Note from the editor

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Together wedding blog – a note from the editor

Starting a new business is an adventure, a stressful but very exciting adventure – it’s like planning a wedding in many ways; researching, planning, organising, making things look pretty, etc. This is my new business venture to help any nearly-weds gather information and inspiration for their upcoming wedding. I could look at photos of anything wedding related all day, and hopefully, once this wedding blog is more established, you will be able to sit for hours just scrolling through articles and images in your own dream wedding world.

Starting a new business is an adventure, a stressful but very exciting adventure – it’s like planning a wedding in many ways; researching, planning, organising, making things look pretty, etc. This is my new business venture to help any nearly-weds gather information and inspiration for their upcoming wedding. I could look at photos of anything wedding related all day, and hopefully, once this wedding blog is more established, you will be able to sit for hours just scrolling through articles and images in your own dream wedding world.

As the first post, it was difficult to decide what to write, so I thought that I’d let you get to know a little about my story and how my journey with weddings started.


Back in 2014, my then-boyfriend proposed to me – it was Christmas eve and I remember it so well! We were at Pauls dad’s house in Yorkshire for Christmas and we all decided to go to South Cave Castle to feed the ducks – we’ve been a couple of times before because it’s so picturesque with its large gardens and lake, and feeding the ducks is one of my favourite things to do.

We left his dad’s house at around lunch time and everybody seemed super happy to be going out – everybody came so we had to go in convoy. His step-mother decided to bring her camera because she wanted “to learn how to use it properly” or something along those lines, and his brother wanted to use Pauls phone to take selfies because it had a better camera than his. At the time I didn’t realise that none of this was true, they were all plotting.

As soon as we stepped out of the car the ducks flocked over to us (we think they know his dad because he goes every week and he’s like the duck whisperer). I was handed some bread and wandered over to the grass to get in a better feeding spot where I happily watched, listened to, and fed the ducks. Then I heard Paul say my name and I suddenly realised that he hadn’t been standing by my side like he usually does. When I heard his voice I presumed he wanted some of my bread, so I turned around to hand him a slice and he was on one knee. He was on one knee with a ring in his hand, and I was accidentally thrusting bread in his face!

I looked down at him with this beautiful white gold ring in his hand with a sapphire in the middle surrounded by little diamonds, it was stunning. Paul looked excited and nervous at the same time as he stood up and hugged me. I still had bread in my hand and I don’t actually remember saying yes but it was a given. I cried happy tears and looked around to see his step-mother taking photos, and his brother recording a video – they knew all about it! I would never have guessed!

We finished feeding the ducks and hopped into the car to go to the local pub for a celebratory drink – I called my parents along the way and they knew all about it as well (Paul had asked them for their blessing a few weeks earlier so they knew what was going on).

I love this story because it makes me so happy to think about, but there are a few things that I would have changed about the whole event to make it even more perfect than it already was – I would have done my hair and worn a better outfit (but I don’t know how he would have arranged that without making me suspicious), and I would have had a professional photographer take photographs secretly.

Two and a half years later, we’re now happily married, we have a beautiful house in Spain, two cheeky rescue dogs, and we’re always planning our next adventure. If you’ve got a proposal story that you’d like to share then please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

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