HOW DID YOU MEET? We met through mutual friends, Jessie and Daniel, who naturally became our Maid of Honour and Best Man. We first met at a New Year's Eve party. Jessie brought me to the party, as my plans fell through last minute (I had just broken up with my then boyfriend!). I knew no one else except her husband Daniel, who was there with all his school friends. I met Nathaniel 'Thanno' that night... apparently, he thought I was amazing!!!
It took Nathaniel four months to finally add me on Facebook, but I didn't recognise the name Nathaniel (as I only knew his name as Thanno), so I had to do some stalking of his photos to figure out who it actually was! We would periodically cross paths when I was out with Jess and the girls and Daniel was out with the boys, but the timing always seemed to be wrong. When he found out I needed a new car, he saw his chance to offer some advice (obviously a topic he felt very comfortable with), so we got talking a little more. It wasn't until I went overseas for a few months that the conversation really kicked off though! We would speak at 3am (Switzerland time) and I'm pretty sure his mates gave him heaps for sneaking off talking to a girl while they were away on a boys trip down the coast. When I returned home, an impromptu BBQ and Jessie and Daniel's saw our first physical meeting since the conversation really kicked off.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL: Nate started planning months before we had a holiday planned. He designed a ring and was getting it made, when the jeweller presented him with something that was so far from the image he had designed! He was devastated, as it just was not what they had discussed. After a very stressful period trying to get deposits back, I was sure that he had no ring, and was not expecting the proposal on our holiday.
As it turns out, he managed to organise another ring in a much shorter space of time, and he proposed on the first night on Kandooma Island in the Maldives. We went to the end of a boardwalk and sat on the stairs down into the water, to watch the sunset. I was mesmorised by the view, as was busy talking photos of the sky when Nate walked down the stairs in front of me and got down on one knee.