Friday, 29 June 2018

We're Engaged!



It finally happened you guys! The moment I have been dreaming of ever since I was a little girl opening her first barbie doll. That's right.. my real life Ken bent down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

There are honestly no words to explain how elated I feel right now. I really don't think one can prepare for such a moment. It was everything I could have hoped for and yet so much more. I always thought I would cry when I was finally proposed to, but absolutely nothing could wipe the smile off my face.

Let me explain how it all went down..


Okay, so for weeks I had been planning a surprise 34th birthday party for David (or Beaver as he is lovingly nicknamed). He knew he needed to be in Brisbane for the 23rd of June (I still haven't moved to Sydney but that's for another post) but he had no idea what I was planning or where the surprise would take place. With the help of many of David's awesome friends, operation #theultimatestitchup was well under way.


I planned to have us leave our house around 5pm and then have our friends Rachael and Aaron come over to set up the party. I had most of the decorations ready in a cupboard in one of the spare rooms, gave our friend Suzie the cake to look after, asked everyone to bring a plate of food, and borrowed a friends palaroid style camera so that we could have a photobooth. David's best friend Adam also made us a cool personalised frame to use as a photobooth prop. Everything was going off without a hitch. Adam even messaged me on the day saying he had made some extra signs for the party.. little did I know that these signs were all David's doing and had a special message waiting to unfold for me inside.


Fast forward to the evening.. we left the house at 5pm as planned and poor Aaron and Rachael had to clean up after David as I knew that if I ran around tidying up last second that David would be suspicious. We arrived at his brothers house for "pre drinks" at 5.30 and since I'd made David pack a bag earlier that afternoon it seemed like we would be going into the city. In reality we were going straight back to our house.. but not without me taking the longest and most obscure route possible. I may have blindfolded David and made him a little motion sick, but it was totally worth it. It all nearly went off perfectly too until we arrived back to the neighbourhood dogs barking their heads off haha. Fortunately our friend Aaron had the bright idea of creating a little footbridge to our front door which completely threw David off.

Needless to say David was surprised and much to my pleasure the party was a hit. I honestly couldn't have been happier with how the night was going.. that was until David decided he was going to do a speech thanking everyone for coming, which just so happened to turn into him proposing! Mid way through his speech he thanked me and turned me around to kiss me, and while this was happening I heard what sounded like fireworks behind me. When I turned around to see what was happening his friends had pulled down those last minute "Happy 34th Birthday" banners that Adam had made and put up for me earlier, and inside was printed "Will You Marry Me". I couldn't believe it. He completely turned the surprise back onto me! Absolute best moment of my entire life. :)



Now for the fun part of organising the engagement party, wedding planning, etc. Planning is not my forte, despite how well the party turned out, so hopefully everything is relatively smooth sailing for us for the next 12 months. We're already thinking about locations and have a date in mind. I'm even viewing my first wedding dress tomorrow which I'm super excited about!

Thank you to everyone who saw the proposal video on instagram (check it out here if you missed it) and sent us your congratulations. It means the world to us to have you guys supporting us!

Much love!

 
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