Monday, January 9, 2012

I'm engaged!

Just a quick post to share my happy news with my blog family- Mister Christopher popped the question, and I said YES!

setting the scene
He took me out to dinner on Friday night for my 21st birthday (which was on Monday 2nd) to a chocolate lounge which is also a restaurant. We had the best time eating, chatting and giggling our heads off, and left with a takeaway nougat hot chocolate and some gourmet chocolates. He seemed a little distracted, but I didn't think anything of it, and when we got back into the car he took his time taking off...there were some guys walking to another restaurant nearby and I said to him for us to hurry and go (the nervous nelly I am!) He was about to propose to me-d'oh!We were driving down the main road and he told me he had another birthday present he wanted to give me before we got home, and I immediately thought he was going to buy me flowers! So when we passed all of the florists, I was hella confused. He said 'Oh I don't know when I'm going to give you your present, don't worry' and I was all 'aww but I was all excited for it!' little did I know!

image via pinterest

the proposal
He pulled over on a side street close to home, and leaned in for a kiss. I was all 'whoa, can't we kiss at home' as he's never done that before. He said he wanted to marry me, and I said I did too (not realising it wasn't 'dream' talk, it was 'real' talk!) He fumbled in the side panel of the car door, and pulled out the box. Don't ask me why, but in my head I thought 'ooh, earrings?' That was when I saw the tears in his eyes, and the serious expression on his face, and my heart sped up and I quickly put the hot chocolate into the cup holder. The mushy talk continued, and I was shaking like a leaf 'omg.omg.omg. are you serious?omg.omg.omg' then out it came.

Emma, will you marry me?

Pretty sure the kiss I gave him at that point almost knocked his lips off! Then he opened the box, and there is was- a little circle full of diamonds that has cemented our love. I am head over heels for both Chris AND the ring now!

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just so could see my mani- I will forever love Orly Rage!
We had been looking at rings for a while and both fell in love with this one, but I had no idea he was anywhere near buying it! It's exactly what I wanted, with a thick band, cluster top and brilliant cut stones on the shoulders. My dream ring :)

 He asked my Dad for my hand on Thursday and he said it was much more nerve wracking than asking me was! My dad cried and they had a moment, which was nice. After he slipped the ring on my finger (I asked whether he'd asked my Dad first, aren't I a good girl!) I said 'Can I go to my Mum!?' so he drove me over there. The car hadn't even stopped and I had jumped out and was running towards the back yard as I could hear her there- poor Chris was left behind! I heard her say 'she's here' in a loud whisper and when I turned the corner I saw my parents and Chris' parents sitting waiting for us! So I really was the last to know about all of it, I didn't even suspect a thing! They bought us a cake and we popped a bottle of Moet and had a happy cry together, as a newly formed family. It really was the perfect proposal for us, I had always maintained that I wanted it to be just the two of us and not overly 'romantic' as we just aren't like that. I am so happy and can't wipe the smile from my face, we announced it to my family + friends at my 21st party the following night (post to come) and it was so nice to be able to share it with everyone we knew.

I'm so lucky to have all of my twitter/blog family sending me love and support and congratulations- you all mean the world to me, and I'm so glad we can share this special moment in our lives with you.


a little collage of our lives together thus far

Love you all!



29 comments:

  1. What a beautiful story.
    Congratulations!!!
    I cant wait to hear about all the planning and then finally the big day. I love the ring, it looks beautiful on your finger.
    Congrats again to the both of you!
    Xx

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  2. WOW. That's such a lovely story! My congratulations to you and your fiance. ^_^ (And, a belated happy birthday!) Wish you all the very best for a long and happy life together. Gorgeous ring!

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  3. Aww! Congrats! Wishing you both all the best.
    Beautiful ring too :D

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  4. A HUGE congratulations to you Emma, and Chris of course! The ring looks absolutely beautiful! xoxox

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  5. I love hearing people's proposal stories! Congratulations again lady. <3

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  6. Oh honey congratulation! I'm sooo happy for you, yeay!!!!!! Married life is the best, you'll love it!

    PS: happy belated birthday for 2nd Jan.

    Lilit
    xo

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  7. Once again congrats hun :)
    XXXX

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  8. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys. All the best.

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  9. EMMA THIS IS SO FREAKIN' CUTE ;~; Congrats again, I am so stupidly happy for you <3

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  10. MASSIVE congratulations to the both of you, such happy news! xxx

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  11. Hmm, congrats to both of you this was so lovely.

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  12. OMG congratulations Emma! Your engagement story's so beautiful! xx

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  13. so happy for you Emma!!!!here's wishing you both the best:)

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  14. Massive congratulations! What a lovely proposal xx

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  15. Congratulations! That is a really sweet proposal :)

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  16. Congratulations!!! :D What a beautiful ring and beautiful story :)

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  17. On my goodness! Congratulations love! That's amazing news, and the ring is gorgeous <3 :)

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  18. oh what a beautiful story - congratulations to you and Chris and the ring is beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing your special moments with your online friends as well.

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  19. Oh gosh! I'm bawling my little eyes out as I read this! You are so lucky, my darling! I know you are going to be the most beautiful bride and wife EVER!!! Congratulations poppet!! xox

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  20. So so so happy for you both - your engagement was so sweet and lovely, you two are one beautiful couple! I loved all the pictures :) Wishing you all things wonderful xxx Sabine xxx

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  21. Congratulations, thank you so much for sharing your story it brought a tear to my eye! That ring is incredible too! xoxo

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  22. Oh my goodness I started to cry :) I am SO happy for the two of you :) What an incredibly sweet story.. full of love and joy :)
    CONGRATULATIONS from the bottom of my heart :)
    If I could Id give you a HUGE hug right now but that is rather hard so I will just send one over the Internet..
    HUGS
    xoxo

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  23. Oh that's such a nice story! Congratulations :)

    (beautiful ring too!)

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  24. Congratulations gorgeous!!! love the proposal and yr ring is so bling!!! xoxoxoxox

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  25. Congratulations! Beautiful engagement story!

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  26. Awwww! I had goosebumps all over and tears welling up in my eyes as I read that. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. awww this is too sweet and your ring is gorgeous! Many happy years to you!

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