BC: From friendship to love and soon to be married. Eternally yours.
FC: 12th September 2009
1: Engagement of Ally & Roby 12th September 2009
2: 12/09/09 | L O V E | "Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart." --Robert Sexton
3: ~ Christchurch Park in Ipswich ~ | I always said we should go for a romantic picnic at Christchurch Park but we never managed to do it. There would be family visiting or bad weather or we just were not in the mood. Rob was getting to grips with his Nikon D60 camera and asked if I fancied going out for a day in the forest so he could get some nice pictures of me and I could practice my modeling. He asked me to pack some dresses to change into, like a photo shoot. He promised to make it worth while, with the promise of the long overdue picnic we had always talked about. Roby drove his Toyata Yaris to Ipswich. We found a quite spot and Roby took some practice shots.
4: After the practice shots I was feeling more confident and changed into the first dress. Roby took lots of pictures and we had a giggle every time someone walked past and I got shy again.
5: "The best thing about me is you." ~Shannon Crown
6: I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. ~ Roy Croft
7: ~ Roby took some more pictures before our picnic ~ | Rob wanted to take a picture of me up a tree. We looked around for a tree that would be easy for me to climb.
8: The picnic and proposal | Roby had made a beautiful picnic. He had packed everything we needed, even a rug to sit on. He had made us a cheese salad with dressing. He had brought fresh fruit and my favourite cake. I was having a perfect day and insisted I got a picture of him to remember it by. I almost ruined my surprise, as Roby quickly had to hide the ring. | I had eaten enough and Roby told me to close my eyes as he had one last treat for me. I tried to guess what it was. I didn't dare guess at an engagement ring. | I opened my eyes to see the small green Earnest Jones box. "Is that what I think it is?" I asked. "Stand up. I want to do this properly." He answered. I stood up and he got on one knee. "Alison Elizabeth Paine, will you marry me?" I burst into a blubber of tears and somehow managed to say "Yes".
9: "Listen! Encourage. Say something. Do something. Be yourself. Love" ~Rev. Dale Turner | The ring is white gold & has one diamond with a love heart setting
11: ~ Engaged ~ | I get the best feeling in the world when you say hi or even smile at me because I know, even if its just for a second, that I've crossed your mind. | Roby had cleverly packed kitchen roll to soak up my tears and told me to pack my make-up, so we could take more pictures.
12: Roby stole me a little white flower from the gardens to wear in my hair.
13: "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever." ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
14: ~ Favorite Memories ~ | Thank you Roby, for always making me feel beautiful, I will always love you, Ally xxx
15: Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you' re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU... The one who turns to his friends and says, thats her... | I Love You!
16: I couldn't have imagined it any better. It was truly a romantic and perfect day. I wouldn't change a thing!
18: The Ring... | When Rob first asked me out, he took me to the beach, near Mannings amusements. We sat in a hut and he gave me a ruby ring to represent his birth stone. I knew then, that if he ever proposed it would be something special.
19: Everlasting Love... | The ring is exclusive to Ernest Jones. It is an elegant diamond solitaire ring, crafted in white gold with a romantic heart setting.