When I returned to Lithuania at the end of 2017 I wanted to propose to my then girlfriend Justina. The idea was to do it under the Christmas tree in Vilnius. We were there for a few days since that’s where the main international airport is in the country. When we went to the Christmas tree it was very busy and the weather was a mix of rain and wet snow, so I kept the little box with the ring in my pocket.
A couple months later we visited a secluded Baltic beach north of where we live in Klaipeda. The snow was falling heavy around us. It was only us, the sea, and the dunes. I really wanted to ask in that moment, but Justina had a history there with her close friends. It was a great moment, but the place was connected to something else in her life.
A few weeks after that moment, there was a bright, crisp morning. We were planning to leave to spend a weekend in Kaunas (the second largest city in Lithuania) to see some sights. I decided that the weather was perfect so I got Justina to go for a walk with me to the beach in our neighbourhood. It is only a 5 minute walk away. The beach was covered in snow, but the sun was bright and there was no wind so the sea was still and calm. I dropped to one knee near our usual spot on our beach and asked her. Of course she said yes.
At the end of May we got married under the old linden trees of my grandfather’s former farm, right next to the Curonian lagoon. After the ceremony we took a bus to Riga and from there we flew to Malta for our honeymoon. It was amazing!
The beach was covered in snow, but the sun was bright and there was no wind so the sea was still and calm. I dropped to one knee near our usual spot on our beach and asked her.
Of course she said yes.