Being such a huge Disney World-goer (as you already know) it’s so easy for me to admit that a Disney World engagement is the epitome of perfection in my eyes. Did I think it was going to happen then and there? No way, but it did and it was of course magical.
So how did it all happen?
In early November 2013 Jase and I were on holiday at the wonderfully magical place that is (you guessed it) Walt Disney World. It was his first trip and knowing that it is my all time favourite place (it really is the most magical place on earth) I wanted our first day to be the “best day ever!”
We booked Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for our first night in the Magic Kingdom, which although absolutely amazing as usual, was pretty knackering when suffering jetlag. We spent the whole day at the Magic Kingdom from rope drop until around 1 am and we were feeling the it.
The Christmas party rolled around and we enjoyed everything we could possibly squeeze in from the festive shows, fireworks and parade, all whilst sipping hot-chocolate as it snowed on Mainstreet USA. Can you say magic?
The fireworks were amazing as always, but as this was Jase’s first time experiencing Disney fireworks he was in complete awe and I spent the majority of my time watching him (in the least sappy way possible please).
I had no idea at this point that he had planned to be getting down on one knee and popping the question, but it didn’t happen. Say what?!
His plans went completely out the window, mainly because the park was so crowded that we ended up stood on top of a small wall surrounded by many, many other huddled guests. You know the feeling right? If he managed to get down to his knee at this point I would’ve been amazed.
Fastforward a little, the park was nearing the time to close and everyone was heading to the resort buses outside the front of the park. At this point Jase said he wanted to wander by the castle.. in the opposite direction to the exit.
I thought it was a bit odd considering the timing, but he hadn’t experienced Disney before so off we went. Admittedly I was a tiny bit concerned that we would be standing in line for our Art of Animation bus until early hours of the morning. Romantic aren’t I?
We stopped alongside the Cinderella wishingwell and I was casually looking at the castle amazed at how pretty the lights looked for the party. I turned around and a very nervous looking Jase was on one knee and he said..
I actually have no idea at all. I was in total shock and pretty sure I screamed “are you serious?!” I quickly of course followed with a loud “Yes!”.
Typically Jase doesn’t remember what he said either because he was too nervous, so that will always be a mystery. We had the best holiday (it’s not just for kids you know) and Disney really helped us celebrate. Just as well I said yes because it would’ve been a bloody awkward 2 weeks away if I said no right?
Well, roll on the wedding!