Friday, May 29, 2009

More Nice News!

The Man proposed!

Yes, after five years together, he popped the question on the spot where we first kissed, on the anniversary of the night we first met five years ago. It's safe to say that I wasn't expecting it; in fact, I had to collapse on a bench afterwards to recover from the shock!

Never one to celebrate occasions like birthdays or anniversaries, I was pleasantly surprised when he told me he'd booked a concert at the Royal Festival Hall, then dinner afterwards at the same restaurant we went to on our first date. Usually, I need to do a countdown a good month in advance to ensure he remembers any important dates.

It was a great concert with the London Symphonic Orchestra playing Brahms and Tchaikovsky, and a warm night as we strolled by the Thames to the restaurant. After consuming our dinner and wine, we wandered over to where we kissed, he asked me to turn around while he fiddled with the ring, and when I turned back to face him... he proposed!

We're planning to get married in the middle of August in a small ceremony with family and friends, and we're keeping it true London-style: ceremony in a Dali art gallery on the South Bank, then reception on a boat on the Thames. London has played such an important part in both our lives that we want to celebrate it, as well! Here's to life, love and London!

Dali Universe, County Hall, South Bank.

11 comments:

Elle said...

Oh my goodness!! Congratulations (again)! :D

What's the ring like?!

Anita Davison said...

Congratulations Marsha, how lovely. From someone who has been married to a romantic man for nearly thirty years, I offer this gem of advice - Don't forget anything! If you do, even something as insignificant as what cufflinks he wore on your first date - he will remind you that he's the lover and you are the beloved for the rest of your days - so keep up!
Create a database if necessary!
May you both be very happy
Where's his picture?

Nancy J. Parra said...

Congrats!! How sweet and thoughtful. *Sigh* Sounds like you are planning the perfect wedding.

May you be happy the rest of your lives!

Wendy said...

Stumbled across this blog & how romantic! Congratulations and hoping you travel far on your writing journey!
~ Wendy

KimB said...

I can't believe I'm actually saying this but I must:

How romantic!!!

Maybe your man can give lessons to my man. :-)

Meg said...

Congrats!!!!

Meg said...

Awe! How sweet...congrats!! xx

I'm still waiting for my husband's romantic "down-on-one-knee" proposal, hehe. :-P

Karen van Wyk said...

Congratulations to you both. I hope you will be very happy.

Marsha said...

Thank you everyone! We are happily planning for August. The ring is lovely - he gets complete credit for choosing it without me and getting it spot on!

Thanks for the 'romantic man' advice, Anita. I may start that spreadsheet!

His picture is forthcoming one of these days...

Thanks again! :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations! Woo hoo! *Confetti and rose petals*

MikeH said...

Wow! Congrats on his promotion from "The Man" to "The Husband" ;) Oh, and congrats to you, as well. He sounds like a romantic soul--you're very lucky.