The perfect proposal

In April, my partner asked me to marry her and I, of course, said yes! For my birthday earlier this year, she’d bought me a voucher for afternoon tea at London’s Fortnum & Mason since it’s my favourite shop and I’ve always wanted to go there for it. When I arrived (as I was meeting her there from work) I saw that she had a rose… that’s when I knew something was going on.

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Filled with excitement and anticipation, we were seated at a table by the window. With the sun beaming in, and before having ordered anything, she started telling me how much I meant to her. And that’s when it happened! Once I’d figured out what she was going to ask me, I was itching to say yes but I didn’t want to ruin what she’d prepared, so waited patiently. It was from then on that I had the biggest grin plastered across my face and it stayed there for the rest of the day. I wish I could relive it over and over as everything was just perfect and so filled with joy.

Now, we’re in full wedding planning mode. With one venue appointment done and several booked for this month, with the invitations designed and the guest list almost written, along with preparing to try on my first bridal dresses this weekend… life couldn’t be any better!

These boots were made for walkin’

#236: Tell us about your favourite pair of shoes, and where they’ve taken you.

I would have to say my black Converse hi-tops as I pretty much live in them. I’m lucky enough that the magazine I work for is quite casual – plus in recent years hi-tops have become quite fashionable and more acceptable to wear on nights out, which is a bonus. I think I’m already on my third pair in just over three years – which to be fair is pretty decent going. I used to work in retail so for 20 hours a week across two years, I’d be walking about in them. I think I’ll always be wearing them… well, not for my wedding as some brides are now choosing. But hey, each to their own!