Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Long Engagement....


Engagement 5

David and I are engaged!

Officially as of the 1st January 2010, however I was lucky enough to get two proposals...

The first was in Naseby, with a ring fashioned by the man himself, out of grass because he didn't want to buy a ring that I wouldn't like. I, of course, said yes! Unfortunately, that ring got misplaced as we were packing up to leave and I didn't manage to get a photo of it (sad face!).

The next day, a ring was bought and then promptly hidden so that he could surprise me and propose again with a real ring.

And so, last night, when he got home, he made me close my eyes as he sprinkled a rose petal path up the stairs. He then told me to follow the path to where he was waiting on bended knee with a single white rose and the ring. I may have teared up a little at this point but managed to hold it back (what can I say, I'm a sook!).

And I said yes (again!).

I've been bursting to tell you all since New Years day, but we needed to tell our close family and friends first (some of them read my blog, and probably wouldn't be impressed about finding out that way!).

We haven't set a date yet, but it will be next year either at the start or the end of the year. It all really depends on how settled we are in Sydney and whether we've managed to save enough money for a small intimate affair.

We've already decided on what the invitations will look like, but I'll start sharing that all with you as soon as we pick a date and start to plan. Also, just a warning, this may turn into somewhat of a wedding blog when we do decide on a date - but with vintage fashion thrown in as well of course!

XX
Jen


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53 comments:

  1. Congrats! How wonderful! Both proposals sound beautiful :)

    --xo.

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  2. Congratulations lovely lady! What a lovely way to start your new year xxx

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  3. How beautiful...Congratulations!

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  4. congrats! how beautiful!!!
    Happy New Year as well!

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  5. Congrats Jen, that's awesome!
    Surprised I didn't see you in Naseby - it was so nice there :)
    Anyway all the best for Sydney!

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  6. Congratulations! A wonderful start to 2010. I wish you both so much happiness in your life together.

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  7. What a romantic proposal - so beautiful! Congrats - so happy for you!

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  8. Félicitations! Your anecdote about the grass ring made my sister and I go
    "Awwwwwwwwwwwww!"

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  9. Congratulations, I like your ring.

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  10. Congratulations!
    Hopefully this is a sign that 2010 will be wonderful :]

    theupsideofwonder.blogspot.com

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  11. <3 <3 <3
    Yay!
    And I will read your blog whether it becomes a wedding blog or not. :)

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  12. yeah! Congrats! I'm just starting to plan my wedding too! I hope it does turn into a wedding type blog. Mine might too.

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  13. OoOo congrats! Will you get a vintage wedding dress? Or make one yourself? How exciting!

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  14. Congratulations to you and David. What a beautiful idea!

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  15. WOOHOO! Congratulations!!! I certainly don't mind seeing some wedding stuff on here, I imagine I'll love your ideas :)

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  16. Congratulations! How fabulous were those proposals! Many happy wishes to you both :)

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  17. oh wow, how romantic! Thanks for stopping by my little blog, and look forward to more stories of your bride to be journey!
    Tx

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  18. sigh...How Romantic
    I'm so excited for ou

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  19. Congratulations!!! :)
    Both of the proposals sounded lovely.
    Your ring is so pretty.
    What a wonderful way to start out the new year!

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  20. a big congratulations to you and David! How sweet! and what an exciting year for you two with the big move and wedding plans ahead :)

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  21. Congratulations! Those were such sweet proposals.

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  22. Congratulations, Jen! How incredibly exciting :)

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  23. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! Your post brought back happy memories of my own engagement two years ago. It was a wonderful and exciting time.
    the renegade bean

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  24. Congratulations, Jen!
    I hope you'll be really happy together! (bet you are already!!!)

    Pretty way to get the year started!

    xoxo

    Aline

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  25. Congratulations! What a romantic proposal... a ring made of grass :)

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  26. Congratulations!!! How romantic!

    Saludos,
    Clau!

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  27. Congratulations and best wishes to the both of you! That is so amazing. What a fantastic way to start the new year.

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  28. Awww congrats, that is so sweet!
    And yay, I love wedding blogs hehe!

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  29. Congartulations!! What a wonderful way to start the new year!

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  30. Congratulations.. It is lovely to stumble upon your page and find another NZ blogger :)

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  31. Congratulations!! :D Oh my gosh, that is so wonderful and exciting!! And that proposal sounds so sweet. :) I wish you both a very happy engagement and marriage!

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

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  32. Oh wow how sweet!!! COngratulations, looks like 2010 is goinng to be a great year- new city & new engagement!!! :)

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  33. Congrats! What a lovely way to begin your time in Sydney!

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  34. Congrats! Very exciting and romantic!

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  35. I squealed out loud when I saw the post title!
    Congratulations!!!!! <3
    And Happy 2010 :)

    I read your post below. Wow, you will love Sydney SO much!
    I moved their myself, not knowing a soul and just fell in love with the place. I can be shy too, so I know you may be nervous, but don't be.
    I found it very friendly and as so many folks move to Sydney, many other people are newbies too.

    I certainly hope to meet you in person at some stage, once you've become an aussie, so to speak! ;)

    <3 xxx

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  36. What a romantic proposal...both times!! Congratulation to you both!!

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  37. Ah I wish all of our proposels were as sweet. But Congrats!

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  38. Aw... such a sweet story! :) (Sorry I'm commenting on these out of order... :p) I just love sweet engagement stories like these; the grass ring is so cute! :) Your real one is gorgeous, btw!

    Can't wait to read about your wedding plans and such--best of luck with all of that! (Of course, you are more than welcome to email me, if you'd like to chat about weddings! ;)

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  39. congratulations! this is so sweet!


    thank you for the comment! you are so sweet! i remember reading your blog months ago and so happy to see it grow. xo

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  40. Congratulations. Your ring looks very pretty.

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  41. Congratulations on your engagement, as of Dec 31 I too am an engaged woman, and I think my blog will also become a wedding blog as I progress toward the big day!

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  42. Im sorry this is so late, but CONGRATS!!!!!! How exciting!!! I love weddings and it would be great to see wedding planning posts!

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XX
Jen