The fantastic Sarah Burke has been responsible for inspiring several slimmers with her own incredible Slimming World weight loss. You can see Sarah's story on her personal Facebook and Instagram accounts and get lots of inspiration when it comes to sticking to a Slimming World diet.
We recently had a chat with Sarah about her recent engagement to fiance, Brian, and discussed all things weddings.
Hi Sarah. Congratulations on your recent engagement! Tell us how did you and Brian meet?
"Oh, God!!! Ok, so back in 2013, on the August Bank holiday weekend my previous relationship had broken up and I went out with my sister Donna and our best friend Karen. We headed to town but none of us wanted to be there. A
local bar would have been better. All dolled up, we decided to head to Blackpool only for it to be last call. Luckily my uncle Alan invited us over to the bar he was in, The Gerald Griffin Bar.
When we got there, I looked at the other two thinking 'We are off our games, we should have stayed in town!' It wasn't the size of my kitchen but the minute I walked in, I fell for the barman - Brian. That night I was a bit worse for wear and instead of taking advantage he gave me water and got me home. That's where it all began. It wasn't until 3 years later that we actually got together!"
How and where did Brian pop the question? Were you expecting it?
"In Puerto del Carmen on September 27th, 2018.
No I wasn't expecting it. First thing I asked was where did he get the money! I knew we would always get engaged but never thought he had it in him to organise it himself.
We flew out with friends of ours on our son's 2nd birthday. He had told them about what he was going to do as he needed them to set it up. The night before we all went to the beach with the kids. I was oblivious that they were mapping it all out.
On the evening he proposed, he had the beach set up with glass jars. Each jar had a quote or lyrics from songs that had meaning to us.The jars led me up to a final spot that was all set up with a bottle of personalised wine but in it was a letter he wrote because he knew he would forget what he wanted to say. Then Luke, our son, walked towards him with a box. He got down on one knee and I said yes!"
What’s your engagement ring like? Did Brian choose it or did you?
"We had looked at rings, I won't lie. I always had a ring in mind that was 'the one' but he knows me better obviously because it's more divine than any ring I would have wanted. It has 4 diamonds either side of the main diamond and the main diamond is made up of clusters of diamonds."
Have you set a date?
"We have indeed. Friday, 13th March, 2020! (Loads think we are crazy Friday the 13th but I feel we have had our own fair share of ups and downs so a number won't dictate how my day will go)."
Have you started your wedding planning?
"I've suprised myself if I'm honest. I'm very laid back and calm about it all. No stress. All the big things like our venue are booked."
How do you envision your wedding day?
"Calm and magical. Just a calm day with our close family & friends. I just want to have the day be as calm as it can be and enjoy every moment but yet have it feel magical and embrace it all."
Where to for your honeymoon?
"Oh, that one we haven't decided yet. I just can't decide do we take our little boy or not. Ideally I would go to Dubai or the Dominican Republic."
Enjoy every second of the lead up, guys. Have a ball!