EM & GEE
I tend to waffle on so I'll post a few things about our wedding later on but I love reading all of your threads!
G and I met ten years ago, in a bar, he was slightly intoxicated, and I was designated driver for the night out with my then best friend. G went to college with my friend and spied her across the dance-floor, so came over to say hello . The Kooks had just released Naive and G and his mates were jumping up and down singing their hearts out, G - with a nearly full pint of lager in his hand. Then, disaster, the whole pint of beer came spilling out of the glass and over my head, and all down my brand new WHITE silk dress. I was fuming,he was mortified. He swept me up to the bar to get some tissue, and produced a £20 note from his pocket to get my dress dry cleaned. Understandably being sober, completely fed up and embarrassed at my now see through dress I took the money. After all it was brand new and I thought he was an absolute knobhead. He took my phone from my hand and tapped in his number, and asked me to let him know if it cost anymore to get the dress dry-cleaned. I left the bar shortly after with my friend and went home, covering my dignity with our handbags. I called him a few days later to say I had to get the dress dry cleaned three times to get rid of the stains and asked him for the money. He instead asked if we could meet up so that he could apologise again and to give me the cash. I agreed and the following Friday and after one too many sambuccas, I ended up spending the night with him. We then began our 'seeing phase' for around 6 months, going on dates and me going to see him play in his band. We'd travel around together listening to 'Inside In/Inside Out' by the Kooks. That December he asked me to be his girlfriend, in the middle of Covent Garden by the Christmas tree.
When G and I first met, he was struggling through University to get his degree whilst working shifts in a pub and I was working my way up my fathers company and sitting my Financial Adviser exams. I supported him financially for 4 years until he landed his dream job in London. We never spoke of marriage and when he asked me to move in, we made the conscious decision that we wouldn't rent, and would save for a deposit for a house. It took us 5 years after a really long (11 months!) and complex chain, we moved in on October 6th 2014. Our first Christmas was wonderful. We woke early and made bacon sandwiches whilst opening our presents - G had gone a little overboard and was whisking me away to New York for Valentines after getting a great bonus from work and I was ecstatic - if a little speechless. Then something weird happened, he began frantically upturning the stockings and rummaging around in the paper, saying he had bought me a jokey present that I hadn't opened. I laughed it off and he quickly took off up the stairs to find it, I began clearing up. Then as if by magic he was there, on one knee by the Christmas tree in all of the discarded wrapping paper, little red box in hand and pouring his heart out to me, I cannot begin to tell you what he was saying, I was dumbstruck. He'd asked my dad for permission a few weeks before and I was over the moon. The ring has a little twist either side of the diamond and is engraved with 'Us Forever' inside with a little diamond. We celebrated with both of our families that day.