And… Here it is! The exciting news that I have been keeping a secret for a month! I’m engaged!
I honestly still can’t believe it when I type the words ‘I’m engaged’ or especially when say the words ‘my fiance’. For just over 8 years now I have been used to calling Adam ‘my boyfriend’ so the adjustment is taking some time! I know you will want the story about the proposal, how it happened, where it happened, some backstory and of course details about the ring, so here you go.
It was 3rd of July around about 8:30pm on Porthminster Beach in St. Ives during our holiday. Adam and I had decided to go to the beach at sunset to shoot my outfit photos and enjoy a stroll along the sand (you can see the full outfit here). I saw a photographer there taking some photos of the boats and scenery, so I did wonder what he was up to, but while we were walking closer to the edge of the sea, I saw Adam get something out of his bag out the corner of my eye and when I turned around, he was holding a ring box on one knee! He’d hired a photographer from St. Ives without me knowing, so I would have photos of the moment forever and to share with all of you, which I thought was amazing!
Adam gave me a beautiful speech which I have written down, but as it’s personal, it’s not something I want to share publicly with anyone as it’s just between him and I, but let me tell you it was touching. It led into him asking me to marry him and of course I said… Yes! I am in awe of these photos as well because Adam and I rarely have any taken together and he is generally camera shy, so having these to look at and genuinely see how happy we are in each others company just puts a huge smile on my face. Getting to my ring quickly, Adam gave me one that I have been dreaming about since I was a little girl. A princess cut diamond on a platinum band, from Tiffany & Co. I plan on sharing plenty more photos of it with you soon in outfit posts etc. but you can see it in the last photo. It’s stunning!
People have been asking us when we were getting engaged for the best part of the last 6 years actually, but since we have a long distance relationship and we both never follow the rules, doing things our own way, we never felt like it was something we had to do just because the 2 year mark was what everyone else does. Waiting until we both felt ready was good for us and if it took 8 years, it did. We couldn’t be happier. I am truly blessed and lucky everyday to know that I have actually found my soul mate in Adam and there’s not a day that goes by where I’m not thankful or unhappy in my relationship with him. I’m in no way gloating or bragging, as that’s not something I do, I’m just sharing a personal piece of my life with you that I actually never speak about, but it’s one that I live for.
We want to live together after we get married, but finding the money to do that and also finding a good location between both of our cities and families is going to be tough, so our wedding wont be for 2-3 years. This will give us plenty of time to plan and since we only want a small, close family wedding (I wont be turning into a wedding blogger), most of the focus can go on the after thoughts of us spending our life together in a house. I’m genuinely so excited about this new chapter of our lives and I’m grateful to all of you for coming along on the journey with me! I do have a couple of fun posts to come though, one of which is an interview/Q&A with both Adam and myself about our relationship and the engagement so you can get an up close and personal view of it, plus… get to know Adam more! Please do leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts on our engagement. Lorna xx.
3rd July 2016, Porthminster Beach, St. Ives.
Photos shot by the talented Mark Noall.