Disney Castle magic show was a little bit amazing!
Transport, Disney style.
Disney Castle // The cutest carousel
Valentines appropriate floor graffiti // Yummy treats
Nina Ricci promotional macarons - Its a gorgeous new perfume by the way!
Just give me all of them please?
We found the Eiffel Tower (and stayed for a whole minute)!
Pancake Breakfast // Disney Castle by night
A romantic bed setting?
Dress - LOVE*
Belt - ASOS
Rings - Thomas Sabo/Pandora
Shoes - Nine West
How amazing is my dessert? Served in a chocolate Snow White shoe!
Wanted all of these Disney shoe ornaments // Goofy kidnapped me!
Last Wednesday, a long awaited Christmas present came around, and we drove to Paris to visit a place I'd wanted to visit since I was a kid - Disneyland Paris. Dan couldn't hold a secret and managed to leak that he'd booked Disneyland way back in October, so we'd been waiting for what feels like forever for the trip to come around. A secret he did manage to keep though, is that he'd been planning to propose.
Cliche perhaps that Dan proposed the night before Valentines, overlooking the Disney castle in an empty 5* restaurant, but there was nothing cliche about the bumbling mess he turned into as I shrunk down into my chair to get to his level as he refused to stand up, haha.
I say Dan managed to keep it secret, but before we went I'd noticed that my usual rings were out of place, and there were a few other hints, but he threw me off amazingly well since then. When we first arrived at Newport Bay hotel we had a few hiccups, and whilst I thought it wasn't too much to complain about it, Dan stormed off to reception to 'complain,' AKA start his proposal plans with the staff. He proceeded to keep me away from reception by telling me that he felt bad for the way he shouted at the staff, and actually he blamed it on me, 'the pushy angry girlfriend,' so naturally I stayed away from reception, happy in the fact we'd somehow managed to 'blag' a bigger, cleaner hotel room and dinner in the 5* hotel, even if I was made out to be a right witch! Of course, I hadn't realised that Dan had actually paid for all of this, and I had the wool pulled over my eyes.
Dan and I actually had a teensy argument as he was telling me the staff would move our suitcases after we'd left for dinner at 10pm! I wanted to move our cases when we got back from the park so we could just unpack and get ready in the new room, or just move them before we left rather than unpacking after midnight. I laugh now at how awkward I was making it for him, and he eventually told me to shut up because he had a surprise. I joked about a proposal and he even got mad, ha! I thought it must be the huge Thumper cuddly toy I ran around with in every single shop... Or a Mulberry. When I realised that he really wasn't going to propose after dinner, I told him I was wondering what my surprise was and asking if we could please hurry up back to the hotel - Cue Dan asking me if I really wanted to know, promptly followed by him pulling a ring out of his shirt pocket and lunging himself onto the floor beside me.
Now, no matter how I teased about a proposal in Paris, nothing prepared me for it, and we were both a bit of a wreck. No fairytale hugging and tears as I always imagined, just two shaky, bumbling messes giggling away as I almost refused to believe it was really happening and he struggled to get his 'speech out' and most importantly actually get an answer from me. Oops!? I wouldn't change it for the world - Not even how we returned to our 'honeymoon suite,' drunk tea and fell straight to sleep. Romance!
I'm just glad I managed to wear this gorgeous wrap dress, with a rather fitting belt for the occasion, too. I didn't even bother re-doing my make up from the day, I just threw this on and applied a bit of lippy to freshen things up a bit. If only I'd have known!
When Gala Bingo asked me to share my date stories to help celebrate their new Take Me Out game, I couldn't think of a better time to tell our little story, so there it is! You can get involved too, by sharing your date stories (please do)! Its strange to think back to our first date, sitting in the cinema, awkwardly excited to be alone together out of our little group of friends for the first time. I'm so lucky that there were never any embarrassing dating moments with us - Not that I can think of, anyway! I'm feeling super loved up at the minute, I'd love to know your stories too!
Disneyland was amazing, by the way. I was mesmerised by the night shows projected onto the castle, and because we went during the week, we pretty much walked straight onto every ride, meaning that we had plenty of time left over to visit Paris and stuff our faces with macarons. I got a little emotional a few times, watching little girls run around dressed as princesses, literally screaming with joy as the parade started, and I have to admit I fought the kids and their parents to get my turn with Goofy - Who then proceeded to take my hand and kidnap me, with crowds of people walking after us, weird!
Have you been to Disneyland Paris?
What did you think?