Congratulations to Elaine W. of San Francisco, CA for winning in our Best Engagement Story contest on Facebook! We loved her story so much we wanted to share it with you.
“It was a beautiful morning in San Francisco on 9/3/11 when I experienced the biggest surprise of my life! I thought I was spending the day with a girlfriend but arrived to find a film crew pointing their cameras on me as she pulled out an Amazing Race envelope, with a Travelocity Gnome. She explained how I’ve been selected to complete the race within 5 hours. Only one person would put me up to this— my boyfriend of 5 1/2 years, Egan. I burst into tears of happiness, already suspecting what my ultimate prize was.
Upon regaining my composure, my “Amazing Proposal Race” began with zip-lining alongside the SF skyline and riding a cable car to the Fairmont, where I was greeted by 3 girlfriends. He arranged for a limo to escort me and the film crew to the other “Road Blocks” around our iconic city; which included Japantown, Ghirardelli Square, Presidio Driving Range, Legion of Honor, and Ocean Beach. At each leg of the race, he timed it perfectly so that a different set of friends/family awaited my arrival, some flying in from LA and NY, even! Not only did he incorporate “The Amazing Race,” he also included “Cash Cab” (what he called “Cash Limo”) trivia questions, “Minute-to-Win-It” mini games, and “Survivor” digging for my buried treasure to find a gorgeous dress for the actual proposal.
After completing the race successfully, the limo drove me to the picturesque AT&T Ballpark, where I found my prize, Egan. He stood wiping his tears away as he saw me approaching. He gave his speech, got on one knee, I said “YES!”, and the onlookers cheered! Everything was perfect! 6 months of planning- Success! The final stop was the afterparty where we all celebrated the night away!”
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