Phan penned an emotional (and rhyming!) message for her intended on Instagram

By Mackenzie Schmidt
December 13, 2017 05:56 PM

It’s been one year since Property Brothers’ Drew Scott was officially taken off the market.

The HGTV star proposed to girlfriend of six years Linda Phan at a Toronto restaurant on December 13, 2016, and she’s marking the anniversary of saying “yes” with an sentimental original poem posted on her Instagram alongside a photo gallery of some of the longtime couple’s cutest moments together.

“A year ago I said yes to forever….” writes Phan, who’s the Creative Director for Scott Brothers Global. She goes on to list more than a few of those “forevers” in rhyming couplets. Among those activities: bike riding in the rain, playing board games, jumping into foam pits, and making the world a better place.

Scott orchestrated an elaborate surprise proposal last year at Piano Piano restaurant in the couple’s former home base of Toronto (they’ve since moved to L.A.) that included a recording of his own cover of Train’s “Marry Me” playing over the restaurant speakers, which cued the staff to bring out a cake decorated with illustrations from one of Phan’s favorite books, Dr. Seuss’s Oh the Places You’ll Go, tweaked to read “Oh the Places We’ll Go,” as a nod to their continuing journey together.

The festivities continued with a surprise engagement party at a nearby venue that Phan had been led to believe was a company holiday party. Friends and family, including both fiancés’ parents, as well as Scott siblings Jonathan and J.D., were in attendance.

The pair plan to marry in a destination ceremony in Italy in May, and have been sharing their wedding planning process, including cake tasting, tux try-ons, flower selection and dress shopping, on a new HGTV series, Property Brothers at Home: Drew and Linda’s Honeymoon House.

Drew tells PEOPLE that both of his brothers will serve as co-Best Men during the ceremony (and may don traditional Scottish kilts), and Phan will have 14 bridesmaids, among other one-of-a-kind details.

“This is our big day—we can do whatever we want!” Scott said in a November cover story, “One of the things that I love about Linda is that she’s with me in that sense. If I want to wear a gold leotard, I’ll do it. We’re not ones to have a basic white wedding.”