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.
Love at First Sight
Matt and I met while both out with friends one Saturday night. Neither of us had planned to be out that evening, but luckily our friends talked us into a night out on the town. Not knowing I was already eyeing him in the crowd, Matt approached me and offered to buy me a drink. We immediately connected and took our conversation to the pizza shop next door. We grabbed a bite, and then cozied up on a park bench where we talked well into the late night hours. The next day we went on our first date â€“ the start of many more wonderful times together.... [read more]