24 Hours in Paris – The Proposal

I have butterflies writing this post!

Isn’t that funny? That after all these years of writing to you I can still feel nervous and excited.

For a long time after I started this blog I treated it as though I were corresponding with a friend, far away in a foreign land. Someone I knew and loved who was eager to hear of my adventures.

Over the last couple of years the internet has changed, I don’t know anyone online who hasn’t felt the shift. Somehow it feels darker, people can be crueler than ever before – emboldened by their supposed anonymity and embittered from watching others share their seemingly unattainable lives. For a lot of people the sheer noise of negativity has drowned out the love. Drowned out the positive voices of friendship and replaced them with the twisted loathing of “haters” (who, as we all know really only hate themselves).

I work in an industry where people discuss this darker side a great deal and for a short time I wondered if it was true, if the light had died out and that sharing snippets of your life had become so dangerous that it was silly to continue. I rarely meet a blogger anymore who doesn’t discuss their “exit strategy” because the shine has been lost. To me it’s all felt very sad and almost like the end of an era, and the end of innocence online.

And then last week happened.

The first person I wanted to share our happy news with, having facetimed our loved ones in floods of tears, was you.

Not to show off or crow, but to share it with you.

I posted my sparkly Instagram and then watched in utter amazement as the world I had fallen so in love with all those years ago when I started come bursting back into life. Comment after comment of joy, encouragement, excitement and love came pouring in and I savoured each one as though they were chocolates! To feel reconnected with the people I write to almost every day and to get a hefty reminder that we are friends and that they are there for me was so truly special I can’t even describe it. People who’ve followed all along, seen me through all the bad times, terrible dates, all the boyfriends – good and bad (you have to kiss a few frogs!) to share in my excitement about a new chapter was incredible. It’s the sort of connection I find at meetups, wherever I host them, and it meant the world.

It has completely revitalised and renewed my love of blogging and our friendship. I hope it lasts a lifetime.

Midnight in Paris and the beginning of a new chapter! ❤️✨

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So in return for all of your gracious kindness and excitement, I thought you might like the whole story!

It started on Valentine’s Day.

With a bunch of flowers came a letter, typed on his most prized typewriter. Long and romantic, it told me that we’d be having an early supper in Covent Garden before catching the final performance of Max Richter’s new ballet.

That I should be ready at 6 and pack a weekend bag with comfy shoes, a dress for dinner and a bikini. (Quite the combo!)

As usual I left everything to the last minute and hurriedly shoved a few bits and bobs (along with wellies!) into a bag before racing off to supper.

The evening was magical, the perfect date and we went to bed very late and completely exhausted.

He woke me at 5am and said we had to go, you can imagine I was pretty thrilled by the early start! He bundled me into the back of a car where I promptly fell asleep, mouth wide open, only the slightest hint of drool and occasional snore. V ladylike, as ever. Waking up with a prod as we arrived at the train station.

I stared at him in amazement and he winked saying he quite fancied lunch at Brasserie Lipp and asked if I’d join him.

We grabbed a couple of croissants and some enormous coffees and hopped onboard. A few chapters of my book later we stepped out into glorious Parisian sunshine.

Paris holds wonderful memories for us. It’s where we fell in love and where he lived when we first started dating. Hotel Costes was where he’d take me for some of our favourite dinners and I got a little jolt of excitement when he said we’d be staying there.

We left our bags in the room and immediately strolled out into the city in search of lunch.

At my favourite place, with my favourite rule.

To say we feasted is an understatement! Safe to say we left very full and beaming from ear to ear.

We took a stroll hand in hand around Paris, wafting garlic as we went.

The day was spent enjoying the city and each other’s company, eating and drinking, followed by a swim and chill at the hotel.

For supper he booked our usual table on the Costes terrace and we had supper lit by candlelight beneath the stars.

After desert we took our usual walk to watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle.

We snuck into an abandoned part of the gardens and as the lady lit up, he took to one knee.

After lots of tears on both sides and a very emotional chat I said yes at 11.11pm exactly.

We stayed there chatting late into the night and called friends and family who all cried and cheered with joy! That night two very happy fiancés fell asleep in Paris with smiles that wouldn’t budge.

The next morning we had a late breakfast on the same terrace, this time with the place to ourselves.

And discussed rings.

He had proposed with a family ring, two beautiful yellow diamonds – one canary, one cinnamon, side by side on gold bands that meet underneath. Explaining that he wanted something special to pop the question with, but perhaps we could go shopping for the official one while we were in town.

I’ve always wanted an antique/vintage ring because I think it’s a romantic idea to give something so precious another lease of life, and I generally prefer the styles.

