I know that it is really late and I should be sleeping as we leave for Cancun tomorrow at 6 in the morning, but I just HAD to get this thread posted before we leave and this is really the only available time I have.
Most people say that it felt as if time flew by and they cant believe the day is finally here, NOT IN MY CASE. I seriously felt as if I were living in a dream and our day would never arrive! The planning has been very very VERY hectic as I have a FI who unlike most Fiance's wanted to be involved in EVERYTHING!! So we clashed and butt heads when it came to every decision ever made; But in the end we got thru it now we're less than a week away from our wedding day.
Anwho I really want to give a big to Tammy for having such a great vision and creating this amazing forum and thank you to all of moderators as well! Thank you to all you girls here on BDW for all of your support, wonderful words and such creative ideas. And a special thank you for all my new friends that I have met in the SB, these girls have been there when the people you expect to be there, werenâ€™t. There was tons of drama involved in this wedding planning and my SB girlies were all there with tons of support and encouraging words to make me realize that it shouldnâ€™t affect my big day as much as I was letting it. So thank you all!!
Here we goâ€¦
How We Met:
Hector & I started out just friends on MySpace, we had a mutual friend (a friend in real life not online lol) who suggested that He & I should be friends. So we friend requested each other, but that was as far as it went, we never really talked with one another, we were just another person on our friends list. One night my girlfriends and I decided to go to a club in Long Beach to celebrate a friends birthday, unbeknownst to me Hector was there as well with his own group of friends. After some drinks and a lot of dancing with my girls, I was headed to the restroom when someone pulled me aside....guess who? After talking for some time we each went our separate ways. The next day, we both logged on to Myspace with the same intention, find one another and continue our conversation from the prior night. A few emails, a dozen phone calls and TON of text messages later, we went on our 1st date which led us to where we are now, 3 years later and a couple of days short of our destination wedding.
We got engaged on my birthday, June 12, 2009 @ the Happiest & my favorite place on Earth, Disneyland!
Our engagement story with both of our perspective can be seen here (sorry gals but it is too long to type up in this post)
This website was pretty much the very first thing I did right after getting engaged.
My engagement ring:
I had always played with the idea of a princess cut engagement ring and had pretty much engraved it in my FIâ€™s head that was what I wanted. As you can tell that is not what I ended up with, my FI wanted us to go into a Robbins Bros just so he could get a feel of my taste and when we walked out he said to me â€œyou didnâ€™t show me one single princess cut, they were all round cut!â€ apparently I must have changed my mind without realizing it lol
Our Wedding Bands :
We went with the matching eternity band from the same designer as my e-ring. Both my e-ring and the band are so thin that it almost looks as though it is just one ring. For our first anniversary we will be adding a second band to balance it off.
My Fiance wanted something completely simple and nothing flashy what so ever. As much as I tried to talk him into something with a little more pizzazz, he refused and went with this band. But to each their own, I like flashy, he doesnâ€™t.
More to follow.....