6.6.12

Fabuleux Destin

Well I'm back from my holiday in Paris and as you may have seen on Twitter, I am now an engaged woman! My amazing boyf of nearly 7 years popped the question in one of our favourite places and it was perfect.

(This wasn't where he did it, btw! We're on the giant escalator at the Pompidou centre!)

No ring to show off just yet as one of my besties' family business is a jewellers so she is going to have my engagement ring custom made exactly how I want it! Dream dot com! 

I am not going to blog about the semantics of the proposal as it's something we've decided to keep between friends and family. But you can bet your bottom dollar I'll no doubt be blogging and pinning my head off with wedding inspo in the future..! We're not even thinking about a date yet but what with my new career and Alex establishing his own (as the next Karl Marx, he hopes!), we're probably going to relax and enjoy our engaged status for a couple of years yet! 

Whew! I honestly think I have fulfilled my JOY quota for the foreseeable future! If one more good thing happens I might just evaporate!

Off to unpack now! I'll be blogging a couple of different Paris posts in the coming weeks, including my favourite bargain shopping destinations so keep an eye out for those! 

115 comments:

  1. ohh how adorable!!! congratulations lovely! x

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  2. congratulations lovely! i can't imagine how perfect that would have been, can't wait for the wedding inspo posts!

    Julia x

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  3. Congratulations! Fantastic news, I wish you many more happy years to come!

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  4. congratulations to you both, looking forward to the paris posts :) x

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  5. Awww, congratulations! I full on just cooed at my Macbook. Can't wait to see your wedding inspo posts. I'm currently toying with the idea of doing some of my own x

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  6. congratulations! I remember the feeling so well - it's one you can't describe unless you've felt it!

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  7. Awwwww congratulations! :) xo

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  8. Congratulations! That is just so magical, and I am glad that you are keeping the special moments to yourself. Congrats again!

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  9. Congratulations, Gem! You two make such a cute couple x

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  10. richard nicoll for topshop?? Congrats, this is suge good news for you too!!! xxx

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  11. Congratulations Gem, lovely news.. sounds like a perfect trip!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  12. congratulations! what a way for it to happen :)
    x

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  13. Congratulations, that is some good news :)

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  14. aw a massive congratulations! how very exciting!

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  15. Gorgeous news, congratulations! It was my 7 year anniversary last month and I didn't even get a sniff of anything remotely engagement-y, wah!

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  16. I've tweeted you, but YAAAAY congratulations you lucky lady! So pleased for you, you deserve it! Hope you had a fab time in Paris! ❤

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  17. Congratulations lovely! What a year you're having! So pleased for you xxx

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  18. As I said on Twitter congrats! Am looking forward to hearing more, seeing the ring and seeing your (no doubt) lovely photographs of romantic Paris! xo

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  19. Congratulations!! Your life seems pretty amazing right now! Life envy! :)

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  20. Congratulations, you look like a beautiful couple! Best of luck for the future! xx

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  21. Ah saw this lovely news on Twitter. Congrats again.
    Andy proposed to me after 7 years together, was a lovely surprise and enjoy being engaged, although the "have you set a date?" question will drive you mental. ;)
    x

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  22. Congratulations! Such a good news. You look great together on the photo!

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  23. Congrats Gem! Can't wait to see your ring :)

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  24. wow that is great news congratulations!

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  25. aww congratulations!! in paris too, eee! x

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  26. Ahhhh congratulations! I started crying when I read this (bit creepy?). CONGRATS xx
    Nicola

    nicolabooklust.blogspot.com

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  27. congratulations! you're the cutest couple and obviously deserve every happiness xox

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  28. wish you both a world of happiness! congratulations x

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  29. Oh my goodness gem your life is a dream right now! Big congrats :)

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  30. This is such a beautiful photo. Congratulations! I wish you alllll the happiness you deserve and more! :-) xxx

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  31. CONGRATS! This made me smile so much xx

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  32. congrats im so happy for you! :-)

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  33. Fab news!!!! Congratulations......I'm dying to know how he proposed though xxx

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  34. Congratulations Gem and Alex! So happy for you!

    Nat xxx

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  35. awwwwww!
    new job + now engaged.

    J x

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  36. Congratulations! Such wonderful news. :) So happy for you both! xxxx

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  37. aaaawwwwwww! properly amazing news, big congrats to you and alex! so happy for you guys :)
    xxxxxx

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  38. CONGRATULATIONS!! That is so lovely! And your ring will be the most beautiful thing you've ever seen (as you shall have full creative control!)

    yayyyyy!
    xx
    rivasoave.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. Oh. That's just so great. Hearing couples to vow at last is really so inspiring. Congratulations!

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  40. CONGRATS!!!

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  41. Amazing! Congratulations :) XX

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  42. Thanks for your lovely comments, peeps :)
    Xxxxxxxx

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  43. Huge congrats, wedding planning is fantastic!!
    http://justmeedee.blogspot.com/

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  44. Congrats, you look so happy - and how exciting to have the new job and now this. You must be over the moon! xxx

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  45. Yey!! Congratulations! I have been reading your blog for a while now, and I love the way you look together. So happy for you.

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  46. Oh wow! Can I just say as a gal getting married in 6 weeks (ahahahaha) we've been engaged for jsut shy of 2 years, and it takes that long to work out what you want, where, who and how much you can spend! Don't get carried away there... Anyway - engagement is the BeSt and a long one means you can enjoy every second (and if you're me get your head around the whole concept! You need the time to adjust!).
    Have fun!
    Zoe
    http://notyouraveragezoe.wordpress.com

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  47. Congratulations - so happy for you! Such exciting news :) xxx

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  48. How amazing - congrats, you make a cute couple! x

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  49. Congratulations! You little cuties :) x

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  50. You guys are such an awesome looking couple! :D
    Congrats! (again!)
    Sounds like your lives are so exciting right now!!

