I’m Engaged to a Coding God!

My Diamond Engagement Ring

I’ve sort of been sitting on this tidbit for a few weeks now and I’ve been DYING to share it, but it only just became official!

Coding God and I are engaged!!

Some of you may know that my boyfriend Coding God and I wanted to get married, but we thought my parents wouldn’t approve of us getting married so young. Finally, over Christmas, I was able to have a sit down with my parents, talk things out, and they sort of gave Coding God and I their blessing! So after that point, we were kind of unofficially engaged. Since I was in California and he was in England, I didn’t have a ring yet, but we considered ourselves engaged since we’d decided to get married. But I decided not to tell anyone until I actually got a ring!

But over the next two weeks or so, the wedding planning got started! We sort of settled on a summer or fall 2014 wedding, my mom and I went through bridal magazines, and we even went wedding dress shopping! (And yes, I did order a dress! OMG!) Since we want a wedding sometime in summer (or early fall) and dresses usually take 6 months to get, we felt like we had to get one before I left to go back to England.

So then fast forward like two weeks and it’s time for me to head back to England. As soon as I landed, Coding God took the train into London and whisked me away to the diamond district. We picked out a gorgeous ring together and declared it official! The ring is actually really different from what I thought I wanted originally (I thought I loved the three stone rings), but I completely fell in love with this one. It’s simple, but it’s so gorgeous and sparkly! And I swear it was like fate because the ring fit perfectly and I didn’t have to get it resized at all (unlike the other 4 I tried on, which were all too small)!

Everything feels like it’s happening so quickly, but in the best way possible! All within two weeks I got unofficially engaged, ordered a wedding dress, then got *officially* engaged. We’re both so happy and so excited! πŸ˜€ I just had to share!

Also a massive congrats to Jessi from Novel Heartbeat who also just got engaged! πŸ˜€

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  1. ahh two of my favorite girls are engaged now and this is so exciting! I’m so happy for you and you guys always look so happy from what I hear you saying about you two. That ring story definitely was fate and your hand looks gorgeous wearing it! Also I’m sure you’re going to look absolutely amazing in your wedding dress at your gorgeous summer wedding <33

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    1. Thank you Eileen!! πŸ˜€ It’s crazy that Jessi and I both got engaged around the same time! Too bad we can’t have a Merp Squad wedding! HAHA!

  2. THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!!!! You guys sound so perfect together. πŸ˜€ I’m so happy for you!!

    And like I’ve already said, MY BIG MERP SQUAD SISTERS ARE GROWING UP AND GETTING ENGAGED! What. Is. Life?

    Totally excited for you! I totally want to see a picture of your dress once you have it! πŸ˜€
    XOXO, Inky

    1. THANKS INKY!!! πŸ˜€ I wonder which Merp is next! MUAHAHHAAH!

      I do have some photos of me trying on the dress in the store, but I’m hiding them from Coding God, which is why I didn’t post them!

  3. Congrats and how exciting for you. I got married young too at 21 actually and this year will be 11 years. Have fun wedding planning.

  4. Yay! Congrats, Ashley! I know what you mean about the ring. I was actually the same way when my now-husband, then-fiance took me to pick out a ring. I originally thought I wanted a 3-diamond one, but found I liked the solitaires better after trying some on!

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  5. Congratulations, Ashley! I think it’s wonderful that you’re engaged to Coding God, and I wish you both a wonderful wedding day and an even more wonderful life together.

    For the record, I personally don’t think you’re too young at all! I wanted to get engaged when I was 20, but of course, my parents weren’t exactly happy about that. The husband and I ended up waiting until I was 22 (which was pretty much the longest we could stand waiting) to get engaged, and got married last September when I was 24. As long as you’re both ready for this commitment and share the same goals and values, it’s going to turn out well.

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  6. OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!! πŸ˜€ I cant believe I didn’t see this post until now!

    I’m so happy for you guys! πŸ™‚ From what you write here, it’s obvious that you both are very much in love and if being with each other is what makes you happy, then it never too early to get married. πŸ˜€

    P.S.: I swear, you guys are like the real life incarnation of Anna and Etienne. Eeep!! <3

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