Tamer and Maie's Romantic Raft Proposal
How We Met: I’ve known Maie since we were in pre-school, with chats here and there, we became good friends, but, it was not before 2010 that we really became close friends. One thing led to another and soon, 6 months later, we were deeply in love, and our relationship has strongly evolved since then.
How He Asked: I always dreamt of making the perfect proposal for Maie. I tried to pay attention to the small details, concentrating on what destination she’d like and daydreaming with her how it could be. I set my goals on what she’ll most probably like and what she’ll want, I didn’t want to get distracted making it flashy or “romantic” with no reason, I simply wanted it to be romantic for her, and only her. I decided that the best thing would be a raft in the middle of the sea with the perfect weather with the sunset as the background. I set off to make a raft, I looked for bamboo everywhere, and finally found it with a reasonable price. I carried it in my pick-up truck and went off to Ein El Sokhna (the closest beach to Cairo). With the help of my great friends and the use of the internet we were able to make the raft in three days. Unfortunately when trying the raft, it wasn’t stable and accordingly decided to change plans with the boat. We set the date, and made it as if we were heading to the beach to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I asked her if she’d like to take a random ride on the jet ski. At first she wasn’t fond of the idea, then with the help of the “birthday boy” she agreed. We went off for our random ride, only to her surprise. A raft and boat with my vow to her and my promises in a ring and a letter.
Photography and Videography by Nader Makram