- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Thought would share our engagement story
I’ve always wanted to go to Versailles in France and visit the palace, gardens and hamlet of Marie Antoinette. In January, my boyfriend (at the time we were together just under 7 years and have our own home just under a year) decided we shouls go, but we both were sick of people asking when we were getting engaged (because everyone we know was doing it!) that we said we wouldn’t tell people incase they got the wrong idea.
Little did I know it was the right idea!!
Going through security in the airport I made jokes about a comedian telling a story above a friend being caught in Heathrow airport with a ring at secuirty and having to propose – Ciaran laughed, but ow I realise it was a nervous laugh!! He thought I knew
When we got to France we stayed in the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace – a total dream and dead posh! I was so out of place but didn’t care!!
After dinner in a lovely Bistro (& 2 bottles of wine, we’re Irish) we went back to the hotel and agreed to freshen up and go for one drink in the bar. While I was doing my makeup in the bathroom he called me into the room to look at something -HE WAS ON 1 KNEE
He said nothing – I said are f****** serious! He froze, then said will you marry me … I said yes lol! He didn’t know if it was a good response or bad response I had given him! He stummbled to his feet…in slow mo…I couldn’t what and shouted ‘GIMME THE BLING’ jumping lol so not like me, I never went looking at rings before or talked about weddings or marriage and was so pleased!
We went to the bar in the end and had two mojitos
The next day we saw everything I dreamed of seeing in Versailles and spent 3 days in Paris before back home to Ireland.
He couldn’t have done better