Share your proposal story with us and stand to win a lunch buffet for two at Swissotel Merchant Court worth over $120++.


Among the stunning bamboo grove of Arashiyama, Kyoto, Elliot surprised Amanda with a well-thought out proposal and had the sweet moment captured on camera!

How did your love story start?

Elliot and I were classmates in polytechnic but only started hanging out after we found ourselves both in Hong Kong for our overseas internship.

During those three months, we started meeting regularly after work (for Froyo!) and that’s when we got closer.

We got together during Elliot’s birthday after I surprised him with an improvised version of “birthday noodles”. And I guess this is what prompted him to surprise me with a proposal overseas as well!

How was the proposal like?

My proposal story is nothing grand or epic, but it is close to my heart.

We were on our two weeks trip in Japan, and after two failed attempts on the trip, Elliot finally managed to ask for my hand in Kyoto.

On the pretext of wanting to take pictures at the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Elliot had us waking up at 6 a.m as there will be no crowds in the morning.

I remember feeling cranky and groggy on the way there as I’m not a morning person. It also didn’t help that the weather was cold and drizzly.

When we got there, Elliot set up his tripod for us to take a picture together - in actual fact, it was recording everything down in video.

We were also vlogging during the trip, and right before he proposed, he handed me his phone and I basically filmed the moment he went down on his knees and took the ring out.

Although I saw the proposal coming, I was still speechless when it actually happened.

I started crying while a pair of tourist walked by and I was embarrassed yet happy in the rain. - Amanda

Take a look at their video here and catch the sweet moments of their proposal from 3.26!

Thanks for sharing your lovely story with us and congratulations to you! 

See also: #HWB PROPOSALS: SHI PEI & JON'S ROMANTIC WINTRY PROPOSAL AT A SEOUL ICE SKATING RINK​


Quirky, special or just super romantic – send in your proposal story to us, and stand to win yourselves one of these two prizes: 

1) A lunch buffet for two from Ellenborough Market Café at Swissotel Merchant Court worth $120++

2) An afternoon high-tea session at Crossroads Bar at Swissotel Merchant Court worth $89++ 

To stand to win these prizes, please sumit your proposal story to us at maghwbrides@sph.com.sg

Please also include:

  • Full names, ages and occupation of the both of you
  • 5 to 8 images (taken during the proposal, as well as couple shots taken on other occasions)
  • A short description of how you met
  • Wedding date and other wedding details like venue, gowns and packages

Each proposal story is special, be it intimate or grand, and the world can do with more of them!

So do send them in and selected entries will be featured up on our site. The winner will be announced by February and contacted by email.

See also: WIN! A LUNCH BUFFET WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR ENGAGEMENT STORY!

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