Ashley and George

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Hoddesdon, England

How We Met

Me and George, where to begin! I’m from Texas, and I had an amazing opportunity to earn a master’s degree at King’s College London. Yes, London England! After moving to London, I decided to give Bumble a try. And that’s where I met George. We started talking the day after Christmas, and we instantly clicked. Meeting him in person was like meeting up with someone I’d known my whole life. It didn’t take long for me to fall head over heels for him, and him with me!

Being on a student visa, we knew I would eventually have to return to Texas. We agreed that no matter the distance, we chose each other and would make it work no matter what! After the proposal (next part) I had to go back home. We have now reached a month and a half apart, which is the longest we’ve been apart since we met. It’s been super hard, but he is visiting me here in June and then plan to start the visa process!

How They Asked

Since we knew that the distance was coming, marriage talks came up fairly soon. We both agreed yes, we wanted to get married but never really discussed the when. On our 1 year anniversary, we went out to dinner and he wanted to talk about so many things! At one point, he said, “We still have so much to learn about each other, and I can’t wait for that”. I thought, well there’s no way he’s proposing to me tonight 😂. On the way home, it was cold and I mentioned how he was shivering (I had no idea he was shaking because he was so nervous!). We passed by the bench we had our first kiss, and he asked me to sit so we could “reminisce”. He then started talking about our future, the upcoming distance, and how much he loves me. It wasn’t until he said “I want you to know that I want to be with you forever”, and I saw him start to reach for his pocket, that it hit me.

Ashley and George's Engagement in Hoddesdon, England

He got down on one knee, at the bench we had our first kiss, and asked me to marry him. I was so happy, I couldn’t stop crying and kissing him. It was absolutely perfect. On the way home, he told me how he had asked for my mom’s blessing, which I was so surprised and happy about. And turns out, he had been planning it and everyone had known for over a month! How they kept it from me I still don’t know!!