Irish influencer Erika Fox, who is known as Retro Flame on Instagram, has opened up about how she feels about her future wedding having gotten engaged to her long-time love Tommy this year.
The Kerry native, who is living in New York, shared her engagement news on Instagram in October posting a picture of her now-fiancé Tommy on one knee in the middle of a circle of flowers on the beach in The Hamptons.
Erika captioned the post: “YES!!!” and the comments were full of love for the pair. In a new Q&A on her Instagram one follower asked if she had booked her wedding yet, and her answer might surprise you.
She wrote: “No! We have an idea of what we want but looking into everything properly this month. So fingers crossed we’ll have a plan soon. We’ve been verrrrrry laid back about the whole thing so far. If I’m honest, I’m absolutely dreading the whole planning process (probably why we waited so long to get engaged).”
Erika and Tommy have been together since they were teenagers after they met during their school days.
She continued: “I feel like I’m in the minority but I’m just not someone who has dreamt about my wedding so all the decisions make me feel a little overwhelmed. But I know once we find the right people to help and it will all come together.”
Although it’s only been a few months since the proposal so there’s plenty of time to plan a wedding, the past few weeks Erika was enjoying some family time in New York at Christmas.
Erika’s sister Kaelin Fox is also living in New York and their parents flew over to spend Christmas with them this year instead of coming back to Ireland.
One fan asked why they decided to stay abroad this year and Erika explained: “The boys are waiting on visas so Kaelin & I decided to stay too. And then my parents decided to come to us. We’ve always wanted to do one Christmas in New York together so the timing worked out this year. Will definitely do it some time again & it was fab!”