One of my most fabulous friends – M. from Melbourne – just got engaged. Her gorgeous husband-to-be took her out to dinner where they'd had their first date and at the end of the evening popped the question. I screamed when I heard the news, then did a little dance on the spot at the department store I was in while lovely husband C. pretended not to know me. M. and A. are perfect together. They 'fit' each other so naturally and beautifully that it feels impossible that they were ever apart and right that they never will be again. I can't wait to cry at their wedding (…I get a little emotional) and laugh and dance at their reception next year.
Getting engaged is wonderful. It's so hard to adequately capture in words all the emotions tied up in that one incredible moment. When lovely husband C. asked me to marry him (in Polish, which he doesn't speak … he went through some intense coaching with my Dad), I smiled for a millisecond, said yes in the next heart beat and then sobbed for 15 minutes straight, amazed that this wonderful man wanted to spend the rest of his life with me...
|- Our engagement and wedding rings -|
Photos by the lovely and exceptionally talented Angela Higgins
Rings designed and made by the fantastic Simon West
… And that he wanted to do so even after we'd travelled around Europe for a couple of months. We got engaged on a rooftop in Vernazza in the Cinque Terre in Italy. Think pastel coloured buildings, steep cobble-stoned streets, the last rays of sunshine glittering off an aquamarine ocean as the sun set, the sound of waves drifting to you in snatches on the breeze and the crisp taste of local wine in your mouth chasing down a slice of the most perfect margherita pizza. It was incredible.
Our two year wedding anniversary is coming up in the next few days so I'm likely to continue reminiscing … in the meantime, what's your love story? I'd love to hear it if you'd like to share!
From Perth, with love xox