With no idea about Parisian jewellery shops we decided to go out for a relaxed wander and look around. We never dreamed we’d find “the one”.

And of course it was waiting for us.

The second ring I ever tried on in the second shop window we peered into!

We went for lunch to think about it… over cheese.

And raced back soon after to pick her up.

The most beautiful ring I’d ever seen, in the exact colour as my mother’s.

Meant to be.

We returned home that evening to find mum waiting for us, a very excited Mr Custard and lots of well wishes. Ever since life has been a whirlwind of dinners, drinks and flower deliveries.

Not that I’m complaining!

I’m excited about this next shot!

I feel like I’m showing my best friend!

A pale blue sapphire with a cluster of diamonds and the tiniest of platinum bands, almost as though it were made for me!

And that’s that!

Our story, or a chapter of it anyway.

Thank you again for all of your wonderful support and well wishes, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.

I’ll be hoping for some wedding advice very soon…

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  • marina rose

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations and happy planning.

  • Zara

    That really is the most beautiful story, congratulations!! xo

  • Huge congratulations! What a fairytale proposal and what a ring – absolutely stunning! Have fun with the wedding planning – it is the most exciting time and will be the happiest day of your life! x

  • Huge congratulations to you both, it’s such a wonderful feeling! Wishing you guys a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness. xo

  • Tanzina

    I am so so so happy for you. Truly revel in the moment, and the feeling of that permanent weight on your finger. I wish you alllllll the best things in the world and am so happy you found your soul mate. Love is the most precious thing in the world and I truly truly believe your soul mate is written for you. I’m so happy when I see anyone find theirs. Lots of love Tanzina x

    Tanzina | Makeup A to Z | http://makeupatoz.com/

  • Congrats, Girl!

    Lisa | https://JoyDellaVita.com

  • Georgie doggett

    What an absolutely stunning ring – couldn’t be happier for you Rosie xxxx

  • Sarah

    Congratulations Rose, that ring is absolutely beautiful! xx

  • Yasmin Gillings

    Dear Rosie.

    Following an email I sent on the day of your announcement and after following your blog for years, I can honestly say this is your most elegant and beautiful post to date.

    The beginning of your story left me feeling saddened by the negativity of the internet you feel you should protect yourself from, but thankful you have shared a glimpse into your fairytale.

    From a place of genuine kindness and friendship, the warmest of congratulations to yourself and Mr Londoner. X

  • Ernestina

    Congratulaaaations!!!! Sooooo happy for you! I cried too reading this blog as I follow you for quite a long time! It too feels like we are friends for a long time, even though we never met!!
    Lots of love and best wishes for the future! Ernestina

  • Congratulations Rosie! Your ring is spectacular, the blue is like nothing I’ve seen before and how amazing you found it so quickly! I’m so glad to hear that you feel welcomed by the blogging community once again! Its got its definite share of snark but at the end of the day, who cares, you look incredibly happy and I wish you two the best!! Can’t wait for all the wedding planning posts to come 🙂

  • cinnamon harris

    Many congratulations and what a wonderful proposal – it has made my day!

  • The slow pace

    Congratulations Rosie! I’ve been following your blog since the very beginning and that not so nice boyfriend, so I’m very happy for you! Since I love weddings, I know I will enjoy seeing wedding content around here! I got married almost seven years ago and I miss the preparations, the excitement… everything! Weddings are just the best: everyone is happy, there’s so much love, pretty clothes, pretty makeup, music, dance and, the most important thing: great food! What’s not to love? Oh, and I’m sure you’ve noticed that this year November 11th is a Saturday… 11.11? Maybe a sign for the perfect date? Just saying 😉 I wish you both the very best!

  • Leanne

    Aww congratulations. I’ve been reading your blog for years but am more of a silent reader and was so excited when you instagrammed the proposal!! Not going to lie, I may have teared up a little reading this, what a wonderful man you have. Wishing you both all the best for the future. Leanne x

  • Loved, loved, LOVED this post! Congratulations to you both! Wishing you all the happiness in the world.x

  • A huge congrats to you, it’s the best feeling in the world! Love the ring too, so pretty and hugeee too 🙂 x

  • I’m so pleased for you Rose. Beautifully written and wow what a ring!

    Congratulations lovely – here’s to a lifetime of happiness for you both!

    Katie x


  • Oh Rosie, this is such a wonderful story, I am so beyond happy for you! And that ring – oh my gosh, it’s the prettiest thing and fits your style perfectly! xx

  • Amy

    Oh Rosie, I’ve followed you from the very beginning and I feel like your one of my longest friends (not in a weird creepy way!)
    I could not be more happy for you – feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
    Biggest congratulations ever, and look forward to seeing the dress….!

