It’s been a whirlwind romance for Katie Value and Carl Woods, who began relationship final July. Not lengthy after their eyes met at Essex scorching spot Sheesh, they’d moved in collectively. And now they’re engaged we’re catching up on their thrilling information.
We met up with the completely satisfied couple at Braxted Park Property, an occasions venue set inside 500 acres of Essex parkland.
“I knew after I first met her I used to be going to suggest to her, it was simply making an attempt to get it proper,” says Carl. And Katie, 42, provides, “I knew he was going to do it however I didn’t know when. He knew I used to be going to say sure.”
Carl, 32, a businessman and entrepreneur, obtained down on one knee after asking Katie’s mum Amy Value, 69, and pa Ray Infield, 70, for his or her blessing. He additionally cleared it together with her son Junior, 15, who sat him down for a man-to-man chat!
Actuality TV star and mannequin Katie, who can also be mum to Harvey, 18, Princess, 13, Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, says even the youngsters agree that this time is completely different.
“It is the primary and final time the ring goes to be off my finger,” Katie says as she reveals us her large sparkler.
Right here, Katie and Carl share his romantic proposal and their plans for the large day.
Congratulations! Are you able to inform us all in regards to the proposal?
Carl: I had the entire home kitted out with balloons and flowers, and an enormous signal inside that mentioned “Mrs Woods”. So I used to be assuming she was going to say sure!
Then there was a marquee within the backyard with a great deal of flowers and candles. I had an indication that mentioned, “Dolly [Carl’s pet name for Katie], will you marry me?
Had been you stunned, Katie?
Katie: Sure. We’d spoken about it rather a lot, so I knew he was going to, I simply didn’t know when. It was wonderful. Carl requested my mum and pa for permission – and Junior!
Carl: Junior gave me a speaking to, like he was my dad! He was asking me if I used to be positive. He gave me all the professionals and cons about his mum, which was nothing I didn’t know, and mentioned, “If you happen to’re completely satisfied, then I’m completely satisfied as a result of I would like you to be a part of our household.” I requested Katie’s dad and he mentioned, “100%.” And her mum was the identical.
Had been there any tears?
Carl: No. Katie doesn’t cry. She was simply shocked.
Katie: I used to be so shocked! The ring practically blinded me.
Had been you nervous, Carl?
Carl: I didn’t assume that I used to be after which when it was truly taking place, I did get actually nervous. I used to be calm and funky after which because it was taking place, that’s when, I s**t myself. However I knew the ring would do the speaking.
Inform us in regards to the ring…
Carl: The ring needed to be good. I used to be really useful Rankins Jewellers in east London. I knew what Katie had her eye on and added my very own touches. Like Katie, it’s a one-off, a very gorgeous piece. I knew after I went to select it up this was greater than particular – it left Katie speechless! The ring is just below seven carats.
Katie: Once I noticed the ring, I couldn’t imagine it. I used to be at all times taking a look at rings on Pinterest. He was positively wanting on my Pinterest for concepts. Carl, did you take a look at my Pinterest?
Carl: Yeah, after all. I needed to get one thing you appreciated.
Katie: I knew he would. And I didn’t have to purchase my very own ring this time! It’s like a fairy-tale ring and large. It’s like one thing out of Hollywood. It’s greater than I may dream of.
How a lot was the ring?
Carl: It’s costly, put it that approach.
Katie: I do know Carl will get bored of ladies fast. I clearly handed the checks and now I’m the one who has obtained a hoop.
What is going to make this marriage completely different, Katie?
Katie: My head’s in the appropriate place. Not solely am I head over heels in love, my children approve and my household approve. It’s not a rash resolution. And the perfect factor about Carl is he doesn’t want me for something and I don’t want him for something.
It’s refreshing to be with a person that if I made a decision I by no means needed to work once more, he’d take care of me.
What would you say to individuals who would say you’ve mentioned this earlier than?
Katie: Individuals can say what they need. Carl has met me because the particular person I used to be 10 years in the past. I really feel contemporary. All the things is totally completely different. Carl is my future. My children mentioned they didn’t wish to meet another person except it was actual, The One – interval. And Carl is it!
Have you considered plans for the marriage already?
Carl: We’ve obtained a couple of concepts – we’re on the identical web page.
Katie: Sure, we have now a number of choices and concepts. Put it this manner, the marriage that I would like, should you Googled it, nobody has ever achieved it earlier than. I would like the give attention to Carl as a lot as me, that is his big day, too. No wall-to-wall celeb faces. It’ll be about us, Carl and our household, coming collectively as one.
Carl: Nice meals, a number of laughs – enjoyable, top-class leisure. Anticipate the surprising. It should definitely be a day to recollect. It is going to be about our love for one another and sharing that with our closest and our family members.
Katie: 2021, the brand new not-normal/conventional with a Mr and Mrs Woods twist! The marriage bands shall be designed by Jodie and Daisy Rankin.
I’d like Carl to have diamonds in his.
When would you prefer to marry?
Katie: We positively wish to do it this yr.
Katie, is your mum’s sickness [Amy has a chronic lung disease] an incentive so that you can get married?
Katie: Sure, I would like my mum properly sufficient to have the ability to attend the marriage.
Do you get on with Carl’s household?
Katie: Yeah. Household is essential to Carl. If I didn’t get on along with his household, there’s no approach he’d be with me.
You broke your ft on vacation final yr. Are you apprehensive your accidents may have an effect on your massive day?
Katie: I received’t be in heels. I’ll need to put on trainers – however I’ll ensure that they’re glamorous.
Are you continue to utilizing a strolling body?
Katie: I’ve been utilizing crutches, a Zimmer body and hanging on to Carl some days.
Does that fear you on the subject of strolling down the aisle?
Katie: Who mentioned I’ll be strolling down the aisle? I’m not revealing something however will probably be an entrance and a half!
Will you be inviting your ex-husbands?
Katie: No. They’re exes for a motive.
Will you alter your identify to Katie Woods when you’re married?
Katie: Sure. I’ve by no means modified my surname for anybody – however I’m going to vary it legally and be referred to as Katie Woods. I’m pleased with it. It’s going to be a brand new me and a brand new period.
You’ve admitted you’re making an attempt for a child. Is that also on the playing cards?
Katie: It’s fairly apparent that we’ll be having a child. We’ll go away it at that.
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You lately mentioned you’ve at all times discovered it onerous to belief males. Did it take some time so that you can divulge heart’s contents to Carl?
Katie: Within the early levels of our relationship I broke my ft and couldn’t stroll. So he was my knight in shining armour. He actually proved he was going to be there in illness and in well being earlier than we’ve even mentioned, “I do.”
Lastly, we see you’ve been confirmed for the following collection of Celeb MasterChef…
Katie: I’m not allowed to let secrets and techniques out however, put it this manner, I do higher than simply OK!