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10 September 2008 @ 09:02 pm
"nothing heals me like you do"  

Noel & I had been talking about and looking at engagement rings for months, so it was definitely something we'd been heading towards. My fingers are tiny, so all the rings we looked at had to be viewed with the question, "can it be resized small enough?" which ruled a lot of designs out. But I really loved this one; it's simple & beautiful & I think it suits me perfectly.

He proposed to me in my favourite place in Adelaide - in Borders!!! This seriously is so me, and so perfect really; I always feel most at home when I'm surrounded by books, happy in that blissful kind of way. The fact that Noel knows what that means to me speaks volumes about why he is the perfect person for me to marry.

[You might laugh at the idea of getting engaged in a bookstore, but it really is just so perfect!]

We're planning to get married in the first few months of 2010, after I've finished my Masters, though the most important thing will be travelling after - we're planning a big overseas trip, instead of having a big wedding. The idea of having a "big day" kinda freaks me out :-\

Thankyou all so much for the congratulations & happy messages - you are so lovely ♥ I can't really believe we are actually engaged, but it makes me so happy.

she with her honey hairnelmiocuore on September 10th, 2008 11:36 am (UTC)
It's BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats again!!! <3
Felicityi_am_she on September 10th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
You're both so lucky to have each other. I hope you have a successful and happy engagement, followed by a long, passionate, tremendous marriage.

Do the kids know? What do they think?
hadaverde: yahoohadaverde on September 10th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
Congratulations! :D
Effortlessly Controversialmoonborn on September 10th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
I laughed AND I thought it was perfect! :)
outsidetherain on September 10th, 2008 11:59 am (UTC)
The ring is just lovely - and I think it's wonderful that he proposed in a place that's very 'you.' :)

Big weddings are totally overrated, IMO. Although mine was lovely John and I both realize now, 10+ years later, that we would have enjoyed ourselves much more if we'd just taken a cruise and gotten married on the beach somewhere.
Aubreystormvibrations on September 10th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
Your ring is beautiful :).
annegirl: favourite filmenchantedmoon on September 10th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm so very happy for both of you. And I can't think of a better place for an engagement. :)
h a n n a hthisglasnost on September 10th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC)
It's beautiful! And congratulations again on getting engaged :)
fishbaristababe on September 10th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
So pretty! And I *love* that he proposed in Borders!
?: engaged!starlakitty on September 10th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
how exciting! i recently got engaged too. :) and your ring is beautiful, by the way! i <3 simple jewelry.

i love that he proposed to you in a bookstore. that's a lovely idea! there is nothing wrong with a long engagement. in fact, i think howie & i may be heading in that direction ourselves.


Edited at 2008-09-10 12:52 pm (UTC)
Voodoocatcindeefirst on September 10th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
Your ring is beautiful. The proposal amid books is lovely. But my competitor? Shoulda been at B&N... *snortle*
winterswitchery on September 10th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Beyond all I've said and all I've heard in the past, I am so very happy for you and he. The understanding and love that has bloomed between you and Noel actually chokes me up and I'm at work right now!

When you're off on your world travels, stop by Halifax and we will celebrate your new life :)
winterswitchery on September 10th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
P.S. I got engaged over the phone, so bookstores are not silly ;)
you got you a fast horse darlin'thebluebells on September 10th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
In Borders!!! *squeals* That is SO PERFECT, OMG. I'm sorry I didn't reply to your message but stupid me left my phone in my office all weekend. Oh & ignore that last comment -- I just remembered that you got engaged yesterday, but I didn't go in the office until today. Which makes it a lovely text to come in to on a Wednesday morning. I need sleep! :)

I love you!! I am sooo happy for you! *hugs* xxxx

Writer's Blogmegancrewe on September 10th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous ring! :D And proposing in a bookstore is made of win.
remember to breathe: my heartturtles_path on September 10th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
believe it or not you are now the second friend of mine that's gotten engaged at borders!!
KNK: Happy Dancekakiphony on September 10th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! The ring is gorgeous. And I think Borders is a pretty cool place to get engaged. (And way more normal than me...who was proposed to in a cemetery in the middle of a snow storm...)
★ Jen  ★traversant on September 10th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Tacohello_leannie on September 10th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! The ring is beautiful! :)
~Ana~juz_ana on September 10th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Lovely ring! Congratulations! :)
mai pen raideadstar_1 on September 10th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
that ring is beautiful! congratulations!
ral: The Muppet Show: Kermit - OMG. Yay!ralenth on September 10th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
Wow, congratulations!
Not a Cornflake Girlalicia_stardust on September 10th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
L.: Girl Alonediscountsatori on September 10th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
That's so cute that he proposed at a bookstore! *swoon* Congratulations!
ellenellebel on September 10th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
congratulations Jade! the ring is very pretty!

d-elicate: Marilyn - Squee!handsdown on September 10th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, Borders! That is so romantical!!! I squeed! Congratulations Jade, I am so happy for you, such wonderful news to hear, words can't express! I can't wait to hear to hear more xx
Fionariphertoshreds on September 10th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I love the idea of a very long honeymoon. So perfect! <3
Ring is gorgeous as well xo
Simonemonielove on September 11th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
Congratulations sweetie! I totally understand the Borders proposal...it really does show how well he knows you :D Also the ring is beautiful & perfect for you.

Dee: North & South (Margaret Hale)miss_dian on September 11th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
Aaaaaawww... so happy for you Jade :)
love graffiti dancing in the streetsurban_ballerina on September 11th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
a is for the ache in achilles: balloonturnedoffneon on September 11th, 2008 08:56 am (UTC)
that is a lovely ring. i wish you two well. xxx
yulia.likeantelope on September 11th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
Aw, it's lovely! Congratulations! :D
beverly on September 12th, 2008 08:47 am (UTC)
Such a sweet ring! Congratulations hon and all the absolute best :)
Crystalcrystalina on September 13th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
Congratulations, sweetie!!!

And what a lovely ring! =D
prophetess666prophetess666 on September 13th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
I would love being proposed to in a book store! It's wonderful that Noel understands what that means to you :)

I really like the ring! What size do you wear? My ring finger is a size 4 and I find it's hard to find anything smaller than a 5 or 6 a lot of the time. Frustrating!
Annekafleece_ice on September 17th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
it's pretty darling!! Congrats