I joked on Sunday when I announced our engagement that I would be spamming my blog with wedding posts from now on! 🙂
I have decided to be more restrained and post every now and then on a Wednesday when I have an update on our wedding plans. Obviously our wedding is important but we are a family first and foremost, and, as I wrote before, we practically have a marriage already, just missing the legal bit!
So to start off, I thought I would tell you about the proposal.
Chris didn’t get down on one knee (with his knees it wouldn’t have been a good idea!) and I wouldn’t have wanted him to. He didn’t ask my dad’s permission and I wouldn’t have wanted him to do that either. In fact the latter would have been enough for me to turn him down!
It was completely unexpected. On New Year’s Eve I was in the kitchen with my mind firmly on my mocha and crisps when Chris told me to put them down. NOTHING disturbs crisp time so it was very unusual 🙂 Then he asked if I’d like to choose an engagement ring while we were at the shops.
I don’t think I actually gave him an answer. I was in complete shock. We had always agreed that we wouldn’t get married as neither of us wanted a wedding day. But now he had asked and I had nodded and kissed him.
I like to think it was a bit like Prince Harry proposing whilst cooking a roast chicken. Marriage is about the normal everyday things a couple does together, not a big gesture followed by a huge ridiculous wedding day (think we will beat Harry and Meghan on that one…)
I hate to spoil the romance but we didn’t have the opportunity to go and look for rings as we had the children with us. Actually, we almost talked ourselves out of the whole thing several times as well! All of the things that had worried us and made us determined to avoid a wedding weighed heavily on us. But then we decided to focus on what WE wanted and stop worrying abut everyone else.