  • Sarah

    What a story! I have a little tear, just wonderful! And the ring, wow! I have sapphire too….good choice!! Congratulations, here’s to lots of blog posts on wedding planning!

  • Congratulations, it sounds like a dream and very inkeeping with the personality and class that you’ve shown us over the many years of you writing and us reading this very blog! The ring is a dream and I can’t wait to read about your next chapter. Many congratulations once again xx


  • Laura Torninoja

    That ring is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations to both of you <3

  • this is so amazing, I’m so happy for you both Rosie! i got so excited when i saw your insta post and HOPED you’d write a blog post about it 😉 it really does feel like a friend got engaged and I can’t be happier for you! can’t wait for any wedding posts you might like sharing with us, you’ll make an amazingly beautiful bride for sure! much love from switzerland xx

  • Cate Cruse

    This made me think of my engagement and I nearly cried reading it because I just know how it feels – how sparkly it is, like you’re suddenly made out of stars! Enjoy every single second Rose xxxxxxxxx

  • Georgia Christakis

    Congratulations!! You will make a beautiful bride.

  • Fernanda M

    Oh Rosie, congratulations to you! I had tears in my eyes while reading your story and felt part of it! Thanks for sharing this special moment and hope the happiness goes on and on. My engagement ring is also a beautiful sapphire one and this year we celebrate our 15th Wedding Anniversary! xxx

  • Jacqueline de Buchet

    Congratulations Rosie, I’m so happy for you! Such a genuine post, I LOVE how unique your style of writing is. I hope you keep this blog going for a long time, it really is a true gem and you are so talented!

  • Carly A. Heitlinger

    Congratulations Rose! So, so excited for you two! xo

  • Jen

    So so happy for you both, Rose! Lovely story–happy you shared. 🙂 And that ring! I’m blinded! xx

    Jen | affecionada

  • Oh ALL the congratulations! Beautiful story and a completely gorgeous ring. Happy planning
    M x Life Outside London

  • Laura

    This feels like a Disney princess story: I’m so happy for you!! And that ring…WOW! It really seems made just for you. Congratulations to you both! I wish you a really happy life together.
    Lots of love xxx

  • Holly & Boydie G.

    Just a magical story! So happy for the both of you! Congratulations!!

  • Fabienne

    Oh my gosh Rosie, Im so unbelievably excited for you, what a beautiful trip, what a beautiful proposal and what a beautiful ring!! Congratulations! no wonder you have butterflies!

  • Judith Brown

    Ahhh, how exciting! Enjoy this magical time; being engaged is incredible (and of course, even better once you’re married!). Just float in the wonderful glow of it all as long as you can before coming back to earth!

    Wishing you all the very best, and thank you for sharing this with us!

    Judith xx

  • Rosie, this was just sooo lovely to read – thanks for sharing it! I love the more personal posts! What a lovely story – the ring is absolutely gorgeous and a true showstopper! Congratulations!


  • Oh my gosh Rosie!!! I have been reading your blog for the past 5 years (wow that is a long time) and I can’t believe you’re engaged!!! It sounds weird (really weird) but through reading you for so long I feel like I’ve come to get to know you so well. A massive congratulations on the engagement – and in Paris too! xxxxxxx much love

  • Hahaha yes you go girl !!! I hope he gets the hint xxx

  • Linda

    Just lovely & hopelessly romantic! In every way THE perfect proposal & the ring is stunning. Huge congratulations to you both. May you be forever blessed with health & happiness. Feel really special to have shared in such a monumental life moment. Xx

  • Madie

    Congratulations Rosie! I wish you all the best!

  • Amanda

    Congratulations!! As a fellow yellow diamond wearer – I love the sound of your fiancé’s family heirloom. And the sapphire is lovely indeed!! May your engagement be only full of love and joy – no stress!!

