We were on a small, secluded beach in the Galapagos Islands and we were the only people around. I was taking pictures and then started walking back to put my camera in my bag, when Adrian said “Sweetheart…” and I turned around and he was down on one knee! He gave a nice speech about wanting to spend the rest of his life with me and my first response was “Are you being serious?” because I was so shocked! But then I, of course, said yes!
Who did you share the news of your engagement with first?
I first shared the news with my mom, even though she had already known for months. Adrian asked my dad a few months before when we were in America visiting them.
Describe your ring.
My original ring was a simple silver band that Adrian bought in a market in Ecuador for $5! And he had haggled that price down from $6! It was just meant to be temporary ring until we returned from our trip, but I was still devasted when I lost it in the Gulf of Mexico. It slipped off my finger as it was too big! We later picked out a half carat diamond solitaire set in a 6‐prong white gold setting. It was the exact ring I’ve always wanted!
Did you help choose the ring?
I helped pick out the second ring as Adrian wanted to make sure I got what I had always dreamed of!
When do you plan to marry?
We are getting married on 25 October, 2008 in Adrian’s hometown of Hinckley, Leicestershire.
What are you looking forward to the most about planning a wedding?
I’m looking forward to planning a beautiful and personal ceremony for us and a great party afterwards for our friends and family!