Love Story -- The Swede Records

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How we met:

I came home for Christmas from college when I was 18 years old and my Mom had mentioned there was a Swedish boy named Jonas coming over for Christmas dinner. "Where's Sweden?" I thought to myself ;-) When I first met Jonas he had long hair and I thought he was so tall. I had an instant crush and felt like he was unlike any other guy I met.

2 months later, I went to a Valentine's Day party and Jonas was there with his Swedish friends (all tall and gorgeous) :-) He had cut his hair and was dressed up really nice, I was so attracted to him. I told my friends "Tonight, I will get his number and/or kiss him." They all thought I was crazy and that it was just another "crush" but there was just something different about him. As the night progressed, I was flirting and we were dancing all night with each other like there was no one else in the room. I may have brought him to the back stairwell a couple times for a kiss or two ;-). After that night, I was smitten and as corny as it sounds, I am just as crazy about him now, 7 1/2 years later, than I was when we first met.

The proposal:

We were vacationing in beautiful Sweden in July and were spending time in the Swedish archipelago. Jonas was very close to his grandfather who had passed away a few weeks before and told me he wanted to make a video for his Grandfather's memorial.

Ironically enough it rained almost the entire time we were there except for the day Jonas took me out on a boat to an island in the Archipelago. We hiked up a hill to this stunning mountain top overlooking the water and surrounding islands and sat down on the rocks. Jonas told me he wanted to make the tape for his Grandpa and asked if I could film it. I willingly took the camera and began filming as he was spoke in Swedish. I zoned out a bit as he talked away and was taken back when Jonas suddenly after 2 minutes of speaking in Swedish said, "Actually Jenny, this video is not for my Grandfather." I continued to film him as he proposed and told me he had planned the proposal for months on the exact mountain they were on.

Needless to say, I put the camera down after a few minutes but it continued to record the unforgettable moment. After Jonas gave me the gorgeous ring, he showed me a video he had made a week earlier in Orange County. Jonas flew down to see my father to ask for my hand in marriage and filmed the entire family saying hi and congratulating me.

After the excitement and realization, I sat down and filmed Jonas make a video for his Grandpa.

Slice of Advice:

Kevin Bacon said it best, short & to the point... "Keep the fights clean and the sex dirty." :-)

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  1. what a beautiful proposal... and the video? absolutely priceless!

  2. I just love the Swede Records! Such a cool story and awesome proposal :)

  3. i adore this girl! and i'm so happy for her. they're the cutest happiest couple.

  4. My favorite couple :) Their engagement video always tears me up. Your blog is wonderful by the way..glad I found it through the Swede Records!

  5. oh wow! what a great proposal! Love this Gwen! :)

  6. I adore them and their blog...how lovely of you to spotlight them!

    Liesl :)



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