Here we go! I have been wedding obsessed ever since we got engaged, and have loved reading everything on here, so thought I'd have a go at my own planning thread! Eek! Partly just to get advice, share our story, and to look back on after! (I'm guessing post-wedding blues may be a very real thing!)
C and I met on a dating app in May 2015. It was a sunny day and we had a drink in a lovely pub garden near us. I couldn't stop talking (nerves!) but once I calmed down a bit it became clear very quickly that this was something good! We had lots in common - we're actually both in the same industry - and we had several more dates quite quickly! I remember thinking how I'd never met someone so kind, funny, and attractive, I didn't think it was possible!
We moved quite quickly (we're both relationship people!) and after a year together we moved into our little one bed that we rent in beautiful soutH west London. We were planning trips and exciting adventures, and I can honestly say he Has made me the happiest I've ever been!
We'd been together almost two years, and talk of proposals and rings would come up every now and again, I may have done some hinting! we were planning a trip to Paris on my birthday, and he kept saying it won't be in Paris! the day before we were due to go to Paris, we went to the pub where we first met up for "birthday drinks" (I thought nothing of this since we go there quite a lot) and as we were coming up to the pub, there was a man busking on a guitar, singing what we've always said would be our first dance song (Coming Home by Leon Bridges, for those who know it!) my ears prick up immediately! Then I realised that we were at the exact spot we met, and before I knew what was what, he was down on one knee with a ring box! The ring was perfect, I said yes right away, and the we went into the pub for drinks with our nearest and dearest, and lots of crying and phone calls to various friends and family! Then the next morning we went off to Paris to celebrate! It really was perfect.
We knew wanted to get married in about a year, so we set summer 2018 as our target, and then the planning began!