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I Got Engaged!

I got engaged!
Ahhhh! I’m so excited and I still can’t believe it. I just had to share the news with everyone. Christmas is a magical time of year on its own. But Christmas morning this year was something else!
My boyfriend and I opened our presents and had a Christmas film on in the background. But once everything had been opened, I was told there was one more present that I needed to find. He gave me a clue as to where it was, but I spoiled it because I guessed straight away. It was in my stocking. haha.
I brought it down and pulled out the box. I knew instantly what it was, but everything became a little bit of a blur after that. But I do know that when I opened it… it was empty, and suddenly Karne was down on one knee in front of the Christmas tree asking me to marry him.

I cried. A lot. I sobbed and sobbed and wrapped my arms around him and cried some more. Apparently, I forgot to say yes because he had to ask me what my answer was (oops). Of course, it was yes! Durrr. I text all my family and of course, they already knew. It explained why my sister was asking for pictures of us the day before. And obviously, I posted the ceremonial Facebook announcement.

I’M A FUTURE MRS GARDINER

The ring is absolutely beautiful, I can’t stop staring at it and can’t believe how much it sparkles. I’ve had my eye on this ring for about a year, always joking that if it wasn’t this one then he wouldn’t get an answer. Of course, that’s not true, but I had never found another one that I loved as much as this. I thought I was fussy about engagement rings, but previous conversations with Karne showed he was worse than I was! It had to be this, this and this or it was garbage LOL.

brilliant earth willow engagement ring


 
What’s so wonderful about Brilliant Earth is that all of their diamonds come with a “beyond conflict free” guarantee. So you are assured that the ring you are purchasing is not tainted by contribution to Civil War, torture, rape, child labour, forced labour, environmental devastation or any of the negative connotations that are often associated with diamond mining. They go above and beyond to ensure they protect human rights, improve livelihoods and protect the environment. Their precious metals are renewed resources derived, reclaimed, recycled and refined to reduce the need for dirty mining of precious metal.

I love their ethos and ethics because I worry about the ramifications of things like this when I know what generally goes on. So for my now Fiancé to go to the lengths he did to ensure my mind was eased and find the perfect ring was so wonderful.

I’ve never felt so lucky and so happy in my life. We’ve had to overcome so many obstacles in the 3 years we have been together, and we are still facing our greatest yet. But we’ll face it together, and ultimately, as man and wife.

Merry Everything and Happy Always everyone.

Until next time ♡