Jess gives us the lowdown on her magnificent Maldives proposal

Congrats on your engagement! How long have you been together?

Thank you. We’ve been a couple for 3 years.

What was your first date like?

We met during the lockdown so we couldn’t do much. Our first date was a walk around a lake at a country park. Craig brought a cheese and wine picnic along with him and we ended up staying for 4 hours talking nonstop. Now we live together, share a dog and are getting married!

Craig proposed on the beach in the Maldives, were you expecting it?

I did and I didn’t. Craig had arranged a candlelit dinner on the beach so to be honest I did wonder if it could be a possibility, but then it chucked it down with rain and ended up being cancelled. When he wasn’t too bothered about rearranging it totally threw me off. The next morning he dragged me out really early, he said to watch the sunrise, and he proposed then!

Can you describe your ring style?

It’s a platinum ring with a solitaire oval diamond.

jess proposal ring

Will your fur baby be at the wedding?

Oh absolutely. Our venue allows dogs to be there all day so we’re getting him a tuxedo and everything. Hopefully he behaves himself down the aisle…

proposal photoshoot

What are your wedding plans?

We’re tying the knot on 24th August 2023 at Wharfedale Grange on the Leeds/Harrogate border. It has rustic barn vibes which we love. It was the first venue we went to see and we just knew it was the one – nothing else compared.

And the honeymoon?
A couple of days after the wedding we are off for a 12 night stay in Mauritius.