I literally cannot believe that I am typing that we are engaged! What the actual heck!!!!
It's been just over a week now since one of the happiest days of my entire life and I'm still not over it all. It's been such a beautiful whirlwind week, one of the happiest and most magical of my life and I'm only just getting back into the swing of real life, however the engagement bubble is still most definitely intact.
I thought I'd take some time to talk about the engagement and how I'm feeling now etc, as you've all been there with me and George from the very beginning of our relationship and I'm also still loving talking about it and reliving the moment at any opportunity I can!
So lets go back to the beginning.
On Valentines day this year, George surprised me with tickets to see Queen & Adam Lambert at Madison Square Garden. We don't usually do much at Valentines day but we always like to go out for some food or a couple of drinks to honour the day of love. This time we decided to head back to the place where we had our first date, at Hawksmoor.
I was handed the cocktail menu as we were seated, only to find the tickets hidden inside. One thing to know about George is that he is VERY good at surprises, certainly something I have learnt this year!!!
I was of course ecstatic and we booked the flights and hotel right away.
Then, for my birthday George surprised me with a beautiful commissioned piece of art from our friends over at Hutch Cassidy. It featured the New York Skyline with a monkey (George) hanging off a helicopter and an Octopus (me) in the river. That's how I learnt that he'd treated us to a private helicopter ride over New York the morning of our anniversary and coincidentally the morning of the Queen show. Riding in a helicopter has been on my bucket list for years, something he of course knew, so I was truly made up to be ticking it off the list, in no other than New York, our city, the place we had our first holiday together 4 years ago.
Leading up to the trip, during the first part of the trip and even on the morning of our anniversary I had absolutely no idea what was about to go down. I was a little nervous about the helicopter ride but George seemed absolutely FINE!
It was only when we got up in the air that he was acting a little unlike himself. He was silent and went a bit white in the face, but I just thought it was motion sickness from the helicopter, turns out he was trying to work out the perfect time to ask me the question ARGHHHH!
And that's it, I said YES in a heartbeat and with all my heart and we're now engaged ARGHHH! It was the happiest moment of my entire life and I honestly can't believe that we are going to get married. I was lost for words to start with, with the tears following a few minutes later along with a serious case of the giggles from us both, it was complete magic!
We left the helicopter and headed straight for a dive bar for celebratory pints and champagne before going to watch our faves Queen! It was the best day of my life filled with such love and happiness, a day I will never ever ever forget!
I thought I'd also share my outfit for getting engaged. I absolutely love it and I love that it's just so very me and so not the kind of outfit I'd imagined I'd get engaged in you know!? I had no idea it was going to happen so wore my fave oversized Queen Tee, my new Adidas Falcon trainers and a printed and totally colourful midi skirt with braids in my hair haha.
Everything about the day was perfect and the whole trip to New York was too, we were in our little bubble of happiness. And as for the ring, well it's absolutely the most beautiful ring i've ever seen. I must admit I'm not all that clued up on fancy jewellery like this, I've always appreciated it and admired from a far but it's not something I've ever really thought about and certainly haven't talked about. But somehow George knew me better than I knew myself and picked the most stunning Emerald Cut Diamond. I cannot stop staring at it with all it's sparkles, it's truly stunning, classic and timeless, something I will love forever. The boy did good!