Cruise Ship Proposal
Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a Lifestyle Blogger and Youtuber from Toronto, Canada and have been engaged for over a year now (will be close to 2 years by the time I get married)!
My fiancé and I met online, on Tinder specifically, and as cliché as it may sound, we really think meeting each other the way we did was fate. Even though we met online, we actually both grew up in the same town, went to the same high school and even had the same group of friends! Even though we already had so much in common, we somehow never met when we were at the same school. There is a 3 year age difference between us so we blame that! As we continued to chat through Tinder, we also discovered we were both set to go on vacation the same week, in the same country and only 15 minutes between our resorts! It was crazy to think that we met right before we went on vacation, so we decided we had to meet before we left. Our first date was at a Sports Bar. It was a very casual date and we watched the Raptors basketball game while eating a burger and fajitas. We hit it off immediately and we both knew we wanted to see each other again soon. Our third date was in Cuba, Varadero, where we went on vacation – he went with a few of his friends and I was with my family. He picked me up from my resort on a scooter and met my brother and my mother for the first time. The whole day was amazing and I never wanted it to end. When we got back from Cuba, we were inseparable and began officially “dating” within a month of knowing each other.
3 years later and we were on our second cruise ship vacation, this time with Carnival Cruises and with both our families. The second night of the cruise was Formal Night and I decided to wear my white dress to dinner as I knew my fiancé’s brother’s girlfriend was wearing a black dress (little did I know this worked out perfectly). We were in the middle of eating our steak and lobster dinner when all of a sudden a man comes up to my table asking for me. He gave me a rose and asked if I could follow him. At this time, I noticed my fiancé was not at the table and I remembered there was a movie playing up on the pool deck that I really wanted to watch and had told him about it earlier. So of course, I stood up and began following this man. Once we got up to the pool deck, I searched everywhere for my fiancé, but he was nowhere to be found. I then noticed the man was still walking and was already on the other side of the deck. Confused and a little annoyed, I caught up to him and we continued to walk to the other side of the ship. This man had very little to say and it was very difficult to make conversation with him. The entire walk mainly consisted of me looking around for my fiancé and trying not to fall over my heels. Finally, we get to the end of the ship and I go through some sliding doors and see my fiancé in the corner of the ship. He was standing there, so handsome in his suit. The man directed me to my fiancé and I noticed my fiancé’s brother was there, filming. I was so confused and had no idea what was going on. A proposal was the LAST thing I thought was going to happen so that did not cross my mind until my fiancé was literally down on one knee. My fiancé had a very sweet speech where he explained how much he loves me and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with me. He got down on one knee and that is when I realized what was really going on… I SAID YES and here we are, over a year later, planning the wedding of our dreams!
As I mentioned previously, I had no idea he was going to propose when he did, however, we did look at rings and we always spoke about getting married. We were always on the same page in terms of our future plans and we had a ‘timeline’ of how we wanted things to pan out. So while the proposal was a surprise, the ring was not and I am so happy he let me chose the ring I wanted!
What is one piece of advice you wish you had when you started planning your wedding!? Or one aspect you needed help with the most during the first stages of planning?
When I started planning my wedding, I had a lot of expectations and traditions I was required to follow through with and it was very difficult to wrap my head around it all (still is). The main thing I struggled with in the beginning was family involvement with wedding planning. As much as we both love our families, they did put a huge strain on our relationship and the direction we wanted our wedding to go. How far is too far? How much is too much? Where do you draw the line and when should you draw the line?
Our wedding is on Saturday September 22, 2018… less than 8 months away until we are officially Mr and Mrs! #DACOZZY
Congrats to Matt & Nicole! Such a sweet couple on the inside & out, you can follow their wedding journey on their Youtube channel: Dacozzy — they post tons of hilarious, cute vlogs … Go subscribe!