  • This was so beautiful to read <3 your ring is gorgeous, congratulations on your engagement and wish you both all the best 🙂 wedding planning can be stressful but it will also be some of the best memories to carry for both of you so cherish this time!
    naghmeh lesani

  • Anna Lahert

    Oh man, I’ve just read this on the bus and am now a blubbering wreck!! I’m so happy for you, what a romantic and wonderful story! Congratulations to the both of you, it’s all utterly divine! X

  • ellen

    So happy for you! Engagement is the most wonderful time in your life! Enjoy it! Thank you for sharing your life with us! xo follower from CT, USA

  • This has been one of the most beautiful blog posts I have read in a while… <3 thank you so much for writing and sharing! I have to admit I am slightly jealous and it made my heart beat faster reading all of it, but I am very happy that these beautiful love stories exist and I am sure you are going to be a beautiful bride! xx


  • Congratulations and best wishes to you both! This is the most beautiful proposal story. I have followed you for about 2.5-3 years now, and I feel as though I know you! I cried when I read this post and cannot express my happiness for you and your Mr.! Totally gushing over your ring- it WAS made just for you. Cheers, love!


  • Jade Johnson

    I adore that ring! I’m looking for something vintage/antique too. Any advice on hunting for/buying antique rings?

  • Oh Rosie! The biggest congratulations to you both!! I got a little teary myself reading the last part about your stunning ring! My Husband actually proposed to me with my Great Grandmother’s engagement ring after my parents had it fixed and gave it to him. Now I wear it on the first necklace he ever gave me as he bought me the official ring afterwards. You have an incredible way of writing that is sweet, relatable, hilariously funny (the falling asleep in the car part) and romantic that I always love to read! Looking forward to reading about your new adventures in this new chapter.


  • Gorgeous ring! What a wonderful proposal too! If I can share any advice it would be to enjoy every second of wedding planning. Take in each moment during the process and even more on wedding day. Happy planning!

  • Laurane

    Wonderful! I have been an avid reader of your blog for many many years and I am thrilled to be reading this very special post. You deserve the best, dear Rosie. Congratulations to you and your beau! Best wishes. Laurane.

  • Congratulations Rosie! This is such fabulous news and what a beautiful proposal story.
    So happy for you both, bet you can’t wait for this next chapter to begin, I’m excited for you.
    x tink jayne x
    P.S. Happy Birthday xx

  • What a lovely post and may I say congratulations! I’m so, so happy for you. Also, dayum girl! When do we get to go skating on that piece of ice your wearing?!

    All the best,
    Ali xx

  • 0x0hattie0x0

    I am sooooo happy for you!!!! And so incredibly excited 🙂 The ring is just so beautiful 🙂 Had to think of when my now husband proposed to me a few years ago….I didn’t notice he was proposing because he was so nervous. He asked me if I thought it would be a good idea if we got married…and I said sure, why not, we’ve been together for 8 years, I would love to get married someday..and then he got out this beautiful ring…and I started crying because I realised he had just proposed….and after about 15 minutes of crying he told me I hadn’t said yes or no yet….The scene was so absurd when I think about it now 🙂
    Rosie, if I could I would give you a hug! Enjoy every bit of the next chapter of your life!
    xoxo Hannah

  • Briony

    What an absolute joy to read! I too am a very long time follower of your blog and felt as excited as if one of my own friends were engaged. I got engaged only a few weeks ago and it truly is such a beautiful time. Thank you for being so real, so authentic and so charming. Your tone has never changed, and I genuinely love reading of your adventures because this is one of the very few blogs that feels like you are reading something satisfying, as opposed to just a catalogue of new clothes. Thank you so much, cant wait to see (and be inspired by!!) your wedding plans x

  • Meredith

    I just got engaged as well!!! It’s such a magical time and I’m thrilled for you!

  • Michelle Worthington

    Rosie, I love reading your blog and sharing in your everyday and also grand adventures. Sincerest Congratulations to you both!! Best wishes for the happiest of marriages. And your ring is gorgeous!!

  • Charlotte Cornbrooks

    Thank you so much for sharing! I had wondered if you would because it is so personal and treasured. But I’m happy for you both. Cheers to Mrs and Mr Londoner!! Xo

  • Tracy

    Congratulations! I hope you soak up all of the love from your family, friends (including internet friends) and enjoy every minute of it. The day and few days after my husband and I got engaged were the most amazing ever, and we couldn’t imagine anything better. The only thing that tops it is your wedding day – so something fabulous to look forward to! And you have lots of London brides to give you tips once you start planning – but for now, enjoy the moment and soak up the love! Thanks for sharing with us. Congratulations! ❤

  • Emma F

    Oh my goodness, I’m so ecstatic for you both. I had a feeling that he would be the one ❤ best of luck for your future together, that ring is an absolute stunner!


  • butterfield77

    that ring is the exact colour of your eyes xxoo you look extra beautiful, Rosie! Congrats, so happy for you!

  • Claire Benjamin

    Thank you so much for sharing your story – what a lovely post. And such a gorgeous gorgeous ring – my engagement ring is a sapphire as well… Tres chic et tres belle!

