So after reading some of your lovely planning threads I thought it would be a nice thing for me to do and get some ideas down, we are also making a scrapbook so I can keep this and keep a thread of it all...
So, a VERY short background to a very long story...I was previously engaged five years ago to my long term boyfriend, we broke up three months before the wedding, very sad and awful time. Fast forward 6 months and I meet someone else...a woman. Yep, it was a shock to me too!! But we are so happy. She is everything I never knew was missing from my life. Everyone says I am a different person now. She is different to me in that she isn't as girly as me (but not a tomboy either), and she loves heavy metal, whereas I love terribly cheesy music! But we are similar in lots of other ways. She is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen so not quite sure what she is doing with me really! She was living across the other side of the country when we first met, but she moved in with me in London last year and the rest is history!
We have been together three years and I thought it was about time, so I took her to Italy for her birthday, four days in Tuscany and three in the Cinque Terre. I had planned to propose on a picnic up up in the Tuscan hills somewhere, on her actual birthday in Florence. But she hated Florence! And I hated driving, so the moment never materialised. I was pretty much kakking myself all week carrying around this ring in my pocket, I have newfound respect for anyone that has proposed! In the end I did it at sunset overlooking the sea on our balcony apartment. I had had a book created with everything I loved about her, and us, in it, made a playlist and bought a ring made from reclaimed twigs. She is an outdoorsy, non-sparkly, non-girly girl and I agonised over the ring but she loved it. We almost missed the sunset as she was taking so long over her hair...she was like "why are you being so bossy, I am coming!" I cried before I could get the words out, she cried, and then we went out for dinner to celebrate!
Will write up some details about the wedding venue we have chosen and the planning process so far later on...
Here are some pics of the ring/book