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  1. oh, no! I'll try to find a way around this...Our friends in France won't be able to see it, either!
  2. Hello Ladies! Thank you all for all your kind thoughts before and after the show aired. Its really wonderful that you took the time to share compliments and well wishes. Its strange watching myself and my family on TV and its an uncomfortale notion to have opened ourselves to the general public in this way, but the feedback we've gotten has made it worth it. Our families are happy and proud. We've recieved a lot of positive feedback that we were never expecting or looking for. As a whole, this experience has been wonderful. Thank you all for adding to its greatness!
  3. The episode is suppose to air October 30th. The other couple documented has their wedding in Cabo.
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by Kelly C This is a beautiful story. I have tears in my eyes. I'm so happy for you. Oh my! I was (and still am) the girl reading wedding stories and crying. I am tickled to now be on the opposite end. I'm sorry for saying it, but it makes me so happy that you have tears!
  5. When were you in Paris? I loved it there! We met the most beautiful people there. I'm so glad we have this connection with France now...we always have an excuse to go back!
  6. This is both and engagement and wedding story. While in Paris this summer for a study abroad program, MTV contacted my fiance for what I thought was a documentary about studying abroad. They were with us for a few days, occupying so much of my fiance's time that I was growing irritated. It was our last week in Paris and we'd planned to spend it as a family (we have a daughter), but MTV kept ripping my family apart! On Monday, August 4, my fiance was gone most of the day, but told me to be ready for dinner out with him around 6. I met him and the crew at our apartment that evening before dinner. Jason seemed stressed for time and nervous. As soon as running in, he ran out to buy grey goose and wine for a picnic he was planning for later that night. I watched him chug a small bottle of liquor, confused, but not leery as to why he was so anxious as I thought it was because of the cameras. We finished getting ready and left our apartment with my daughter in the care of my sister and a friend. He led me to the Pompidou, a large, pompously modern art museum that we frequented for its spectacular views of the city. We ate dinner at Georges, a restaurant on the top floor. The food was excellent and the view was beautiful, but I spent most of the dinner by myself with one producers. Jason, I supposed out of the anxiety he had and the liquor he drank, spent most of the dinner in the restroom with the other producer. I thought it strange because during our interviews on the way there, the dinner was made out to be a huge romantic gesture. Dinner ended and we ran from the restaurant to catch sunset at my favorite place in Paris, the Tulleries gardens at the foot of the Louvre. We'd picked up our picnic supplies before getting there and I was ready for the beauty of the place to reveal itself to me as the sun went down through the distanced Arc de Triomphe. My anxiety-ridden Jason fumbled opening our wine and began fumbling through his words as well before he said something that caught my attention. He'd already coaxed me to take my rings off so he could "look at them" (we've been engaged so long I started weearing my wedding band and had both rings saudered together just before leaving for our trip) and when he caught my attention, he got on one knee and asked me to stand up. I refused at first, but obeyed once he began to insist. The rest is a blur. He asked me to marry him again using the sweetest, most lovely words. I began crying and dropped to my knees as he repeatedly asked, "will you marry me tomorrow?" I responded "yes, yes, I already said yes." Jason pulled out a business card of Chateau Challain, a chateau we planned to marry at over the summer, but cancelled in lue of costly opportunities we decided to take instead. He pointed to the card and said "do you want to marry me tomorrow, there?" I began to sob again as he prompted me to tell him what I needed for the wedding. I cried that I didn't care. He proceded to tell me that he took the wedding dress I brought to Paris (with all my hopes for an elopment in its bag) that was too big for me to begin with, but became exceedingly large as I lost weight there, to a tailor without my knowledge. He told me we were getting married at the chateau and that the cameras were really there for our wedding. The next day we woke up, seperated to run last minute errands, and met at the train station. On the way there, I cried about not being able to talk to my family as I knew they already knew what was going on, but couldn't bare with the thought of them not being there for it. With a camera in my face, I collasped on myself in a ball of tears at the sight of my family at the doors of the Chateau as we drove up. I quickly toured the Chateau before getting ready for our ceremony at 6pm. In my suite, I was surprised with beautiful wedding flowers and a hair