The accidental discovery
"The way Yuan Jin proposed was hilarious. I found the engagement ring in its box by accident. He'd left it in my wardrobe. As soon as he'd realised this, he dropped down on one knee by the side of the bed and popped the question while holding a vase of flowers!" - Lim Pei Mei
See her dreamy garden at Una at One Rochester, here.
Pain and gain
The day after my 30th birthday, I had really painful stomach cramps and all I wanted to do was to go home. This, of course, foiled his proposal plan! Instead, he proposed in the most unromantic place ever - the car park of a mall! I had cold sweat from the cramps and had just sat in the car when he got down on one knee and proposed. That diamond ring cured my cramps and we call it Vitamin D now!" - Amanda Eng
Justin described the proposal as "quirky yet strangely romantic". He waited for me to fall asleep before slipping the engagement ring on my finger. According to Justin, he was expecting me to be speechless and in tears upon seeing the ring in the morning. His grand plan was, unfortunately ruined when I woke up as he was about to slide the ring on my finger. Instead, he proposed to me first thing in the morning." - Cheryl Lee
Cheryl married Justin with a glamorous ballroom wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. See it here.
Anders proposed via Whatsapp. I was awakened by the ding of the text alert and an image of champagne, flowers and a ring box on his table along with five lit candles. In my grogginess, I thought it looked like a prayer or deathly wedding ritual, and laughed till I went back to sleep - without saying yes! Poor guy. He must have felt terrible. I finally Whatsapped my acceptance in the morning." Chew Sin Huey
"His initial proposal plan actually fell through, as the field of yellow canola flowers in Seopjikoji, Jeju, Korea (where we were vacationing), had turned brown. Meanwhile, I had been running around taking pictures, and had asked why he looked so bored and upset! He later proposed to me that night at our Airbnb, and wrote me a long letter that made me cry." - Anthea Zhou
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