  • Octavia

    Such a beautiful story, congratulations!

  • kelley

    SO exciting to read this!!!! I got a little teary as if I know you! CONGRATS! you deserve.it.all!!!!

  • aww Rose what a magical start to a proposal! Right there at the City of Love. You’re right, the interwebs has become darker but we can keep the happy vibes up still!

  • Many congratulations to you both!! This was such a lovely post to read 🙂 wishing you all the joy and happiness in your life together ❤

  • Emily Spano

    Congratulations Rosie!!! I love following your blog and I’m so happy for you! <3

  • So happy that you found the One for you. I can’t wait to hear about the whole wedding process on your blog!

  • Congratulations! 🙂 The ring is indeed beautiful. Enjoy your engagement, God bless you!

  • Annie

    call me corny but I cried of happiness reading this beautiful post. I can feel the love in your words. Best wishes for you Lovely Rosie!!!

  • Devan

    I almost cried reading this! I am so happy for you and that ring is GORGEOUS! <3

  • Sepideh

    Oh goodness Rosie, I have so many things to say but mainly, CONGRATULATIONS!!! It makes me happy that you felt the outpouring of love from us for such a special moment in your life! And in turn, it feels special that you were excited / nervous to share the news with us.

    You have such a lovely way to present stories and bringing it to life for us with your pictures and words, thank you for taking us along!

    I got engaged in 2015 in Paris as well – hubby took me for a weekend for my birthday (we live in Montreal, Canada….) and I remember how special and romantic it all felt. One piece of advice – take time to write down the details of the trip for yourself so you can look back at it and remember some details that you might forget. And cherish this time while you are engaged, it’s SO special! Not that being married isn’t special, but it’s different.

    SO happy for you doll! Oh and the ring is GORGEOUS!!!!!


  • It’s true what they say, magic happens at 11.11! Congratulations and how incredible was the whole proposal?! <3 Jen xx


  • Congratulations, Rosie! The ring and story are both so beautiful. I can’t wait to follow along for the wedding planning. I know it will be a fab affair!

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  • Oh my God Rosie that ring was meant for you!!! It is everything Rosie! Ahh congratulations!! I can’t wait to read all the wedding posts!

    Honestly, I’ve been hoping that those would appear soon 😉 AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH So excited Rosie!!!! <3

  • Beautiful beautiful! Delighted for you Rosie – it’s the most stunning ring xx

  • This is so lovely. Huge congratulations x

  • Lauren

    Absolutely devoured that post! So so lovely to hear your brilliant news… I have followed your blog for years and it feels like getting a story from a friend, so pleased it still feels like your are telling your best friend too! Congratulations to you both. Having just got married myself, the summer just gone, I can tell you, this engagement period really is one special time. You feel the full glow of everyone you love willing you to do well and enjoy your lives together. Very best of luck for what I’m sure will be a beautiful engagement and a wedding to remember xxxx

  • What an incredible story! An engagement in Paris is utter perfection:) Congratulations!!

  • Rosie, firstly I want to wish you huge congratulations on your engagement. Your story and photos are 100% swoon-worthy! I am also really glad that you continue to push through (the haters) and bring us your beautifully documented life which is unpretentious and inspiring. I also agree with Mollie Bylett here. Love IS everything and effects all of us which is why it still makes us stand up and take notice whenever it happens. Keep on keeping on, because you’re one special blogger and woman. (p.s how do you stay so slim eating all that gorgeous food!) Lots of love Rachel xxx

  • Congratulations!! That ring is absolutely beautiful, and I’m so happy for you both. What a fantastic proposal! xxx

  • Corrie

    Congratulations! Your willingness to share is what makes your blog a gem. Looking forward to your next adventures!

  • gaia

    Dear Rose, we got engaged on the very same day! I’ve followed your blog for a few years now, but always been quite too shy to comment. Huge congratulations on your engagement and thanks for sharing the whole story here with us (I look forward to the wedding preparations, as I do mine, of course). I know Mr Londoner is quite the reserved type, but couldn’t we have a tiny glimpse of your prince charming? I’d love to “meet” him, just once perhaps 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!


    PS: any honeymoon suggestions? we’d love to go to Mexico, I’d be eager to follow your advice 🙂

  • Aoife

    Such an amazing post! Had tears the whole way through it!!! So happy for you Rosie, such a magical story <3

  • vanessay

    Much love and congratulations to you both.

