The rest of my family were all on holiday with us and had arranged a day out to Teighmouth, but as it was Dan's first holiday down at Dawlish he wanted to spend a day in the local area, taking a trip to the beach, seeing the sites and just having a nice relaxing day together to forget the stresses of work.
We walked down to the seafront and grabbed a box of 5 hot doughnuts (it's got to be done) and took a walk across the dunes. It was a warm but overcast day and we took our shoes off and ran in the sand, it was perfect.
We walked all the way along the dune to the far end of the beach which was really quiet as there was no one else there but us. We sat on the seafront and had a chat, Dan walked out to the sea and I was admiring the view.
Dan said some of the nicest words ever, all about the sea, his love for it and how it goes on forever. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him with the most gorgeous sparkly ring. I was completely blown away, I was so shocked, I really had no idea he was going to ask! I initially asked if he was joking, and then if he asked my dad! haha, but of course I said yes. It was the best moment of my life and was so perfect.
I'll always remember the moment, the words he said, how chuffed he was after it was over and calling my family to tell them the news. It was completely magical and I wouldn't change a thing. And now we're so so happy and all excited about planning our wedding!!
So now we're engaged the wedding fun begins, with wedding fairs, saving and lots of great ideas, we're going to create our dream day. And I'm no Bridezilla, and it's just as much Dan's day as it is mine, so we're doing lots of DIY to make it personal, great quirky bits and we'll make it lots of fun, as that's who we are.
So here's to our day and A LOT of planning!!