Our Wedding - 0ctober 2012
I thought it was about time that I finally did my wedding report and get everything down in one place...so here goes...
Rob and I have been together now 10 years having met after we graduated from Uni. We lived together pretty much from the start since he still lived with his parents and I had my own place and he was "the one" before we had hit 6 months together. A few years later, Rob decided to go on the graduate training scheme for HMRC which meant putting our life on hold for some time as he was placed in the Midlands for training and we lived in Hertfordshire! At one point he even moved up there to make the commuting easier and cheaper, only coming home at the weekends. We always discussed getting married and our future together so it was a "given" that it would happen at some point. probably after he had finished the 5 year course.
On our 8 year anniversary, we went away to The Headland Hotel in Newquay for a long weekend, I (and everyone we knew) was convinced he was going to ask while we were away, the romantic walk on the beach came and went, cocktails at Sunset passed without even a hint...by the end of the weekend I was thoroughly disappointed!
However, he passed his course with flying colours the following summer, was officially promoted and placed back down in the South East which meant he could finally move home.Yay!
Fastforward to our 9 year anniversay - he booked us back into the The Headland (could this be a sign?!)
On the night of our actual anniversary, the weather had taken a bad turn, there was gale coming in from the Atlantic, it was chucking down with rain, this was the point he asked if we could go for a walk before dinner...we were both all dressed up so headed out into the bad weather down to the beach and he walked me towards a little cave and said we should take shelter...the next thing I knew he asked me to close my eyes and when I opened them he was down on one knee with the ring and asked me to marry him...and of course my answer was YES!!
The planning started right away (after an amazing meal and a bottle of champagne to celebrate) it helped that the hotel lounge had several copies of YAYW!!
We decided there and then that if we could get the 5th October 2012, as a wedding date, it would be our 10 year anniversary and would be perfect!
More to follow later...