Hi ladies, so my time is finally here, I leave in 2 days and though I have been packed for days I have been cleaning my house and getting it in order for our departure. At first my time planning seemed to drag by and then when I was about 6 months away the time began to fly. I would not be here without the help of so many of you ladies. I have to of course like so many brides before me thank Tammy our Host for her ingenuity in creating this website. The ease of planning and all that this site has to offer in terms of suggestions, inspirations and friendly connections have been a God-send to myself and so many other brides there is no way we could ever thank you enough. Thanks to AnnR (the Enforcer), Abbie (Its so fluffy....just reading that would make me smile on a sad day) and all the mods on the site for working so very hard every day to make this site the best forum for brides/Destination Brides on the web. Thank you to all the brides/vendors who over the course of a year I have become friends with, who have given me advice, listened to my rants and raves or even just shared their stories with me. I have made some friendships that I hope will continue well after I am married and if for some reason ever off the boards. I really would like to also thank Amy (KittenHeart) although she may not be aware so much of my inspiration for my wedding came from hers....sort of. At first I wanted a blinged out wedding, but then as planning took shape and our guest list was finalized I realized I wanted something a little vintage, a little classic, a little whimsical but most of all comfy. I wanted it to be an intimate gathering that conjured up thoughts of young love and romance. So....without further adieu here is the culmination of all my planning!
How We Met
Chris and I met on the very first day I was moving into my best friend's building. I didn't have a gate clicker so I eased my car up behind his and snuck in. Once we parked in our respective spaces he noticed me taking boxes out of my car and offered to help. Our friendship was an instant click. We both loved basketball, were both open, friendly and held many of the same interests. He lived a few floors down and in no time we developed a friendship.
Fast forward a few months and we started dating. After dating for 1 year and 1 month Chris proposed. I was not expecting it at all. We had talked about marriage and I was sure that I wanted to marry him but the proposal itself was a complete surprise. You can read our full story here: http://www.bestdesti...ngagement-story
and here is a picture of my beautiful platinum Beaudry ring which Chris designed along with Michael (they incorporated pink diamonds because I love pink and purple.....but I don't think anyone has found purple diamonds.....yet). There are four pink diamonds set in rose gold and here is the link to it on this forum with a full description: http://www.bestdesti...-your-rings/460
More to come