The Proposal

The Cotswolds truly are the heart and soul of England. It's where tiny ancient villages nestle into lush countryside. We lost ourselves there for a few days in November 2013. The rain had literally just stopped and the sun broke through as we hiked between the villages of the Lower and Upper Slaughters. There was not a human soul in any direction, just grazing sheep.  And in that big open field is where we decided to get married.  After taking in the moment and the gentle solitude around us, we made our way back to the village where we cozied up in a pub, held hands, stared at our rings, and sipped champagne. Our love was validated and our life together was just beginning.

Fields between the Lower and Upper Slaughters, with the Lord of the Manor House in background. Cotswolds, England

Fields between the Lower and Upper Slaughters, with the Lord of the Manor House in background. Cotswolds, England

The moment after we got engaged.

The moment after we got engaged.

The Village Pub in Barnsley, England. One of the oldest standing pubs in England.

The Village Pub in Barnsley, England. One of the oldest standing pubs in England.