Store Hours:

Mon, Tue, Wed:11 - 7

Thu, Fri:11 - 8

Sat:10 - 7

Sun:11 - 5

   View Best Engagement/Proposal Story Contest

Aziza and Michael - A very long short courtship Proposal Story
(3 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, 2013

  View Previous Story   View Next Story
* Please click on the picture to enlarge
Aziza and Michael - A very long short courtship Proposal Story


You cannot vote for this story anymore, as this story participated in constest that ended on June 30, 2013



I want to tell you the story of a very long, short courtship. Although my fiance and I met 7 years ago and had fallen in love almost instantly, we were kept apart for nearly 6 and a half years! When we finally reunited, he proposed a week later. Have I caught your attention? I hope so.

In my first year of undergrad, I was given 4 free tickets to the most dreary, unromantic, and near tortuous opera of all time, Wozzeck. I asked a friend to invite someone to come along with us, having run out of ideas of who would want to attend this German production. The show was held at what was then known as the Hummingbird Centre. My date, girl friend, and I were waiting in the lobby when the last member of our party walked through the door, Michael. Long, curly, dirty blond hair, round John Lennon glasses, a pashmina round his neck, and black-tie attire, he walked toward us. He was like a dream come true. My date looked like a slob and so did my friend, and so being in evening wear myself, it looked as if Michael belonged with me. For a brief moment, I thought, this is the guy for me...and then he started to talk.

At intermission, I asked him what he wanted to do with his life. He replied that he wanted to be an Orientalist. Having just read Edward Said's book "Orientalism" and being 18 years old, I took issue with this. We argued passionately as our helpless dates looked on. At the end of the evening, I left with my date feeling completely and utterly charmed by Michael yet also profoundly annoyed. He says that on the subway with his date, he wished that it was me who was by his side that night.

For years later, we would know exactly where the other was and what they were doing because of our mutual friends. These tales of adventure about each other stoked the flames of love. I always thought to myself that he should be with me. But, our friends would never allow us to get together. You see, our mutual friend who initially connected us, had an agenda. She had a crush on Michael. And so, whenever he was in town and I was as well, she would never actually invite us both to anything, not after the fireworks of our first encounter.

Michael went on to be an orientalist and says that because of it, he thought of me almost every single day. Then, this past August, at a conference, Michael walked through the door. I didn't recognize him at first, since he had cut those long curly blond locks. At first glance, I thought to myself, "Oh! A hot professor!". On the second glance, "The hot professor is checking me out!". On the third glance, I knew it was him. We spent the weekend hanging out but unable to get a moment alone.

A week later, Michael and I went out for dinner, but he had to leave on a plane to London, England the next day. I didn't know if I would ever see him again. He says that he had realized after that one date, that I was the girl he wanted to marry. And so, he started to make fun of me on facebook endlessly! I was so mad! I almost deleted him off of the thing. And then one day, he called me, and the next, and the next. He phoned and wrote to me every day and the occasional hand written note made its way to my mailbox as well. This went on for months.

Finally, on November 30, he came back to Toronto. It was that night that we first kissed and he said that he loved me. It felt as if I had always loved him from the moment we had met, I just couldn't understand it clearly. A week later he proposed and I said yes. Since then, we have announced our engagement to our parents and friends. They could not be happier for us. It's as if we were made for each other. I hope that you like our story <3!
  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.

June 10th is Claudia's father's birthday. Her father passed away from cancer in 2008. June 10th and the days surrounding it are an especially difficult time of year for Claudia. In February 2017 I ...

CLICK TO READ MORE AND VOTE ...


My Fiance Josh and I got engaged June 30, 2016 while I was working away from home for 7 months. I came home on our 4 year dating anniversary and he took me on a date like we do every year. He had a whole ...

CLICK TO READ MORE AND VOTE ...


After dating for 3 and a half years, and having 2 beautiful daughters, Javier finally proposed! The moment I have been waiting for, for what seems to be an eternity.. was finally ...

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,

Here are some pictures from my wedding on January 3, 2010 in Boracay, Philippines.

My dress was style no. L1009 Belsoie/Jasmine. I received so many compliments on it and people couldn't believe it was a bridesmaid dress! Thank you again for helping me choose and alter the perfect dress for my wedding day.

Julie Santos


READ MORE TESTIMONIALS ...

Dear Best for Bride Company,

Thank you so much for my wedding dress.
I absolutely love it and It really helped make my wedding day perfect!
I really appreciate your prompt delivery and the beautiful workmanship and wonderful quality of material!

Sincerely,
Samantha~


READ MORE TESTIMONIALS ...

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 ...

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.


Cindy Brown Found Bridesmaid Dresses and Wedding Gown

So tell me about your experience at Barrie Best for Bride.
It was amazing. I came in just to look. My wedding is still 14 months away so I just kind of came in to get an idea and bridesmaid colors and designs and ended up finding my bridesmaid dresses as well as my wedding dress. The staff was amazing. They were really helpful at sizing. They were really helpful with the pricing and they were amazing with my bridesmaids. One of them was getting emotional and they were amazing helping there as well.
It is just highly recommended. I absolutely loved it.
Thank you so much.
You are very welcome.


WATCH MORE VIDEO TESTIMONIALS ...

Teresa West recommends everybody to come to Best for Bride

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.
Thank you.


WATCH MORE VIDEO TESTIMONIALS ...

Stephenie Mcdonald absolutely hated her wedding dress and she is gonna marry in two weeks

Please tell us about your experience at Best for Bride.
We came in today because I'm gonna panic because I'm gonna marry in two weeks and I absolutely hated my dress so I just mentioned a few things what I wanted and she pulled, the first dress that she pulled I put on and I loved it fits in and out in and out in literally in 25 minutes steaming it all. Yeah
Awesome, thank you ladies.
You're welcome.


WATCH MORE VIDEO TESTIMONIALS ...

Wedding Expert Minute Tip 16 - Off-Season Booking Could Save You Money

For those lucky lovebirds looking to get married on a budget, waiting until the "Wedding Off-Season" could actually save you a nice chunk of your budget.

There are ...


WATCH MORE WEDDING EXPERT TIPS ...

Wedding Expert Minute Tip 10 - Should You Self tan Before Your Wedding?

If you're planning a spring or summer wedding and you'd like to enjoy a beautiful summer glow, without the sun damage, you may be wondering if using a self-tanner is ...

WATCH MORE WEDDING EXPERT TIPS ...

Wedding Expert Minute Tip 9 - How to Pick the Right Lingerie for your Wedding Gown

When it comes to selecting just the right underpinnings to wear with a white wedding gown, you need to consider practicality, as well as beauty. While you may be tempted ...

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