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Celebrate 14 Days of Love at Disney Parks: A Fairytale Proposal Brought to Life

posted on February 12th, 2014 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Today you’re in for a real treat my friends! Remember yesterday when I told you we’d be sharing a story about a real life Disney proposal? Well the hour is upon us! As part of our “Celebrate 14 Days of Love” series I’m going to share what happened.

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When we first learned New Mexico native, Issac Gomez, wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Amanda, my friends and I at Disney Floral & Gifts were eager to help … it’s what us Dream Makers do best!

Like most love stories, theirs began with a surprise encounter, and one Issac can’t help but share with a huge grin. “We met through my cousin, being introduced to her was my Christmas present,” Issac shared. “Best present ever.”

While telling us about her, Issac shared on numerous occasions how selfless Amanda is. “She takes care of literally everyone and would do anything for the people she loves.”

So when Issac shared he wanted to propose, we recommended the ideal gift to set the stage for their moment near Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park.

Here’s what happened: The night before, a gift was delivered to their room along with a card message that prepped the proposal for the next day. Of course, we’re keeping some of the details secret just in case your sweetheart may be reading this story (wink). As their day was winding down in Magic Kingdom Park, Issac took Amanda to La Fontaine de Cendrillon, Cinderella’s fountain, just as the card message mentioned.

At the fountain, Issac asked Amanda to get two coins from her bag. Realizing she only had one coin, she tried to convince Issac to make his wish in the fountain instead. “We went back and forth for a few minutes before I finally got her to make her wish with the coin,” he laughed. “Just goes to show how thoughtful she really is, always thinking of the other person.”

As Amanda tossed her coin into the fountain, eyes closed, Issac knelt to the ground with her ring in hand and popped the question.

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“I asked her to fulfill my wish and spend her life with me, she thought I was kidding,” he said.

“I’m glad he wasn’t,” she added. “I couldn’t have dreamt of a better proposal!”

As if the day wasn’t magical enough, Issac had one more surprise being prepped in their Walt Disney World Resort room … our Presenting Your Royal Princess In-Room Celebration. Imagine Amanda’s surprise to walk in their resort room door to discover roses, her very own tiara, proclamation, and sparkling fairy tale necklace and more, just as if the Fairy Godmother stopped by! “The In-Room Celebration was a complete surprise, unlike anything I could have imagined” Amanda shared.

Or course after the proposal, they captured their memories in France pavilion at Epcot with a romantic photo session taken by our photography experts from Disney Fine Art Photography. Check it out!

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Looks like our friends have stepped into their very own Happily Ever After …

To discover more enchantment, visit disneyfloralandgifts.com or call 407-WDW-GIFT for Walt Disney World Resort, or 714-781-GIFT to reach Disneyland Resort.

And be sure to tune in tomorrow when we’ll feature the story of a military family who reconnected at Walt Disney World Resort after Dad had been serving our country for the past six months. You won’t want to miss it!

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Melanie from Middlesex on February 12th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

My Prince proposed to me in December at one of the Christmas parties in the Magic Kingdom…when we were visiting Rapunzel and Flynn!! We’re now planning our Disney Fairytale Wedding with the help of the DFTW team…and yes, there are Tangled accents throughout our wedding!!

 

Jean Volante on February 13th, 2014 at 11:03 am

What a heartwarming story Melanie. Best wishes with your upcoming wedding. You’re in great hands with our FTW team. They’re amazing!

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Cory from AB on February 12th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

My fiancee and I were engaged at Disneyland Paris!

Since we’re Canadian, I knew that I was going to propose to her at some point on our trip to France, but I didn’t know exactly where or when. That moment came shortly after the Disney Dreams show at Disneyland Paris. We were sitting on a fountain in front of the Plaza Gardens, talking an waiting for the crowds to disperse. As the conversation progressed and the lighting was perfect and the music became ever more lovely, I realized it was time. Overcoming that sudden spark of panic that comes with a monumentally life-changing moment, I presented her with a miniature pumpkin carriage as the ring box, slipped to one knee and told her how she was my fairy tale princess come true, my best friend, and asked if she would marry me… I was going to finish with “and live happily ever after,” but she told me to “hold on a second” (which, ladies, is about the worst time to say that)! Then she pulled out a ring she was saving to give me, and we proposed to each other!

Though having anywhere in Paris to choose from, Disneyland Paris was so appropriate for us. Mutual love of fairy tales and fantasy was one of the things that brought us together and our first trip together was to Disneyland in Anaheim. True to form, we’re going to Walt Disney World for the first time for our honeymoon!

 

Jean Volante on February 13th, 2014 at 11:07 am

Oh my stars Cory… what a great story. Sounds like a Disney fairy tale come to life. Your story is one of inspiration, sharing that it is possible to find mutual love like yours. Best wishes on your upcoming wedding. And, its great to read you’re coming “home” for the honeymoon. :)

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