We visited the magical country of Switzerland in 2016, where Alex got on one knee and proposed. We stayed mainly in the Central Switzerland area, surrounded by the alps, waterfalls and amazing fondue. We stayed in a tiny town called Iseltwald in the of season so we felt like we were the only ones there.
The proposal story:
This was the morning we got up at 6 AM to go hanggliding. We got picked up by “Hangglide Interlaken” and drove up to a huge open field with 360 mountain views. We waited for the wind to be right and then took off. It was the most exhilarating thing I’ve ever done, especially since I get so nervous on airplanes! They took Alex and I up together and we took off one after another. After landing moments apart I remember feeling so energized by adrenaline that I ran across the film to hug him, when I did I felt something hard and square in his pocket. We separated and he stared at me, then walked away.
After our hang gliding adventure we took a train to Lauterbrunnen, the magical place where they filmed Rivendell in Lord of the Rings. Alex insisted on hiking to a waterfall. We definitely got lost, it started raining, and it was getting dark. We couldn’t find the waterfall, either that or it was dried up. It took forever but we finally got Alex to agree to go back to the station because we were wet, exhausted, and didn’t want to miss our train. I had no idea why he was so insistent on finding the waterfall, especially because we had plans to go see one the next day. We walked and he kept stopping and having our friends take photos of us. I was so OVER IT!
We finally stopped for a picture again and I said, “Oh my god, this is the last one.” He agreed and then got behind me, took off his hat, and then he was gone. His hands weren’t on me and he didn’t say anything so I turned around and there he was, on one knee.
I said “what are you doing?!” He had this Sh*t eating grin on his face like he was up to something.
“Get up this isn’t funny”
He still didn’t say anything.
“Seriously you’re embarrassing me”
Still nothing. I could tell he was nervous at this point. And in my defense, we had been together five years and he fake proposed to me all the time. So, I seriously thought he was messaging me.
He FINALLY said
“Will you marry me?”
I froze, started laughing nervously, buried my face in my hands and said
“I mean, yeah!”
He scrunched up his face and said
And that’s the lovely proposal story that we get to tell our kids and grandkids and great grandkids. Despite all it’s hiccups and flaws, it was real, and it was us, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.