A PlentyOfFish Proposal!

It’s an incredible moment when you find that sweetheart you want to spend forever with! We get it; online dating can be daunting and completely out of your comfort zone. If you are currently a member on POF, congrats for taking the leap and just know we’re cheering you on. And because we’re all about celebrating love, today we’re celebrating the success story of Junior and Kristina.

How they met:

Junior and Kristina first became members on PlentyOfFish over three years ago.  Kristina remembers seeing Junior’s profile, messaging him and the rest is history. A few messages back and forth turned into texting and eventually they decided to meet.

Junior recalls sitting on the park bench, glancing up every time someone walked by him until that moment he saw Kristina walking towards him on the boardwalk. Life stood still, and in that moment he knew he was going to fall madly in love with her.

And he did just that!

How he asked:

Junior wanted Kristina to feel special and loved all day and didn’t want to feel stressed or nervous about creating that perfect moment. That’s where we came in! Junior contacted us, Sweetheart Events team for his marriage proposal!

Element of Surprise – Junior knew he wanted to completely surprise and wow Kristina but knew he needed help in the planning and execution of it all. In the past, Junior had planned many incredible birthday celebrations and date nights but this time he wanted to make that lasting impression! While scouring the area for that perfect location we stumbled upon this private corner of the seawall with a beautiful view of False Creek and Vancouver’s Cambie Street Bridge.

First Date Location – Knowing that Junior and Kristina first met in the area and spent hours walking and talking along that seawall on their first date, we knew it would be a perfect spot to pop the question.


Personal Touch –We wanted to add personal touches from their relationship, and knew that we wanted to include some of their early messages.  Although we were unable to retrieve the exact messages, Junior shared his favorite memories and feelings from those early days.

The day was filled with brunch, a spa visit and then dinner at the restaurant where they shared one of their first anniversaries. Kristina thought she was just going to dinner but when Junior decided to make a small detour to their plans, she grabbed his hand and went with it…


A path lined with candlelight, wooden signs and sentimental details led them through a timeline of their love story ending with a white linen drape tied back and accented below with gold lanterns and more candles. It was the surprise that Junior was hoping for. He got down on one knee, asked those four little words and Kristina smiled and nodded her head.juniorkristina_proposal_2016-10

They were engaged!

At dinner, Kristina was surprised once again with flowers and two love letters, one from Junior and one from his daughter, a beautiful keepsake to complete the night. Kristina loved the wooden calligraphy signs so much that the couple has since incorporated them into their home and will use them in their wedding.

Congratulations Junior + Kristina!



Stephanie Reitsma

Posted by Stephanie Reitsma

"HI! I’M STEPHANIE. Owner & Principal Planner A bubbly, organization-obsessed Vancouver-based Wedding and Proposal Planner . I live for helping time-strapped couples plan, simplify and personalize their once-in-a-lifetime moment, so it turns out to be everything they ever hoped it would be (and then some). I’m a Certified Wedding Planner with The Wedding Planner’s Institute of Canada and a Certified Event Planner with BCIT who’s been featured in places like Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Real Weddings Magazine, Vancouver Bride and How He Asked. On top of that, before starting Sweetheart Events, I worked with two well-respected local event planning companies and shadowed numerous industry professionals for 5+ years and have been planning proposals for three years."

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