DIY Wedding - August, 2019
Hi! I've been reading this forum since I got engaged in May and have been trying to decide whether I wanted to start one of my own. I guess I have what could be considered quite a short engagement and so I've had a lot to do which at times has definitely been overwhelming! Hopefully this thread will keep me from getting too stressed!
How We Met
My fiancé is called Luke and we first met five years ago; when I say met I mean we spent two weeks together on a college trip and barely spoke! It was six months later that I messaged him on Facebook, after I'd seen he'd gone on a Freshers night out and that we went the same university. From there we started starting talking and getting to know each other. We met up on campus and we've been inseparable ever since. It took a lot of coincidences for us to have actually met, I mean there was only 20 of us on the trip and neither of us were planning on going to that university either.
We moved in together quickly and are hoping to buy own place in the next few years. We'd been discussing marriage for a while so I knew it was something that was definitely on the cards soon.
Whilst we had been discussing marriage for a while that didn't stop me from me being surprised and bursting into tears. The proposal was so simple and perfect for us.
Luke proposed whilst we were away on holiday with my family in May 2018. We had spent the morning relaxing by the pool, the weather was amazing and we were definitely taking advantage of it. As I sat there reading my book Luke asked if I wanted to go for a walk, which wasn't particularly out of nowhere since the gardens were beautiful, and we had done it a few days before. We walked through the gardens until we reached the bridge and that's when Luke asked me to marry him.