Forever Friday #2: An Engagement Q&A

Forever Friday #2: An Engagement Q&A

For today’s #ForeverFriday I thought that I would let you guys know a little bit more about A & I. We have currently been dating 5 years and engaged for 1 1/2 years. Here are some questions to let you get to know us a little better:

 

How did you know it was the right time to get engaged?

Since I was a little girl I wanted to get married and start a family very young, I also knew that I wanted to be engaged for 2 years before I married them and that I wanted to have known them at least 2 years before that. I made this very clear to A on our first date which some might seem pushy and overdoing it but I felt like I was at the point where I wanted to meet someone that I could potentially spend the rest of my life with them. As the 3-year mark hit we had discussed the potential of marriage a fair bit and with 2 our of best friends getting engaged in December 2015. I think it triggered us to start talking about it more and more.

Eventually on holiday in Corfu in August 2016 A popped the question. It felt like the right time, we don’t do things in little steps, we have always done big jumps so we both had just started new jobs and just gotten a puppy.

engaged couple in the beautiful gardens of Stowe National Park

Photo 📸: Jenny Newman Photography

Close of up couple in Stowe National park black and white.

Photo 📸: Jenny Newman Photography

 

What are your three favourite qualities about your partner?

A is extremely funny, I absolutely adore his silly side and in that way, we are such a perfect match as he is just as weird as me! He doesn’t like football; I never wanted a partner who is obsessed with the game to the point where he would put it first, I know a lot of friends that have partners that do it and have no interest in football myself I didn’t want a partner that had a major interest in it. His affection, he constantly reminds me how much he loves me, how pretty I am, compliments me and although I’m nowhere near as affectionate as he is it can definitely put a smile on my face when I’m feeling a bit down!

Photo 📸: Jenny Newman Photography

Photo 📸: Jenny Newman Photography

 

Does being engaged feel different?

No, which I was fairly disappointed in. I think it’s like when you turn 18 you’re like ‘omg I’m an adult now I bet it feels so different’ and you are disappointed because it doesn’t feel any different than before… other than the ring on my finger!

 

What has been the best and toughest part of wedding planning?

The best part has to be being able to Pinterest everything that I love and try to replicate, love it! Toughest? Narrowing down the guest list and trying to come to a mutual decision about certain elements of the wedding as we both want it to be perfect.

Photo 📸: Jenny Newman Photography

Photo 📸: Jenny Newman Photography

 

How do you envision your wedding day?

Sunny, clear sky, slight breeze laughing, drinking, enjoying the entertainment we have planned. And of course, marrying the man of my dreams!

 

What has been your favourite part/moment of being engaged so far?

I think one of the best moments was our engagement party. We got to celebrate with all of our friends and family and ask our entourage to be part of our special day.

 

What is your five-year plan?

5 years… I would like to have 2 kids, we will be in our house, married and be somewhat into my career.

 

What has been the biggest lesson?

Budgeting and planning, making sure you don’t spend money on unnecessary items that you don’t actually need.

 

 

Are you engaged? What has been the best moment on your engagement so far? Any top tips for newly engaged couples?

Check out my previous #ForeverFriday on tips for finding the perfect wedding dress! 

 

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