Steve and I had been dating for over 6 years. We met in college, fell in love, and bought a home together. I was ready to get married! Steve, however, wasn’t in such a hurry. He wanted us to save money and be financially ready before we got engaged and married. I would bring bring marriage up pretty often. I even told him that we have been together so long he wouldn’t be able to surprise me so he should just propose. No matter what I said he wouldn’t budge. He said someday we will get married.
Well I should have known that when I least expected it, it would happen. That is how Steve is. Last summer I was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune . After I finished filming my episode (and winning almost $32,000) the producer asked the audience to please stay a little longer because they were going to film some promos. I was the second contestant called up. They put up a huge puzzle. I started laughing thinking this was a joke. I was afraid it would take me forever to solve this puzzle.
They started lighting letters up and eventually I buzzed in and read it: Steve says Margaret will you marry me? I almost fell over. I started crying so hard. Steve came out from behind the puzzle board, walked over to where I was standing behind the wheel, got down on one knee and proposed. It was the most amazing moment of my life. I was so surprised!!! Both our families were there and they ran on stage to hug and congratulate us. They had no idea either. This was a surprise for all of us.
The best part was that Wheel of Fortune even agreed to this. I was the first contestant to ever be proposed to on the show. It was incredible. I could not imagine a more imaginative, creative, and romantic proposal. We have pictures and the video of it and I cry everytime I look at them. Steve is the most amazing man on earth! I love him more than anything and can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him. What I know for sure is that I will have a life full of surprises! We are getting married this summer in Mexico on the beach. I can’t wait!
Proposal Story By:
Crystal Lake, IL