  • Elizabeth Manchester

    I literally jumped out of bed when I saw your Instagram post hinting that the engagement story was posted to the blog. I rushed to my computer and savored every word of the post scrolling slowly in anticipation of seeing the ring for the first time! It is absolutely breath taking! I’ve been following you, Rosie for about 5 years and am SO excited for this announcement!!!! I wish you all the Congratulations and Blessings on this next season of life!!!!

  • Sashenka @Sashenkaonline

    Such a wonderful news! Congratulations Rosie! And there’s no better place to get engaged than in Paris 🙂

  • Thanks so much for sharing with us this special moment <3
    Such a beautiful story, wish you happiness & love forever!!!



  • Jonquil VS Cotswold

    Darling. The very most of mostest felicitations. Kisses to you for not settling for less, and here’s to a lifetime of muchness.
    –JVSC / http://sloaneyranger.blogspot.com/

  • Amy Hillier

    Congratulations! Beautiful story, and such a beautiful ring. x

  • Congratulations, Rosie! Your ring is absolutely beautiful, and what a fun story! So happy for you.


  • Omg you are a lucky girl and he fortunate to have found you. Lots of goodness and happiness your way. Enjoy this chapter of being engaged.


  • Victoria

    Congratulations Rosie!! Seeing the happiness in this post is just too wonderful and you deserve every bit of it <3


  • What a truly stunning ring! Congratulations & every good wish for a fantastic future together! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxuryFragranceGiveaway

  • Congratulations to you both, wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!

    Christy x
    Dinner Stories

  • mariel

    It such a sweet and lovely, perfect proposal, i couldnt think of a better way! Your ring is gorgeous as well Rosie, great choice and so beautiful like you! Im so glad you shared your story and happy to hear that the blogosphere and your readers have responded so postively, congratulations and wish you all the best for the next chapter in your life <3


  • Kate Cheetham

    So beautiful and such a lovely story, I’ve always dreamed of being propsoed to in Paris so i may just leave this blog post open as a hint to my Mr! Congratulations 🙂 x


  • Steph Melone

    So, so happy for you Rosie. I have never commented on a blog post before (a silent spectator, if you will) but, having been an avid reader of your blog since almost Day 1 (I like to think I “discovered” you!) this particular news brings me so much joy! Goodness knows how, but I had a sense that this particular Mr Londoner was the one for you 🙂

    Please don’t ever give in to the “haters” – you owe it to yourself and your undeniable talent to keep enlightening the lives of others through your uplifting blog posts.

    Looking forward to many more happy stories to come, and the ever-evolving direction of this blog <3

    Love Steph

  • So happy for you, Rosie! And that ring is just stunning! Congratulations to you both. And I can vouch for the fun of wedding planning! I LOVED it! Food, dresses, flowers, honeymoon – all the best things in life to plan!
    Vicky xx

  • Aaaah this is such a lovely post and has given me that same excited fluttery feeling in my chest as when I’m chatting with my friends about their relationships 🙂 I was so thrilled to see the sparkler on Instagram the other week and it’s so nice to hear the story! VERY romantic and so so nice that it was so personal to you both with all your history in Paris (I recently posted my engagement story – not quiiite as glamorous but definitely personal to us as well!!) Please please please share all the tips regarding weddings as you plan, we’ve still got 18 months until ours so everything is still ahead of us and I’d love to see what wonderful finds and advice you come across 🙂 so a huge, huge congratulations and can’t wait to see what comes next xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

  • Haha I’m hoping for helpful wedding posts as well!! Fingers crossed eh! xxx

  • Congratulations Rosie! I loved reading this romantic story of your courtship and can’t wait to follow along with the next chapter of your romance!



  • Congratulations Rosie! This entire post is beautiful.

    We are all so excited to come on the journey of wedding planning with you!

    I know it will be magical – wishing you happiness in your future together!


  • Lauren Ashley

    Rosie I am so happy and excited for you!! I am usually a “silent reader” of your blog for the passed few years (with the occasional Instagram comment), but I just had to post a comment for this! I wish you all the happiness and warmest wishes with your true love and new life together!!! 🙂 I can’t wait to see the blog post for the engagement party, bridal shower, wedding–everything! Thank you so much for sharing this made my entire day! <333

    Xo Lauren

  • Peppermint Dolly

    THRILLED for you lady!! Massive congratulations, enjoy every moment!!


  • Willow

    Congratulations Rosie! My Husband & I went shopping for my ring together too. I think it makes it that extra bit special to choose the one together 🙂

    That ring is a beauty!

