Enzoani have now revealed their lucky Real Bride Sweepstakes 2016 winner…
Earlier this year, top bridal brand Enzoani launched their annual Real Bride Sweepstakes competition, giving real brides the chance to win a gorgeous Enzoani gown and VIP Aisle Style Package!
Couples were invited to submit their love stories, which were then posted to Enzoani’s online Contest Gallery to be voted for by the public. The Top 10 finalists were then announced on 25th April, before the Enzoani offices worldwide in the USA, United Kingdom, Europe, and Africa came together to form a global decision and determine the winning story.
The winning couple were Heather and Phil, whose engagement story took place in the French Alps. Read their full story below…
“He had planned it perfectly but little did he know, it would all go wrong. After meeting when teaching at the same International School in China, Phil, dry humoured Brit met me, a chatty South African. Our time together has been adventurous, being very fortunate to travel around Asia during our school holidays. Two years passed, we moved to Hong Kong, and that is where we currently live.
The proposal location – Chamonix in the French Alps, December 2015, an exciting snowboarding holiday was planned, something both of us had been looking forward to for months. After a morning on the slopes, we raced to get up to the viewing tower of Mont Blanc, a picturesque setting for a proposal – almost 4000 metres up. Sadly for Phil, altitude didn’t agree with me, I felt dizzy and fainted. Needless to say, all I wanted to do was to get down as I was feeling nauseous. I think I would have perked up if I knew he had a diamond in his pocket!
Plan B was an outdoor hot spring later that day. Advertised as a quaint, romantic getaway with photos of falling snow around a hot spring as you sipped on champagne. The reality – wedged between bodies while being splashed in the face didn’t seem to cut it. Yet again the ring didn’t get the chance to make it onto my finger. Finally, in the quiet of our little hotel room, Phil dragged me by the feet to the edge of the bed while he dropped to one knee. The tears flooded as I realised all the trouble he had gone through.
The drama however didn’t end there. The next day strolling through Chamonix town with my diamond sparkling with the snow around us, I stopped and turned white. The ring was gone. It had slipped off my finger and because of the cold, I hadn’t noticed that it had fallen off. The rest was a miracle. We tried to back track where we had walked. We split off in different directions and there it was, just lying in the middle of the road. I ran to pick up my ring, tears running down my face. People did think I was acting a little odd as I held up my ring, still in a squatting position, repeating, “My ring, my ring!”
Enzoani, with your help, our wedding day will not be as stressful as our engagement. I found one of your dresses in the first bridal boutique I went to. My mom and sister came with me to try on dresses that special day. I have found my dress!”
What a fantastic proposal story! Congratulations to Heather and Phil and we wish you good luck with all your wedding planning.
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