Our proposal always makes me smile.
Paul and I had been together just under 6 years at the time. It happened on July 21st 2018 and we were holidaying with family in the beautiful and picturesque Northumberland. We had gone for a week away with family. It was just a normal day, I was chilling out around the house. Paul asked me to go for a walk, we were surrounded by glorious countryside but I was not really dressed for walking in fields! As we were walking around, I playfully complained at the amount of sheep dung that was all over the fields, I could sense Paul’s frustration, obviously not realizing he was looking for a nice spot to get down on one knee.
We then made our way back to the house, sheep dung fields are not the most romantic of settings. We went into the garden behind the house and he stopped and said ‘are you ready?’ and then got on one knee and produced such a beautiful ring. It was lovely and just the kind of proposal I would have chosen. We were surrounded by fields of thistles that now hold a special place in our heart and featured subtly throughout the wedding.
We then went on to have a lovely bottle of bubbly with our family. This place feels so special now.
Katey [Ghost Orchid Bride] is wonderful and her shop is gorgeous! I stumbled across Daughters of Simone on Pinterest and quickly found your Instagram page, that was it, I was hooked! I had watched one of your videos with the ‘Ezra’ gown and immediately knew that was the dress for me. I loved how understated and romantic the dress was, it was beautifully simple but had some sass with it’s stunning low back. I sought a stockist in the UK. I knew it was meant to be when the stockist was based in Hull. My Mum and Sister live in a town close by so it was a perfect excuse to spend girly weekends dress shopping and having a glass of fizz. I don’t get to see them often as I live further South, it made my whole dress experience even more special.
It took us a while to choose our first dance, we never really had ‘our song’. We started to think about films we liked and listened to lots of movie soundtracks. We remembered how much we both enjoyed La La Land so it only seemed right to choose ‘City of Stars’. Makes me smile every time I hear that song now.
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