As 2022 comes to an end, we are delighted to share with you our final edition for the year, our very own Head of Customer Service, Andrew ,and his now fiancée, Tiff. Andrew proposed to Tiff earlier this year with a classic signature solitaire, a beautiful representation of how effortless it is to simply love and to be loved.
What do you love most about your life together today?
Andrew: Something that was an instant draw for me was her sense of humour, to the point when we first met, I thought she was too cool and funny for me. Today, I have to say that the banter and joy we find in the most mundane moments, from doing the washing, cleaning the apartment or just talking nonsense is one of my most treasured elements to our life together.
Tiff: The absolute trust and respect we have for each other and how we can both be ourselves, wholly. Sharing the great times, the hard times and the quiet times. Knowing what we're each thinking just by a glance. He's my absolute best friend in the entire world. He also makes me laugh like no one else!How did Andrew propose to you? What do you remember most about this special moment?
Each and every year, we go to the same restaurant in Wooloomooloo to celebrate our anniversary. With the ring completed and the anniversary upcoming, I couldn’t resist the tradition of this special place to us. Enlisting a best friend to be the photographer, we walked along the wharf of Wooloomooloo where I dropped the knee and prayed I didn’t stumble into the ocean, luckily, I didn’t. The most special moment was definitely when Tiff excitedly added the ring to her finger, before agreeing to marry me and I had to reminder her to provide an answer, thankfully, it was yes.
Tiff: It's fair to say that I started getting an inkling that something was happening when he suggested we 'take some pictures before dinner. He normally doesn't take the lead on pictures so I started getting a little suspicious. When we were walking on the boardwalk I almost requested we turn back and just go to dinner as my heels were falling in between the planks on the wharf... lucky I stuck it out! I remember everything he said and when he got down on one knee and pulled out the ring... I squealed (it's captured on video) and totally forgot to give him my answer! I remember fondly that our best friend was there to capture the moment and when I saw them, I cried... again. As our Head of Customer Service, we know many engagement pieces pass through your hands each day. With so many designs at your fingertips, how did this make the process of landing on a design for Tiff?
There was absolutely the sense of choice and decision overload. There are so many possibilities that made my head spin, thankfully, my Bespoke Designer at the time, Eliana, centred me and reminded me of the person I was going to be with, and helped me align my design. It definitely gave me a new perspective being on the other side of the design process, and I’m so happy with the design, next is the wedding bands! Do you have any plans for your wedding that you are most excited for?
We’re quite the unconventional couple, and as such, we’ve planned an unconventional wedding. We’ve planned to elope in Queenstown where a helicopter will whisk us away to the top of a mountain to say our vows. Despite the incredible view from the top of a mountain in Queenstown, the view I’m most excited for is Tiff in her wedding dress.
Tiff: I'm most excited to become Andrew's wife. I'm looking forward to saying my vows and looking him in the eyes and telling him how much he means to me. Also, my wedding dress. I fell in love with it instantly and I can't wait to finally get to show Andrew.At NMJ, at the heart of everything we do is love. Tough question, but tell us, what do you know about love?
I honestly believe love is at the centre of everything we do. What I know about love? I know it’s absolutely essential to life and that companionship is at the peak of the human experience, otherwise we’re just bumping around for no good reason. I feel incredibly fortunate to have someone to love, and to have someone love me in return, there is no better feeling in the world.
Captured by @tealily
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