Three years after meeting on a drunken student night out, Dennis and Stephanie bought their first home and moved in together. Every time Dennis would ask Stephanie what she wanted for her birthday, she’d reply with ‘A ring’. However, as the years went by and no ring materialised, she started to lose hope.
At Christmas 2013, Dennis asked the same question and Stephanie said she wanted Botox that year, as she would be turning 30 soon after Christmas. As the holiday approached Stephanie realised he’d done nothing to organise it and had a bit of a sulk.
On Christmas morning, Dennis really surprised her by handing her a card and Christmas present which read: ‘Merry Christmas to my Fiancée’. Stephanie nearly had a heart attack! He’d written a lovely verse inside, and when she opened the present she found a white gold engagement ring with a sparkling solitaire diamond. It was her dream ring.
Stephanie spent most of Christmas day looking at wedding dresses and the couple set their autumn wedding date just a few days later, giving them just under two years to plan.