I'll be totally honest when I say I didn't expect to be writing an engagement post so soon after a moving one, but life (read: Joe) has funny ways of surprising you...

I'm not one of those nonchalant, effortlessly cool girls that has 'never dreamt of a white wedding', because honestly? I definitely have- I just didn't expect to be dusting off ambitious Pinterest boards so soon (especially since we're still partially living out of cardboard boxes)- but I'm certainly not complaining! I wasn't sure if this was a little too soppy to share, but seeing as I seem to have made a career out of being an over sharer and an inadvertent joy of documenting things then why not? C'est la vie!

After planning a birthday meal last Sunday for Joe (and having spent the morning slooping about the house in a dressing gown until 2) Joe's dad and sister Molly came over around 6, in order to pick me up and then meet Joe at our local favourite pub for a drink before eating. Unfortunately Molly felt 'tired' (weird for the girl who seems to have endless energy)- so we cancelled our dinner reservation and headed home. After walking up our path (and seeing a bag of coke and lemonade out the front) we went inside to which I observed how 'warm it felt' (ALL THE BODIES!) I still had no idea what was coming, and after letting myself in first, opened the dining room to find some of our closest family and friends all inside who greeted us with a loud 'SURPRISE!' Surprised, I definitely was...



At this point the only thing I could possibly assume was that some of my friends had planned a surprise birthday party for Joe (without my involvement), or even a housewarming- and it was only after Joe pulled a little black box out of his pocket and got down on one knee that I thought maaaaybe it was something else entirely. I have honestly never been so surprised about anything in my life- and I'm certainly a tough nut to crack when it comes to catching me off guard- but it couldn't have been more perfect. Being able to instantly cry/celebrate/dance until the early hours with some of my nearest and dearest- as well as indulging in a feast of Domino's, ice cream from the tub and a lot of Ariana made for one of the happiest nights of my life, and I couldn't have asked for anything better.

Wedding content was never something I'd thought about with the blog. Seeing as I started it whilst wearing a creased polyester Topshop suit to sixth form- seeing where things would go, or where they would end up was never something that I crossed my mind. But, when talking to my mum after the engagement last week it seemed strange to not. This blog has travelled with me through weekend retail shifts, UCAS applications, dropping out of university, going full time, moving out and now this- it just feels like another chapter patiently waiting to be documented, and I'm excited to share it with you too!

(Thanks to Lucy for the snaps- it's always useful having blogger pals at special occasions)!


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I'll be totally honest when I say I didn't expect to be writing an engagement post so soon after a moving one, but life (read: Joe) has funny ways of surprising you...

I'm not one of those nonchalant, effortlessly cool girls that has 'never dreamt of a white wedding', because honestly? I definitely have- I just didn't expect to be dusting off ambitious Pinterest boards so soon (especially since we're still partially living out of cardboard boxes)- but I'm certainly not complaining! I wasn't sure if this was a little too soppy to share, but seeing as I seem to have made a career out of being an over sharer and an inadvertent joy of documenting things then why not? C'est la vie!

After planning a birthday meal last Sunday for Joe (and having spent the morning slooping about the house in a dressing gown until 2) Joe's dad and sister Molly came over around 6, in order to pick me up and then meet Joe at our local favourite pub for a drink before eating. Unfortunately Molly felt 'tired' (weird for the girl who seems to have endless energy)- so we cancelled our dinner reservation and headed home. After walking up our path (and seeing a bag of coke and lemonade out the front) we went inside to which I observed how 'warm it felt' (ALL THE BODIES!) I still had no idea what was coming, and after letting myself in first, opened the dining room to find some of our closest family and friends all inside who greeted us with a loud 'SURPRISE!' Surprised, I definitely was...



At this point the only thing I could possibly assume was that some of my friends had planned a surprise birthday party for Joe (without my involvement), or even a housewarming- and it was only after Joe pulled a little black box out of his pocket and got down on one knee that I thought maaaaybe it was something else entirely. I have honestly never been so surprised about anything in my life- and I'm certainly a tough nut to crack when it comes to catching me off guard- but it couldn't have been more perfect. Being able to instantly cry/celebrate/dance until the early hours with some of my nearest and dearest- as well as indulging in a feast of Domino's, ice cream from the tub and a lot of Ariana made for one of the happiest nights of my life, and I couldn't have asked for anything better.

Wedding content was never something I'd thought about with the blog. Seeing as I started it whilst wearing a creased polyester Topshop suit to sixth form- seeing where things would go, or where they would end up was never something that I crossed my mind. But, when talking to my mum after the engagement last week it seemed strange to not. This blog has travelled with me through weekend retail shifts, UCAS applications, dropping out of university, going full time, moving out and now this- it just feels like another chapter patiently waiting to be documented, and I'm excited to share it with you too!

(Thanks to Lucy for the snaps- it's always useful having blogger pals at special occasions)!


x

44 comments:

  1. This is so so lovely! All the feels reading this <3

    Massive congratulations to you both. What a gorgeous way to get engaged. So excited for the wedding updates to come!

    Josie x

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  2. Ahh I am so happy for you! It must have been so lovely to have friends and family there to celebrate with!

    I am also v excited to see wedding content xxx

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  3. Congratulations! So happy for you both.

