There aren’t many places more romantic to get engaged than underneath one of Nature’s most spectacular sights – the Northern Lights display.
And Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver, 25, got the surprise of her life when her partner, singer-songwriter Alexander DeLeon, got down on one bent knee in Finland on 23rd November. It was also the anniversary of the day he released Aurora Borealis, a song he wrote about Skriver – talk about timing!
I SAID HELL-FREAKIN’-YES!!!! I’M ENGAGED It was a cold November night. Alex had us driven all the way to Finland to see the northern lights. It was my second bucket list number i was checking off in the same week after swimming with Orcas, my favorite animals, in their natural habitat! Little did i know it would soon be my third! He had a bonfire built for me on top of the middle of a frozen lake deep in Scandinavia completed with the full moon shining on our backs and hot cocoa to keep us warm!?!? Like.. is he crazy?!??? For the first time in both of our lives we got to see the northern lights decide to show their dance across the starry night!! It was a full moon… it was on the 23rd (23 is my lucky number).. and the same day as his song “Aurora Borealis”, which was the first song he EVER wrote about me, came out to the world! sometimes the universe just chooses to leave you speechless!!! that was when @bohnes looked over at me. When he got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever.. I have never been more sure about anything in my life. You are my biggest adventure. My fairytale come true. My soulmate. My best friend. The love of my life. So of course it was 1millionxYES!!! Sometimes in life you will meet that one person that makes everything make sense. A person that pushes you to be an even greater version of yourself. A person that makes you not just dream it.. but believe it! Believe in your own abilities to make anything happen! Love is not about compromising yourself. Love is finding someone that only adds to your own joy and shine! Teammates for life!!! @bohnes with you i just knew! You are all that and more. You walked into my life and i have never looked back. I love you. You are MY northern lights and MY Aurora Borealis. <3 -Your Jo
According to Skriver, chasing the auroras was second on her bucket list, after swimming with orcas in their natural habitat in Norway, where they’d stopped by earlier on. DeLeon had also built a bonfire on top of a frozen lake and hot cocoas at the ready (BRB while we melt) while they enjoyed the natural phenomenon.
The pair have been dating since 2013, and share a home in Nashville, Tennessee.
And her engagement ring is stunning – a 3-carat emerald cut diamond in a split shank diamond-embellished platinum or white gold setting.
Earlier this month, DeLeon was at the Victoria’s Secret show in New York City to cheer his girlfriend on.
with you by my side i know i can do it all @bohnes ❤️ you make me believe in myself like no one else. You make me laugh on the days I’m down! You make me push through times that are tough! You make me feel like a damn super hero! The magic you constantly add to my life is making me the luckiest woman in the world! I will never be able to say how much i love you! ❤️ Teammates for life! #vsfashionshow
“Love is not about compromising yourself. Love is finding someone that only adds to your own joy and shine! Teammates for life!!!” she added in her Instagram post.
We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations!
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