So I tried to find a blog but was unsuccessful. I'm not really that organized but I'm better with doing things as I go so I think this would be good for me to have a place to chit chat, vent and celebrate.
Where to start...
My FI and I met in college our sophomore year in 2000 but we didn't actually get to know each other until 2007. We would see each other in our social circle, chit-chat here and there but never anything serious. He would give compliments and I would take them. Around that time, I was a serial dater and not open to a relationship. One day, we were at the same event (me volunteering, him attending) and he says that he became infatuated with me from that day. He asked me out, I thought he wanted to network so I told him he could hang out with me and my girls. He cancelled, because something came up and then tried again.. I finally got the hint that he was TRYING to date me and I agreed to the date and it was the best last first date, ever! I got all my " I don't do" I don't like" and he answered all my questions and then asked so when is the next time you're free? Fast forward 3 years later he asked me to marry him while we were celebrating our dating anniversary at a winery during a private dinner.
We kinda "sat" in being engaged for a little before making the formal announcement. We announced our engagement on New Year's Day of 2011. http://animoto.com/p...R6gb6xLCN01yjpA
Tried doing the wedding planner, expensive dress, nice city wedding but it wasn't our reality. My FI joked about going out of the country and I agreed. He's learning that I make hair brain schemes a reality. We did some research and decided on a cruise wedding and I found this site.
So far we have:
Taken our Engagement photo shoot: I absolutely enjoyed our photographer
We sent out our STD in August.
Found my dress at Running of the Brides (just realized it was a convertible dress!) and have decided on the bridesmaides' dress. I'll be back with pics.