Thirty seconds later, I was engaged


I can be quite a sentimental soul at times but always prefer to keep my personal life and blog fairly separate and only share select snippets at very special times. If you follow me on twitter or instagram (pinkpixiedoll) it is likely you are fully briefed on my news but for those who don’t, I have an announcement… I’m engaged! What was already set to be an amazing holiday on the other side of the world was made even more memorable by Rob’s proposal two days in, on my birthday in New Zealand. Barefoot on a deserted beach at sunset, it was the most romantic moment of my life and was left in flood of tears, nodding profusely at his question. It was so natural, so perfect, I just keep reliving the moment in my head.

Eleven years ago this September was when I first met Rob. At sixteen I wasn’t looking for my soulmate in life but love works in mysterious ways and the rest, they say, is history. I’ve spent half my teens and the whole of my twenties with Rob by my side. He’s the man who will ungrudgingly take a hundred outfit photos for me just so I have two decent ones for my blog. He’s the guy that always cooks me dinner as I am a fiend to the kitchen. Rob is completely selfless and supports me in everything I do. He’s the man that shares in my childish humour and never judges me when I devour a whole slab of Dairy Milk to myself. When we moved in together he gave me half his wardrobe for my shoes, accepted that you can never have too many scented candles and didn’t grumbled once when my makeup storage overtook half our bedroom. He is one in a million and is now my fiancé. With a beautiful wedding to plan and whole new chapter of our lives to embark on, I am so excited for our future together. 

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  1. 21st April 2013 / 6:18 pm

    This is such a lovely post Millie! Sounds like the perfect proposal & being a wedding planner I can tell you, you will have sooooo much fun over the next year or two planning!



  2. 21st April 2013 / 6:29 pm

    aw congratulations! that sounds like such a beautiful proposal!xx

  3. 21st April 2013 / 6:30 pm

    This is such a beautiful post, it made me genuinely so happy to read. Congratulations Millie, I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

  4. 21st April 2013 / 6:32 pm

    ah this brought a tear to my eye! im so happy for you milly, and well done to rob for picking the perfect moment to pop the question!

    Helen x

  5. 21st April 2013 / 6:32 pm

    In my excitement, I spelt your name with an 'ie'. Sorry lovely, I hate it when people do that to me, haha! xxx

  6. 21st April 2013 / 6:32 pm

    this is literally so perfect. what a beautiful photo to be able to look back on a remember such an amazing moment in your life. congratualtions millie, i hope you both all the best! x

  7. 21st April 2013 / 6:33 pm

    This is so beautiful. Congratulations again, may you and your fiance share a long and happy life together!

  8. 21st April 2013 / 6:37 pm

    Congratulations Milly and Rob! x

  9. 21st April 2013 / 6:39 pm

    Congrats again Milly! β™₯ Your text is so beautiful and romantic…

  10. 21st April 2013 / 6:43 pm

    congratulations Milly! You're beautifully written post left me with a tear in my eye! xx

  11. 21st April 2013 / 6:45 pm

    Aww Milly-you had me all teary with this post! So very happy for you both! Enjoy all the planning πŸ™‚ xxx

  12. 21st April 2013 / 6:52 pm

    Gorgeous post Milly!
    Congratulations to you & enjoy planning your special day xx

  13. 21st April 2013 / 6:52 pm

    This post actually gave me goosebumps. Congratulations and may you have a wonderful wedding and marriage. πŸ™‚

  14. 21st April 2013 / 7:22 pm

    Everything is just so beautiful! Congrats!

  15. 21st April 2013 / 7:27 pm

    Aaaww Milly. Huge congratulations again to you and Rob! This post is too adorable for words, and you look simply spiffing in that beach snap! (: xx

  16. 21st April 2013 / 7:31 pm

    This is so sweet congrats on your engagement! xx

  17. 21st April 2013 / 7:39 pm

    congratulations millie. what a gorgeous post and you look lovely in the photo xxx

  18. 21st April 2013 / 7:43 pm

    Congratulations, Milly! x

  19. 21st April 2013 / 7:44 pm

    Awww! :')

    Congratulations to you! What a sweetheart your to-be-hubby is! Thank you for sharing with us, left a tear in my eye and a wish in my heart to be able to find my 'Rob' πŸ™‚
    Happiness to the two of you, always! x

  20. 21st April 2013 / 7:45 pm

    Congratulations! Sounds like it was perfect!

  21. 21st April 2013 / 7:54 pm

    Massive congratulations, it sounds perfect. This is such a sweet post. Wishing you buckets full of happiness in the future. xo

  22. 21st April 2013 / 7:55 pm

    Loved this post! So happy for you- huge congrats xxxx

  23. 21st April 2013 / 8:00 pm

    Congratulations Millie and Rob x x

  24. 21st April 2013 / 8:04 pm

    I love that you got engaged after 11 years! I've been with my boyfriend for just over 10 and wonder if our time for weddings will be soon.

    So many congratulations!

  25. 21st April 2013 / 8:05 pm

    I'm not the most sentimental person but this is just so lovely. Congratulations to you both x

  26. 21st April 2013 / 8:05 pm

    Awe congrats Millie! He sounds absolutely perfect for you!

  27. 21st April 2013 / 8:09 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for u πŸ™‚ Now i can't wait for wedding photos πŸ˜‰

  28. 21st April 2013 / 8:10 pm

    Possibly the cutest thing ever πŸ™‚ Congrats!