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  51. Wow congrats! How romantic! I actually got married in Paris, it was very romantic:)

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  52. Ohhhh! Congratulations! So exiting :) x

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  53. HUGE congratulations to you both, Gemma! And in Paris!? Jealous! xxx

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  54. Congratulations to you both! My man popped the question on 'It's a Small World' in EuroDisney - there's never a better excuse for visiting Paris from now on! x

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  55. Aww congratulations! Paris is such a perfect place for a proposal!

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  56. Oh that's sooo cute! It seems like everybody is getting engaged right now :D congratulations! Paris probably couldn't get better!

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  57. Congratulations Gem and Alex! You look vary happy in the pic above of you both! Wishin' you all the very best! Kiz xoxoxox

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  58. Congratulations to the both of you, so happy for you, must be so exciting :)

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  59. Congratulations!
    I'm going to visit Paris this summer so I can't wait to read your travel report :-)

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  60. Is there anything more perfect than getting engaged in Paris? Congratulations on your handsome future hubby xx

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  61. That sounds amazing, congratulations!! xxx

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  62. SO ridiculously excited for you, absolute massive congratulations! You're an awesome couple xxxxx

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  63. ahhhh!! Gemma!!!! Congratulations lady, how romantic! xxx

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  64. Oooh how incredible! Congratulations Gem!
    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  65. ahh Gem congratulations! ooh I loved the Pompidou Centre's escalators xxx

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  66. Oh maaan, congratulations! Looking forward to wedding inspriation posts, I bet your wedding will be amazing!
    Faye x

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  67. Ahhhhhhhhhhh this is amazing news, congratulations!!! :D xx

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  68. Congratulations!! I bet your wedding will be one of the most stylish ever!
    xxx

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  69. CONGRATULATION GEM, SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH :) XX

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  70. so happy for you both, congratulations! but yeah, get ready for the grilling from EVERYONE about wedding plans to drive you crazy, haha

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  71. Congratulations! So romantic proposing in the city of love!

    Beth
    Beth-Bradley.blogspot.co.uk

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  72. Congratulations :) that picture is extremely cute x

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  73. Gem, I am so so happy for you :) What a dream, and I can't wait to see what the ring turns out like.
    Huge congrats to you both, wedding planning posts now please ;) xx

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  74. Awww Gem! As we say in France, Félicitations!! I hope I have a happy future with my boyfriend like you do with yours! So happy for youx x

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  75. Congratulations to you both!
    I literally cannot wait to see your Wedding planning posts, its gonna be a hell of a Wedding!! xx

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  76. Awwww, such sweet news! I'm very happy for you, congratulations!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  77. Waaaaa congratulations! you both look so great together :)

    frankieisinspiredby.blogspot.com

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  78. Awww Gem, I'm soooo happy for you. Congratulations! :D x

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  79. Congratulations! You two are such a gorgeous couple and you must be over the moon! So happy for you! xxx

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  80. Gem so, so happy for you and Alex and how amazing will your wedding be!!! Anyway congrats sweetie, you two are such a cute couple x

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  81. aaaw Gem, it sounds wondeful! Congrats to both of you xx

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  82. a mahoosive congratulations to you gem!! so happy for the both of you xx

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  83. Aaww congratulations Gem and Mr! What a fab looking couple you are =D so happy for you!
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  84. Congratulations! I've been following (stalking) your blog for absolutely ages and am genuinely so happy for you, cant wait to see the ring! :) x

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  85. Congratulations to both of you :)
    Looking forward to reading all about your Parisian adventures! xx

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  86. I already tweeted you but I am seriously so happy and excited for you guys!! You make a really lovely couple. And I can only imagine how amazing your wedding is going to be!

    Also, although I would obviously love to know how he proposed, I think it's really lovely that you're keeping it between friends and family :) Congratulations, again!!

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  87. Congratulations Gem, so amazingly happy for you and Alex xxxxxxx

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  88. Wow! Congrats to you both! That is awesome news :D

    Lisamello xx

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  89. CONGRATULATIONS!

    Kate x

    fashionsmidgen.blogspot.co.uk

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  90. I really respect people who go for a long engagement, because it means that there;s that security in the relationship and no pressure to rush things - especially with a wedding, you wanna do it right for yourself! Huge congrats Gem, you are a cute couple!

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  91. Fab news, congratulations! Super cute photo too!

    x

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  92. CONGRATULATIONS! I can only imagine how stunning your engagement ring/wedding dress will be!

    megmooandme.blogspot.com

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  93. Congatulations, how lovely! We went to Paris last summer and most of our family and friends were convinced we would come back engaged, really funny as they kept asking, are you sure you don't have anything to tell us! Crazy people!

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  94. Awww mega congratulations! You're an incredibly adorable couple and this is just the icing on the cake. I look forward to future wedding-related posts! x

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  95. Congrats :)
    Love the Smiths tshirt! gutted that his is better than mine haha :(

    After reading your blog for ages, its inspired me to start my own :)
    jennyhelm93.blogspot.co.uk

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  96. EEEeeeeeek only just seen this - congratulations girlie x

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  98. Aw congratulations Gem! How nice that you can have your ring custom made, I bet it will be beautiful :) xx

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  99. Ahh congratulations :-) welcome to the fun world of weddings hehe :-)) xxx

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  100. Ah congratulations!! Welcome to the fun world of weddings :-)) xoxo Lou

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