We loved reading through all of the proposal stories we received during our 2016 Proposal Story Contest with Once Wed! Rachel and Rob are our winners, and their sweet story started at a barbecue festival in the big apple! Fast track to a few years later, when the couple decided to treat themselves to a Caribbean vacation after finishing their first half marathon together. They spent their first day on the beach, and as the sun was setting, Rob told Rachel about the real reason for their trip: he said they’d be celebrating that night, and proceeded to get down one one knee and give a heartfelt speech. After lots of big happy tears, the pair sat down to dinner and Face-timed their parents with the good news: Rob didn’t drop the ring in the water and Rachel said yes!
Many thanks to everyone who shared their stories with us, and a special thanks to Emily from Once Wed for helping us choose our winners!
We had so much fun with last year’s proposal story contest that we decided to bring it back again this year! If you got engaged on Valentine’s Day or over the holidays, we want to hear your stories. Join us on Instagram to share your proposal story, and be sure to use the hashtags #ourproposalstory and #bellafiguraXoncewed. This year we’ve partnered with Emily Newman, the founder + editor of Once Wed, to be our contest judge, who will choose one lucky winner to take home a $1500 grand prize for their Bella Figura wedding invitations!
The fine print: entrants must follow Bella Figura (@bellafigura) and use the hashtags #ourproposalstory and #bellafiguraXoncewed on Instagram to be eligible for the grand prize. Grand prize consists of $1500 from Bella Figura, to be used on a custom stationery order. No purchase necessary to enter. The grand prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. Entry post must be publicly viewable on Instagram to be eligible. Entries must be posted between February 15, 2016 and March 11, 2016 to be considered for the grand prize. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Instagram. Winner will be announced by March 17, 2016. Winner will be notified via direct message on Instagram. Grand prize must be redeemed by March 17, 2017.
It was so much fun reading through all of the amazing proposal stories that were submitted for our Proposal Story Contest! We are so thankful to the editors at 100 Layer Cake for helping us choose the grand prize winner, which we are excited to share with you today. For Nick’s proposal to Caitlin, he honed in on her passion: a self-proclaimed “book nerd”, Caitlin is currently studying law and has always dreamed of having an at-home library. During a visit to an antique shop a few months back, the couple came across a collection containing hundreds of law books (over 600!). Unbeknownst to Caitlin, Nick later returned to buy that collection of law books and set out to build her library while she was out of town. When Caitlin returned from her trip, Nick surprised her with both the library and a beautiful proposal!
Check out the full story Instagram, and read through the other beautiful proposal stories on Instagram by searching the #OurProposalStory hashtag. Many thanks to everyone who entered!