Well ladies, I leave for the airport in only 8 days and canâ€™t believe itâ€™s finally time for me to post my planning thread! These planning threads have been such great pieces of inspiration for me and I can only hope that I am able to pay-it-forward by showing what I have done. BUT, first thingâ€™s first â€“ Tammy! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this forum that I just happened to stumble upon one day. When my FI and I decided on a destination wedding, I had no idea about the possibilities! And had NEVER heard of an OOT bag! For the past 11 months, this forum has been my saving grace. Also, thanks to this forum, I was given the opportunity to get to know a real amazing group of girls â€“ shout out to my fellow April brides here â€“ without you, I sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, donâ€™t know how I would have gotten through. You girls are amazing! Anyway, enough sappy stuff, letâ€™s get down to business!
On May 9, 2010 my then boyfriend and I made our way to his parentsâ€™ place to pick up a few things and then headed out on a morning run. We had run a 10K race the previous Saturday, our first race together and longest race. The idea of this run was to just stretch our legs and essentially get back into the swing of things. I remember it being a really cold morning as I was bundled up in a hoody (I never run in a hoody) and well looked like a bummy runner! Half way through, he pretended something was in his shoe and ended up pulling out a ring from his pocket. I was completely caught by surprise but obviously said YES right away. ~~~ for a more detailed version check out a post I had made on my blog:
We have been very lucky when it comes to the photos. FI has a friend who is an upcoming photographer. She wanted to start expanding her portfolio and asked if she could do an engagement shoot for us â€“ for FREE!!! We obviously said YES! The photo shoot was done in October 2010 in and around our small town of Bowmanville, Ontario. To see only a small selection of the 190+ photos, go here:
My engagement ring is a princess cut Canadian diamond â€“ exactly what I wanted. (the diamond is even engraved with a serial #. How cool is that?)
FIâ€™s band (tungsten)
All of our rings were purchased from Ben Moss Jewelers.
When we first booked our trip, we decided to do an email Save The Date, which I made.
Even though we had written â€œformal invitation to followâ€, we never bothered. Essentially everyone who was coming on the trip booked right away, and we didnâ€™t see a need to do formal invites for nothing. Weâ€™re saving those for our AHR.
****MORE TO COME!!!****