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  4. Congrats Liv & Joe! x

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  5. Huge HUGE congratulations! I love wedding related content, so really excited for this :).

    Zoey, www.zoeyolivia.com

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  6. What an amazing proposal and surprise!! Loved reading this adorable post - CONGRATULATIONS! xxx

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  7. Congrats to the pair of you! Rachel Xx

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  8. Such a fab post! Thank you for sharing with us :) Frankie x

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  9. I was so excited when I saw on Twitter that you were thinking of doing a post on this & honestly I was tearing up a little reading it! Ah dear. It looks like you had the most beautiful night & I am so happy for you both. Congratulations !!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

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  10. Such a huge congratulations, you both look so happy!! x

    Millie | www.bymillie.co.uk

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  11. Congrats for you guys!! It's fun how they surprised you guys.
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  12. Awwww, this is o wonderful!!! Congratulations gorgeous!!

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  13. Huge congratulations to you both!

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  14. Ahhhhh congratulations, what a lovely way to propose! I feel like I'm engaged at the perfect time as so many content creators and bloggers and getting married - it's great, so much inspo! I cannot wait to see the planning process and what you decide to go for, I can imagine it will be amazing.

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  15. I've loved cathcing up with this - first on Instagram, then your friends' Stories and Kristabel's vlog and I promise, I shed a few tears reading this post. YOu are genuinely one of the coolest, most down to earth bloggers out there and getting to see where your life is going (all the while providing serious style inspo) is so awesome!

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    Piia
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  16. You look so incredibly happy! Congratulations to you both.

    Milster xx

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  17. Ooh congratulations! What a sweet proposal, wishing you all the very best. xx
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  18. congratulations again! So happy for you, it must've been so nice to celebrate with all your friends and family!

    Laura | roseandweston.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I love this post so much! It's so nice that he proposed with all your closest family and friends around too. Congratulations to you both!
    xo April | April Everyday

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  20. Congratulations �� Such a happy post xx

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  21. Congrats again on the engagement! & what a gorgeous ring!! :)

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  22. I'm so happy for both of you! Talk about an amazing surprise! I'll be honest, I'm not too keen on weddings in general and yadda yadda...but I'm actually PUMPED for you to bring out some wedding content. Olivia, you always march to the beat of your own drum and I just know you'll do the bridal thing in your very own special way. HUGE congrats to you both!! So many life changes at once...exciting :)

    xoxo - Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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  23. omg congrats! I am so so happy for you. I know you just moved into a new place. You have so many amazing milestones happening to you all at once. so exciting! I can't wait for you to blog about your engagement to wedding process. Enjoy every second of it! I'm excited to read it all xxx

    Melina | www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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  24. Congratulations Olivia and Joe, I hope you'll be very happy together in your new home and now engaged! How exciting :) xx

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  25. Congrats!!! So happy for you two ❤️❤️❤️

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  26. Ah this is so special! I absolutely loved reading this. Btw, congratulations again :) X
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  27. MASSIVE congrats you two! So so happy for you both, what a beautiful surprise :) I can't wait to see the forthcoming planning posts! Immy x

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  28. So glad you shared this story (I'm a sucker for an engagement tale) and hope you'll be letting your nosy readers into details of your wedding plans. Congrats again - you look so unbelievably happy in the photos.

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  29. Awww congrats guys... I saw Kristabel's insta stories - they did an amazing job of keeping the surprise under wraps xxx

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  30. BIIG congratulations Liv, this made me tear up! Can't wait to see all the wedding-y content xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  31. Congratulations!! I really do wish you and Joe the best. As a long-standing follower of the blog I would love to see some wedding content as I love your oversharing.

    Rachel | www.Rachel-Emily.com

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  32. A perfect surprise ! I'm sooooo happy for you :)


    Lots of love,

    xx

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  33. This is so bloody lovely Liv! Congratulations to you and Joe, everything looks so beautiful and I can't wait to read some wedding content on your blog! xx

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  34. Whoooop -congratulations, you guys are too adorable! So glad I caught this on your Insta Stories. Bless Joe! XXX

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  35. Awe I am so happy for you two congrats!
    xo
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  36. Still so happy to hear the news, Liv!
    Your adulthood seems to come in a huge wave (moving in, getting engaged), all the good things happening to you, so happy for you!

    Alive as Always

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  37. Massive congratulations Liv, this is amazing and how great to have a party straight away xx
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  38. Wow such a beautiful surprise! A massive congratulations to you both xxx

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  39. I legit welled up at these photos! Can't handle the cuteness.

    Congratulations Liv - can't wait to see some wedding planning content :-)

    Elisha-Maé

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  40. Oh my god huge congratulations, gorgeous pair! I had a little tear in my eye reading this post and pictures. I haven't followed your blog for very long but I am so glad I found it when I did! I'm so looking forward to seeing wedding content. What an exciting chapter you are starting! xxx
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  41. Hi Olivia,
    So happy for you, many congrats :)

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  42. Huge congratulations Liv, so happy for you both! It's been amazing seeing you grow, and I remember seeing Lily (Fulvio-Mason)'s photos of you in my photography class and thinking it was so cool she'd worked with you, and followed your blog solidly since. Can't wait to see how this new chapter of adulthood pans out, so excited and pleased for you!!

    Lauren x
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