My wife is from America, and I first met her when she came over to the UK for a visit. We ended up seeing each other for the first time because we met via mutual friends.
My now-wife came over to the UK, and decided to stay for 6 weeks during the summer months. She stayed with some friends of mine.
We ended up spending a lot of time together and officially started dating, but she had to go back to the US to finish her degree.
While she was here for summer, she took a liking to tea (who wouldn't). Tea is hard to buy back in the USA so I said that I would send her a box of tea and some Cadbury chocolate.
I sent the package so that it would arrive in the US on Valentine's Day 2004. Inside the box, I put an engagement ring and a note asking her to marry me.