Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The Proposal

Cast your minds back to last month, you may remember that I did a blog post about Northern Goldsmith's reopening and how much I'd fallen in love with the history of the building.  That night, feeling slightly merry on fizz and romance I made my way home to Simon to tell him all about what a lovely time I'd had, how inspiring it was to hear about people's Northern Goldsmith's love stories and how I'd met a great lady called Helen who worked at the store.
 
At the time I had no idea that Simon was listening so carefully to my ramblings, and little did I know that he'd been secretly plotting to propose.  Two days after that event he made his way into the store on Blackett Street in Newcastle and asked for Helen. 

Helen was wonderful and immediately put him at ease and helped him to make one of the most important decisions of his life - choosing a ring!

Last weekend Simon and I finally moved properly into our new house.  It had been a busy day of loading and unloading boxes and carting things up and down the stairs.  Feeling tired and a little grumpy I dismissed Simon's idea of spending the first evening of our house having a pizza picnic on the floor and instead insisted we went out to a restaurant.
 
Little did I know, I'd just ruined his romantic proposal!  Luckily he persevered and, adamant that he wanted to propose the first night in our brand new home, he popped the question whilst we were upstairs in a half built bedroom watching a particularly dramatic storm out of the window.  I was in shock and immediately started to cry before remembering to say yes!



The ring is absolutely stunning, and even more special as Simon chose it himself.

I AM GETTING MARRIED!  It feels so surreal at the moment, even more so when we're currently very busy sorting things out for the house. 

Our first week as a newly engaged couple disappeared into a pile of flat pack furniture until we realised that we should probably put down the screw driver and hammer and celebrate properly.   We had a gorgeous romantic meal at Gusto on Newcastle's Quayside, toasting our wonderful week with a glass of bubbly.



I'm definitely getting a taste for the bubbles!

As soon as things have settled a bit I will of course be planning our big day.  I don't have a clue where to start, although I do know that, despite being a Norfolk girl, our wedding will be happening in Northumberland.  The North East has captured my heart and I just can't imagine my wedding happening anywhere else.

Any help is gratefully received, if any of you have any tips or great websites I should check out please do let me know.  Also, if you're from the North East and can recommend any great photographers I'd love to hear your ideas. 

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations! How lovely of Simon that he sneakily listened and planned everything! Looking forward to reading your wedding journey xxx

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  2. Aww! Congrats lovelies!

    Kay xx
    Idreamofcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This made me smile so much! Congratulations again, I'm looking forward to hearing all about your wedding preparations in the near future!

    Imogen x

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  4. I was wondering whether your big day would be in your new homeland, or in the motherland.

    Congratulations once again :)

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  5. Oh my goodness, that's fantastic news! Congratulations to you both! Your ring is beautiful and I'm sure you will have a ball planning the wedding.

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  6. Congratulations , your ring is beautiful x

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  7. I've been waiting to hear this story!! Congratulations to you both! Well done Simon! The ring is absolutely beautiful.

    Katie x

    www.katiejaneonline.com

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  8. OMG!!!! I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations!!!

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  9. Huge congratulations you two - I am so happy for you! What a wonderful 2015 you're having!

    xo

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  10. Ah congratulations! What a fabulous year 2015 is for you xxx

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  11. How wonderful! Congratulations to you both xx

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  12. Eeee, congratulations! :D I'm so pleased for you! I'm excited to hear about all the plans once you've settled into the new house! There are loads of wedding blogs around, I think I remember my friend looking at Love My Dress, but just try googling, there will be so many options!

    Ceri
    October Eleven

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  13. How exciting for you both! Congratulations :D

    Elle x
    Notes of Petranella

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  14. That Simon is sooooo sneaky! Who thought our tipsy night at Goldsmiths would have such a fabulous ending! He picked the perfect ring too! You cannot beat a glass of bubbly to celebrate. Hope you enjoyed Gusto x

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  15. Congratulations!!! Beautiful ring too :) Can't wait to read more about the house (and wedding plans when you get round to starting those..!)!

    Etta xx

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  16. Congrats!

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  17. Squeee! :) i am happy to help with the planning! I do know some nice places, honest!! :) so exciting x

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  18. Awesome stuff! any thing you get stuck with planning let me nkow... i know a fair few wedding supplier us here!

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  19. How can I express a scream through written words. Just sat here cooing, well done Simom you are a very lucky man and have managed to get a very special woman to say yes. But I guess he knows that already, the ring is beautiful and I am so very happy for both of you Lucy x

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  20. This is such a lovely story, huge congratulations! X

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  21. Aww congrats again Chloe! I can't wait to read your wedding plans, I'm sure your day will be packed with wonderful North East touches! Our photographer Sean Elliot, was amazing - so friendly, put everyone at ease, efficient and creative and worked with the ideas we had to create a wonderful set of photos that capture the day perfectly - I highly recommend him! Enjoy your plans! x

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  22. CONGRATULATIONS! This news excites me, having seen the start on WW makes me feel like I've watched something really special develop. Congrats on the house and the upcoming wedding, you both deserve lots of happiness :) xx

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  23. Many congratulations to you both. :) xxx

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  24. Woo big congratulations!! Very exciting news :D x

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  25. Wow! Congratulations... I got married at Alnwick Gardens. There's so many perfect places in Northumberland though. Spoiled for choice, really... Enjoy.

    pierrelecat | jewellery, travel & book blog

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  26. Aaaaaaaah congratulations, such exciting times for you both!

    Beth x
    www.bethelouise.com

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  27. Big congratulations! I love hearing proposal stories. I got married in Norfolk last year and wish I could do it all over again!

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