Quote of the Lifetime – Getting Married

Getting Married

My Girlfriend:
(Down on one knee)
“Will you marry me?”

(After a full minute of hyperventilating like a girl)

I just have to hope she stops singing, “All the women who are independent. Throw your hands up at me,” before the wedding. Either way, I guess I made a good impression on that first date.

45 responses to “Quote of the Lifetime – Getting Married”

  1. Amanda Blog and Kiss says:

    Congrats! So happy for you. :)

  2. Helderheid says:


  3. martin says:


    I hope that Alex de Leeuw will be included in the wedding festivities and will blog about his experiences! :-)

  4. mub says:

    Awesome! Congrats =D

  5. Efrutik says:

    Congratulations on your engagement! Recently started following your blog. Are all British ppl. so funny ?

  6. Marjolein says:

    Yeah!!! Your girlfriend rocks!!!

  7. Sharon says:

    Congratulations to you both – have you told the parents yet?

  8. Keith says:

    Oh Christ! Another lamb to the slaughter. . . . . .

    Sorry, my mind wandered off a bit there. Congratulations, she finally caught you!

  9. Amanda says:

    Congratulations! Good for her for proposing first. :)

  10. Alcyon says:

    Congratulations! But… shouldn’t she have asked your dad for his consent? ;-)

  11. zed says:

    Congratulations! Now you have someone to get you out of lifts…. Zx

  12. kiki says:

    Make sure you get married for real and not by Wed and Walk. Much love and happiness!!!

  13. Rob says:


  14. French Bean says:

    ZOMG!!! Félicitations!!!

    Erm…I mean…CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-D

  15. Amanda says:

    Congratulations!!! :-)

  16. Lopa says:

    yeyyyy…. Many Congrats.

    You have an upper hand here, she will never be able to complain why she decided to marry you (as almost all married couple do when frustrated ) as you can always get back saying it was you who proposed…not me ;) :P

  17. Andrew says:

    Lots of congratulations!

  18. Zen says:

    Congratulations, enjoy the time before the wedding and the wedding itself, it all goes by very fast!

  19. IrishAngell says:

    Congratulations. does this mean she buys you the rock? What kind of dress will you wear ? :P

  20. Jules says:

    Awww, that’s so cute.

    Congratulations. When’s the wedding? What’re your kids’ names? :-D

  21. Anneke says:

    Gefeliciteerd! And congrats too, obviously!

  22. Dan Potter says:


  23. Bart says:

    It’s true then: Dutch girls are easy
    (Ducks to evade pair of solid oak klompen)

    Congratulations to the two of you. May your relationship survive the horrific ordeal of choosing the napkins, selecting a place for the wedding, deciding on the menu, deciding on which guest will seat to the right and left of your Mad Uncle Roger, etc. etc.

    I will keep my fingers crossed.

  24. amy says:


  25. Iooryz says:


  26. Gez says:

    Congratulations! You’ll have to expand more on the fatefull event though. :)

  27. Dienke says:

    Go girlfriend, go girlfriend, go girlfriend!!!!

    Congratulations!!! I hope you had a wonderfull day yesterday.

  28. Soon to be wife says:

    Thank you! :D Yes we had a great day, and more to come…!!!

  29. Just a Plane Ride Away says:

    Wow! Gefeliciteerd!!!

  30. Invader_Stu says:

    Thank you everyone for the many wishes of congratulations. As you can imagine we are very busy at the moment arranging things for the big day and we are both really looking forward to it. To answer a few of your questions:

    This wedding is going to be for real and not like the time I got married for a day: http://www.invadingholland.com/?p=356

    Our parents were the first to know. In fact they have known for a while. We’ve slowly been letting more and more people know. The wedding is not too far away which comes as a surprise to some people but we’ve known for a while ;)

    Before we decided to get married my wife-to-be’s father was always telling me that I would have to ask him for permission (he always did this with a ‘I’m trying to scare you because it’s funny’ grin) but since she asked me I still tell her that she has to ask my dad for permission. She has not agreed yet.

    Despite that fact that she asked me I will not be wearing the dress. Although there was some discussion about a kilt since I have Scottish blood from both sides of my family. I quickly said no because I’m not that Scottish and if I ware a kilt certain people would spend the whole day trying to lift it up. I’m looking at you ladies.

    Alex de Leeuw has not been involved in any of the wedding preparations yet but who knows.

  31. LizzeeB says:

    Congratulations! Go girlfriend now STBW!

  32. VallyP says:

    So happy for the both of you. You really do deserve each other…the nicest couple I’ve met in a very long time, not to mention equally talented!

  33. Invader Stu says:

    Aaaawww… thank you Vally. I don’t know what to say :)

  34. Alison says:

    What a lovely story to tell the kids! Congrats again and I wish you both a long, happy life together!

  35. Invader Stu says:

    LizzeeB – It took me a moment there to figure out what STBW meant but when my STBW read it and was also confused I got to feel intelligent by telling her what it meant :p

    Alison – Thank you Alison. That is so sweet :)

  36. axshuzaifa says:

    Congratulations Stu! I’m looking forward to the “Invader Stu Guide to Dutch weddings” blogpost :-)

  37. Dave Hampton says:

    Wow, Congratulations! ‘wishing you both all the best together!

  38. A Touch of Dutch blog says:

    Gefeliciteerd! :-)

  39. Nienke says:

    Gefeliciteerd (namens een vreemde)!

  40. Kerryanne says:

    Yay!!!! Congratulations!

  41. Invader Stu says:

    Thanks everyone :) Who knows… there might be a guide on the way

  42. PinayinDutchland says:

    I think story #2 is more likely to happen. This is a really creepy way of getting in contact with someone.

    You have the most amazing sense of humor Stu!

  43. Invader Stu says:

    PinayinDutchland – I’m guessing this comment was meant for the other post or are you trying t say the marriage proposal was creepy? :p

  44. Lana says:

    Congrats! I found your blog though “A Touch of Dutch”.. need a wedding photographer? Cheers!

  45. Invader Stu says:

    Thank you very much Lana. Thank you very much for the offer as well but we already have a photographer. You have great photos though.

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