miércoles, 20 de agosto de 2014

Engaged




I turned thirty-one last Monday and I am glad to say I got formally engaged the same night too. 
As you already know if you read this blog on a regular basis, 
I am currently living in Bucharest for professional reasons, which means this year 
my usual extravagant party was replaced by an apparently nothing-out-of-the-ordinary dinner with The Gentle One.
Or so I thought.




Actually, he had subtly insisted on having an intimate dinner (just the two of us)
but I am SO tired lately, I am barely able to catch any fishy movement from other people right now. I think he was counting on it 
(what a master of plot!) because he booked for my favourite restaurant, encoraged me to get ready on time and, 
without any stress, he drove me there.

 We ordered my favourite salmon dish and some red wine (I swear he was so relaxed I did not have a chance to guess what was happening at that point) and after some small talk, 
he gave me my birthday presents. 
I opened a packet containing a lovely teaware set and when I was examining it closer,
 I noticed there was something inside one of the cups.

"There is something inside this one" I observed naively.

"You should get it then" he nodded. 



I carefully shook the cup to make the misterious object to slide into my palm and then I felt the velveteen surface of a jewel box.
Although I don´t like public affectional or emotional displays, I was already crying 
when I opened the little container and before I saw the lovely opalescent black gem shining. Thanks God there were no indiscreet costumers around at the moment 
(yes, The Gentle One had chosen the most lonely hour on purpose, I told you
he revealed himself a master of plot) to witness all the crying.


And kids, this is the story of how we went engaged.

We will be getting married next Autumn.
Just after our first decade together ♥


28 comentarios:

  1. Aw, congratulations! That is so lovely! I love that he pulled off a real surprise for you! the ring is perfect, a lovely black stone and silver metal!

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    1. Thanks Laura. I do love the ring, it is just really beautiful ans smart, nothing to do with all the white diamonds vulgar shining...

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  2. Happy belated birthday and congratulations!! I know what you mean about public displays of affection, my man proposed to me in the prettiest B&B and I'm so happy he did because I cried like a little girl lol.

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    1. Aw, that sounds like a pretty story certainly! Many thanks for your greeting :)

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  3. I immediately ran here after I saw the post on instagram! This is so romantic you guys, I'm so happy for you! I was literary jumping around and telling my mom! (She sends her best wishes btw!) <3

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    1. That is so sweet from you, dear! I can imagine you jumping and laughing. Lots of kisses and hugs to your mum too ♥

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  4. Congratulations!
    This story made me smile. Many years of beauty, love and joy for the both of you.
    Also, Happy birthday! ♥

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    1. Many thanks Uvita! I am sure we will be even happier as time goes by.

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  5. Congratulations Violette!!!!! That ring is beautiful, and how your love gave it to you is such a great story! I wish you two all the happiness in the world. ❤

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    1. Thanks a lot, Danielle! Your words are truly apreciated ♥

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  6. How romantic, congratulations :) And the ring is absolutely beautiful <3

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    1. Aw, thank you! The ring is even more stunning in real life. I am glad about it!

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  7. OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!
    And you will get married next autumn omg omg omg!!!
    What can i say... congratulations on both of you! This is amazing :D I wish you every happiness and again i have to say, you will always look like 25 max. I don't know what you are doing - maybe you are a vampire or a witch both good - but you are the epitome of ageless beauty.. Gosh i am so happy for you!!! :')

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    1. Thank you my dear! We are very excited!
      And many thanks for the compliment, I don´t know if I look as young as 25, but even so your words are very kind ♥

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  8. Congratulations, Violette! What a sweet man and such a perfect ring ... :)

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    1. I am very happy to read you here! I miss your blog quite a lot. Oh, and thank you for your good wishes!

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  9. Oh, so romantic!!! Your Gentle One planned it to be perfect :) The ring is amazing!

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    1. Thankie, Linnea! He really made his best with all the planning and so on. I would not expect that degree of perfectionism ♥

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  10. Congratulations! What a beautiful ring.

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  11. Congratulations! Wow, so many people I know got married or engaged this year :O I love your ring, it's really original and it suits you perfectly. I finally see an engagement ring which is not golden with tiny diamond on it ;)

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    1. Many thanks! Well, we are anything but traditional, so golden-sparkling options were out of discussion :)

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  12. Congratulations!!! What a GORGEOUS ring. He has excellent taste in both jewelry and partners. :) I'm so impressed that he planned such a perfect evening, right down to making it at a solitary hour so it would be somewhat private for you.

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    1. Aw, than you! I was very shocked myself, as I did not expect that level of feedforward details. But he did his best, and it was a truly lovely night :)

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  13. Congratulations! This request very romantic! Beautiful ring! :)

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  14. Awww, how lovely and romantic! ♥ Beautiful story, I was smiling all the time I read this. Congratulations! ♥

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    1. That is very sweet from you! Thanks a lot! ♥

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