Thursday, 20 August 2015
Wedding Series 'How He Asked...'
September will mark our two year anniversary, I feel so blessed each day to have him in my life. He's American, I'm English and we met whilst I was studying abroad at his University, you can read my thoughts and tips on being in a long distance relationship here. Honestly he was one of the first people I met there, through a mutual friend, and I was crazy for him! The first time I saw him we were waiting for the first football game of the season, I turned to my friend and told her how cute he was. Then he came and sat right next to me! Together we're best friends, incredibly similar in many ways but with differences that compliment each other.
June 4th was the day he landed, visiting me for the summer just after his graduation. Near my house is a beautiful reservoir surrounded by walking trails and pockets of woodland. He'd been asking about my favourite places near my house that I hadn't taken him to yet and I described this place as 'magical'. It holds a lot of sentimental memories for me, so he really picked the perfect place. Looking back he told me how daunting it was for him, not being from here and trying to arrange a good proposal!
My mum was in on the plan and had bought a gorgeous picnic blanket, champagne and a really yummy lunch. Under the guise that it was just a cute date to celebrate being together we ventured off to eat our picnic, and in my case get really tipsy from champagne! He'd wrapped my ring in a huge box, to throw me off. Half way through our lunch he told me to tear off the wrapping and close my eyes. He'd been teasing me about this 'gift' for a while- I hate surprises and constantly ask for clues about what my presents are. You can picture the rest- he told me to open them, and there he was on one knee with the ring! Honestly? I freaked out and turned away because I just didn't not believe it. It was a shock, but something I knew I really wanted, and was so so happy.
That's my little story!