Grace and James first encountered each other on the internet, and after talking for a while decided to go on a first date which involved drinks in London.
After just over a year together, the couple moved into their first home, and soon after James confessed to a close friend that he was planning to pop the question. He waited until the following January to do so, asking Grace’s dad for his permission on his 60th birthday.
The proposal took place at home. James got down on one knee and used Grace’s special nickname to ask her to be his wife. She burst into tears and asked ‘Are you sure?’
They celebrated by cosying up together to watch a film – but Grace spent most of the movie staring at her new ring! It was perfect, and James chose it with the help of his brother whilst Grace was away on a spa day.