Happily ever after: Joe & Beth

Happily ever after: Joe & Beth

They started off as childhood sweethearts, but Beth and Joe always found their way back to one another. They got engaged last year and tied the knot this summer. Joe’s proposal was detailed, thoughtful and personalised to make the occasion memorable and extra special for Beth. This week, Beth Gargett, a marketing executive, and Joe Dockerty, a property manager, from Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, share their love story with 77 World.

The couple's puppy played a part in the proposal

The couple’s puppy played a part in the proposal

First meeting

Beth and Joe met 10 years ago as childhood sweethearts and have now been together officially for five years.

The one

“I think we’ve always secretly known each other was ‘the one’. Since we were kids, we have always been drawn back to each other, and when no other relationship worked, we finally decided to give it a go,” Beth shares.

The proposal took place at a hotel in Manchester, the city where the couple first started their relationship

The proposal took place at a hotel in Manchester, the city where the couple first started their relationship

Will you marry me?

Joe proposed in Cloud23, Manchester, in May last year. “He took me away for the weekend and we stayed in the Hilton, Deansgate – with a view over Manchester, the city where we first started our relationship and where we first lived together as a couple. Along with two glasses of champagne, the waiter brought over a heart shaped box of roses and a book entitled ‘The Best Years of My Life, All Were Spent With You’. Reading through the book, each page contained pictures of our life together, every special memory and a beautiful poem,” Beth recalls.

"I was in complete shock and couldn't stop the happy tears all night," shares Beth

“I was in complete shock and couldn’t stop the happy tears all night,” shares Beth

“The last page was a picture of Joe and our puppy Caesar – it read, ‘You’ve stolen our hearts, now steal our last name’. Joe then got down on one knee and revealed the most perfect ring I could have wished for and of course I said yes! I was in complete shock and couldn’t stop the happy tears all night.”

Joe customised the vintage style Eva ring by 77 Diamonds for Beth with a cushion-shape diamond

Joe customised the vintage style Eva ring by 77 Diamonds for Beth with a cushion-shape diamond

The ring of a lifetime

Joe designed a beautiful made-to-order ring by 77 Diamonds. The ring features a cushion-shape diamond on the Art Deco style Eva band. “He perfectly captured my style and love of delicate jewellery,” says Beth.

Wedding plans

The couple tied the knot in June this year at St Joseph’s Church, Lytham St Annes, with the reception at Eaves Hall, Clitheroe. “We had so much fun planning the wedding and we’re so excited for all the surprises we have in store for our guests,” they share.

Congratulations Beth and Joe, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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