Some BIG & Exciting news

On a beautiful and calm December morning as Morgan & I were floating low over the sand dunes in Dubai in a hot air balloon at sunrise, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife….
WE’RE ENGAGED. 
It was the most surreal, peaceful, romantic, happiest moment of my life and I can’t wait to become his wife (& he assures me he can’t wait to become my husband either-hooray!) We had never ever discussed marriage as it was both something we knew would happen on our own time and terms and I always just wanted it to be a surprise, and he sure did surprise me in the most spectacular way ever. 
We’re taking things s-l-o-w-l-y though. Not too slow of course, but slow enough to relish in every second and every moment of this new chapter of being engaged. 
No matter how many times I say fiance’ or I’m getting married I still giggle and swoon a thousand times more when I hear it come out of his mouth – it just sounds so, so…perfect.

With this being my shiny place of inspiration for all things on life & love you might see a few more posts pop up about the process I am about to go through in letting this beautiful fact of actually being engaged sink in, the engagement party (that we officially booked today, hells yeah) and wedding ‘stuff’ as time goes on (like how I am already learning just howww important your wedding photographer is on the day, hell-o h.o.u.r.s of upcoming research!)
Here is what I know to be truer than true in the whole of my heart already though.
I love this man I get to now marry more than anything (even saying I am getting married makes me well up, so help me on my wedding day!) So as much as we’re aware that the wedding will be the most important day of our lives, we are more focused right now on the day after the wedding day and that little part of ‘forever’ we then have to work on. Our Marriage. And that’s why we’re not rushing it. (think middle to end of 2014). We are working together on all aspects of what is ahead of us – which of course includes things like themes and colours and guests lists, but also talking about what marriage means to each of us and how we would raise children. 
We’re excited. Excited x infinity in fact. It is the most surreal and unreal time for us both and I felt it time to share with you beautiful readers the news that made my 2012 the most memorable of all. 
That I, Anna, get to take Morgan, my kind hearted, beautiful souled, handsome, amazing (lolly & cordial obsessed) man, as my husband and that makes me feel like the happiest and luckiest girl alive.
p.s if you’re new to our love story find some back history here and here x

{ Walking through the desert on the way to the balloon basket blissfully unaware what Morgs had planned }

11 Comments

  1. M.E Reply

    What fantastic news Anna!!!! Congratulations on your engagement :)x

  2. Eve.H Reply

    Congratulations once again, I think you totally belong with one another. You are one of those couples who just visibly click. I hope your party will be big, loud and as happy as you are right now. Enjoy tonite and say hi to Morgan from me.
    PS: Thank you for you great reaction to my comment here. I won´t push anything and I´ll wait what future has to offer for me 😉 The quote was perfect for me like you wrote so thank you again.
    xx Eve.h

  3. Grace @ Wrinkled Chiffon Reply

    Wow, congratulations! How exciting!!! I hope you are doing well and having a wonderful new years…it sounds fabulous so far! If you get a chance, I would love for you to stop by and see my looks from 2012. Happy 2013…congrats again!

    xo
    Grace
    http://www.wrinkedchiffon.com

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  5. lucent imagery Reply

    Congratulations! A wonderful way to finish your amazing trip! I wish you both the best of fun along this journey. I know everyone will say something to you, but really the day is just awesome in the commitment that you make and any things that go wrong don’t even matter one bit as long as you both say “i do”.

    I love that you’re aware of the post-wedding importance and issues. We discussed these things long before getting married so there were no surprises. We’ve watched friends who avoid such topics as their competing religious beliefs, how to raise children etc and it makes for rocky times and is hard and sad for us to see. I have been married to my best friend for five years and I still squeal on the inside when my husband uses the words “my wife”.

  6. hope in high heels Reply

    yay… I’ve been looking forward to hearing the full story. It was gorgeous and gave me goosebumps. We did the same as you and had a long engagement. We’ve been together almost ten year, married for three and I still get a thrill out of saying my husband or hearing him say my wife. Look forward to hearing all about your wedding planning! x

  7. Chocolate Cookies & Candies Reply

    You’ve had such an incredible year! I remember when you were counting down for your trip. Congratulations to the both of you!

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  9. Kayle Reply

    Pretty soon, you’re going to blog about kids and being happily married and all :’)
    I guess Congratulations are in order, from the blogging community!! 🙂 🙂
    I just read your love story, and wow, I finally have found a long-term couple! Most of the couples I like (whether friends or online) eventually broke up, even if they went out for years. And it made me fear my own relationship.
    Anyway, enough about that! You both are lucky 🙂

    Following now!

  10. Outside Looking In Reply

    I missed this post but it’s never too late to say an incredibly HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a beautiful and romantic proposal! I can’t wait to go on your wedding blog journey!

  11. ANNA SAVANNA Reply

    Anna, I just typed a comment before but I lost it and I am not sure if I had hit publish by accident or not so here is possibly another message of CONGRATULATIONS!
    It is clear from reading your blog that you and Morgan are like two peas in a pod and I wish you a long and happy life together!
    I was proposed to on the 3rd of Jan and I think it’s safe to say there’s no feeling like it!
    Ahhhhhhhhhhh so happy for you both!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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