CHOCOTACO7568â€™s PLANNING THREADâ€¦ I can be verbose so feel free to just look at the pics!
I have been a member since January 2012 and have loved all the fantastic women that I have met along the way especially in the â€˜Official NOW Jadeâ€™ and â€˜May 2013 Bridesâ€™ threads. Iâ€™m very sad to see this journey come to an end but without hesitation can say that Iâ€™ve enjoyed the process. I want to thank all of the past and current BDW brides who were willing to share their ideas, how-toâ€™s, inspirations and support. Without BDW and its many contributors, my upcoming wedding and planning experience would have not been the same.
So where to startâ€¦ maybe with a bit of history.
My Fianc© Justin and I went on our first date on May 18th 2007. We are both transplants to the Pacific Northwest (Portland OR). Iâ€™m from Pennsylvania and heâ€™s from Montana. We both moved to Portland in pursuit of relationships years prior to meeting. Long story short, both of these relationships failed us within months of relocating, but they are the reason we are together now.
We met thru mutual friends (but not a set-up), and it must have been perfect timing because neither of us associates with those people anymore. We didnâ€™t anticipate that this relationship would evolve into anything. I was supposed to be his rebound since he just ended a relationship 2 months prior and I was actually planning on moving back home to Philly at the end of the summer. After 3 short months, instead of moving back home, I moved in with Justin and weâ€™ve been inseparable ever since.
Justin proposed shortly after our 4 year anniversary on my birthday. Most of my friends and family forgot it was my birthday, work sucked, the dinner plans that Justin made got ruined. Around 10pm, I finally called it a night and went upstairs to shower with the thought that this was the worse birthday ever. I open the bathroom door to find my Justin on bended knee with a ring in hand. Happy Birthday to Me!
Justin is traditional and there was no way that he would propose without a ring. But he did so knowing that it would be a placeholder until I found something that I liked. I donâ€™t consider myself traditional and knew that I didnâ€™t want the typical round brilliant or a princess cut and when I first saw an Asscher, I fell in love. The ring that my Fi proposed with is now my right-hand ring.