They had known each other since high school and kept in touch in the intervening years, mostly by e-mail. Upon their mutual return and reacquaintance, love blossomed – and soon they were more than friends; they were a couple.

As their relationship deepened, Emily was expecting a proposal, but what she wasn’t expecting was how Richard was going to do it. With her entire family gathered together for a Christmas Day celebration, Richard chose that moment to get down on his knees and propose. It made for a very special gift on a very special day.

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