Esther 🇩🇪 🇨🇩 and Gaety 🇳🇱 🇨🇩 Beautiful Destination Proposal in PortugalWe are starting the weekend with Esther and Gaety destination proposal and love story. Groom-to-be, Gaety is Dutch while bride-to-be Esther is German. They are both of Congo DRC descent. The beautiful Afro Caribbean couple met in 2015 while working at a fashion event. They started talking, it led to their friendship and eventually their relationship. 5 years after, they are ready to take their love to another level. For Esther, it was a supposed appreciation day turned proposal. She walked into a room decorated with pictures of them, a candlelit rose path, champagne, and some flower bouquets. It was so romantic and beautifully planned. The bride-to-be, Esther lets us in on how they met and their engagement proposal story. Keep scrolling to see their beautiful proposal photos and video.
How We MetWe met at the end of 2015 during a Fashion Event (Vibration Bruxelles). I was walking for an up and coming black designer and Gaety was doing promo and meeting people for an event he was organizing later in that year. The designer introduced me to Gaety because she thought I would be a good fit to do promo for Gaety and that was how we started talking.
Esther and Gaety Destination Proposal in Portugal
Our Engagement Proposal StoryWe were supposed to go to Afronation in July 2020 in Portugal. It got canceled, but we decided to still go to Portugal and just have a city trip/baecation. On the 18th July 2020, he organized an appreciation day for me because I finished my Master’s degree and didn’t have a proper celebration because of COVID-19. Or at least I thought it only was an appreciation day. He got 3 of my closest friends to send me videos just to send an appreciation message throughout the day while we were on our daily city tour. He pretended he got tired and that it was too hot for him to continue our visit, so we went back to our hotel to take a break.
Esther and Gaety Destination Proposal in PortugalArriving at the hotel I found a dress on the bed from House of CB which was still part of the appreciation day. He then told me that there was a photographer that would come to take some pictures of us and that in the evening we would go to a restaurant for a private dinner. At that point, I still didn't have an inkling of what would truly happen because he told me the photographer worked for the hotel and he'd just be taking pictures for their website. Esther and Gaety Destination Proposal in Portugal We went to the restaurant and had an amazing private dining experience. At that point, I even thought he would propose. I thought my family would pop out somewhere. But he told me he wouldn't propose there or anything. So I thought "oh I can relax, nothing is going to happen here" and I even took off my shoes. But shortly after, he convinced me to put my shoes back on to take pictures outside. So after the restaurant, we went back to the hotel, he got me to enter the hotel room by myself and there it was: THE surprise. The room was decorated with pictures of us, a candlelit rose path, champagne, and some flower bouquets. I had different steps to take before he would come back. The first one was for me to call our families on Zoom. The second step was for me to read Gaety's appreciation letter. When I finished reading the letter Gaety joined me, got down on one knee, and proposed.
Esther and Gaety Destination Proposal in Portugal
Love Notes to Each Other 💌
"My love as I’m going to sleep, I just wanted to send you a small message to tell you that I really appreciate you and that I love you. I appreciate you always for being there for me even when you don’t know you are. I appreciate your counsel, I appreciate that I can let my guard down around you and I just appreciate your support. You truly are the best person I’ve ever met even tho you get on my nerves sometimes😅. But I’d rather only you get on my nerves anyway lol. I can’t wait for us to get married and that I finally officially can call you my wife! Because you are the love of my life. ❤️" - Gaety
"I literally have the best fiancee ever. I love the way you love me and my personality. You accepted me as who I am and you are making everything in order for us to achieve our goals. I could not imagine my life without you anymore. To see how much we have grown in love and faith makes me feel so good. You can be very difficult sometimes haha but this does not change the fabulous person that you are. I love you and I can’t wait to become your wife ! I love you baby ❤️" - EstherMy Afro Caribbean Wedding and My Precious World team wish the couple a lifetime of love and happiness, together forever. To find black wedding vendors and other wedding suppliers who provide wedding services for black/multicultural couples like wedding photography, videography, wedding planning, black bridal makeup artist, and more, kindly visit our Black Wedding Vendor Directory page to contact. Just had an event or just got married? Share your beautiful love story with us for a chance to get featured. Submit your love stories and send us all your media content.