Friday, 13 April 2018

Our engagement story

Friday 16 March 2018 will always be a day I remember. Not only did we complete on our first home, but I also became a fiance when Dan popped the question!

This bungalow will forever be special, because on the first night we had the keys,  I arrived home to a trail of candles and fairy lights leading to the conservatory and found Dan on one knee in a love heart of candles. He said some truly beautiful words (which I had to ask him to repeat after I was over the shock!) and presented me with an absolutely gorgeous ring which I fell instantly in love with. He picked it out all by himself, and I couldn't have chosen a more perfect ring myself - he knows me so well! Whilst we had spoken about getting engaged, and I suspected it would happen at some point in 2018, I had no idea he would surprise me so soon so it's safe to say I was in a state of complete shock and happiness!

To add to the surprise, he also whisked me away to NYC for five days. He started to play 'New York, New York' by Frank Sinatra, and I was completely horrified at the thought that he might have been doing a strip tease (which I would have found so incredibly awkward!). What he had actually planned was a five night trip to New York and we'd be leaving on Thursday! We had the most incredible time in New York, but more on that another time.

The proposal was absolutely perfect, I wouldn't have wanted anything more. He knows me so well - from the fact he chose to propose in private (not in public), the most gorgeous ring (sparkly and delicate because of my tiny fingers) and he booked our trip away for a few days after the proposal (so I had a few days to catch my breath) just reaffirmed how right he is for me! I'm so excited to start planning our wedding.

We had the most lovely evening after he proposed calling our families and eating in our new local pub. That night we slept in our new conservatory under the stars, and ended up listening to some of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on audible at 3am because we were both too excited to sleep!

Exciting times are ahead, and I'm so glad I get to share them with Dan. We're looking forward to planning our wedding, and setting up our first home together.


  1. This is such a cute story and your engagement ring is so pretty. I hope that you will have the best wedding!

    1. Thank you Freja! I love my ring, and starting to plan our wedding has been so exciting xx


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