- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
So, my FI and I have a bit of a different story.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
We’re a young couple (im 23, he’s 26) and we’ve been dating for a couple years. We’re moving to my native Finland in June. We have lived together for over a year and had discussed marriage and a future together, and it was pretty clear that we were going to be together forever.
FI asked my dad, got a very happy “Of course!”, told his mother of his plans and she was very happy. But in stead of a traditional proposal, FI asked me how i would feel about going to the JOP, and of course I thought it was a great idea. I had talked to my mom about it before and told her it would be nice to be married, or at least engaged before we move abroad together, but did not want him to propose for any reason other than HIM wanting to. So the fact that he came up with the idea to get married, was awesome, and i didnt feel like i was missing out on anything (proposal, or ring). Our mother’s talked and said they wanted us to have a wedding, so were having one in April, and have been planning it since early November.
Right after I agreed we should get married, he assured me he would propose properly. I told him as far as a ring goes, I just wanted something of quality that would last without having the get things replaced etc. I also told him we need to be saving as much as we could for our move, not spending it on jewelry!
On Christmas eve at Midnight, he asked me to join him in the family room (at his grandmother’s with all of his family), so I did. We were standing there in the middle of the living room and he got down on one knee, said “Liina, I love you with all my heart, and will for the rest of my life. I want you to be my wife forever, so will you marry me?” ^.^ and I said Of course!! Then he put the ring on my hand and his family clapped and congradulated us 🙂
A very lovely Christmas surprise. The ring is platinum with a 1/5 ct. princess soitaire. Perfect!
Here are some pictures of my ring (seperate post):