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A proposal...

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23 months ago

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a proposal ...a plan or suggestion, especially a formal or written one, put forward for consideration by others.

an offer of marriage

 

Traditional a man makes a proposal or an offer of marriage to his chosen partner. Leap years - first introduced by Julius Ceasar,  are full of traditions, folklore and superstitions. One of the most famous is women proposing to their men. Where did this tradition come from? Here are some of legends behind this tradition.

According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every four years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar. (Source: http://www.timeanddate.com/date/leap-day-february-29.html)

heart ring

 

Women in Finland are advised to propose only on leap-year day -- Feb. 29 -- for good luck. If her boyfriend should refuse, he is required to pay her a "fine": enough fabric to make a skirt. (source: Huffington Post)

 

In Scotland, an unmarried Queen Margaret allegedly enacted a law in 1288 allowing women to propose on leap-year day. But there was a catch: The proposer had to wear a red petticoat (a skirt under her skirt) to warn her intended that she planned to pop the question. (source: Huffington Post)

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 How would you propose? A walk in the park, a romantic dinner, a weekend away, a boudoir session - I would love to help you plan yours and to create a lasting memory for you. 

 

 

pinky promise 

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