Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Treehouse Proposal

With just over a year to go until the big day, I wanted to write a quick post about my treehouse engagement proposal to Emily. We had looked at the amazing Uplands Treehouse on Canopy and Stars a long time ago and we've always wanted to stay in a treehouse! I secretly booked this a few months before and had been planning the perfect proposal, along with finding the time to go ring shopping, which was one of the most daunting things I've had to ever do! I never knew there were so many styles and options of engagement rings until I was thrown in at the deep end.

treehouse hotel photo

My lovely friend Annie, who had also helped my friend Stefan set up his proposal, drove down to near Bristol to the treehouse with me in the daytime. I had printed a hundred polaroid photos of fun times from the five years Emily and I have spent together, which Annie and I pegged up on twine, strung up around the treehouse. Add in some flowers, food and Prosecco, and the scene was set!

proposal photos

I picked Emily up from work and had carefully planned a cover story. I had already said were going to stay with our good friends Stefan and Jemma for the weekend, who live in Bristol. They were in on the story; that we were going to see Jemma's work friends band, that I wasn't sure of the venue and that we had to get here as soon as possible after work. Having gone to the treehouse in the day, I could see that it would be obvious that where we were going was quite a detour, so I said that Stefan had asked me to go to a farm shop en route to pick up some real ale! This sounds ridiculous but kind of plausible if you know Stefan!

alpaca photo

On arrival at the farm that the treehouse is located at, where we were greeted by the family of Alpacas that live in the field next to the treehouse. Emily was still blissfully unaware of what was happening, wondering whereabouts we were to buy the real ale. We drove a little way up and I told Emily we needed to walk up the steps at the back of the treehouse, at which point things must have started to click for her.

I am delighted to say that Emily said YES and we are now planning the perfect wedding, which will be in November 2017 :)

treehouse engagement

Uplands Treehouse was a wonderful place to stay for the weekend and the perfect place to celebrate our engagement. It was cosy and well equipped, with a mezzanine bed, log burner and an outdoor shower! The views were amazing and it was a relatively short drive into beautiful Wells, which was a lovely place to browse for the day. We are planning to return to Uplands Treehouse at some point, perhaps for our first wedding anniversary.


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