Aimee Connolly has had the year of her life!
The 29-year-old, who turns 30 on Christmas Eve, got engaged over the summer and her business Sculpted by Aimee has grown bigger than ever over the last 12 months.
“I have to say it’s been some year,” she laughs as we catch up with her at the eir VIP Publishing Power of Women Award.
She immediately starts gushing about her engagement. The entrepreneur was over the moon when her partner of almost a decade got down on bended knee whilst they were holidaying in Mexico.
“Myself and John have been together for eight years. So it wasn’t a big shock to anyone! But it’s lovely,” she tells us with a laugh.
“I feel like anyone who has been engaged understands. When I posted I was engaged the amounts of lovely messages and everyone saying enjoy the bubble. That’s exactly what it is.
“I’ve never felt such an outpouring of love! If I knew this I would have gotten engaged three years ago. We’re in the midst of planning we’re both quite relaxed to our own detriment. Work has been very busy! We’ll figure it out.”
Despite the fact, she tells us that she’s so laid back she’s horizontal when it comes to wedding plans she admits she’s “95 per cent there” already.
They’re thinking of tying the knot sometime next summer.
Not very relaxed then if she has all that planned! Although she quickly defends herself, telling us: ‘For some people, they’d have the dress, the venue, the this and that! I’m just like ‘Fingers crossed’.”
“I don’t know how to describe it I’ve had so many highs that people have seen online but in the background, we’ve actually had a lot of lows and a lot of stress. It’s the biggest growth year we’ve done, it’s been unreal. But with any growth phase, comes growing pains and new challenges. I’ve learned a lot as well as celebrated a lot,” she tells us with a smile.