Many of us have romantic Valentine stories we could share. This first paragraph comes from our own love story. I’m going to go way back, way, way back to high school because that is where our romance began. Chris and I were highschool sweethearts. I will never forget one of our first Valentine’s days. This particular Valentine’s day was a school day and I rode the bus about one hour to school. When we arrived at school the bus driver said to me, “Were all those signs along the way for you?” I had no idea what she meant, but she went on to explain that there were signs on the route (about 8 in all) that were brightly painted and said “Happy Valentine’s Day to Sally N.” My crazy boyfriend had placed them there to tell me, and the world, that he loved me. We are still crazy in love 35 years later and we are having a great time helping our guests create their own Valentine stories.
Last year was an epic Valentine weekend. One particular couple will be remembering their Valentine story for the rest of their lives. What can be more romantic than a proposal? This was something set up well ahead of time as a surprise to her. The couple arrived and he lured her up to our billiard room where he wanted to pop the question. It was his idea for Chris and I to be present to take pictures and record the event, so we pretended to be fixing and cleaning things when they came up to the room. We she turned away from all of us, Chris handed him flowers and he got down on his knee. I got out the camera to take pictures and Chris got his out to videotape the event. She turned around totally unexpecting what was to come. But there he was on his knee saying “I have a very important question to ask you…” “yes….” she answered as she covered her mouth to hold back her utter surprised and impending sobs. It was a touching scene as they embraced and he presented the ring and the really big question. They went on to enjoy a weekend of celebrating an anticipated happy life together and have even invited us to their wedding. The video is on our Hidden Serenity facebook page if you’d like to see it.
Lots of chocolate and flowers later, there are many couples who have celebrated with each other at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast. The Valentine’s Day stories have been taken home with them and have become part of their romantic stories to share with each other. Proposals, surprises, intimate moments and happy, smiling couples make Valentine’s Day or anyday exciting and rewarding for Chris and myself as we remember many special moments in our relationship and look forward to helping you create some memories too.