Store Hours:

Mon, Tue, Wed:11 - 7

Thu, Fri:11 - 8

Sat:10 - 7

Sun:11 - 5

   View Best Engagement/Proposal Story Contest

Jessi and Christopher - Pebble and the Penguin Story
(123 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, 2017

  View Previous Story   View Next Story
* Please click on the picture to enlarge
Jessi and Christopher - Pebble and the Penguin Story


You cannot vote for this story anymore, as this story participated in constest that ended on June 30, 2017



Christopher and I first met in high school. I thought he was really cute, but then I met his girlfriend. We shared an English class together and he wrote a short story on penguins that I voted for in the short story contest we had. I won. In Grade 12 he and his gf had a locker beside me. She always blocked me from getting into mine, so Christopher would come to my rescue sometimes and make her move so I wasn't late for class. Later that year they broke up and his friends started hanging out with my friends and he would offer to walk or drive me home to make sure I got home safe. I only lived a few streets away so I ducked out a few times on him because I didn't want him to go to the trouble. He eventually convinced me to go out with him after a lot of persistence. Our first date was a two-minute drive to Tim Hortons and I probably said five words to him the entire time because I was so nervous. After he dropped me off at home I messaged him saying I wish I had stayed with him longer. After that we got together more and on New Year's Eve of 2010 I asked him to be my boyfriend. He said yes.

The day before Christopher proposed I got a proposal from his 6 year-old cousin. I told Christopher about it and he laughed and replied, "How long do I have to make a counter-proposal?".I thought nothing of it, we had been dating 6 years and 8 months at the time, and we always joked about getting married and proposing--I always said I wanted to be surrounded by penguins. The next day was Christopher's 25th birthday and I didn't suspect a thing. After having dinner with his family we went to his room and I got all curled up in his bed. He started acting weirder than usual, a little squirrelly, and made sure I was comfortable and had something to drink. Then Odin jumped up on the bed and curled up next to me. Christopher told me to close my eyes so he could open the cupboard in his room to get Philip (a penguin USB) he needed for work because he had a Christmas present in there he didn't want me to see. So I closed my eyes and when he told me to open them he was kneeling on the floor beside me. He said: "I need to ask you something. I wasn't sure if I was going to do it today, or if this was the right moment, but you look so cute and comfortable and are in a safe place, and Odin's here-- and all I've ever wanted for my birthday was you. Will you marry me?". And he opened a tiny box to show me the most gorgeous ring I had ever seen. I was in shock and bolted right up in bed to hug him. I was shaking and crying and Odin had no idea what was going on so he started nibbling the blankets and Christopher. I don't even know if I said yes or nodded it, but through the tears of happiness I asked him if I could put the ring on and he laughed and he put in on my shaking hand. I couldn't believe it. I looked down at the penguin bed sheets that surrounded me and smiled and cried some more. We were engaged.
  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.

I'll start with a little background information about us. Danny and I first met back in 2015 when we were both working at Lacoste. During that time, we were just friends/ co-workers and called each other "bros". We went off to ...

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 ...


I met my now fiance in kindergarten. We dated in public school on and off, and for a little in high school also. He has always been my best friend, my go to person. ...

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.




Hello Best for Brides,

Thank you so much for the help in selecting and altering my wedding dress. Our wedding was held in Tuscany, Italy this past September with the entire event being held outside. It was a dream wedding.
My dress was absolute beautiful thanks to all the help from Larissa who spent time with me and suggesting the dress I looked the best in. She made me feel very comfortable and had the girls dresses altered beautifully as well as my own.

Thanks so much for making our day feel like a make believe fairy tale.

Joan Heath


READ MORE TESTIMONIALS ...

Hi Best for Bride team,

I wanted to thank everyone at best for bride once again for the wonderful service I received. When I arrived at your store I was pretty nervous. I had no idea what I was looking for, what would suite me or what I even wanted. My mother has been ill the last little while, and dress shopping was not something she could really participate in, making the ordeal that much more stressful. The staff at best for bride treated me like a daughter from the selection, to the fittings, right down to the alterations. I was so happy with my dress and it was well within budget. I got so many complements about my dress on and after the wedding day.

Thank you again, it really meant a lot.
Sylvia Nazarethian


READ MORE TESTIMONIALS ...

Hi Best for Bride,

Here is pic of our beautiful day as promised...thank you so much for the dress it was perfect. Everyone just loved it and I received a lot of compliments. I will definitely recommend you to all my friends.

Cheers from the Buckle Family:)


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.


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 ...

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 ...

Lee-Ann Pauze Review for Best for Bride

Best for Bride made my experience FUN, Affordable and something I'll remember FOREVER. I just got my dress, I love it, it's perfect and I'll recommend Best for Bride for everyone.

WATCH MORE VIDEO TESTIMONIALS ...

Wedding Expert Minute Tip 26 - Three Wedding Decor Ideas to Make Your Wedding Magical

The right choice of wedding decors could make any wedding as magical as brides imagined it to be. Here are three suggestions on how to make your wedding the best ...

WATCH MORE WEDDING EXPERT TIPS ...

Wedding Expert Minute Tip 8 - How to Care for Your Skin before Your Wedding

If you're looking for ways to 'get the glow' before you tie the knot, be sure to embrace proper skin care in the months leading up to your wedding. Break ...

WATCH MORE WEDDING EXPERT TIPS ...

Wedding Expert Minute Tip 6 - Which Wedding Hairstyle is Right for You

Your wedding hairstyle will live on forever, because you'll be looking at your own wedding photos for the rest of your life. That's why you need to put a little ...

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