stylist. The flowers, done by Jean-Marie a member of the permanent staff of the Chateau, were masterfully put together. My hair style, despite my only describing to the stylist what I wanted and slightly changing it with her guidance, was superb. I walked down to the chapel with my little brother. It was a really fun walk that pre-luded what was to be a fun ceremony. We walked into a small, round chapel decorated with intricate stained glass windows and filled with the sweet sound of Pachelbel's Cannon pouring from a violinist. I don't know what made the ceremony so fun, but for me, it was the most fun part of the day. I was really relaxed and giggly. It was comfortable and exciting. We walked out of the chapel into the music room where we were met by a live jazz band for the cocktail hour. Shortly there after, we were escorted to an outside area that was set up for our reception. As we were all seated, people in victorian era dress came forward from behind the trees and put on a short skit for us. It was cute and perfectly suited for Jason's likings. During dinner, Jason stood to make a toast. He gave a heart-felt speech that induced tears around the table. When dinner was over, we were showed to an area that was set up to be an outside living room. We were only seated shortly before fireworks began. I was again brought to tears. We finally ended the night with a traditional French wedding cake and a final dance to a song Jason picked, "So this is Love" from the Disney Cinderella soundtrack. I was rendered speechless most of the day and cried tears of joy for the same amount. It all flew by in a whirlwind of excitement. The episode is suppose to air in November. I still can't believe it happened. I'm beginning to settle on the idea that my Jason did the sweetest thing for me. I'm not settled on the idea that MTV was actually there and that I'm going to relive this through a true life episode.
  7. I'm posting our wedding story on the "Share Your wedding/ engagement story" Forum.
  8. The Chateau Challain is the perfect place to hold a wedding, party, or simply visit. Cynthia Nicholson, the owner of the chateau, and her staff do everything in thier power to make everyone's stay, from the guests to the bride and groom, perfect. The chateau, despite its overwhelming size of 78,000sq ft and 150 bedrooms, is warm, comfortable, cozy, and inviting. As soon as you enter the small village of the chateau, you are transported to a life of luxury, rest, and relaxation. Upon first looking into the chateau, I feared the ambiance to be a bit intimidating. However, after my first conversation with Cynthia, my fears disappeared. Even on the phone, it is clear that Cynthia only wants the best for the enjoyment of your stay. One of the most appealing aspects of the Chateau is that Cynthia is a New Jersey native who is versed in both English and French and is in the New Jersey/ New York area often. It was a great surprise when she offered to meet me for coffee to go over the details of our wedding. Having called a chateau in France, I never fathomed the possibility of meeting anyone in person unless first traveling to France. The interior and exterior of the Chateau are fabulous and very accomodating for both small and large parties. The staff is so hospitable and nice, oyu instantly feel among friends once meeting them. The food is amazing! I'd read reviews on TripAdvisor (they are all good), but I could have never guessed just how good the food would be. The most impressive part of the Chateau is the instant and omnipresent amount of comfort you feel even before getting there as Cynthia or Jean-Marie drive you from the train station. Upon entering the chateau, our every whim, even before asking, was met. A stay at the Chateau is truely a full- experience. The only thing I can liken it to is the Walt Disney World resort and even there, you come across bad attitudes and problems that are not met with assistance. At the chateau, there is not a grimacing face, want, or need that is not met. As a wedding planner, Cynthia deserves a gold medal. Sheand her staff arranged and managed all events and happenings throughout the day. We were completely unaware of any problems that may have arisen. In my bridal suit, she created a safe 'bubble' for me that was void of the stress and problems friends and family members may have created. If only for the environment she created for me as I was getting ready, she is worth more than all the gold in the world. She did a fantastic job assisting my husband through the day and through detials of planning. There is a feeling of comfort around Cynthia; you know she has control over everything, will take care of it all, and do it all with a smile. I had no idea that she may have been stressed or terribly busy on our weedding day, but thinking back, I don't know how she couldn't have been. After leaving, I can only summize our experience as a Chateau Experience because that is everything it was.
  9. It will aire in November. That was another one of my surprises! My family flew in! As we drove up to the Chateau, I saw them standing on the front steps and lost it!
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