Thursday, 10 April 2014

I'm ENGAGED! | Our Proposal Story

I'm sorry for the lack of posts over the last week, but I do have a good excuse! For those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you might already have heard my exciting news - I'm ENGAGEDDD! On Monday afternoon, my boyfriend of five years today, Jonny, asked me to be his wife, and I think I might be the happiest girl on the planet right now. I wanted to share the story with you (since most people I know love a soppy love/proposal story), and let you know that there may well be quite a few wedding related posts appearing over the next year. We haven't taken any kind of official engagement photos yet, so I'm sorry about the lack of photos of us in this post, but I'll be sure to post them as soon as we have some!

I met Jonny when I started going to a new Church in my hometown, at the age of fifteen. He doesn't actually remember the first time he met me (something I relentlessly tell him off for!), but we spent many Sunday mornings and evenings in our Church youth group - him the loud and jokey one, and me the quiet shy one. 


Five Years Ago At Spring Harvest



Around a year later, in April 2009, our Church went on a holiday to a Christian Festival type thing called Spring Harvest (If you are a Christian, or even if you're not, I would absolutely recommend Spring Harvest!) By this point we'd been flirting for months, and everyone knew what was going to happen on this trip! On the last night we had our very first awkward teenage kiss, and the next day, back at home, Jonny 'officially' asked me to be his girlfriend, in the oh so romantic setting of a McDonalds. To describe the next five years is an impossible task, but within a few months we had fallen completely in love, and saw each other almost every day. We got to know each others families and went on many holidays together - Venice, Spain, The Isle Of Wight, The Cotswolds, Tenerife, Copenhagen, Belgium, and, Spring Harvest at Easter every year. We went through the adventures of growing up together - learning to drive, getting our first important exam results, leaving home to go to (the same) University, and looking for our first jobs. Like any relationship there has been some hard times, but I am so confident in our future knowing that even at the age of sixteen, we stayed together. He makes me laugh like no-one else, and although our interests are so different, our personalities just work so well that we can finish each others sentences.

Fast forward to this week, and we headed off to Spring Harvest for the sixth year running. We had talked about getting engaged and married for a long time, and I thought he would probably ask around Christmas time at the end of the year. In the middle of the holiday, when the sun finally made an appearance in rainy England, a group of around twenty of us were sitting around chatting in one of our chalets, when Jonny asked if I'd like to go for little walk. We headed off and Jonny asked where I wanted to walk to, knowing of course that I would say the beach! We wandered along the sand, talking away, and as we neared a picturesque sand dune, Jonny began getting a little bumbly and restless. By the time we reached the top and looked out at the gorgeous view, I could tell something was up. Before I knew it, he was telling me that it was time to prove how much he loved me, and was down on one knee in the sand, with the sun shining on a twinkling ring in his hand. I immediately started crying, and completely forgot that I had to answer his question, 'Will you marry me?'! Finally I said yes, and we were engaged!


The next few days are a bit of a blur - telling everyone at the chalet (who already knew what was going to happen on that walk!), calling everyone in my phonebook, and being invited up on stage at Spring Harvest to be prayed for by four thousand people! It's been an incredible few days.


Up On Stage! Crazy!





I really hope you enjoyed this little post - I've cried a few happy tears writing it! I'm so blessed and so excited that I get to marry my best friend and enjoy our lives together. We're getting married next summer (Summer 2015), so hopefully you'll enjoy a fair few wedding posts over the next year, eeee! If you do have a wedding blog, or know of any useful ones, please do link it down below.

42 comments:

  1. Aww such a lovely story of your relationship!! Congratulations to the both of you and the ring is gorgeous xx

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  2. Oh this is so lovely, huge congratulations to you both!
    Cannot wait to follow along with your wedding planning! :)
    xxx

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  3. What an adorable story, massive congratulations to you both and I look forward to reading about your wedding plans.updates! Eeee exciting!

    Sophie x

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  4. I'm always a ball of emotions and may have shed a little tear at how cute this was!
    Congratulations!
    xx

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  5. Congrats !!! Aww this is so sweet, and now the fun begins with the wedding planning xx

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  6. A huge congratulations on your engagement Amy!

