OUR ENGAGEMENT STORY / 2018.07.31. First of all I want to thank you all for the overwhelming love and well wishes from you since I posted about our engagement on instagram 2 weeks ago, it has truly put a smile both on mine and Johan’s faces! We are both in a fluffy engagement bubble right now and we are enjoying every minute of it to the fullest. I love the feeling of being engaged, it creates an even stronger bond and I can’t wait to get married! When I was younger I thought that I would want to be engaged for at least 2-3 years before getting married but I have truly changed my standpoint on that matter, I just want to marry as soon as possible, it’s the most certain I have felt about anything in life, our love.
We have been together for soon 6 year now but I have never ever questioned our relationship or love towards one another even once, since the day we met, that night on December 20th 2012. Johan has been the most crystal clear thing in my life and my love for him has grown stronger and stronger for every day that has gone by. It feels like we have molded into one mind, just by looking at him I know what is on his mind and vise versa and I love that feeling, of knowing someone inside and out, every spectra of his soul. Some people say that they prefer the first 1-2 years when you are newly inlove but I must say that I love the feeling of being over 5 years deep in to a relationship much more, that extremely strong bond that we have created through these years, all the memories we share together, everything we have experienced together, all that in combination with our growing love just beats everything, I feel the strongest bond to Johan, the love he gives me and how he nurtures my soul and mind on a daily basis, that’s the truest form of love.
I can’t wait to grow old and grey together with Johan, creating a family together, creating more memories and traditions together, building our life together, just thinking about these things makes me all excited and bubbly inside. And the feeling of knowing that I have found the one, it’s the purest form of happiness that there is in life.
I’m so thankful that I met the love of my life at such a young age in life, I was 23 years old when we met and Johan was 27 and now I’m 29 and Johan 33. I think about it every now and then, thinking about all the memories that we share from these 6 years that we have been together so far. When we are old and grey we will be able to look back in our photo albums, reminiscing our younger years when we spent our first months together in my apartment in Paris, when I visited him in the alps after knowing each other for only a couple of weeks, the countless adventures we have been on together, these things are priceless and it’s not for nothing that you say that the best things in life are free. Love is the purest form of happiness, just by looking in to Johan’s eyes when he comes back from work everyday fills up my soul with warmth and happiness. Sometimes Johan asks me ‘What are you smiling about?‘ and I simply answer ‘You‘. I need nothing else in my life, as long as we have each other.
2018.07.31 is the day when Johan went down on one knee, on one of the most beautiful and hidden beaches on Costa Smeralda. It was just us two, no-one else around, the only sound was from the waves peacefully rolling in on the cliffs surrounding us. I didn’t see it coming for one bit, he did an amazing job at hiding the ring and acting extremely relaxed and normal. He had taken me to this beautiful and secluded beach and he asked me to sit on a rock so he could take some images of the beautiful scenery, I sat down on the rock and by chance that day I was wearing a ring on my left hand’s ring finger, not thinking much about it when I put on the ring earlier that morning. In the middle of the shoot he says ‘You need a ring that sparkles more!’, I look down on my ring and don’t really understand what he meant but when I look back up I see Johan infront of me on one knee with a ring box in his hands, giving me a beautiful speech which he had to retell me big parts of due to the shock that I was in, all I can remember is Johan on his knee and me bursting out ‘Ja, ja, JA!‘ (Swedish for: ‘Yes, Yes, YES!’), hugging him and kissing him and then removing my ring so he could put on the beautiful eternity ring on my finger.
I can’t wait to marry you Johan, you are the love of my life, my best friend and team member, you fill up my soul with such warmth and happiness everyday, you always make me laugh, no matter what mood I’m in. Just by looking in to your eyes I feel at ease, you are the most beautiful soul and person that I have ever met and just by thinking about that we will get to spend the rest our lives together, growing old together makes me the happiest person alive.
This photo was taken literally a couple of minutes before he went down on one knee
He proposed with a beautiful diamond eternity ring from Strömdahls
Champagne and pasta lunch at one of our favourite beach restaurants to celebrate!
My previous ring has been replaced with the beauty from Strömdahls
We spent the day at our favourite beach, swimming, reading and playing cards
The most mouth watering pasta vongole
Loving this shot
Johan had found the perfect spot to propose on, such a beautiful setting!
Out on new adventures together as a freshly engaged couple!
Spending our day on our favourite beach!
Staying until golden hour
Watching the sunset before we headed to Porto Cervo for a romantic dinner