The Big Question
It was on the beach in St Andrews. We went to university there together and that is where we met and we went back for my birthday weekend and stayed in my favorite hotel. On the Saturday morning we went for a walk along the beach and that is when he proposed on the beach. Got down on one knee and got out a beautiful Tiffany ring and obviously I said yes!... [read more]
A Big Question
Sam and I had a distance relationship from the word go. I met Sam when I was 18 when I got offered a job working in a shearing gang in Norway for the season. Sam was also working in the group, we obviously had a connection but I was young wanted to experience more of the world etc. On new years eve 2008 I flew with my best friend Georgia out to New Zealand and Australia for 3 months travelling. Sam and I stayed in contact and finally met up at his house warming party(including a Speed Shear) in July where i suppose we rekindled our relationship. Sam and I continued to travel the 4hr journey from Devon to Leicestershire to see each other. In 2010 I started University in Bristol which shortened the travel time, i joined the rowing club and had training every weekend so I was only able to see Sam once or twice a month so it was quite difficult not being able to have a more regular relationship.Then on a holiday in Croatia on 27th August 2012 he popped the question on Spilt Habour after a day on a Catermaran, I was completely in shock as I had thought he would do it once I graduated (a year away) he had even stitched the ring into his hand luggage I had no clue. I remember saying are you really doing this now and then I said yes as he prompted me again.... [read more]
The Big Question
The proposal was a bit dramatic on February 21, 2014. I went to an opera that didn't end until 11 pm. I had my family waiting at a park for over 2 hours. When it was finally over my boyfriend at the time said that we were going on a double date & we were meeting them at their house. I thought it's a little late, but okay. I didn't ask questions. We made a turn that I knew wasn't to the house, but I thought maybe we're meeting at the girls house. We pull up to a park & I see stuff in the ground. We get off the car & the song "I Do" by Jesse James Decker is playing. He gets down on one knee with candles surrounding us & asks me to marry him. My family is just a few feet away setting off floating lanterns into the sky. It was perfect!
Shop Till You Drop
I didn't try on too many dresses. I went to one bridal store before & tried on dresses the day before I found the dress. There were pretty dresses, but none were quite up to par for what I was looking for. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted, but I knew when I tried on THE one it would feel right. I sort of liked a dress & I was almost committed, but I wanted to keep my appointment at Alta Moda Bridal in Salt Lake, Utah. Boy, am I glad I did! I tried on about 2 dresses before my dress. Once I put it on, like I said, I knew it was the one! It was everything I didn't know I wanted! I couldn't stop smiling when I had it on. I could picture myself in it on my wedding day.