A fun and easy bridal shower idea.
Enjoy for a lifetime.

Flowers & Decor Toronto

Flowers & Decor

Ceremony Decor, Flowers, Centerpieces, Head and Cake Table

Cakes

Cakes

Delicious and Beautiful Wedding Cakes for any Budget



Top