Love. I love the idea of love, being in love and seeing other people in love. (Yes Alex, I know I used the words love too many times in the same sentence, but I can’t help it!). Love is this basic need that we all have as humans. In marriage, love to me means a deep sense of commitment between two individuals – a love that never gives up even though times are difficult. Love also equates trust… because to give yourself fully to someone like that requires a huge amount of risk and trust.
I had the privilege of witnessing and recording the marriage proposal of my friends Ivan and Mi Ghent a few days ago. I’ve known the both of them for years – individually and then together as a couple. I am so glad they’ve taken the plunge into this whole realm of trusting each other’s hearts with full commitment to one another.
Ivan had this ingenious idea of creating ‘additional’ Monopoly Deal cards for the proposal. It’s one of Mi Ghent’s favourite game and the idea was so apt! After a few rounds, Ivan played his “Marry Me” card, followed by the “Just Say Yes” card, specially designed by our friend Monica.
She was stunned for a while, and then asked, “Are you on your knees?”
Needless to say, she said YES!
It was especially meaningful too that the engagement ring was a family heirloom handed down by Ivan’s mum. I am so happy for the both of you! Thank you for inviting Alex and I to be part of this beautiful occasion. And of course, thanks for the yummy Ipoh food too! Now, on to wedding planning!
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haha! naughty fella Ivan! congrats!
Awwww. Congratulations you guys
Awesome!!! Good on ya mate!
FINALLY. Congratulations! :)
OMG, congrats to both of u. Jason n family
bro, congrats and God Bless.
Wow!! Awesome idea Ivan!! Nice photos… Congratulations!!!
Congrats, Ivan & Mi Ghent! May this mark the beginning of great things to come! Love, Emily & Terence
Aww…. sooooo sweeeeetttt….. :) Happy for u both, at last! Btw don’t u all think Ghent & Ivan s’ face look similar in the 3rd photo – watch the eye & chin triangle :D
Congratulations Ivan and Mi Ghent! That is awesome news and what a creative proposal, Ivan. Nicely Done!
Congratulations to both of you!! We are very happy for you and wish you a wonderful marriage filled with many delights and pleasant surprises as you do life TOGETHER! Felicidades a los dos!
Great Idea by Great People for a Great Marriage !! Congrats!
Congratulations! What a great idea to propose. Great photos of you guys!
wooooo hoooo! mighent+ivan ! conrats !
Congrats to both! Guess we are waiting for the family gathering in ipoh or kl then
Congrats Ivan!!! Very happy for you:)
Congratulations!!!!!! Happy for you guys…….
Just brilliant!! Congrats to the both of you..
Finally Mr Yeh! Congrats once again to you and Mi Ghent! What an ingenious idea! God bless!
Mr. Ivan Great stuff nice to take the next step down the road of life.
Ohhh my goodness… sooooo sweet! Congratulations you guys! We are very happy this day has finally come. I never imagined Monopoly Deal would play such a great part in your “plans” Ivan. Very thoughtful…
Nice one, Ivan – so clever! Congratulations! See you both soon!
100 points for the idea, Ivan! And my heartiest congrats! She is one lucky girl!!
Congratulations, Ivan! So happy for u & wat an interesting way to propose. Thumbs up!
Congratulations! So romantic…I see Monopoly differently now.
Heartiest Congratulations Ivan! = )