Getting Hitched Abroad Part Two: The plan, the purpose and the surprise!

The wait for our approval to get married, much like the wait for Joe’s residency, was a fun one. Can you hear my sarcasm? 

In the application we had to provide only a few documents, those proving us as legal residents, proof of our current residence, and a few others to prove our identity. The registrars office took copies and checked off the documents we’d provided and that was it, weren’t able to watch or track the progression of our application in any way. 

This was particularly frustrating for a few reasons:

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Getting Hitched Abroad Part One: The plan, the purpose and the surprise!

If you think that this is going to be your typical story about a proposal and a wedding, I’m sorry to have to disappoint you. Because technically Joe hasn’t proposed and at no point have I been engaged. However, we will have that story to share eventually… as soon as Joe proposes!

Hi, my name’s Jessie and I have no idea how to do life in the right order - obviously. 

Now that we have gotten those semantics out of the way let’s get cracking! 

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How I Met My Boyfriend On Instagram And Traversed Half The World To Meet Him! Part Three

This next part is an interesting one to write, because in all honestly I didn’t tell everyone why I was going to China. More specifically, I didn’t tell my parents or family as to why I was going to China. Sorry about that yeah?

Luckily enough I am known for a love of travel and adventure and I really banked on not being asked too many questions about a sporadic trip to Asia.

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How I Met My Boyfriend On Instagram and Traversed Half The World To Meet Him! Part Two

Before August of 2016 I had never used FaceTime before. I say this in the most crazy, genuine way. I knew what FaceTime was, I had seen other people use it but I never had, to the point that I had it de-activated on my phone. It was there but it didn’t work.

Awkwardly, I didn’t actually realise that my FaceTime didn’t work until I was at home, in my room, about to speak to Joe for the first time.

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How I Met My Boyfriend On Instagram and Traversed Half The World To Meet Him! Part One

Meeting people on social media, or online in general really isn’t a big thing these days. There are multiple online dating sites and apps that thrive on the business that our romantic lives create.

However, the story of how I met Joe is a little more left of field.

It simply goes like this…

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