Our engagement / 2018.07.31

23 August, 2018
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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

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  • Reply Petra 23 August, 2018 at 23:45

    Gud vilket vackert inlägg och stort grattis till er förlovning! 😀

    • Reply AFashionistasGuide 24 August, 2018 at 09:52

      Tack fina du! Det värmer att höra! Kram!

  • Reply Y. 24 August, 2018 at 07:54

    Grattis grattis finaste Malin och Johan!

    • Reply AFashionistasGuide 24 August, 2018 at 09:53

      Tack så mycket! :-)

  • Reply Kristin 24 August, 2018 at 09:01

    Big congratulations on your engagement!

    • Reply AFashionistasGuide 24 August, 2018 at 09:53

      Thank you so much! xo

  • Reply Valentina 24 August, 2018 at 09:33

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you two, you are such a beautiful couple! :-)

    • Reply AFashionistasGuide 24 August, 2018 at 09:54

      Thank you so much for your kind words! xoxo

  • Reply Mimmi 24 August, 2018 at 09:50

    Åh vad kul, GRATTIS! 😀 Gifter ni er nästa år?

    • Reply AFashionistasGuide 24 August, 2018 at 09:58

      Tack fina du! Jag kommer göra ett separat inlägg med svaren på era frågor kring ringarna/bröllopet etc Kram!

  • Reply Mika 24 August, 2018 at 17:32

    Stort grattis!!

    • Reply AFashionistasGuide 24 August, 2018 at 21:12

      Tack fina du!:-)

  • Reply Åsa 25 August, 2018 at 09:44

    Grattis till förlovningen!
    Jag och min (numera) man förlovade oss på exakt samma datum som ni, fast för två år sedan.
    Ni har en fantastiskt rolig tid framför er med bröllopsplanering och fix. Njut av den tiden och stressa inte kring alla detaljer, det är så lätt att göra det.

    • Reply AFashionistasGuide 25 August, 2018 at 11:44

      Tack fina du! Haha nämen gud vilken slump! Det ska bli så kul att börja planera bröllopet, något vi redan börjat göra, ska börja ringa kyrkor i nästa vecka för att börja kolla av om de är lediga den helgen vi vill gifta oss! :-) Är helt over the moon excited att börja testa bröllopstårtor! 😀 Kram!

  • Reply Olivia 25 August, 2018 at 15:35

    GRATTIS!! 😀 Har följt din blogg i över 10 år nu och blev så himla glad när jag såg din post på instagram, du och Johan är så himla fina ihop!! <3

    • Reply AFashionistasGuide 25 August, 2018 at 16:21

      Tack finaste du och vad roligt att du hängt med så länge på bloggen! Stor kram till dig!

  • Reply M 25 August, 2018 at 17:11

    Jag är SÅ glad för er skull! Gratulerar! Önskar er ett långt, lyckligt och spännande liv tillsammans! <3

    • Reply AFashionistasGuide 25 August, 2018 at 18:01

      Tack fina du! Det värmer att höra! :-) Kram!

  • Reply Kristina 26 August, 2018 at 08:53

    Gud vad glad jag blir för er skull 😀 Stort GRATTIS fina fina ni!

  • Reply Sofia 26 August, 2018 at 14:10

    Stort grattis till er båda. Ni är verkligen ”a match made in heaven”. Önskar er ett långt och lyckligt äktenskap. Men vill också ge er ett råd på vägen. Alla äktenskap går upp och ner, eftersom man går igenom olika faser i livet tillsammans. Då är det bra att minnas känslan de där första åren och vad det var som gjorde att man valde varandra. Dina fina text beskriver det så bra. Spara och läs den om det kommer utmanande stunder. Lycka till 💕

    • Reply AFashionistasGuide 26 August, 2018 at 22:26

      Tack finaste du för din värmande kommentar samt dina fina ord! Det ska bli så kul att börja planera vårt bröllop! Det har inte gått en dag sedan jag och Johan blev tillsammans för 5,5 år sedan där jag inte varit tacksam över Johan samt våran kärlek och det är något jag kommer ta med mig in i vår framtid, vikten av att aldrig ta något/någon för givet. Kram!

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