One year of marriage

I can’t believe it’s been a year since Candice and I got married. The past 12 months have gone by so damn quickly I was actually really surprised when I realised that our wedding anniversary was approaching.

Before I proposed to Candice I carried around the engagement ring for close to 18 months. Whenever we went away on holiday that ring came with me, hidden in my luggage. If we were heading out for a picnic, I would stash it in the bottom on my bag.

Just in case the ‘perfect’ moment presented itself. The problem was, I was always too busy enjoying these perfect moments to actually remember to pop the question.

Then came that fateful day in winter when I decided enough was enough. I didn’t want to keep waiting for perfect sunsets, gorgeous picnics or expensive dinners. It was a Saturday and I suggested that Candice spend the afternoon playing video games (one of her favourite pastimes) while I cooked us dinner. To accompany the theme of what I was cooking I grabbed out a box of fortune cookies from the pantry. I then removed the note from inside a fortune cookie and replaced it with my own message of ‘Will you marry me?’. We decided to put on a movie and I took our meals into the lounge where Candice was. Before I could even sit down I heard the crunch of Candice biting into her fortune cookie! Wearing my fanciest hoodie, I quickly got down on one knee and pulled out the ring. She looked really shocked but couldn’t stop smiling and gave me a definite “yes”. I have to admit that I was pretty nervous in that moment when she was reading the fortune. There were serious nervous tears in my eyes. So that’s how we became engaged!

I’ve already told the story of our actual wedding but if you missed it click here.

In the middle of the ceremony, Candice and I locked eyes and starting giggling uncontrollably. I think it kind of helped get rid of a lot of the nerves we were feeling and I love thinking back to that moment.


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