My nameâ€™s Amanda & Iâ€™m new to the BDW world! I wanted to make my first "post" to introduce myself & tell you about my wonderful engaged life, but as short as possible.
Iâ€™m from New Jersey, Iâ€™m 26 years young & my fianc©â€™s name is Eric, he is 3 months older, but was a year older in school. We first met in high school, (on the same school bus) on 9/11/01. (What a day that was! I met the love of my life & the World Trade Center was attacked.) It took us a couple years to officially date but we did; we dated in high school & the first couple years in college. I guess you could say we took some time apart to â€œsee the worldâ€ (we try not to talk about our time apart).
In 2010, after many years of never running into each other, we got back in contact & started to date again. It was love at first sight all over again, the butterflies, the smiles all day long, everything. Exactly a year later, Eric proposed. If you wish to know more read our story on our wedding website: http://doughertyands...ourwedding.com/
Although Iâ€™ve been engaged since October 16, 2011, Iâ€™m just now getting into the blogs & stuff. I figured I would try to make as many posts as I can about our destination wedding in Hawaii (hints the Aloha!) Iâ€™m in the middle of making the invitations & making welcome bags (OOT bags) so I will be sure to post pictures, links, ideas, & as much information as I can, because I know Iâ€™ve been stressed about these things! The Internet is suppose to be filled with great ideas with every thing written out with links & prices & details! Well, for me, it was hard. Pinterest, Etsy, Weddingbee, Wanelo, & TheKnot are my favorite websites that I have found the most help!
Brideâ€™s name; Amanda
Groomâ€™s name; Eric
Future name; Smith (how original!)
Wedding date: August 17, 2013
Destination; Maui, Hawaii
Hotel: The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
Ceremony/Reception Location; Gannonâ€™s Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
For now, I think this post is enough. My next one Iâ€™ll try to have pictures for my save the dates.
Suggestions? Questions? Ideas? Please feel free!
The Future Mrs. Smith