Eeek! Here we go..January 2019
I’ve recently joined the forum and love all the planning threads so thought I’d get started.
So far it has all been quite straight forward but I can see me getting stressed as time goes on.
We met 7 years ago, I’d just got out of a very draining marriage and had absolutely no interest in a new relationship and two young boys to look after.
I was on a night out with the girls and he was in the pub after being to watch the football. My friend got chatting to him and gave him my business card (I book hotels and he’d just started working for his brothers new company). We sang a bit of Queen together and did X Factor impersonations .
The next day I got an email to ‘Miiiiiichelle Vaaaarney’ I’d been telling him all night it was Harney. It made me laugh and we exchanged emails for about 3 weeks before he eventually asked me out on a date.
After the first date he told me he was moving to Leeds for work 🙄 We still made it work with a lot of travel across the M62 and eventually he managed to negotiate being in Leeds 3 days a week and moved back to Manchester.
Two house moves, one house bought and taking forever to move into (due Jan 17 and still not in!!) and one gorgeous daughter and he eventually popped the question.
I love a bit of sunshine so we had booked a weekend to Barcelona for the end of September (no Kids!!). I’d booked an amazing Michelin star restaurant for the Saturday lunch and as I’m a bit itinerary crazy he had a two hour slot that he could plan after that 😂
Weeks before we left he came home from his Reiki session to say he’d won a voucher in the raffle, I quickly snapped it up to have my nails done for Barca. Little did I know this was a huge plot and the girls in the salon knew and even guided my choice of colours.
Anyway back to the story, he was so stressed in the taxi as the traffic was terrible with the Catalan vote the next day. We eventually made in to the port for our private catamaran trip and it started to rain. Typical.
We still had a lovely time, drinking cava and swam in the sea which was still amazingly warm. He had planned to propose as we sailed back at sunset but the captain was too close to us the whole time and it was too cloudy.
I was oblivious to all this and decided we would take our unfinished cava and sit by the docks and watch the boats. He said this was brilliant as it made the perfect opportunity and as we sat watching the world go by he put his arm around me and produced the ring! He couldn’t have chosen any better for me!
So here we go, a wedding to plan!