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Northern Virginia Magazine Online - March 2010

Proposal of the Month: March 2010
The Couple: Amanda Millward and Andrew Lander
Engagement Date: September 8, 2007
Wedding Date: August 30, 2008

The Proposal (According to Amanda): “Andrew and I were about to celebrate our 2.5-year anniversary in September 2007. He had just gotten home from his part-time job, and we were sitting on the couch pretending to watch a movie. I was wrapped in his arms and I was telling him about the book “Shopaholic and Baby” by Sophie Kinsella I had just finished. He asked me if I wanted a baby and I had said ‘Well, I want to get married first.’ Andrew was silent after I made this remark. I asked him what was wrong, and he told me that he wanted to propose to me for the longest time, but he didn’t because he said he couldn’t do it properly. I asked him what that meant, and he told me he wanted to buy me an engagement ring, but he couldn’t afford one. I looked at him and said that I didn’t need an engagement ring. All he had to do was ask me. Andrew pondered over this and then yelled out ‘Do you mean to tell me that if I asked you right now, on this couch, without an engagement ring or doing anything fancy that you would say yes?’ I told him to ask me. He became very sincere and said in a soft voice, ‘Amanda, will you marry me?’ Of course I had to tease him. I said ‘Oh, gee, this is quite sudden. I don’t know.’ Then I turned to him and said ‘yes.’

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