Samantha and John-David's Christmas Parade Proposal at Disneyland

London Zoo 2014

How We Met

John-David and I met 9 years ago at Disneyland. We both performed in Disney’s A Christmas Fantasy Parade. I was the music box ballerina and he was a toy soldier. This is where our fairy tale started!

Performers in a Christmas Fantasy Parade

Our opening unit

How He Asked

After dating 7 years, being long distance for over 5 years, we are finally engaged! The proposal happened on our 7th anniversary weekend at Disneyland, of course. We watched the Christmas parade on Main Street and the second the parade is over someone grabs me and leads me into a store. I look up and see it was our friend, Joey. After being pulled into the store, 2 more of my fiancé’s close friends are there and put a microphone on me, while they are telling me how much I mean to my fiancé. I started crying tears of joy immediately because at that moment I had a feeling something amazing was going to happen.

Next, I am escorted out to Main Street and one by one all our friends and family come up and each give me a rose and hug. The last people in the procession are my parents and they turn me around to face the Christmas tree. Standing there is the love of my life with a big, nervous smile. I walk to my fiancé and he gets down on one knee and asks me to be his wife. I immediately say “yes!” It was the best day of my life.

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My fiancé even had our whole proposal videotaped (hence the microphones on both of us) and he put together a lovely video of our proposal.

I'm engaged to the love of my life!!!

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