- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
As many of you know, FI and I became engaged last October. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/take-247-off-the-list-we-are-getting-married/#axzz31XxThqIf
And we are planning an October wedding: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/25th-october-2014-my-planning-so-far-pictures/#axzz31XxThqIf
BUT, FI didn’t propose until Saturday because here in Spain it is traditional that both families get together in what is called “Pedida de mano” (Asking for her hand). There, the groom gives the bride an engagement gift (traditionally a ring), and the bride gives the groom another engagement gift (traditionally a watch).
We planned our “pedida” to coincide with our last dating anniversary (Sunday, 11th) and, on Saturday, FI told me all the reasons why he wanted to marry me, and asked me to marry him.
It was so special and silly (with wedding planning in full swing), but I still loved the day and place he chose to do it. (And because I’m very shy, I didn’t want him to ask me to marry him in front of both our families the next day).
Now, I can say I’m ring-engaged! (And I have a beautiful ring to show as well)
The ring is a .95 carat brilliant cut diamond in a white gold setting with diamond rounds.
I absolutely LOVE it and I like that the design has a “vintage” feeling to it!