Tracey & Darren

Tracey & Darren

FUTURE  Bride:  Tracey Arthur
FUTURE  Groom: Darren Finocchio

Our Wedding Date: 15.9.2018

Who Proposed: Darren

Proposal Date: Christmas morning 2017

Proposal Location: Sage Hotel Adelaide. CLICK HERE to Visit their listing


Darren sprung an overnight stay at the Sage Hotel on me for Christmas Eve. I got very excited and called my closest friend of 36 years and debriefed with her if Darren was going to propose as it was unusual for him to book accommodation randomly.

I decided to go with the flow and have some fun and not worry about the cauliflower bake I had to have ready at 11am Christmas morning.

We booked in and I was super nervous but excited. We had dinner and got distracted by a large group of Irish Pikies who were loud and a bit out of control. We ended up laughing and going to another venue for dinner. As we walked past, I made comment about the pretty dresses at Bridal on Pultney (which is where I bought my dress).

No proposal that night, but by then I’d mostly forgotten about it and enjoyed our time together.

Christmas morning we were talking and Darren asked if I’d like my gift, to which I said, ‘but the hotel stay is my present’. Darren then pulled back the sheets to reveal a box that he’d snuck in and onto my tummy. I was thinking ‘earrings, necklace’ and it wasn’t until I opened the box did I realised he was proposing. Inside was the most beautiful ring that he’d had a part in designing. I’d never seen anything so incredible and sparkly.

Darren asked me to marry him Christmas morning as he knew we’d be with my family and that everyone would be ecstatic as we’re so deeply in love and are lucky to have found each other (on Tinder).

Our wedding was perfect and we couldn’t be happier 😍😁