Friday 1 April 2011

love story

This is a story about an 18 year old girl and a 19 year old boy. He had ginger hair, she had brown.

He was bought into her work one day by a friend and fell head over heels in love.

It was a bit of a whirlwind fairytale. Gilles and i met just after my 18th birthday. We would hang out together with our group of friends but it wasnt until Friday August 13th 2004 that we started dating. He walked me home one evening after a night of dancing at a rock club and we both agreed that we didnt want the evening to end. We ended up sitting on the swings at the nearby park and i showed him all the constellations in the sky. We held hands and fell in love.

He lived above a town centre pub that his parents ran and i had moved myself in after a week. He gave me a drawer. And then two. And then his mother gave me a rail for my dresses. I added flowers and fairylights to his room. And eventually i had three drawers (he ended up with just two!) We moved into our own flat that february where we lived for 6 months before changing to another flat in the same building. The following february, he proposed...

....i was taken out one sunday by my mum and brother shopping. I didnt feel great and wasnt really in the mood for shopping but my mum insisted. We then spent the afternoon back at her house before mum took me home. As i stepped into our flat door, i heard our song. Only hope by mandy moore. From the film a walk to remember. I opened the door to our living room and there was Gilles standing in the middle of the room, surrounded by tea lights that were spread across the whole room. He got down on one knee and proposed. I dont even think i said yes. i just fell into his arms!! He had cooked a three course meal and then i made the phone calls to which the responses where "we already know, Gilles has been planning this for a while". everyone knew except me. He even went to my dads to ask his permission.

We moved out of our flat into his parents home to save for the wedding. A week before our wedding, we moved into our first house. We then got married on 30 june 2007. One week before my 21st.

We flew to Mauritius for our honeymoon and then conceived little Elle 6 months later. And this is where our real story begins.



  1. What a beautiful story!! And such a beautiful dress!!

  2. i saw gretchen link to this on your sponsor post. what a beautiful story. when you know, you just know. :)

  3. So lovely. Just started following, your pictures are beautiful xxx



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