A wedding to plan at last -2019
What can I say.. I am so excited to be able to say I am finally able to start planning a wedding.
My self and my other half A have been together nearly 11 1/2 years and have 3 children
Like most women in a long term relationship I have had fleeting thoughts about marriage and watched countless episodes of say yes to the dress and feeling envious of people getting married after a year or so together. We have discussed it every now and then throughout our relationship and it kind of always ended up like we would do it one day but it was has never been a big thing for him and therefore not really important so I had put it to the back of my mind and something that may or may not happen.
My best friend and I however have spent so much time sending each other messages of dream rings, weddings etc in the hope that one day we would be in that position. I even had a psychic reading 18 months ago who was spot on about so many things and she had said if I don't put pressure on him he will do it in 18 months... I had got my hopes up on many happy occasions and its obviously never happened..until now.
<strong style="text-decoration: underline;">The proposal
It was my 30th birthday in January this year and we had booked to go to Paris for a couple of nights without the children. In the back of my mind I thought if he doesn't propose to me on my 30th in Paris then obviously its not going to happen. A couple of days before we went away I was having a chat with my mum about this and she said look don't get your hopes up, you know its not going to happen and don't let it ruin your holiday...So with that (I thought if there was something brewing my mum might give me a hint) I put it in the back of my mind and we went off to Paris. The night before my birthday we stayed at disneyland and woke up in the hotel on my 30th birthday to spend the day at the Parks before transferring to our central Paris hotel that evening. A gave me my presents and a card address to my beautiful girlfriend .. with that I knew it wouldn't happen so I text my best friend saying..FFS the card said girlfriend obviously not happening..oh well off to enjoy Paris. After that It slipped my mind and we had a great day enjoying the parks and then got travelled to our next hotel. The hotel was beautiful just behind Arc de Triomphe . As a surprise for my 30th The hotel upgraded our room to a top floor suite with a Balcony with views of the Eiffel Tower it was beautiful, they even wrote me a birthday card and left a cake and fresh macaroons for us. We excitedly checked out the balconys and views and I was looking at the one from our bathroom and A was on the one in our bedroom. I went out to join him. I turned to look at him and he was there holding the most beautiful ring and asked me to marry him. I started crying and asked him if he was serious , it couldn't have been more perfect and even more so because I really didn't think it was going to happen. I phoned my mum who had our children and she burst out in tears and said she had been waiting all day for the phone call as obviously had known it was going to happen but he didn't propose until about 5pm french time. I then called my best friend and she started crying and said about the card and i turned around and he gave me a card addressed to my fiancé on it. He knows me better than I know my self and was still able to surprise me and throw me off track. The hotel sent up champagne and treats and after we came back from dinner they had put rose petals on the bed.
We waited till we got home to tell our children face to face, my 8 year old daughter who is as equally as obsessed with say yes to the dress as I am squealed and said when are we going dress shopping.By this point I had basically pintrested my dream wedding and was raring t