  29. 21st April 2013 / 8:23 pm

    Oh gosh I just had to comment. I knew you were engaged anyway, and I've absolutely loved your travelling photos, but this post just took me by surprise and I ended up crying so much! Love does sure work in mysterious ways. I've only been with Dan 2 years but I knew it was right straight away – And what you wrote at the bottom is just… Us, too. He takes all my blog photos and he doesn't judge about the junk food and even bought me a yankee candle for my birthday to add to my hundreds of candles, haha, its him!!

    I showed him the post and he came running in 'EVERYTHING SHE SAID IS ME… I'M AMAZING!' And a massive hug, haha he's cute. Thanks for this post, you've solidified what a fab guy I have. I wish you two all the best, honestly! And if you want a photographer, get in touch, ha.

    Lorra love xx

  30. 21st April 2013 / 8:24 pm

    Eeek so exciting! I'm looking forward to any posts about weddings as I am also beginning wedding planning. I met my fiance when I was 16 too but I'm 22 so we've been together 6 years πŸ™‚
    The Life of Emily-Alice

  31. 21st April 2013 / 8:55 pm

    Beautiful beautiful beautiful post Milly! Congratulations to you both, such wonderful & exciting times ahead for you!

    Aysh xox

  32. 21st April 2013 / 9:09 pm

    Oh so perfect – I rarely comment but just have to say I LOVE this post!! Huge congratulations, and may you always be this happy (I'm sure you will!).

  33. 21st April 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Aww what a lovely & special moment the proposal took place πŸ™‚ Congratualtions Milly πŸ˜€ i hope you have fun in planning your perfect day with your fiance!
    I've been with my boyfriend since i was 16 too & i can't see us ever splitting up πŸ™‚

    you have a good egg πŸ™‚

  34. 21st April 2013 / 9:51 pm

    I am so happy for you both. You two seem so perfect for each other, and the things you said about him made me tear up. I am glad you make each other so happy! xx

  35. 21st April 2013 / 9:56 pm

    Awwww, that is just too sweet! Congratulations!

  36. 21st April 2013 / 10:22 pm

    Congrats, Millie x

  37. 21st April 2013 / 10:30 pm

    Congrats, such a beautiful post and very happy one too, very excited for you and hope you have a wonderful wedding and the planning goes stress free πŸ™‚ x

  38. 22nd April 2013 / 12:47 am

    Congratulations! Your boy sounds as wonderful as my own, so I can tell you from personal experience that marrying him will be the best thing you have ever done!

    Enjoy the new few exciting months!

    Ally πŸ™‚

  39. 22nd April 2013 / 5:23 am

    Congratulations πŸ™‚

  40. 22nd April 2013 / 8:08 am

    I know I tweeted already Milly, but just wanted to say Congratulations again <3
    I can't get over how amazing it is, such a wonderful proposal and such a dream holiday.
    I really wish you all the luck & love xxx

  41. 22nd April 2013 / 8:40 am

    Completely new to your blog, and what a wonderful first post to start on! Congratulations! look forward to seeing lots of wedding-inspired posts! πŸ™‚

  42. 22nd April 2013 / 9:03 am

    Congratulations. πŸ™‚

  43. 22nd April 2013 / 12:51 pm


    Congratulations hun I bet your over the moon! I just wish I could find that soulmate like you have who lets me have a million candles and alot of makeup!!

    So happy for you hun!! πŸ™‚

    Love Aimee xx

  44. 22nd April 2013 / 2:26 pm

    Such a beautiful story. Congratulations to you both. <3

  45. 22nd April 2013 / 5:57 pm

    OH, wow! Such a romantic proposal!!
    I wish you the best of luck! You two are a gorgeous couples πŸ˜€

    Love from Portugal *

    Mirabilis Makeup

  46. 22nd April 2013 / 7:22 pm

    So romantic! Love this. Congratulations


  47. 22nd April 2013 / 8:02 pm

    congratulations!!!it is difficult to find someone to share life with,there are only two men like this ones :yours and mine jiji,i am still waiting for his proposal

  48. 22nd April 2013 / 8:14 pm

    Congratulations to you and your fiance! There are many exciting things ahead of you both – so kick back, have a seat, and enjoy the ride πŸ™‚

  49. 22nd April 2013 / 8:26 pm

    You are so so sweet. This was the perfect first post for me to read on your blog, because it brings out so beautifully the love and appreciation you have for your fiancee.

  50. 22nd April 2013 / 8:33 pm

    Congratulations Milly! It sounds like a perfect proposal, this is such a lovely post x

  51. 22nd April 2013 / 11:53 pm

    CONGRATS!!! wish you all the best πŸ™‚ xx Rena

  52. 23rd April 2013 / 12:50 am

    Congrats! Can't wait to see what's in store!

  53. 23rd April 2013 / 4:49 pm

    Congratulations. What an absolutely beautiful place to propose. So thoughtful and romantic πŸ™‚ All the best

  54. 23rd April 2013 / 10:21 pm

    Gorgeous post, congratulations to you both xx

  55. 24th April 2013 / 8:24 pm

    congratulations! xxx

  56. 25th April 2013 / 10:32 am

    Congratulations. You are so beautiful and your man should feel very lucky. All the best guys xx


  57. 25th April 2013 / 11:23 pm

    Wow, that was so emotional to read I had to hold back the tear in my eye. Huge congratulations to the both of you and best of luck in your new chapter.


  58. 26th April 2013 / 2:56 pm

    thats amazing congratulations xxx

  59. 26th April 2013 / 4:34 pm

    Such a sweet post! Congrats! I am happy for you πŸ™‚

  60. 27th April 2013 / 6:43 pm

    Congratulations!!!! That sounds so perfect πŸ™‚