I’m Engaged! What Now?

On July 20 this year I did a thing! Not just any ordinary thing but one of those life changing, future altering things. I proposed to my girlfriend Michaela, of course she said yes and now we are planning a wedding to begin the rest of our future.

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So where did this all begin? Well in February of this year I asked Michaela out and since then our lives have been a whirlwind. We are both studying at college and we are in the unique position where before we got into this relationship we both knew where we wanted it to lead. Anyway so the months have gone on and we began to both seriously talk about getting engaged. To start with we both put time limits of 12 months at least on the idea of proposing. However, we are both possibly the most impatient people in the world and so a few months further on we are engaged!

Anyone that is reading this is likely asking one question at this point. How did you ask her? Well there are a couple of different stories I could tell you… So why don’t I start with my version of events. About a month out from popping the question I laid the groundwork. Michaela and I had already discussed possible wedding times (yes we do everything backwards) and we both knew a summer wedding was on the cards. From this discussion Michaela was extremely aware that the proposal would likely be either at the snow (we had a trip planned for July to the snow) or in New Zealand in late July.

So off we went to Thredbo. I had a plan to learn to snowboard as quickly as possible so that I could go on tree runs and harder runs and propose to her in one of those locations. Within a couple of days I was keeping up with Michaela and the friends we were there with. When it came to the proposal, admittedly I was a little mean with this part. Michaela was aware I was planning to propose but she had no idea when, thanks to this little fact she was on an emotional knife edge for the entire week. To the point that one afternoon on the way back to our accommodation she would not talk to me as she had thought that every time we stopped together in the middle of the trees that I was going to propose!

Thursday comes around, this was our final day at the snow before heading over to New Zealand the next day. Michaela by this point had just about given up on me proposing to her at the snow. So we get down to the last few hours at Thredbo and we come across a black run called lovers leap. The perfect opportunity to propose arrived when Michaela stopped to film the snow in the bush next to the run. I decided to ‘fall over’ and then popped the question.  It was and still is the best thing I have ever done! We are both so happy and are already well and truly into the wedding planning. In fact just last week we had our engagement photos taken by Cassie and Co Photography and they are amazing

As we move into a new chapter of our life we are both extremely excited! Who knows maybe I can con Michaela into writing a few posts for the blog!

I encourage all of you to check out the link to the photos and enjoy how amazing they are!

Andrew Pratt

Published by Andrew Pratt

I am a second year intern Pastor. Constantly learning more about where I fit in this world and just doing life with my amazing wife Michaela as best I can. Join me on this journey.

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