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Jordan A.

I have to begin by saying that my proposal was like something out of a fairy tale book. Mark planned an entire trip to Germany and I had no idea what was in store. On the third day in Berlin, he told me that we were going to fly to Munich, then drive to Fusson, a small town in Bavaria the next day.

Once we got to the town, Mark reserved a beautiful room at a bed and breakfast with a breathtaking view of the German Alps. After we got settled, Mark had booked a tour of the Neuschwanstein castle built by King Ludwig II in the 19th Century. He is also known as the fairy tale king. We hiked up the mountain to the castle and the whole time Mark was acting a little "off." I didn't think anything of it, and just assumed that he wasn't feeling well. During the tour, he was very quiet, which is unlike him, since he is a history lover. After the tour, we took another walk farther up the mountain to a lookout bridge. It was full of people and looked a little precarious! After we got a few great pictures in, Mark suggested we keep walking up to the other side of the mountain.

On the walk up, he kept suggesting we sit down at random places, but then would rapidly change his mind. When we finally got to the top of the final peak, the view was breathtaking. As we stood there for awhile, I kept wondering why we were standing there for so long. Later I learned that he was waiting for another couple to leave us alone. Then, Mark asked me if I wanted to literally climb down a steep and narrow path to another overlook that was filled with rocks, and roots. I had to climb down on my hands! When we finally got there, we stood for a little. Then he wanted to sit. Then he wanted to stand. All of sudden, Mark started talking about how Walt Disney modeled the Magic Kingdom castle after Neuschwanstein and how all his dreams have come true in the form of me and our relationship. Then he dropped to one knee and popped the question with the most beautiful engagement ring I have ever seen. Of course, I said, "Yes!"