Today I am so excited but also slightly nervous to share some big news I’ve been keeping from my little corner of the internet for the past few months. I got engaged!
I’ve been contemplating for months on whether or not I should share the news; I’ve been weirdly private about the whole thing and initially only wanted to tell family and close friends. However, after months of hiding my beautiful engagement ring and the wonderful news I just couldn’t keep it quiet any longer. Engagement is such a magical and special time and for a while I wanted to cherish the moment with family and friends but i now feel like its a good time to let you all in on my news.
So for a quick run down on how things came to this special day.
We met 3 years ago on an online dating site (don’t judge!) after both of us giving up on the hope of finding anyone who shared the same views on life and wanted the same things as us. We’d both been in long term relationships that had went horrendously wrong and for me personally, i’d decided that there were no decent men left out their and had no idea how to get back out there and meet someone. I decided one night on a whim to register on a dating site and it’s here that we welcome Martin, the love of my life.
The more we talked and the more I found out about him the more I fell in love. He taught me to let go of my fears. I reached a moment where I knew I’d found someone special and that when I was with him I felt like I could achieve anything. I knew he’d be there, by my side, no matter what. I knew I couldn’t let him go. This meant going against a lot of peoples opinions and listening to my heart. I’m so glad I did. I’ve never met anyone as kind, loving, genuine, supportive, handsome and funny as him. No one makes me happier and no one can put up with my mad moments like he can.
On a freezing cold December morning he popped the question whilst we were out on a walk at a local Beach in East Lothian. There were no grand gestures or hidden photographers or public display, it was just us. Just as i’d always hoped for, completely intimate and personal. I love that we have a special place where it happened, a place we can visit again to relive that wonderful day.
Being able to share in one of life’s biggest and most exciting moments for the first time, together, has been such an amazing feeling. The ring itself is a stunning antique inspired rose gold solitaire ring with intricate shoulder detailing featuring 3 small diamonds on each side. Martin got it specially commissioned by the talented Moira Warren, owner of Patience Jewellery, an Edinburgh based award winning independant jewellers.
I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have something as beautiful as this and it takes my breath away every time I look down. So excited for the next step of our relationship and I’m so incredibly grateful to be sharing it with Martin.