James proposed last night!
We actually picked out the ring back in February when we were in Dublin. It’s hard to see in the photo (taken this morning while I sewed up the waistband to my tulip skirt!), but the ring is a silver band with inset gems: 3 emeralds and then a diamond and followed by 3 more emeralds. It is precisely what I wanted, and I adore it but even moreso the man who gave it to me on one knee last night while one of our favourite performers sang “Love Me Tender” a capella.
We’re looking to marry at Bletchley Park sometime next fall in order to give my American friends and family enough time to budget for a transatlantic flight. I’ve been offered my grandmother’s 1940s wedding gown but I need to look at it again to see if it’s suitable or whether I’ll be sewing up one of my own.
And funnily enough, this actually wasn’t the big shopping I mentioned in yesterday’s post!