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Monday, July 26, 2010

News...

I have some important news and some personal thoughts which I can finally reveal on my blog. I few weeks ago my boyfriend Ryan asked me to marry him in about three years time when I finish university. I said yes so now we are engaged. I know that engagements are usually for much shorter time periods and I am aware of some of the perceptions that people have regarding long engagements but given our personal circumstances then this arrangement works. I am still a student and I would like to finish my degree before getting married so I am not in a financial position to proceed in the very near future. I think that relationships are very personal in nature and that there do not have to be any rules regarding time periods or methods of conduct so we have set a tentative year in which we would like to get married but with fllexibility to extend it if necessary. We are very serious about this so I know we have made the right decision and the long engagement is a symbol of being committed.

Here is my PERFECT ring. It is everything I wanted and far beyond what I ever imagined. Its so sparkly.

Rings Final copy


I was very surprised and I never expected to be engaged for a very very long time but I am happy. I feel like this whole experience has made me grow up and think more to the future. I was so used to the lifestyle of being a student that I never really thought much about life beyond studies and fully moving into the adult world to be self sufficient. I feel like I have more direction and hopes and goals for the future now and it has challenged my perceptions and made me think beyond my current lifestyle. In many ways it makes me excited.

35 comments:

Baśka said...

wow, congratulations on your engagement :)) hope this wonderful ring will bring you a happiness! <3

Michelle said...

oh my gosh!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! its a gorgeous ring and i agree that a long engagement will symbolize commitment, i wish you two the very best <333

Harriet said...

Congratulations! You must be so happy! Obviously everyone changes a lot as a student, but it will be so nice to have someone to go through that with along side you.

Sher said...

Oh, that is such wonderful news!! I'm so so happy for you, and even happier cos now we're both engaged hehe!! It may be a long engagement but as long as it's with the right person, it will be worth it I'm sure:)

p.s. That is one beautiful ring!!
xx

vintagewithatwist said...

congratulations! That's so exciting!

janettaylor said...

Ooooh! So exciting...Congrats, Honey!

Georgie said...

Wow congratulations!! And what a beautiful engagement ring!
xx

nookie said...

congratulations dear!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Congratulations on the engagement! I am so happy for you. I actually think a long engagement is a smart idea. It gives you time to enjoy being engaged without the hassle of planning a wedding. :) Not many girls get to experience such bliss!

That ring is absolutely beautiful and perfect for you!

You should be expecting an e-mail from me very soon! xo

Elle said...

Congrats on the engagement! He sounds like a wonderful guy and that ring is stunning!

Rose said...

Awww congratulations Imogen! Thats fantastic news.
3 years isnt too long, its a personal choice really, just means more time for excitement and planning!
And your ring is completely gorgeous! Cant wait to see it on you :)

Rose

Annie Spandex said...

Wonderful!! Best wishes! :) xx

Stéphanie said...

Congratulations !
That's fabulous ! I'm so happy for you !

SabinePsynopsis said...

Congratulations Imogen! And what a beautiful ring! xoxo

beckyxoxo said...

Yay congrats dear ! So happy for you :D

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Ms. Chyme said...

congrats dear... what a beautiful ring. its ok having a long engagements, just trust each other and love to make it work better and never bad things happen in 3 years. just pray.

good luck..

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Couture Carrie said...

Congratulations on your engagement, darling!
Beautiful ring!

xoxox,
CC

black n white ladies said...

whooo CONGRATULATION dear...
what an amazing ring! you must be very happy with it!
I really glad to hear that you're have a viancee!!
just wait for your wedding day yup!
LOVE

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Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Lady that is SO exciting, congratulations!! And who cares about someone else's perceptions, all that matters is how YOU feel!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations! I'm so excited for you; and what a stunning ring!! :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations that's so exciting!!! Things like engagements have to be the couples decision. Every couple is different and has different needs. Me and my husband got engaged while we were still in school and have been married while still in college and it's worked great for us, for some reason now being married we are way more focused on school. But, I think that if someone felt it would be too difficult or that a long engagement is what's best than that is totally okay because everyone is different!

KIRAFASHION said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy for you and the ring is beyond! so classy and so beautiful!!!!

This is a very happy time!!!

Love for you two,

Kira

Style, She Wrote said...

Congratulations! Gorgeous ring! All the best - J&L @ style, she wrote

jewel said...

AAAAAAAAAH CONGRATULATIONS! :D i'm very very happy for you. i feel like i know you cause we've been reading each others blogs for so long so i am genuinely happy for you. and i think the whole young love thing is totally perfect and even better if it took you by surprise :) and as long as you promise to document your wedding when it does happen, none of readers will mind!
x x x

Josie said...

Congratulations, dear! This is so exciting and I love your ring!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Zabrinah said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

You don't know how happy I was to read this post!!!!! Wonderful!!

Yes, finishing your education before marriage is so important!!!!!

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

Elaine said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! That is soo exciting!!! I got married during my college years and although it was difficult, it is not possible. But I wish you good luck!!

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Lottie said...

oh congratulations! you two belong together! the ring is beautiful!

Audrey Allure said...

Aw Congratulations!! The ring is beautiful :)

Tinja said...

CONGRATS! That's so awesome!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Congratulations, Imogen! That is wonderful! Your ring is stunning.

I don't see long engagements as a thing to look down on. I'm in agreement with you on the whole being committed to each other thing. Although each couple and relationship is different, if you find what works best for you then that's the route you should take. Again, I am so happy for you!

The Owl's Closet said...

omgosh, congratulations!!! so happy for ya:) what an exciting time!!

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Indy said...

I am so happy for you! You two are perfect for each other.

That ring is gorgeous!

This just means you have approx. three years to plan the worlds best wedding (in addition to school work, that is ;)!

Kristin said...

Congrats! Your ring is beeeeeeeautiful!