Joanne and Laurence Real Engagement Story

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Joanne and Laurence, 2008 baby photos

Your first name?

Joanna

Your partner’s first name?

Laurence

Date of proposal

02/11/07

How old were you both when you got engaged?

Both 24

Who proposed?

He proposed whilst in Italy

How did your partner (or you) propose?

We were in Rome for our 3 year anniversary. On our first night there we went to the Trevi fountain to find a restaurant for dinner. I’m of italian origin and had spoken of how beautiful the Trevi fountain was at night. Whilst sat in a corner of the fountain he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him ‐ in Italian. Laurence doesn’t speak Italian but asked his friend from university who studied Italian to teach him the phrase.

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

I called my parents who were in France at the time and told my mum. We then called his parents and I called my brother as I wanted him to be included in the excitement of it all

Describe your ring.

Platinum band with a solitaire diamond

Did you help choose the ring?

No it was his choice and a fantastic one at that. For about 6 months before he proposed, every time we went by a jewellers I would always hint at the type of ring I’d like and he got it spot on.

Will your partner wear an engagement ring as well?

He doesn’t wear jewellery and prefers to wait for a wedding ring

Did you have an engagement party?

We had a gathering with friends at my parents house in London a few weeks later and went for dinner with both families to celebrate.

If so, where was it held?

How many people were invited?

Did you have a particular theme for your party?

When do you plan to marry?

We’re looking at the end of May 2010. Feels like a while away but the time is creeping up so quickly

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

Choosing the dress and sorting through all the intricate details that will ensure the day is as special and beaufiul and memorable as possible.

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