Don’t forget to keep up with Shoshana & Meredith’s wedding plans on their vlog!
I love Meredith. She is amazing: kind; funny; caring; smart and gorgeous. After getting to know her very well over the last two years, and coming to realise more and more profoundly that I want my future to be with her always… so I proposed!
I didn’t get down on one knee, or do a flash mob dance… but I did want the event to be truly special and unique, an evening we’d enjoy and treasure.
I took her to a restaurant in London’s Soho that she’d been wanting to try for ages… but although I said to her, let’s dress up, I still acted like it was just a normal date night – we went to see a movie at the Curzon, which was just two minutes from the restaurant (even though we got a bit lost in between the cinema and Randall & Aubin!)
We entered the restaurant and were seated. Everything seemed normal. Until we were both given menus that looked like this…
Meredith had no idea what was going on… She was very confused and slightly worried! She couldn’t understand how the restaurant knew our names and why they’d put them on the menu… which I found a little hilarious, but I tried to keep a straight face! (She had no idea all this had anything to do with me at this point!)
“What… the… Shoshana, what’s going on?”
I left her in suspense for a just a little bit longer, not saying much and pretending to also be mildly confused..! Then I started encouraging her to look more closely… As she did this, I took a moment to collect myself, for one of the most important moments in my life.
After she realised this menu was something I’d purposely made to give to her, I started to explain, out loud, my feelings towards her, how important she is to me and how much I love her and how much she made me laugh and feel so happy, every day… It felt really good to verbalize my feelings… although I tell her I love her each day, I wanted her to be sure of how sure I am, about her.
I then pulled out a ring… Actually not just “a” ring… but The Ring. If you know what I mean! wink wink!
Here it is:
It fits her finger perfectly (side note: she has unusually tiny fingers!) and suits her gorgeous style.
We both had a lot of fun that night… date nights are always fun, but this one was extra special as we had some extra happy news to celebrate!
I loved planning and implementing the surprise, from secretly purchasing the ring, to designing the menu and co-ordinating with the restaurant… even sending a selfie to the restaurant manager, so he would recognise us as soon as we walked in… It was all so much fun to think this all this would put a big smile on Mer’s face!
And so that night we celebrated: over champagne, lobster and candlelight! Delicious! Bellissimo!
Oh… and by the way! In case you were wondering, the movie we went to see that night was “Blue Is The Warmest Colour.” Loved it!!!
My thoughts and feelings right now: I am very excited for my fiancée and I. Our journey is just beginning…
Now! I have checked in online already and printed my boarding pass… It’s time to fly to New York to visit my wonderful fiancée for a week… adventure starts tomorrow morning! (How did I get so lucky?!!)
Here’s to Happy Ever Afters!
PS. Official engagement photos to come… !