Charan and Sawan

How We Met

Sawan and I met on November 8th 2008 in bullring shopping center Birmingham. The day before my 18th Birthday. We were friends for about two years before dating. We have been together throughout sixth form, university, placement year, and now our working lives. Sawan proposed to me at Christmas as it’s my favorite time of the year and I love everything about it. He booked a surprise trip to Lapland for me and popped the question on our first night. It was perfect and magical. Everything and more I could have dreamt of.

How He Asked

Sawan surprised me with a trip to Lapland. We were staying in the Arctic tree-House hotel. On our first night an elf knocked on our door and surprised me saying we were going aurora hunting (the northern lights) and for a night walk in the woods. It was incredible. We stopped off in our own tee-pee with blankets, an open log fire and a beautiful view of the northern lights. Sawan had told me to stand and covered my eyes saying he had a surprise. He often does romantic gestures so I didn’t think of anything. I was to excited just being in such a magical place. The elf placed something in my hands and told me on the count of 3 to throw up in the air and turn around. So I did this.

And Sawan shouted take your eye mask off. There to my surprise he was down on one knee in a suit with his ear muffs and wellies on and shouted will you marry me. All I remember doing is shouting yes and bursting into tears. Both of us hugging and crying. The build up of 8 years was just a moment I will never forget.

Special Thanks

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel