My husband is the type of person who loves to be the centre of attention…I’m not! So, you can imagine my surprise (and embarrassment) with the way he proposed to me on December 19th 2004 in the middle of the Dolphin Show in Seaworld.
The whole day had been weeks in planning, as he had to make sure that they would pick me out of the crowd to play with the dolphin. Seaworld had been given a photograph of me plus they had the regular entrance blocked off to make it easier to spot me coming in so they knew where I was sitting. When the time came he threw my arm up and lo-and-behold they picked me. Fear came over as I don’t like attention directed to me and I had already swam with the dolphins so I didn’t know why he had done that but I went along with it anyway, I had no choice. Little did I know that while I was playing with the dolphin he was getting ready in position at the front of the crowd (when I say crowd, it was school holidays so there were thousands of people watching this take place). The girl asked me a few questions about my time with the dolphin and then she asked the crowd if anyone had a question…my husband did! By this stage panic came over me and I froze, then the tears started. He took the microphone and started telling the crowd how we met, etc (a big awww was heard) and then he read a poem, which led to him pulling the ring out of his pocket, going down on one knee and proposing.
Throughout the proposal Seaworld had a photographer taking photos and they got the dolphins to jump out of the water behind us at the right time as he gave me the ring. We were also very fortunate that seeing there were a plenty of tourists there a man recorded it and sent us a copy. We used it as an introduction for our wedding reception and played it on a big screen for everyone to experience.