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They Met in 2007, Dated For 5 years, Broke Up For a Year & Half, Rekindled Their Relationship in 2013 & Now They’re ENGAGED! READ James & Josie’s Inspiring Love Story & SEE Pre-wedding Photos | Mellz Photography

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Josie and James met iN 2007, the two love birds dated for 5 years, broke up and went their separate ways for a year and half, met again and rekindled their relationship in 2013, and now, they are engaged. They got engaged on Vals Day 2016, read their inspiring love story below and watch their beautiful marriage proposal video below…be inspired!


Photos by Mellz Photography


A little background on Myself and my Fiancé: 

I am full Nigerian and James is half Jamaican, a quarter German and a quarter British. I met James in College in March 2007; we had mutual friends and hung out a lot together. He asked me to be his girlfriend after 2 months of dating and we were together for 5 years before breaking up and going our separate ways for a year and half. Towards the end of 2013, we realised that we were meant for each other and decided to rekindle our relationship, and have happily been together ever since. 

James popped the question on Valentine’s Day 2016. He took me to a beautiful castle in Bristol, where we stayed the night. He had the room prepared and decorated with petals, flowers, a gold crown and my beautiful ring whilst we had dinner together. After dinner we walked back to our room and, to my surprise, there was a ring in the middle of our four-poster bed. He dropped down on one knee and asked me the question, and I said “Yes”! 

James secretly recorded the whole video on his Go Pro; he’s a motion graphics designer, editor and video maker, so he had decided to give me another surprise by creating the engagement video and sharing it with me and my family. So the video is owned and created by him. 

We’re having a traditional engagement and white church wedding in the last week of August 2017 in Kingston, Surrey UK. James and I are both creative so we want to have a fun, cultural and elegant wedding. Currently, we are in the midst of creating a concept for our wedding, which is involving lots of fun brain-storming. We are also actively on the lookout for special little gems that we can use at the wedding as we want our wedding to be as original as we are.


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WATCH the beautiful proposal below:

Countdown to @Josie_jay_simpson, @esteightnine's wedding ???! #NWproposalstories

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