What better day to tell you all about our proposal story than a day so close to valentines day? For a bit of background info on usp you can see this post all about our relationship.
I am going to forewarn you, Chris is no romantic. He is infact, the least romantic person I know. Whilst he is a very caring person, he definitely doesn’t show much affection. For our first valentines day (6 years ago) he purchased me an electric blanket. This electric blanket has turned out to be the best present I have ever received but it definitely wasn’t the standard gift.
In November 2015 we went to Vegas. We love Vegas having been before in 2014 for Chris’ Birthday. We had just celebrated our 5 year anniversary on the 12th and spent Monday 31st November wandering, doing the zipline and eating at the container park. It had been a perfect day. I was snuggling down in bed watching the wrestling, and Chris threw a box at me and told me to ‘try it on for size’. Opening the box was a beautiful single diamond ring (exactly the kind I wanted). I was genuinely just in shock and made him ask me properly. For the remaining 4 days I wandered around LV staring at my hand in disbelief. I was going to be a wife! We wandered round in a bubble and I made him walk about 6 miles to the LV sign to get the perfect photo for my announcement post on IG…! How sad. I love the photo though!
What I didn’t know however, is that my parents were at home BESIDE themselves, waiting for me to facetime them. He had been round to ask their permission (my mum cried instantly and couldn’t give him a yes or no!) and he also took two trips at 50 miles each, to ask my grandparents (both times they weren’t in but its the thought that counts). The fact he did this made my heart sing. He is very traditional with things like this and it meant the world to him that my parents were able to give him their blessing. His mum and brothers both already knew and had already welcomed me into the family with open arms for the last 5 years.
When I came home I was desperate to tell people but wanted to tell people in person and I had to wait TWO days until we had told Chris’ Granny (she was beside herself with excitement) and I told all our friends and family. It was a magical week.
So there you have it.. it wasn’t romantic, but it was our kind of thing.
Are you engaged? How did it happen?