7th June 2018 - Our Country House Wedding
Hello! I love reading all your planning threads and so thought I would do one of my own...
My Love Story
I met my fiancé, M, through work. I had very recently ended a relationship and he had been single for a good few months. Due to me only recently coming out of a relationship I was reeeaally not looking to meet someone else. When M asked me out for a coffee, although we got on very well and I was of course attracted to him, I declined. We continued to chat out of work and went on a few ’work nights’ and got on so well that when our training course finished in April (there months later) we went on our first date and it just went from there...
Things moved quickly for us, I’m a firm believer of when you know, you know! I like to think that I am generally a very steady, sensible person and so when M moved in with me to the house I was renting only six months later, it was quite unusual for me! Three months later things were still fantastic and we decided to look at buying a house together. In true ‘us’ style, we loved the first house we went to view, put in a cheeky offer and got an absolute bargain! December 18th 2015 - we were home owners!
25th December 2016, our first proper Christmas in our new home. The previous year we still had the rented house and so had not been in our ‘home’ for Christmas. We were both working Christmas Day on lates and so had invited both sets of families round for a Christmas brunch. We got up, made a cup of tea and put on some Christmas music whilst we opened our presents together. When we had finished I started tidying up the wrapping paper when M said to me he had got me another gift in the tree. I started to search through the branches and after around five minutes I got fed up and told him I didn’t want another present anyway! With that, M leant in to the tree, pulled out a box and got down on one knee... this was followed by tears, hugs, kisses and me then telling him off for not asking my Mum. Five minutes later we were knocking on her door. More tears, hugs & kisses. Mum knew, Mum was happy!
The rest of the morning was lovely, it was such a good time to propose with everyone getting together at ours soon afterwards. Made it that little bit more special to have everyone there! We also did the whole Facebook announcement and when we got to work and was sat in briefing our photo came up on the big screen, with everyone giving us a round of applause. I wasn’t looking forward to work after having such an amazing morning but to be honest, it was fantastic being able to show off my ring and have everyone congratulate us!!