Miss N To Mrs W
I'm new to the engaged life, and I already have too many wedding-related thoughts going on in my head. Hopefully I'll be able to channel it in a more organised manner here
About The Two Of Us
Just over 2 years ago, I moved from the UK to the Netherlands to study my Masters degree. As a person who deals with anxiety, I reached out on a few different social media platforms in an effort to get to know people in and around where I'd be studying, so that I wouldn't be quite on my own.
After a few days, G got in touch with me, and we began chatting on Whatsapp almost immediately. About a week later, he let me know that he had feelings for me, and completely freaked me out. I told him I didn't yet feel that way (eep!). But as the months creeped up to me moving, we spoke more and more, and I felt my feelings grow for him.
When I arrived, he met me at the airport, showed me to where I was staying, and took me around Amsterdam.
More days passed, and he took me to a big beautiful park in Amsterdam called Vondelpark. (He knows I am a huge lover out being out in nature, or at least greenery). We sat on a weeping willow over a lake, and I told him there that I loved him too.
Officially he never asked me out. But we have since bought a house together, have 4 cats and 2 bunnies!
How He Asked
On our 2 year anniversary, he took me on a surprise day trip to Bruges in Belgium. This is a town/city I've been banging on to him for ages about us wanting to go to together. It was always a romantic place in my mind.
We'd gone on a canal boat ride, had coffee in a cute little square, and had done a fair bit of walking and exploring. We then went to a large, beautiful park which to the side of it has a lake called The Lake Of Love. I was absolutely still oblivious at this point and was taking photos of swans and trees and whatever else caught my attention. We found this cute little secluded area of the park, on-looking the lake. He told me to set up the camera so that we could take some nice photos of us that were not selfies. Again, I had no clue as this is something that we regularly do when we go to new places. I put the camera on to the timer, along with it taking continuous photos. I then took my place up beside him, and the next thing I knew, he was on his knee, asking that question. I just cried, and hugged him, and cried some more. I didn't even tell him yes!
He chose an absolutely perfect ring! It's rose gold, with a nice sized moonstone in the middle and three little diamonds either side.