Lily and Rune - getting hitched!
My planning thread.
Phew! I've looked through what feels like the whole forum at BDW, and decided to make a planning thread of my own... Mostly to get everything out there, and to make sure that I don't forget anything! You ladies have inspired me sooo much, and I probably would be panicking by now if it wasn't for all the ideas and the amazing inspiration in general that you have brought me!
Meeting and engagement.
Rune and I met four years ago, on a new years eve party. We got together about 6 months later, and 3 months after that, we moved in together. He's the one, most definitely!
Our engagement story is rather boring, because we aren't really engaged... Not officially, anyway. In August 2013 we were relaxing in our apartment - he on the x-box, and I was sitting in the office on the computer. Suddenly I got a mail from a travel agency that specializes on travels to Fiji, and package trips around the world. So I showed him the mail, and jokingly commented that we could do a trip around the world the next summer (June-August 2014) if we started saving in the next couple of weeks. He barely looked up from the mail and just nodded. "I see they do weddings in Fiji..? Geesh, I'd rather get married on a beach than having a big stuffy party here..." was what came out of his mouth next, and since that sentence, everything just came to place.
We agreed on keeping it a total secret, and to this day, the only ones who know, are our two best men (what do you call a male maid of honor? Man of honor? Bridesman?), our photographers, our videographer, and you ladies in this forum! We're getting married on Taveuni Island, Fiji, July 14th 2014.
Since he never proposed with a ring, I get two now when we get married! I'm not much of a bling-girl, so I wanted it simple but beautiful. His ring is a plain yellow gold 5mm band, which he loves! Getting him to wear jewelry is a project, believe me... So when he found something he liked, we shopped for me accordingly.
When I first started looking for a dress, I didn't want anything overly special or expensive, as long as it was white/ivory. But as the months passed, and I didn't find anything I really liked, I went by a bridal shop in my home town, just to see what all the fuss was about. I tried on one dress... THE dress.
We chose colors based on my favorite pair of shoes, actually! They are a cobalt blue with a silver sequin heel. So the colors are Ivory, shades of blue and shades of green (because I want to use as much greenery as possible to decorate, and that is a rather safe color to go with... Every island has something green!). Here are two inspirational pictures: