- 7 years ago
The Canadian and I are betrothed!
The surprise yesterday turned out to be the proposal (see my post of about 15 days ago ‘will this be the day he proposes’)… He took me to the National Gallery here in Dublin to view my favourite painting which is behind lock and key as it is a watercolour. He secretly had pre-arranged the viewing with the gallery.
After a little bit of looking at the painting, he started into what seemed like a speech. I got a little suspicious at that and then I saw his hand go into his pocket and I don’t remember anything he said after that! I saw the ring and it looked incredible – so much more amazing that I had dreamed it would be. I didn’t even answer straight away, my breath was taken away by it all. I just started shaking and putting my hands to my face and shaking and it went on for about 20 seconds like that, poor guy ha!
I eventually managed to get the word ‘yes’ out and we had a kiss and hugged and I started crying. It was like an out of body experience – even though we had arranged to have a ring made etc. it still was a complete surprise at the moment it happened.
The lady at the gallery took two photos of us beside the painting which we are going to frame as our engagement photos.. They are so funny and cute – we are both clinging on to each other as though we are going to faint!!
We then went for a wander around the gallery to relax a little and for a coffee. We were still in shock!
Then there was a further surprise that evening… We went for a meal last night in the Merrion hotel which is where we are planning to have our intimate wedding reception. I am just in disbelief and afraid that I am going to wake up from the best dream ever!!
Thanks to the ladies who responded to my post (few though you are). MrsT2B – I will be posting a pic of the ring for you as promised 😀 x