Love in the time of Covid19 – Coronavirus Engagement Story
Ciarán & Hazel are going out for seven years. Jokingly, Ciarán told Hazel she was up for review this year. Little did she know he’s been planning to propose on her birthday since January. Hazel always makes a big deal of her birthday. For her 29th birthday she had a photoshoot with her pals in the theme of the Last Supper so having a Doortrait taken on her birthday wasn’t all that shocking.
Ciarán contacted me about a month before with his plan for a Covid19 Coronavirus Engagement. I was sure lockdown would be well relaxed by then and told him if I was around I’d definitely do it. So the week before we sorted it out. He dropped a bottle of bubbles in for me to keep in the fridge so Hazel wouldn’t be suspicious and we planned it out. We started out with normal Doortrait images, then Hazel wanted to change into her party shoes and have a balloon for a couple of the photos so when she nipped in to change I gave Ciaran a bit of a pep talk.
A minute or so later he was down on one knee trying to pop the question, with the Claddagh ring he’d ordered especially but Hazel was saying ‘Oh my God’ so much he couldn’t get the words out. She said ‘yes’ before he even asked. It’s okay though, later on that day she made him get down on one knee again and say what he had planned to say. What better way to use lockdown than a Covid19 Coronavirus Engagement?
This article originally appeared in Lovin Dublin