Good morning Cwtchers!
We have a wonderful new blogger to introduce to you! We have the pleasure of introducing James and Mike, our RAF grooms and our new Groom Diary piece!
James and Mike, both in the RAF met online, and haven’t stopped the love since!
We have so much about these two to tell you already, but for now, over to James to tell us all about how they met, and that proposal….
Introducing James & Mike, Our RAF Grooms
How it all began!
On a cold crisp day, whilst down in Cornwall for my friends sister’s wedding, I had friend request off this guy (Mike).
We started chatting and getting to know each other and I fell for him instantly.
He was kind and charming and just made me laugh all the time.
I wanted to meet Mike but he was based out in RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus. Not somewhere I could just pop in my car and go to.
So after more weeks chatting getting to know each other, Mike invited me out to Cyprus, and I thought, ‘yeah why not let’s do it!’ haha.
So, we booked my flight from RAF Brize Norton and it was to land at RAF Akrotiri at 1630 hrs on the 16th May 2015.
I was so nervous. As I waited patiently for my bags I was thinking, this could either be the best thing I have ever done or the worst, but either way, I was determined to go for it.
And then there he was, waiting outside the terminal for me, and my smile just grew with his beauty.
We did so many things while out in Cyprus; scuba diving, snorkelling, hired a buggy for a few days, and explored pretty much the whole island of Cyprus.
It was by far the best first date ever.
A few months later Mike was posted back to the UK and our relationship grew.
It was amazing.
We saw a show in London, went for amazing food at one of Gordon Ramsey’s restaurants and many other wonderful dates.
We have been back to Cyprus three times and to Venice……where he almost proposed :P
However, in April, Mike had to go away with work. He needs to travel constantly for his new job, and I miss him like mad when he is gone.
Two days after he had left, I had a parcel through the post. It was from Mike.
I opened it to find there were hundreds of M&Ms.
On them were pictures of Mike and I etched on, with the words, ‘Will You Marry Me?’
Of course I said yes…..and before you knew it we were engaged.
Ooooooooooohhhh we are so excited for you all to find out more about these two! Its such a wonderful story! And we get to hear all about in on the run up to their 2017 wedding! Cannot wait!