    It was so lovely to read your post about your engagement story, and you've got some lovely photographs. You can really tell just how happy you both are! I personally can't wait to see some wedding related posts from you over the upcoming months, and I really do wish you all the best for your future together!

    Beautiful ring too!

    You may have seen that I have recently got engaged too, I wish I'd been able to write such an adorable story about my engagement as you have. I'm not as excited about the whole thing as you are. Maybe some of your posts will give me some inspiration :)

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  7. awww how sweet!! huge congrats lovely :) xx

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  8. aww congrats! You guys seem to be made for each other and I'm so glad that you've shared this with us! xx

    Anita @ AllThingsAnita

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  9. Congratulations, how cute! xx

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  10. Omg! Congratulations! This is such a cute story :) x

    Hanclarky

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  11. This is adorable, congratulations to you! And I have to admit I cried a bit reading this haha xx

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  12. Wow what an incredible post! 5 years really is a long time and may you have many more happy years together! Congrats to you both :) xxx

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  13. Congratulations! What a lovely engagement story! I've been with my boyfriend since I was thirteen, and it's our ten year anniversary in December! No ring yet mind, but maybe one day! :)

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  14. I love a good romantic story and this was no different, so so lovely :) I wish you both all of the happiness in the world xx

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  15. This is so cute!! It sounds so perfect!! I cant wait for your future posts!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!
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    Elizabeth x

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  16. Oh this is really lovely! Congrats to you both xxx

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  17. Aww congratulations lovely!
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  18. Aww Amy I have just seen this! Congratulations lovely-am very very happy for you both



    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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  19. Congratulations, Amy. You both look so happy! Have fun with all the wedding planning :)

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  20. Congratulations girl :) you both look so in love and happy.. u deserve it both <3 I´m a bit jealouse anyway.. still single :D

    OMG.. can´t wait for the next posts to come.

    xoxo, Daniela

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  21. So happy for both of you. God bless you and your relationship abundently and make you a wise couple. :)


    Sarah
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  22. Such a lovely story, congrats :)

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  23. Congratulations girl!! I really enjoyed your post!!! That's fantastic news!!! :)

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  24. This is a lovely story! ! Congratulations both of you xxx

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  25. Congratulations Amy! What a lovely proposal. Good luck with the rest of your lives together!

    Katie <3

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  26. Congratulations! Such a lovely story :)
    Looking forward to your future wedding planning posts!
    xx

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  27. Amazing proposal, congratulations to the both of you :) really excited to read your wedding posts!
    Daniela xo
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  28. This is so cute! I'm so happy for you! :) xxx

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  29. Congratulations, this is lovely :)
    I'm getting married this August but only recently joined the blogging world - so haven't posted any wedding posts yet.
    Rachel x
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  30. Awww congratulations!! Such a lovely story, and I wish you both all the luck in the world. I'm engaged too and it really is the best feeling :) love to you both xx

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  31. Congratulations Amy!!!!! :) I always thought you and Jonny were so cute when you posted pictures with him, and I couldn't be happier for the two of you! To have a relationship with a godly man is my number one priority, and I am so happy that you have found one that you truly love with all your heart. I can't wait to see posts about your wedding planning!

    Emily
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    1. Thank you so much Emily, your comment made me smile so much :) :) XX

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  32. This is a super cute post, Congratulations to you both :) so happy for you xxx

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  33. Congratulations! So cute!

    Soph x

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  34. Congratulations! What a lovely story! I loved reading it! It sounds perfect! I hope my partner does something romantic like this! Xx

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  35. congratulations! that story is the sweetest, i wish you both complete happiness xx

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  36. Congratulations! This is such a lovely story - I wish you all the best with your wedding plans! xx

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  37. Aw that's lovely, congratulations to you both! :) Looking forward to reading your wedding posts, bet you're soo excited :) xx

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  38. I know I'm a bit late but congratulations! Such a lovely story of how you both met - I look forward to reading all about the wedding preparation! :-) x

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  39. Aww such a lovely post.
    May God grant you many more happy years together! x
    (I'm a Christian too)


    Angi~
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