Melbourne-based model, influencer and co-founder of fitness brand, Keep It Cleaner, Steph Claire Smith can now add 'bride-to-be' to her ever-growing list of titles. Over the weekend, the 24-year-old got engaged to her longtime partner, Josh Miller, who proposed on Friday, after organising a weekend away with the couple's closest friends and family.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday night, Steph shared five candid photos from the proposal, showing Josh get down on one knee beside a fountain at the same place the pair first met over 10 years ago.
"On Friday 23/11/18 the love of my life... my crush I’ve had since I was 12 years old... proposed to me in my favourite place in the whole entire world 🙈❤️," she captioned the images. "He planned a whole engagement weekend with all of my closest friends and family and it has been the best weekend of my life... I am so excited for this new chapter with you my love 🤗💍 @itsjoshmiller I love you, and thank you for everything 😘"
Later, Steph shared a further two photos showing off her stunning emerald-cut diamond, which sits on a solid, yellow-gold band with diamonds all the way around. She then took to Instagram Stories to share close up photos and videos, saying "this will take a bit of getting used to."
The pair first met at the Murray River in 2006, when Steph was 12, after her family purchased a holiday house there. Their families quickly became close friends and, eventually, Steph and Josh started dating.
Josh also took to Instagram to share the news, writing: "This weekend has been the most special weekend of my life. Friday afternoon after 5 months planning involving many close friends and family members came to life. I asked the girl of my dreams if she will be mine forever and she said YES! Steph and I met at the farm, got engaged at the farm and plan to marry at the farm!!! 😝Happy doesn’t come close to how I’m feeling right now! Love you always forever Steph!"
Congrats to the happy couple!