- 6 years ago
Just wanted to add a nice little RAVE into the mix. As ranting and venting, seems to be common on here for us all, including me, so sometimes a nice RAVE is needed, lol.
I know some of you are against the idea of engagement parties, but we choose to have one because we are living thousands of miles away from our loved ones and family back in the UK.
We met in Dubai and fell in love here, and some of our closest friends here have been with us along our journey so far.
We decided to host an engagement party in our home to celebrate with our friends, those coming to our wedding and those who are not able to. We brought all the booze and food and expected nothing but good company and fun times – No gifts stipulated.
I have always chosen my friends wisely and carefully, but I have been so over whelmed with the little things they have done for me and my Fiance since we announced our engagement.
Firstly my Maid/Matron of Honor to be and one of my BM’s to be, spent all day (I hear now) picking exotic flowers in the colours of our Sri Lankan wedding and baking a special eng cake, they went and brought tiara’s for fun and brought a lot of stuff over to make cocktails for guests at our home. All evening my Bridesmaid or Best Man was entertaining guests and serving them her special cocktails, loving every minute she tells me. I never asked them/her to do any of this.
Then, they proceeded to make mini speeches, of which I knew NOTHING about, and I honestly felt over whelmed, as all I expected was a few drinks, maybe the opening of some sparkling wine with our mates, lol.
Then today, the reason why I am writing this, one of our friends has spent time putting together a video and show reel of our eng party, with captions and text to compliment the images and video. He just posted it on face book and tagged all those who came. My family abroad have seen this and LOVE IT!
I HAD NO IDEA that he would do this or about what my girls were going to do and they have totally proven to me why they are so special to me. They do things out of love and from their heart and I am SO BLESSED in so many ways. I just wanted to share a nice story of how friends can care and how they can think of you and go out of their way to make you feel extra special.
Sorry if I sound like I am gloating, but things like this really make me realise how lucky I am and how much I love the special ppl in my life.
Feel free to SHARE your nice stories and surprises your friends and family have done to make you feel the way I do now, I hope I am not jinxing myself for future shananigans, as our wedding is still far off…lol
They know I post on here – SO THANK YOU GUYS X