  • A.M

    Can’t wait to finally see Mr Londoner! Huge congrats Rosie! x

  • Gardy

    I’ve been waiting for this post everyday since the sparkly instagram pic! Congratulations x

  • gina

    ah lovely, congrats, you sound super happy 🙂
    My time in paris was rather less romantic! and i’m super envious of your cheesy lunch haha


  • CONGRATULATIONS ROSIE!!! best news ever! such a sweet and romantic story, and it really is the most perfect ring!
    best wishes xxx

  • Nancy Onyeka

    Congratulations!!! It’s a gorgeous ring and I LOVED reading your story! Wishing you both the most magical wedding and life long marriage xxx

  • Love your ring, congratulations x


  • Aaaah Rosie, this post just fills me with so much joy and happiness! I am absolutely over the moon for you both. What a wonderful start to a new chapter, enjoy every moment. Immy x


  • Darrien Graves

    Beaut ring, looking forward to seeing what a chic wedding you have! Despite the haters, please don’t hold back on sharing that one!

  • Congratulations! This post was a joy to read x

  • Louise Jacobs

    Congratulations Rosie!!! I am so Happy for the both of you.
    Sending my Love and well wishes all the way from South Africa

  • Ahh this made me tear up a bit! What a beautiful story! Absolutely perfect! And that ring!!! It was made for you! Congratulations! xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com

  • Congratulations!
    As always a wonderful post!
    Heather xx


  • Sarah Page

    Absolutely amazing – and stunning. Congratulations!

  • Kate Thompson

    Congratulations Rosie! X

  • Sophie Fletcher

    SUCH a beautiful ring, I’ve been reading your blog for years and I’m so happy for you. xx

  • Sheri Berger

    Congratulations!! So happy for you two. Sounds like a wonderful getaway with a very very happy ending. 🙂

  • Matt and Mandy Sargent

    Thank you for openly sharing your story and excitement. It is a true joy to join you in celebration. A commitment to love is always worth celebrating! I am sure I’m not the only one who is also looking forward to catching a glimpse of your groom. -m

  • Sophie L

    Congratulations! This is such wonderful news! What a lovely memory you will always have of your time in Paris and the effort your fiancé made to ask you! A Beautiful ring for a beautiful girl! Much love xx
    P.S. I’ve read your blog for years and still love it!

  • verity kelsey

    Ooooo Ahhhh I feel like this blog post is like a fireworks display!
    My best friend and I have been reading your blog for what feels like ages now from school to both being in last year of university now!
    Some serious holiday inspiration fpr our trips after reading some of your posts! We’re so happy for you and your fiance, we are wishing you the best of luck!

  • I’ve been waiting for this post ever since you shared your news on Instagram…..

    It’s been tricky as I’m travelling at the moment with sporadic wifi but I’ve just arrived in Vegas (lots of wifi opportunities!!) and your blog was the first thing I went to in case the story was there….. and it was!! A perfect 4:45am read.

    I was so excited to see the ring that I almost scrolled through the story just to find the picture of it. I didn’t though (I promise!!) but the suspense was killing me 🙂

    It’s a gorgeous ring and a beautiful story. I’m so incredibly happy for you both. xx


  • Hayley

    Congratulations!!! I’ve loved reading your blog over the last 6 years! This one was especially amazing as I got engaged on the 5th at the Eiffel Tower too. ❤️ Xxx

  • Huge congratulations Rosie, what a wonderful story and the ring is absolutely stunning – can’t wait to see your wedding prep and what the future holds for you both.

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Julia

    I just read your whole story and it is so touching! I was just in France for a short trip and it’s so fun reading through all the things you did and the places you visited.

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

    Julia || Closet de Jules || Recent Post – J.Crew Field Mechanic Jacket

  • Synnove

    Congratulations Rosie!!!! That was such a beautiful read, you guys are lucky to have found each other. I love your blog and are always dreaming of the time I have money to start traveling to all the hidden corners of the world you show us. Luckily I graduate in July so it will hopefully be soon!! So don’t ever stop blogging, I wouldn’t know were to get my inspiration from then!

  • Becca

    Congratulations dear! I love your honesty and contagious excitement. Beautiful engagement story. Thank you for your continued blogging, it’s always one of my favorite moments of the day to open up my favorite blogs and hear about others living out their lives and dreams! Congratulations again and cheers to a wonderful lifetime with Mr. Mcdreamy.

  • Hester Nancy

    Congratulations and wishing you all the best! I recently got engaged and look forward to hearing about the wedding planning!

