The cat is out of the hat by now. Everyone should have heard of the news by now. Yes, I had finally proposed to my long time sweetheart, Romiko. It was a perfect night out at one of the best French restaurant in town, flowers (or rather Ferrero), a beautiful proposal cupcakes from my best baker and a perfect cut stone. I am on my knee and .... Well let leave that for later for now. I had decided to divide the whole planning process into a few posts as it would be a lengthy post if I post everything in one. For starter, I am going to tell how the whole proposal started off.
I had always wanted a perfect moment or the right moment to do the proposal. I know, not everyone has the same idea as I do, but heck, it's a once in a life time thingy anyway. Why not make it memorable. To be frank I am not a very romantic guy so I don't do any mushy stuff. So coming up with this whole proposal thingy really tested the limit of mind. I know I wanted something memorable. So I thought of doing it at some fancy restaurant. But that's not enough. Doing it after a fine dinner with roses and diamond is too common. So I decided to do something different. One of my gym-mate, TTB (Tea Room Baker) is a good baker and had created lots of creation for birthday and all type of occasions. But never a proposal cake. So I got creative and had a discussion with her and told her my intention and idea. The theme would be Keroro Gunsho from a famous Japanese Anime.
I know what I wanted. So it's actually quite easy from there. She's very good with the decorations and also the orientation of the cupcakes. So we exchange ideas and finally decided on the decoration. I'd requested for a sketch of the whole 'project' and she is so nice to come back to me with the above picture. I am still deciding whether to get a real diamond ring or just use a fake one that comes with the cake or not at that time. She had even included a Tiffany ring box for me to place the 'real ring' if I had decided to get one later on. The main character, Keroro (Green Frog) would be holding the ring and would be larger than the other frogs characters. And the most important thing would be the message, "Will You Marry Me?". We had decided to have the word 'Yes' being place with some of the character for her to choose as a reply to my proposal that night. And the word 'No' is not an option. So I am covered.
Now the cake is done. So I left with shopping for the perfect ring and also finding the right venue. For ring shopping purposes, I had looked for another gym-mate of mine, Wanie. Trust me when I say that this women know her diamonds. I am not going to talk about that now and gonna leave it for the next post. Gonna let you digest on this first post for now.