LOOK: We Asked This Boyfriend How He Planned His Viral Wedding Proposal And OMG, Kilig!

Sometime in July, a wedding proposal went viral on Facebook. A series of photos of a man proposing to his girlfriend at a local fast food joint was being shared left and right on the social media site. And, like most people, I was curious about the whole event, so I caught up with the man behind it all, Dexter, and asked him about the proposal. Here’s what he shared:

Image from Emily Beriong | Facebook

Q: How did you meet? How long have you been together?

Dexter: Simple lang naman po yung story namin, ma’am. Isa po akong guro at student po siya [ng senior high school] sa parehong paaralan. Parati po kaming nagkikita kasi isang department lang po kami. Then, we started texting, tumatawag sa isa’t-isa hanggang sa nagkadevelopan po kami dahil sa meron kaming parehong problema sa pamilya.

Even though bawal po ay nagpatuloy at pinanindigan po namin ang aming relasyon kahit po maraming naghaharang at kumontra. Hanggang sa grumadweyt po siya at isinapubliko na po namin ang aming relasyon. At siguro po, sa dinami-daming pagsubok na napagdaan po namin, nagdesisyon po akong mag propose. First anniversary po namin noong nagpropose po ako.

[Our story is simple. I’m a teacher and she was a [senior high school] student at the same school. We always run into each other because we belong in the same department. Then we started texting and calling each other. We started developing feelings for each other because we have the same family issues.

Even though it was forbidden, we continued with our relationship even though many were against it. When she graduated, we went public with our relationship. And even though we had a lot of hardships in our relationships, I decided to propose. It was our first anniversary when I proposed.]

Images from Emily Beriong | Facebook

Q: What did you do to prepare for the proposal?

Dexter: Simple lang din po, ma’am, pero matagal ko na po [pinaghandaan]. That time po kasi, may trabaho po siya. At the same time, kaunti lang po yung time ko kasi may klase din po kasi ako that time. Kaya po nag-isip nalang po ako ng simple na alam kong masosorpresa po talaga siya.

Nagpagawa lang po ako ng panda teddy bear bouquet po, sumulat ng love letter, at yung pera po na nilagyan ko po ng ‘will you marry me’.

[It was simple but it took me a while to prepare. At that time, she had a job and I didn’t have much free time because I had classes. So I thought about a way that was simple but would still surprise her. 

I had a panda teddy bear bouquet made, wrote a letter, and made the prop with the paper money that said, ‘will you marry me’.]

Image from Emily Beriong | Facebook

Q: That’s sweet! Have you set a date for the wedding? What are your plans moving forward?

Dexter: Salamat po! Actually po, gusto muna ng fiance ko na makapagtapos ng college bago kami magpakasal at yun din naman po ang gusto ko.

[Thank you! Actually, my fiance wants to finish college first before we get married and that’s what I want, too.]

We hope Dexter’s proposal inspires the gentlemen (and ladies if you’re the type!) out there to think outside the box when the time comes for their own proposals. Things don’t always have to be extravagant to be well received. Who knows? Your own proposal just might go viral as well! We wish Dexter and Emily nothing but happiness in their future.

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You can watch Dexter’s proposal to Emily here:

Did you see Dexter’s proposal on your timeline? What did you think of it?


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