  • I just shed a tear reading this Rosie. I’ve not read your blog for a while….I’m not entirely sure why. I think because I feel the the darkness you speak about across all social media and have completely pulled away from it all. BUT this post made me feel like a little girl inside dreaming of her prince! I’m so happy for you. I’m really happy that someone (you) is over the moon with joy. I wish you all the happiness in the world 🙂

  • Congratulations! Haven’t been over here in a while but Hannah Gale’s newsletter brought me here and I’m so glad it did. What a lovely story and that’s such a pretty ring 🙂


  • Erin Jones

    Oh my goodness, I actually teared up reading this post. I’ve been following you for years, and am always so thankful when you share personal bits of your life. What a beautiful story. Wishing you love and happiness for a lifetime.

    Lots of love from NJ, USA

  • Emily Flude

    I’ve been reading your blog for a very long time now, so I was completely thrilled by your lovely news.
    Reading this honestly brought a tear to my eye!
    Thank you for continuing to share these little snippets into your life. It never fails to cheer me up 🙂 xxx

  • Brooklyn

    This is one of the most romantic stories I have ever had the pleasure to read! Congrats!!

    I adore your ring!


  • Na Tasha

    Firstly congratulations. Secondly, I am not sure if you are aware or believe, but at 11.11 is when angels are present and more special for you is when you said yes. How wonderful. Have a lovely engagement and beautiful marriage.

  • Awww, I’m so happy for you! And what a beautiful post… I just cried! I’ve been reading your blog for years, and it’s what inspired me to start my own. You always seem to perfectly balance humility and humbleness with luxury and lifestyle-envy. Congratulations to you and your future hubby. Wishing you nothing but a lifetime of happiness!!

    Love from New York,


  • wow I’m so excited and happy for you. The story sounds like a scene from a movie and they way you wrote it is like a fairytale.

    HettyAsh xx

  • Sophie Jane Cheval

    Sounds amazing!!! How very romantic and thoughtful of him! That ring is stunning <3

  • Anonymous

    That is such a sweet story. Wishing you both the best.

  • Maude

    Félicitations Rosie! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, love, laughter and health! And many, many healthy children if that’s in your plan!
    Thank you for sharing slices of your life with us. I enjoy reading you from time to time. It makes me dream since it’s so different than my life! I am a mother, wife and doctor. My husband and I used to travel several times a year but for the last year we were not able to as our daughter has a heart condition. Once she has her surgery, we will be able to travel again. In the meantime, I enjoy your travel accounts!

  • BEAUTIFUL ring!! Congrats


  • Rebecca Wyatt

    So happy for you! Beautiful ring!!

  • Grace Schouteren

    So happy for you! And what a beautifull ring. Congrats!

  • Ryan Corrigan

    Rosie! This is wonderful! I am so happy for you! I love a totally unique ring, which is what I wanted in mine too, something that no one else has! I love that your sapphire is so pale, it is so beautiful! He did a great job! That story is too sweet! Happy planning – let me tell you the first few months are crazy and it goes by fast! I get married in October and wish you all the best planning yours that I had planning mine! <3

  • Catriona McCrisken

    Hey Rosie,

    Congratulations again on your wonderful news!! I noticed on Facebook you’re thinking of getting married in Italy, from my own experience I would 100% recommend it. We used a company called Romantic Italian Weddings who I couldn’t recommend enough, they were fantastic! I understand they may be a bit on the small scale for you but it may give you a good starting point/ some ideas! I’ve put a link to my video if you want to have a look.

    Catriona McCrisken


  • mks43

    such a beautiful story and ring! congratulations 🙂

  • Rachael

    “I stared at him in amazement and he winked saying he quite fancied lunch at Brasserie Lipp and asked if I’d join him.” < the phrasing, heart-melter.

  • Denise

    Oh wow! I’m really new to the party here, I don’t live in London and I’m a little older than you, but – congratulations! Beautiful story, beautiful girl, beautiful ring, handsome fiancé – wishing you all the love and luck in the world! Enjoy your engagement and the wedding planning. Dress up to go see the vicar/registrar, drink the champagne, get lots of manicures to show off the ring! Can’t wait to read on – oh, and get him involved too – it’s his wedding as well, remember! Xx

  • I just came across this post, Rosie, and I am ECSTATIC for you! You are such a lovely person – the light is still there, keep sharing with us. I’m also a bride-to-be, so I’ll be following along with your wedding journey for sure xx


  • Marisa Market

    So happy for you Rosie! And the ring is stunning. Such a thoughtful proposal.


  • Oh Rosie this post has put the biggest smile on my face! Huge congratulations to you! It all sounds so perfect and the ring is beautiful 🙂 x


  • Caroline Shifflett

    I’m heading to Paris next week and would like to start looking at vintage rings, any way you could share the shop in which you found your stunner???