an engaging story

While out for dinner with the design team on a work trip to Taipei – Aly, our run fit model, casually mentioned, “if Steve (her boyfriend) proposed to me tomorrow, I would definitely say yes”. Having only dated for a year, it was bold statement to make. Little did she know, it was exactly what was going to happen the very next day.

meet aly

Meet Aly. When she’s not busy working as a personal trainer, we’re toting her around the office (and the globe for that matter) asking her to try on new product so we can ensure a perfect fit. Aly’s been our run fit model since 2007 and is also the star of this little love story that landed her a boy, a ring and bra named after her.

it’s a love story…

It was a fit session with our vendors in Taipei, like every other. Long hours spent poking and pinning and twirling Aly, followed by outfit changes and more poking, pinning and twirling. What Aly didn’t know was that her boyfriend, Steve, had flown in all the way from Vancouver and was plotting an epic surprise for her that involved popping the question, “will you marry me?”

With the help of one of our run designers, Niamh, the whole team (including the lovely folks at our vendor) were in on the surprise and anxiously waiting Steve’s arrival. The vision: Steve would arrive while Aly was in the change room and as she came out from behind the curtain he would be waiting there, down on one knee.

how the engage bra came to be

But of course, plans rarely go as planned. When Steve arrived, Aly was working with the team outside the fitting room making the surprise entrance nearly impossible. Luckily Niamh thinks fast on her feet. She grabbed a bra and sent Aly into the fitting room to “try it on”. The rest happened exactly as intended - well, with the help of the encouraging look Niamh shot Steve when he appeared to be a bit frozen.

The lovely people we work with in Taipei gave Aly and Steve this book after the engagement!

she said yes!

Not to anyone’s surprise (given the conversation that had occurred the night prior) Aly said yes, but not before exclaiming, “I’M WEARING A SPORTS BRA” first. In hindsight, Aly jokes with Niamh, “couldn’t you have asked me to put on a beautiful dress or something!?” Then again, nothing says ‘a long life of happiness, togetherness and support’ like a full support bra, right?

Editor’s Disclaimer: we can’t guarantee that you’ll get engaged if you wear the Engage Bra – but then again, Aly did, so you just never know. Best wishes to Aly and Steve on their summer wedding – we love you!

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YAY!!!! Congratulations Aly!

Comment by Elissa Joy — July 10, 2012 @ 2:18 am

That is a fantastic story!!! Congratulations Aly and Steve! ps the bra is cute and the ring is beautiful!

Comment by Melissa Mansingh — July 10, 2012 @ 5:35 am

This is such a great story! How wonderful to have such caring people that wanted to make the engagement so special (and what a way to commemorate the engagement with a bra named after your experience!). Congratulations!

Comment by Jennifer @ Healthy Wifestyles — July 10, 2012 @ 6:24 am

AMAZING! great start to a tuesday morning!!! congrats to Aly and Steve!

Comment by colleen — July 10, 2012 @ 7:15 am

Such a cute and fun story! Congrats Aly and Steve!

Comment by Lauren Curtis — July 10, 2012 @ 8:20 am

Way to Go Ally!! I love your story!!

Comment by Brittany — July 10, 2012 @ 8:28 am

Engaged to a model, in another country, wearing only a bra… so basically you’re telling us this Steve guy is living the dream?

Congrats, I wish you all the best.

Comment by Sean Lind — July 10, 2012 @ 8:43 am

What a cute story! Congrats, Aly!

Comment by Natascha — July 10, 2012 @ 8:50 am

That is brilliant. Congrats Aly!

Comment by Matt Corker — July 10, 2012 @ 8:57 am

A beautiful, Sunshine Coast love story! Congratulations to both of you from the Arduins!!

Comment by Luba — July 10, 2012 @ 9:50 am

A truly wonderful, uplifting story–funny & touching! Congratulations!!

Comment by Nicole — July 10, 2012 @ 10:29 am

I just purchased the engage bra yesterday without knowing the story behind it and think I will go get another one tomorrow :) Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story!!! Congratulations to Aly & Steve!!

Comment by Jennifer — July 10, 2012 @ 11:28 am

Congrats! What a precious story. This is why I love love love the Lulu blogs.

Comment by Bobbye Jo — July 10, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

Congrats Aly. You’ve got it made. You work for a great company and and you got a proper proposal to boot.

Comment by lakegirl — July 10, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

How cute! And strange…my name is Ali and my boyfriend’s name is Steve ;)

Comment by Ali — July 10, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

Congratulations Steve and Aly! What a wonderful story!

Comment by Alicia — July 10, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

Luv my lulu garb and Luv the proposal! Best of luck to both of you…

Comment by Mia — July 11, 2012 @ 9:39 am

I love this story Aly and I think you should put it on your wedding website. Love to both of you.

Comment by Val Marus — July 11, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest story I’ve ever heard! Congratuations! Makes me love Lululemon even more!

Comment by Rachel — July 11, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

I am a Ali’s neighbour – I remember that day. Steve had everything organized but was concerned that all the arrangements would not work out … but as you have read … Ali said “Yes”.
Congratulations Ali and Steve.

Comment by Bernice Balcaen — July 11, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

I just purchased an engage bra without even reading this blog but now that I have makes the bra even more special. Love lulu lemon blogs!!

Comment by Krista — July 12, 2012 @ 6:25 am

That is so stinkin’ cute.

Comment by Arielle — July 12, 2012 @ 7:56 am

You are both very special, and such a fun & memorable engagement! May your life together be blessed!

Comment by Diana — July 16, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

Truely beautiful…

Comment by NikkiH — August 7, 2012 @ 3:30 am

Another beautiful Roberts Creek Story………….
Congrats Aly

Comment by June Poulsen — August 29, 2012 @ 12:48 am

Congrats Steve & aly. Great story

Comment by Mary — October 1, 2012 @ 5:03 am

Hey Aly! How are the wedding plans coming along? :) just checking in, your story made me smile one crappy morning and this morning as I got ready for school you popped into my head.

Have a great day!

Comment by Melissa Mansingh — November 22, 2012 @ 6:36 am

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