Danika and Lindsey, from Edmonton Canada, will be off to honeymoon at the luxurious Los Altos de Eros in Costa-fricken-Rica!!!!!! Huge F* Yeah congrats girls, we could not be more please to award you this prize.
The girls had a touching story which we absolutely fell in love with. Here is Danika on their story:
“Most of our families and friends have been supportive. We’ve had many people write us and tell us that they love us but don’t agree with our ‘decision’. A number of people from my family also posted links to women who were ‘cured’ of their homosexuality after our engagement. But I think the thing that erases all of the negativity we’ve experienced is the support of my grandmother, who has had a hard time with it in the past. My grandmother has shown more love to us than we could ever have expected and even came to our engagement party. I cry thinking about it every time.” – Yes!!!
“We belonged to some of the same committees and boards and I always tried to get her attention; I wanted to be friends. She always shut me down. Our romantic paths diverged: I got married and she entered a long-term relationship. In 2013, I got divorced and came out. One of my friends asked me who I might like to date next and her name popped into mind! But I never thought it would happen – she was way out of my league. Nonetheless, when I attended my first Pride dance as a lesbian, she was there! I knew it was my time and it took me all night to work up the courage to dance with her. Since she is super monogamous, she shut me down right away. I thought that was it! Then I started a feminist radio show on the university station. I knew she was in seminary (in another province), studying to be a pastor, and so I asked her if she would like to help me with a segment discussing women and religion. She came (I was wearing leopard print tights and a leopard print sweater), and as soon as we sat down to talk we forgot we were being recorded. I remember thinking ‘oh shit – this is the one’. We got engaged the following September.”
“We both knew something was cooking with the other person; we each called her sister secretly and confessed our proposal plans. Little did we know that we were both planning almost the same surprise proposals! She dropped little hints and I started catching on that she was considering proposing to me in the same way I wanted to propose to her. We decided that we would need to set a date and it was decided that I would go ahead with my proposal in our hometown. I ended up making a scavenger hunt in our hometown with presents being left at all of the different locations of our first dates. I spent days making little rhyming clues and weeks putting together the gifts (using the cheapest materials I could find because I was living for a month on my own and didn’t have the money to buy my own food). I sent her to her parent’s home overnight and dropped off the first clue in the morning, having previously asked her mom to accompany her on her journey. She went to my favourite retro clothes store where she picked up a CD of our favourite songs, then to the cupcake shop, and finally to a dumpling house where we’d had our first date. At the dumpling house, I’d left a book of all the reasons I wanted to marry her along with the final clue: to meet me at the bench where we also had our first date – the same bench on which she had painfully decided to come out years earlier. When she arrived at the park, I had friends holding signs that progressively asked, “Will you marry me?” and I had arranged for all of our friends and supportive family to be there (along with a photographer) while I popped the question. I got down on one knee (then both, because the wind knocked me over and I looked like I was begging) and proposed to her with the ring she had designed with the diamond from her late grandmother. Much to my surprise, she then sang to me, handed me almost the exact same book of reasons why she wanted to marry me, and gave me the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen. I hit her repeatedly over the fanciness of the ring, we kissed, and our friends and family were there to witness. The photos were pretty much a wash because the wind was SO STRONG! Hahaha.” – Nawwwwwwww.
“We are having a church wedding and an upscale barbecue reception! We’re trying to get pulled pork (our favourite), have a million baked goods (for me), and our signature drinks will be dark and storms and shots of whiskey. Pinecones are very special to me and will be placed throughout, we have a number of old mason jars that I’ve thrifted for centrepieces, and most of our wedding will be repurposed. Every seat will be ‘reserved’ for a member of the LGBTIQ community who’ve gone before us and made it possible for us to get married. So essentially, pies, cookies, retro flair, and pinecones. Our colours are grey, brown, and a sort of tiffany’s blue! No favours and pictures before the ceremony so we can play games with our guests after.” – Awesome!
So there you have it guys, big round of applause to Danika and Lindsey on winning a honeymoon in Los Altos de Eros.
We’d like to thank everyone that put in the hard yards in entering our competition and sharing our posts.
Finally, BIG BIG thank you to Los Altos de Eros for generously providing us with this massive prize, F YEAH!!!! We’re certain that Danika and Lindsey will be well taken care of.