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Jo and Gav Real Engagement Story

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Jo and Gav

Date of proposal


How old were you both when you got engaged?

25 and 26

Who proposed?


How did your partner (or you) propose?

Gav decided he wanted to take me to Las Vegas for a week over Christmas. We had a day trip booked on our second day to the Grand Canyon. We landed in the basin for our champagne picnic and as we were at the viewing point overlooking the Colorado River Gav turned and said this would be the perfect place to ask you to marry me. I thought he was winding me up but as he pulled me back and pulled out the ring I realised he meant it. It was the best surprise, and I couldn’t have thought of a better way for him to propose to me. Gav made me one of the happiest girls around that day, and I spent the rest of the holiday looking at my ring, and I still catch myself doing it now!

Who did you share the news of your engagement with first?

Both our family already knew as Gav had told them before we went away, but I called and told my family on Christmas day as did Gav.

Describe your ring.

A beautiful marquise cut diamond.

Did you help choose the ring?

Well I had pointed it out a few times in the past year and he seemed to take the hint!!

Will your partner wear an engagement ring as well?

No, just a wedding ring.

Did you have an engagement party?

We are having one shortly ‐ my boyfriend went away with the army after Christmas, so when he’s back we’ll be having one.

When do you plan to marry?

End of this year beginning of next.

What are you looking forward to the most about planning a wedding?

Trying on dresses!

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