Love is definitely in the air at Tree of Hearts after Nikki, from our Dispatch Team, announced she got engaged on Christmas Day …. Congratulations Nikki and Damon!
Nikki and Damon met via a dating website called www.muddymatches.co.uk, which is an ‘online dating and social networking community for country-minded, or ‘muddy’, people’. Damon is a farmer and lives in a nearby village called Alveley, he is a couple of years older than Nikki and seemed like the perfect match after chatting online for approximately 1 month before meeting up. For their first date, which was on a lovely Monday back in May, he picked her up and they went to an antiques fair at Malvern (Nikki’s family knew of his family so he was not a complete stranger, hence why she knew it was safe for him to pick her up!). They spent most of their day at the antiques fair and then went for dinner at a nearby pub … they both went back feeling very happy that the date had gone so well.
Nikki and Damon continued dating and their relationship went from strength to strength. Nikki introduced her son to Damon and they really hit it off, sharing an interest in ‘toy farms’. Nikki and Damon soon talked about getting engaged and started looking at rings at antiques fairs. Nikki was set on having an antique ring, as new ones did not appeal to her. Over the weeks Nikki tried on many rings and then tried on a beautiful ring at the antiques fair in Malvern where they had originally gone on their first date. The ring was approximately 60 years old and contained a beautiful sapphire set between 2 diamonds, Nikki knew it was the one! Damon noted the stall on which it was being sold and then sneaked off later in the day to buy it. Nothing more was said about the ring and Nikki continued to try rings on at every available opportunity as Damon didn’t want her to know he’d brought the one at Malvern.
It was Christmas Day and Nikki looked at the large present waiting for her underneath the glistening Christmas tree. She opened the large present only to find a small present inside, it was the sapphire and diamond ring she had tried on some weeks back in Malvern, she was over the moon. Nikki walked over to Damon and he got down on one knee and said ‘will you marry me?’, Nikki said ‘yes’ whilst quickily slipping the ring onto her finger with excitement.
Nikki and Damon plan to tie the knot on 25th July 2015. Watch this space to read more about her journey as she plans for her big day.