30 Mar '18, 10am
A romantic scene in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan
She was still smiling, visibly filled with glee, when the man slowly lowered himself onto one knee, his hands never leaving her’s for one moment. Her smile turned into an expression of surprise. I was too far away to hear what he said but it was obviously a marriage proposal. Her response was equally obvious: she nodded excitedly before pulling him up for a passionate embrace. They laughed and danced in a small circle, the candles illuminating their every movement. By this time, I wasn’t the only person who’d noticed what had just happened. The Bedouins burst into song and people started clapping. It was a small, intimate celebration at a breathtaking location. I’m not sure if the man had planned it beforehand or if he was simply inspired by the enchanted setting but I couldn’t help but think that this is the perfect place to propose… and a magical place to say “YES!”.