Proposals are so intimate that often the true sentiment and emotion of the moment don’t convey. But Flora and Kristy… their proposal story delivers.
Flora (the shorter one): We always love it when we can sleep in on the weekend, make a nice breakfast and relax. This particular Saturday happened just like that, with Kristy making delicious pancakes, and us having the time to enjoy the sunny morning.
Around 10:30 or 11am, Kristy asked if she could play me a song on the guitar that she’d been working on. I knew she had been taking lessons again, and I was very proud of her for learning the instrument. She was clearly very nervous, but I thought it was because she had never really sung a song for me!
I listened attentively as she timidly started to strum and sing. After the first verse, I politely asked her to sing louder, since I wanted to hear the words. I didn’t recognize the song, but it was clearly all about love. (Kristy is a die-hard romantic, so I wasn’t surprised)
Half-way through the song it started to dawn on me that this song was speaking about strong commitments, and at the end when she sang out my full name and asked “will you marry me?” I was already crying. I had hoped she would propose at some point (we had been hinting at it for a few months) but she had completely taken me by surprise.
Through my laughter and tears I of course said yes! Being a brat, I made her get on one knee and ask me again as she gave me a lovely silver necklace.
Kristy: Some of my best memories have involved music of some kind so it’s not surprising that I was drawn to Flora’s musicality. Although her talent was somewhat intimidating at first, over the past few years I have thankfully gotten over it. I promised myself that if we were ever going to get married I would propose in song; knowing how much that would mean to her, that’s exactly what I did.
I started taking guitar lessons last spring. I wrote a poem that, with the help of my guitar teacher, I made into a song. One morning last summer I decided the time was right and I could not wait a single day longer. I asked her if I could share what I had been working on, and of course she was thrilled to finally hear me play. I set up the music stand, my stool and played the guitar sitting in our apartment and sang her the song.
The lyrics reflected our life together, both past and future, and of course our love. In the last verse of the song I asked Flora to marry me. Lucky for me she said yes! This was the first time I had ever played and sang to her during our three years together, and I’m so glad I did.
We are getting married this August on a big ferry-boat that’s been renovated into a banquet space, that is permanently docked in the waters of the Burrard Inlet, North Vancouver, BC. It will be an enchanted summer evening, with lots of whimsical and DIY touches. Our big, beautiful, Pagan, lesbian wedding!
Photographs by Bell Ancell Photography.