Once I met Ella in November of 2020, it was clear fairly instantaneously that she was somebody particular.
I fell onerous and quick and likewise extremely deeply for Ella, and by the tip of our first month collectively, I knew that she was my perpetually individual. It sounds quick (as a result of it’s) however I simply knew. So many occasions I had heard the phrase ‘when you recognize you recognize’ and I at all times thought it was such a load of shit… then it occurred to me and I realised perhaps they’d been proper all alongside.
Just a few months later in February 2021, I booked us flights for a weeklong journey to Tasmania for the approaching August and particularly, booked us a keep in probably the most lovely airbnb I’ve ever seen. Once I made the reserving, I put within the visitor notes that I meant to suggest to my companion throughout our keep.
Within the months that adopted, I had a hoop made and I slowly made plans to suggest to Ella. I discovered a florist in northern Tassie who may freight a giant bouquet to the airbnb instantly and the airbnb workers have been completely satisfied to intercept and conceal them in order that it could be a giant shock.
August got here round and Ella was already strongly suspecting that I used to be going to suggest on the journey. Carrying the ring round was terrifying! I used to be so scared I’d both lose it or that she would discover it.
After we arrived to the airbnb I used to be so fearful that she’d suspect one thing that I really picked a small argument within the automotive to throw her off the scent – which is perhaps form of insane, but it surely labored!
This faux argument additionally allowed me to form of ‘storm off’ and get to the airbnb first – the proprietor had left two units of keys within the lockbox – one for the airbnb and one for the shed the place the flowers and wine had been stashed. I didn’t need Ella to see two units of keys and turn into suspicious and fortunately, it labored.
Now, to start out with, this airbnb was no abnormal airbnb.
Captains Relaxation is a very lovely property situated on the water with unimaginable views of the World Heritage Forest. The decor, stylings, location and privateness supplied are like no different. After we determined to come back to Tasmania, I consider our keep right here was the very first thing we booked.
The proprietor was implausible to speak with and so excited to help with my proposal plans!
Now, once we first entered Captains Relaxation, one thing form of uncanny was apparent. On my first date with Ella I had been carrying my favorite go-to perfume and he or she has talked about how a lot she loves how I scent since just about the primary date (simply lesbian issues), so once we arrived and Captains Relaxation was gently scented by the identical perfume and even provides toiletries in the very same perfume (actual model and all) I used to be much more certain that this was the proper place to pop the query.
After we had checked the place out, Ella started working beginning the fireside, which I used as the superbly alternative to slide away to ‘feed the geese’. I unlocked the hidden room, grabbed the flowers and wine, slipped on some mud and landed on my butt attempting to be discreet, someway nonetheless didn’t elevate any alarms for Ella (a small miracle) and re-entered the cottage by the entrance door.
When Ella circled and noticed me holding the flowers and wine, her face was one in every of pleasure and shock and positively no comprehension of what was taking place.
She stated, “oh my goodness did the airbnb depart these for us too?”
I replied by saying “no, I organised to have them left right here for us as a result of I’m asking you to marry me.”
Ella began crying, I began crying, I tearfully tried to inform her how a lot I beloved her however I’m certain it was a blubbery mess of unintelligible phrases however Ella’s smile and nod and her kissing me informed me all the things I wanted to know.
She stated sure.
This was such a joyful occasion. Placing the ring on Ella’s finger, kissing her, smiling at one another, crying with one another, promising to like one another perpetually, it’s a reminiscence that I’ll treasure for so long as I stay.
After a couple of hours of celebrating, I satisfied Ella to let me take some engagement photographs. My dearest (now spouse) isn’t loopy about having her image taken however she ended up loving these photographs and she’s going to now admit (proper after rolling her eyes) that she is glad I made her take them.
After spending one good night at Captains Relaxation, we left engaged to be married, swelled up in a bubble of affection that’s by no means to be damaged. Ella is really my soulmate and asking her to be my spouse is the very best factor I’ve accomplished in my complete life.
Ring: Ella’s engagement ring was a customized made by the workforce at Pure Envy Jewelry in Adelaide
Flowers: This beautiful bouquet was put collectively by a small enterprise known as Backyard Jewels who wouldn’t have a web site however take all orders instantly by their fb web page
Captains Relaxation: Positioned in Strahan, Tasmania – an evening right here begins at $650 AUD however I can attest to the truth that it’s properly well worth the splurge. Click on right here to be taught extra or to ebook