I got engaged on the weekend. No, we haven’t set a wedding date.
I didn’t know it was happening until I had a hunch at about 9:32am. I was more overcome with joy than shock — it was a moment we had talked about, it was a promise he had already made, so I wasn’t surprised. I have known for a long time that I want to do life with this incredible creature; we just make each other make sense. So I’m thrilled that my person found me and is keeping me.
My love for him has been deep and raw from the day we met but I now have a stronger foundation on which to explore this life, knowing we have a beautiful future to build together. I feel safe and our relationship feels untouchable.
Maz (right) and her fiance (second from right) on the big day! Image supplied.
He asked me a while ago if he were to buy me a ring what would I like. I asked if the ring came with a question; if it did, then I wanted a rose gold ring that he would want me to wear everyday. That was the brief. That conversation was at the beginning of the year.
So how did he do it? It was the way we do life, really: a comedy of errors that somehow make for a perfect moment. Here is the timeline of my morning versus my fiance’s morning.
5am: Alarm goes off, get ready and head into the radio station, it’s rainy, no big deal
7am: I’m on air for The Dan and Maz Show, usual hilarity and LOLs
9am: Off-air, grab a coffee.
9:10am: Listen to Sam Smith as I head to the Balmoral Boat House for brunch with some friends, one of whom is a bestie staying with us from Brisbane for the weekend
9:30am: Arrive at The Boat House, can’t find my friends, sigh a little bit, double check the address in my calendar, roll my eyes.
9:32am: Call my now-fiancé to ask where he is.
9:45am: He rocks up and says, ‘Hello darling. Come this way, please.’
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5am: Maz’s alarm goes off, Maz goes to work, proposal plan A commences. It’s rainy and that may ruin everything.
7am: Call picnic and Stand Up Paddleboard Company to confirm everything will be laid out on Store Beach, Manly by 11am, when our friend's boat will arrive and drop off the happy couple for the proposal. No answer.
8am: Call again. No answer. Have breakfast with bestie from Brisbane and head to Manly to meet the friends who have the boat that will take Maz to the private beach where the picnic and stand-up paddle boards will be set up ready for the proposal.