A stationery themed proposal…

This isn’t the usual thing I’d share on this blog, but I thought a few of you may appreciate it, so here I go…

On Friday morning, my boyfriend said he’d been allowed to go into work late (as he’d worked late the night before) and asked if I would like to join him for breakfast before he went in. I’d had an exercise class booked, but – unsurprisingly – was happy to cancel this at the prospect of a fry up.

We decided to go to Pavillion Cafe in Victoria Park, one of our favourites. As we walked through the park we took a detour (as we often do) to the Chinese Pagoda that overlooks the lake. This was all fairly normal, and just as I was about to take a seat on the side of the pagoda, Harry said he’d forgotten to show me a cool stationery thing from work. Before I knew what had happened, he’s handed me this…

Proposal
Whilst trying to process this, I looked down and he was on bended knee, holding this notebook open:

Proposal2
He knows me PRETTY well eh? He then whisked me off to Paris for the weekend where amongst other things, I did a good trawl of stationery shops (which I’ll be writing about soon), and on our arrival home he’d organised a surprise party with loads of friends and family to celebrate in our favourite pub. Best weekend EVER. What amazed me most about the whole thing was that so many people have known about it for weeks and no one gave the game away!

He may have made me wait nearly 10 years, but it was definitely worth it.

Anyway, sorry to be all gross and romantic – normal service will now resume. Also, best and most legitimate reason to start a notebook ever?!

Comments

What a lovely proposal and so well thought out! Congratulations

Posted 5 years ago by Jenny Reply

    Thanks Jenny!

    Posted 5 years ago by tsowry Reply

ADJNIOEROYRCENRYUYEUWOAN!!!!!!!!!! So excitiiiiiiiiing! xxxxxxxxxx
Missed my invite to the party though 🙁

Posted 5 years ago by Az Reply

    Haha – I know!! Oh, sorry 🙁 It was a surprise for me! I think Ash was organising and probs assumed you were still away?! We’ll have to celebrate soon! Hope you had a great holiday, looked SO dreamy xxx

    Posted 5 years ago by tsowry Reply

Congratulations tessa, you and harry are a fine pair of pencils xxxx

Posted 5 years ago by Loui Thomas Reply

    Haha, thanks Loui!! xxx

    Posted 5 years ago by tsowry Reply

Amazingly thoughtful and gorgeous… how lovely. Does he have a thoughtful brother??!!!! (or dad or uncle – I’m not picky!) X ps. gorgeous blog

Posted 5 years ago by Victoria Madden Reply

    Haha, thanks Vicky!! xx

    Posted 5 years ago by tsowry Reply

You should known it was ruse, when he mentioned that his boss said he could come in late!

Many congrats, so happy for you both

All love, his bosses

Posted 5 years ago by Guy & Catherine Reply

    Ha, good point! Thank you! It’s all very exciting 🙂 xx

    Posted 5 years ago by tsowry Reply

That’s so lovely! Congratulations!

Posted 5 years ago by Ian Reply

    Thanks Ian!

    Posted 5 years ago by tsowry Reply

HO-LEE-CRAP!!!

This is so great Tessa – congratulations!

Posted 5 years ago by Brad Reply

    Ha! Thanks Brad!!

    Posted 5 years ago by tsowry Reply

Congratulations! This is a PERFECT proposal. I do hope your wedding will be lightly paper-themed too. Can’t wait to see what you plan.

That pencil…. swoon!

Posted 5 years ago by ana Reply

    Thanks Ana! Oh yes, I’m sure I’ll be able to get stationery in the big day somehow… 🙂

    Posted 5 years ago by Tessa Reply

Congratulations!!! Such a sweet way to propose by using stationery to make it even more special and personalized to you!! Hope you had an amazing time in Paris, and happy wedding planning! ^_^

Posted 5 years ago by Teresa Reply

    Thanks Teresa! Eeek, so much planning to do – trying not to think about that yet!

    Posted 5 years ago by Tessa Reply

Amazing! Congratulations to you both! xo

Posted 5 years ago by Michelle Reply

    Thanks Michelle!

    Posted 5 years ago by Tessa Reply

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Posted 5 years ago by Chandra Greer Reply

    Hello, of course, that would be great – thanks!

    Posted 5 years ago by Tessa Sowry Reply

This is just so cool! So Awesome! Congratulations and best wishes from this side of The Pond.

Rick

Posted 5 years ago by Rick Reply

    Thanks Rick!

    Posted 5 years ago by Tessa Sowry Reply

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