Monday, 4 July 2016

I'M ENGAGED!


Hi lovelies! I honestly cannot believe I'm even writing this post today, but my blog is such a huge part of my life, I had to share this with you! So, if you didn't already guess by the photos, I'm engaged! My boyfriend - fiancé should I say, Darren proposed to me yesterday morning, completely out of the blue! I'm super excited as you can imagine so I thought I'd do a quick post about our engagement story, how he did it, about the ring and plans for the future!


So, yesterday morning, I woke up to my dog climbing all over me, licking my face. This isn't that unusual, Darren often wakes up before me and sends the dog to wake me up, however, this time,  I noticed she had a pink bow tied round her neck. I still didn't think this was that strange, adorable and impressive that Darren had managed to tie a bow round her neck (turned out it was a pre-tied bow), but not that weird. But then I saw a note tucked under the ribbon. Honestly, my first thought was that it was going to be some cheeky joke, telling me to take the dog for a walk, or make the dog (or Darren!!) breakfast. Then I started reading. Darren and I aren't a particularly OTT romantic couple, I like a bit of a romance, but we find too much mushy stuff a bit cringey, so while the majority of the note was a bit lovey-dovey, it started 'Morning weirdo!' and ended with 'P.S. Can I have crumpets for breakfast?' (which he did, with marmite.) but before that, after the sweet message, he'd written 'WILL YOU MARRY ME?'. No getting down on one knee, no big show, nobody watching, just us, in bed on a Sunday morning with absolutely no mascara to start running! It couldn't have been more 'us' and I loved it.

He then told me the exciting part. Apparently, I'm far too fussy and he was too terrified to go out by himself and choose a ring, so he was taking me ring shopping there and then! So, we got ready and headed out. The ring you see in the pictures above was actually the first one he picked out (so he would've nailed it completely!) and while I did try on a few more, I knew as soon as this one was on my finger, that it was my ring. Luckily, they had my size in store so we were able to take it away there and then, I was so excited and it was actually really lovely to go out and do the whole ring choosing experience together. We like to break tradition with many things, so it felt very us to do this together.

The ring itself is white gold with a round brilliant cut diamond and diamond shoulders. the clasps or claws (not sure what they're called!) that hold the diamond in place are little heart shapes, which I just love! I thought it added something a little unique without being too random. I think it's quite classic and simple without being too traditional (again!) There are also four little hidden diamonds under the main diamond which I think is really cute too! 

So, as from now, I'm officially a bride-to-be, ahhh! I've found a new love for Pinterest and am absolutely wedding obsessed! We're hoping to get the big day booked for around a years time. We're also holding an engagement party very soon too, so I'll hopefully share some pictures from that with you all too! In the meantime, follow me on instagram for a likely constant stream of engagement related pictures!! My head is still spinning and I get so distracted by my ring constantly, I'm actually possibly going to have to start taking it off when I drive, it's a real problem.

I'd like to say a huge thank you and I love you to my now fiancé, Darren, for making every girl's dream my reality! I'm so excited for our future and I can't wait for all that's now to come!

Send me links if you've done any engagement/ wedding related blog posts lately, I'm a girl obsessed!
Thanks for reading lovelies!

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