She Said Yes

On the morning of our charter I was very nervous, however I had already been contacted in private, confirming all the details and reservations for the day so all I had to worry about was her saying yes. When we arrived to the port, we were greeted by our hosts, welcomed on-board and shown around our wonderful yacht for the day. While we sailed across to our first destination, we were blown away by the beauty of the coastline. I could see in my girlfriend’s eyes that it was already a dream come true.

I wanted us to have a very intimate and special setting for lunch. The Life of Riley recommended making reservations at Le Mayssa, a wonderful restaurant in the port of Villefranche. They organised for us to have a special private table set up right by the waters edge where we were totally alone. With the best seats in the house, a beautiful view of the bay and the most incredible steak I have ever eaten, I could not have picked better myself. If you are expecting me to get my knee dirty here, you are mistaken, there is more!

Once back on-board, our host surprised us with a Magnum bottle of fancy champagne and strawberries for us to enjoy whilst we made our way to our next destination. As part of my big plan, I wanted my two little boys to be able to join me when we asked her to be their new step mum. Again, The Life of Riley Group came up with a great suggestion to have them driven out on jet skis to meet the boat. Seeing my girlfriend’s eyes tear up as she saw my boys approach is something I will never forget. Little did she know what they were really here for.

Once they were safely on-board, our hosts showed my boys to the flydeck as I lead my girlfriend to the front of the yacht. This is where I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. And guess what, she said Yes! It was great how my boys could join us for this special moment, which was all captured in photos and videos by the wonderful crew on-board. As my boys hopped back on their jet skis for another half hour, I sat back with my new Fiancé in the sun and enjoyed the Champagne. What a day!

I couldn’t recommend The Life of Riley Group enough! I had been thinking about popping the question for months and I wanted to make the day a memory we would both never forget. My girlfriend and I had always dreamt about chartering a yacht but I never thought it would be within our reach. We had enquired with other charter companies in the past and found that organising a day charter was a lot of hassle and the quotes never came close to the final price. I must say I had a very different experience here. The staff at The Life of Riley Group were fantastic. They helped me to tailor my own itinerary and catered to all my special requests. The best thing was it was all within an affordable package and there were no nasty surprises. All in all, the whole booking process was stress and hassle free allowing me to concentrate on enjoying our first yacht charter and making my girl my fiancé.