Man spends THREE YEARS proposing to his girlfriend through love letters
Man spends THREE YEARS proposing to his girlfriend through love letters he began writing a week after they started dating… with the first letter of each note spelling out ‘Will you marry me?’
Candice Catherine, 25, loved receiving letters from her boyfriend Timothy
Candice Catherine received 14 love letters during her three year relationship with now husband Timothy.
Every love note started with a capital letter that, if the letters were placed all together, spelt out the words ‘Will you marry me’.
Timothy sent the first note after only a week of the couple dating.
Candice and Timothy exchanged letters back and forth so they had a way to remember the time they had dated
But Candice didn’t realise her husband-to-be was using those love notes as a way to propose to her. They swapped letters back and forth for three years
‘Tim and I didn’t live far away from each other but we sent letters because the idea of having our hearts poured out in the form of paper meant we had tangible memories to look back on,’ Catherine told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I am very difficult to surprise so this totally caught me off guard!’
Candice’s husband took his now wife on a surprise holiday to Hamilton Island and then a picnic at Watsons Bay, the place of their first date, before he revealed the letters’ hidden message.
The 25-year-old wife admits Timothy is always this ‘romantic, thoughtful and genuine’ but she was totally surprised by the gesture
Engaged! The couple got engaged three years after they fell in love and were married a year later
‘I woke up on the morning of December 16, 2015, with a letter next to me instructing me to get dressed and to only come out when I’m fully ready. As soon as I opened the door, I found rose petals and candles everywhere – my heart skipped a beat and I knew it was coming.’
‘He sat me down in the living room with all the letters that he had written to me on the table. We read them out one by one reliving the memories of our dating years. After we read all of them he then carefully arranged the letters and asked me to look at them,’ Candice said.
When she finally noticed the cryptic message Candice said she burst into tears. But she admits this is the kind of grand romantic gesture her husband is good at.
‘I burst into tears!’ A very surprised Candice is usually hard to surprise but Timothy had worked out a way to propose that would catch her off guard +7
‘On our wedding day Tim sang a song he’d written for me two months after we started dating. So he’d been saving this piece of music for years,’ the 25-year-old said.
‘Tim is always like this. He’s genuinely a thoughtful and romantic kind of guy,’ she added.
The pair first met on Maroubra Beach in 2009 after their mutual friends organised a hang out.
On the couple’s wedding day Timothy sang a song he’d written for Candice after they’d been seeing each other for just two months
Happily married: The pair, who both live in Sydney, were good friends before taking the chance on a relationship
They barely spoke that day but chance encounters over the next four years, and a six month stint overseas that saw them separated, led them to reunite as a couple in 2013.
‘Even though it took a long time for our friendship to blossom into love we are so grateful that we got to become friends first. The fact that we knew each other so well made the relationship feel so secure,’ Candice said.
‘We always look back and say we made the right choice by being good friends first.’
H/T: Mail Online