The Once In A Lifetime Question...

by Jada, June 25, 2015
A few days have now passed since my partner Gareth got down on one knee and proposed to me, we was out celebrating a meal for Father's day with my family when Gareth was secretly hiding his nerves in regards to what he was about to do. We had not long all eaten our mains, and some of us had ordered puddings so was waiting for them when Gareth asked me to stand up, I asked him why and he again said please can you stand up.

I can't remember exactly what was going through my head at the time, but I know I never thought in a million years I was about to receive a proposal of marriage! With Gareth shaking, I started feeling really nervous, it was only when he started saying the sweetest and most beautifulest things to me that I had a little inkling, but as soon as that inkling come and went, a question that I only want to hear once in my lifetime was asked - will you marry me.

Gareth down on one knee asking me to be his wife!
I of course said yes, there was nothing at all to think about! We've not been together very long, but in the short time that we have been together, Gareth has shown me a whole new world to the relationship world I knew existed. After two long term but failed relationships, and living a happily single life for the last five years, I never imagined me getting married to someone just last year, however when I met back up with Gareth, those feelings did start to appear, and I did for the first time in my life think to myself ''I could marry this man''!

I'm still in shock a little bit, I'm getting use to wearing a ring, a ring that will never come off, until our wedding day, but as soon as it comes off it will be placed straight back on top of my wedding ring, losing about 30 seconds of time away from my finger! We've not decided on anything just yet, but what we do know is that we hope to be married in two to three years time.

Looking at the history of marriage has made me think of how lucky we are that we can get married quite easily here in the UK. It was only recently that same sex couples could officially marry, prior to this they could only have a civil ceremony, by law meaning they're not actually married, whilst straight couples could marry freely for years. 

Sadly, gone are the days of tradition, although I'd love for my wedding to be as traditional as possible! After all, Gareth did go and ask my father for his daughter's hand in marriage, a tradition I love and respect, and a tradition I'm so glad Gareth done. I'm not saying tradition has disappeared altogether, but a lot of traditional values seem to of disappeared when it does come to weddings in this century!

 Would you prefer a traditional wedding or a more modern wedding if you was to marry? If you're married, did you drop the tradition and go trendy? I'd love to hear your thoughts below!

Until next time,
Jada x

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