Saturday, May 22, 2010

The proposal

In the next few weeks I will be sharing with you some details of my engagement - the ring and plans for the party, and also some thoughts about decorations and ideas for my wedding (still a while off yet, but you can't help thinking about things).

So, before I barrage you all with the minutiae of ribbon widths and seasonal winter flowers, I thought I would share with you the day it all happened. The Proposal.

We spent the day on hired bikes, whizzing our way around Kyoto. By the time we got around to eating our picnic lunch, it was nearly three in the afternoon, so we stopped at 7-11 and bought a bottle of champagne to have with our food. The idea was to partake in the cherry blossom festivities by camping out under a tree and basically staying there til the evening.

The tree we picked

Looking up

Our picnic food

After we had eaten, we were relaxing in the sun, enjoying the peaceful park and the falling cherry blossoms, and that's when Jon proposed. Lovely :)


innerearthsoaps said...

Oh! What a beautiful spot he chose, how romantic. Congratulations :)

Shine Little Light* said...

Gorgeousness! xsx

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said... sweet Emma! What a beautiful spot and picnic for a proposal. Congratulations again to you both, looking forward to seeing all your plans for the engagement party and the wedding.

lyptis said...

Aw, thats so sweet and it looks so pretty. Nice food too.

So, Congratulations then, cant wait to see more pictures!:)

Tracey said...

Fantastic - congratulations!!

Kate said...

This is so beautiful! Isn't being engaged just the BEST?!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog - I've very touched. And how funny to think we're neighbours?!

Jo (ruby-jo) said...

Congratulations!! What a romantic proposal :)

Anonymous said...

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