Store Hours:

Mon, Tue, Wed:11 - 7

Thu, Fri:11 - 8

Sat:10 - 7

Sun:11 - 5

   View Best Engagement/Proposal Story Contest

Casandra and Chuck Memorable & Sweet Proposal
(7 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 August 31, 2011

  View Previous Story   View Next Story
* Please click on the picture to enlarge
Casandra and Chuck Memorable & Sweet Proposal


You cannot vote for this story anymore, as this story participated in constest that ended on August 31, 2011



Quite a few years ago, they both worked for the same company - Casandra in the Cayman Islands (Caribbean) and Chuck in Toronto, Canada. After hurricane Ivan hit Grand Cayman, the office there initiated their Business Continuity Plan by transferring a few employees to the Toronto office for a few months in order to continue their work. One morning, we ran into each other in the hallway and made eye contact - or as Chuck says, fell in love at first sight (swoon!). By that afternoon, Chuck had found out who Casandra was and what she was doing there in the office. The "Cayman people", as they were called, had set up shop in one of the training rooms and were continuing business as usual while their office was being refurbished in Cayman. Chuck made it a point to stop by the room on a daily basis for "work purposes"!

During the few months working in Toronto, Chuck got to know one of Casandra's colleagues/friend but the most he got from Casandra was "Hi" (very shy). For their last night in the country, Chuck invited them both out to the bar/lounge where he works part-time...a nice send-off. Being the nice guy that he is, Chuck offered to pick them up at their hotel. Throughout the night, Casandra mostly ignored him (lol) - she was under the impression that he was interested in her friend after all (that's noble right!). However, when her friend went "missing" for an hour or so (it was planned!), Chuck got to hang out with her because some other guy was bothering her....so he got to play "protector/hero/boyfriend". By the time Casandra's friend returned, it was time to head back to the hotel to get some rest before flying back to Cayman the next day. Before they left, Chuck asked Casandra for her number so that they could keep in touch and he got it.

Over the next few years, they kept in contact by work email and cell phone every so often. During that time, they both left the company. As it turned out, on her last day at State Street, she emailed to tell him that she was going to work elsewhere, that she'd contact him once settled in and gave him her home email address....but they didn't email. Then on New Year's Eve 2008, Chuck got a text message, from a long distance number, wishing him a Happy New Year and decided to call back . Casandra answered. He asked who it was and she said "Casandra". His response was, "Casandra who?" - apparently its a popular name in his phone book (lol). Once it was cleared up she was "the Casandra from Cayman", the first question she asked him was if he was married with kids yet. He said "no" and asked if she had a boyfriend. She said "no". Being short on time since he was working, Chuck said he had to go but that he'd call her in the morning....and bright and early, he did!

From there on, the rest is pretty much history..... Casandra and Chuck spent A LOT of time on the phone/Blackberry messenger/email getting to know each other all over again. He reminded her how "mean" she was when she worked in Toronto and through this conversation it was finally revealed to her that he had always been interested in her and not her friend, like she'd thought!! (awww). A month later, February 24th to be exact, they began dating long distance and alternated visiting each other...and somewhere along the way, realized they would spend the rest of their lives loving each other. After 1.5yrs of long distance, Casandra moved to Canada & they now live together in the GTA!

The best part. was still yet to come......Upon returning home after some work with the homeless & a family function on Christmas eve, at 1:00am on Christmas morning (2010), they decided to open gifts!! They cozied up on the couch after baking muffins & making hot chocolate together, and shared their cards/gifts.... When it came to the last present from Chuck, he asked her to close her eyes and so she did. When she opened her eyes, there was a ring box in her hand & much to her shock, Chuck in front of her asking to marry him! Apparently a few weeks before, he'd asked her parents blessing (awww) and had planned an elaborate celebration with family over Christmas! (she had no clue!) She said yes of course & just about burst into tears!! He then snuck out onto their balcony where he'd hidden a chilling bottle of champagne! It was truly memorable & sweet! They are now planning an outdoor Summer wedding!
  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 want to preface the story with how my fiance and I met. We have known each other since Kindergarten! We met when we were 5 years old, and were together in school up until Grade 3. I left the school to attend ...

CLICK TO READ MORE AND VOTE ...


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 ...


Let me take a minute to introduce ourselves. My name is Karen and my Fiancé's name Marc. We have been together for 10.5 years and we are planning our wedding for October 27th of this year. Marc and I first met ...

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,

Thanks for giving me the chance to offer my feedback on my experience at Best for Bride. I have to say it was a great experience. While I can't remember names, everyone there was so helpful and took their time with me so I didn't feel rushed or pressured. I bought my dress off the rack and you had a fantastic selection at really great prices. I had a tough time choosing but in the end, got the perfect dress. Your seamstress was amazing and efficient and the dress fit perfectly after she was done with it. I would definitely recommend Best for Bride to my friends and family. I've attached a picture here. Thanks for all your help!

Patti Minakis (nee Davis)


READ MORE TESTIMONIALS ...

Dear Larissa and the best for bride team,

Thank you for altering my dress so it was a perfect fit. I got many compliments at my wedding and several people asked for your information. I'm sure they will be coming to see you soon. I was hoping to send you a real photo but I don't have any prints yet. Find attached a picture from the wedding.

Thank you again,
Sue Wolfman


READ MORE TESTIMONIALS ...

Hi Best for Bride team,

Here is a picture from my prom! i loved my dress, it was unique and no body had a dress similar to mine! thank you so much,

Stephanie D'Angelo


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 ...

Best for Bride rectified awful experiences Tallis Kostuik had

Tell us about your experience at Best for Bride today.
Best for Bride made my dress shopping very easy and fun. I had awful experiences at other places and they were all super nice and helpful and rectified it all. They did an awesome job.
Thank you very much.
You are welcome.


WATCH MORE VIDEO TESTIMONIALS ...

Samantha Armstrong Experience with Best for Bride

My experience at Best for Bride has been AMAZING. As soon as I walked in the door it was like ... rack full of dresses just for me. As you can see ... I have my beautiful dress and I cannot wait to wear it on my wedding day and I sooo excited and I truly say thank you for helping me find my PERFECT wedding dress.

WATCH MORE VIDEO TESTIMONIALS ...

Wedding Expert Minute Tip 31 - Three Wedding Favor Ideas to Give Your Guests

Wedding favors are very important elements of a wedding. It is that little something couples give away to their guests as a token of appreciation for them coming.



WATCH MORE WEDDING EXPERT TIPS ...

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 11 - How Formal Should Your Wedding Dress Be?

How formal your white wedding dress should be really depends on how large your wedding is and where it will be held.

In general, weddings held in churches ...


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