Thursday, July 30, 2009

One thing accomplished!

So trying to plan a wedding while your fiance is on the other side of the country and you are on a tour bus most of the day is not very successful....but.....I found THE dress!

I only looked at two places, (Group USA and David's Bridal) but I found one that is I went ahead and bought it! 

Originally I said I wanted a simple mermaid style gown that was form fitting with little beading and such....well I definitely bought a dress that is exactly opposite. lol. 

I don't want to post any pics because you will just have to come to my wedding to see it on me but I will tell you a little about it!

It's a white strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline (fav. part!) and it's very form fitting until the waist and then it poofs out some (not too much) with some beading and flowers and such.

That was probably the most vague explanation ever...but it's perfect and I love it. 

I told myself that I didn't want a full skirt until I tried it was everything I have always thought a wedding dress should be. I called David immediately afterward freaking out a little because I had just bought the dress on a whim and it wasn't what I originally wanted...but I was surprisingly reassured when he told me that he was so glad I ended up buying a poofy dress because that is what he has always envisioned me wearing and your wedding day is the one day you get to feel like a princess so you should look like one as well. 

Also, it had to be a sign that I needed to buy the dress when I tried it on and it fit me perfectly! No hemming, alterations, or special orders for me! (yay for saving a little money!)

So there you have thing many more to go!

Here are a couple pictures of the dresses that were definite NO's just for fun. Enjoy. 

Very pretty, but a little too mermaidish...

Courtney was obviously bored waiting for me to change...

Not a fan of any color on wedding dresses...just me....

Loved the top, but the bottom looked like something my Grandma would wear...

This one was just dumpy...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Proposal....

So I figured I should start off this blog with the story that started all of this wedding business....the proposal!

As most of you know, David and I have been dating for about five years now so it was no surprise when we announced our engagement...but nevertheless he was still able to pull off the most romantically surprising proposal ever! 

We had only looked at rings once before he proposed and he kept building up the lie that he was gonna save money all summer to buy a ring, so I was not expecting anything anytime soon. I couldn't have been more wrong...

After being on chorale tour in California for about a week, David and I branched off from the group for the weekend since I had to go back to practice with summer singers and he was staying in California doing a youth internship all summer. We spent the weekend with his God-sister Lashane (thanks and love you!) and bought two-day park hopper tickets for disneyland!

At about 4 o'clock on Day 1 we went to the animation studio because David called ahead (who knew you could call disneyland?) and got us front row seats to the show "Talk With Crush." I would soon find out that this was just a ploy to get me into the building where the proposal would take place....After the show David said "Let's go look around and see what's in this building!" After finally convincing me that I didn't have to go to the bathroom right that second we started to look around. 

David took me the "Beauty and the Beast" library because we were in that musical together in high school. He had some workers down there ahead of time and he asked one of them to take our picture in front of the fireplace. After they took our picture, I started to walk away and he said "Wait a second," and pulled out a piece of paper...

He began to read me the story of our relationship written in the form of a fairytale like "Beauty and the Beast." By this time, the workers had sectioned off that area so that no one could walk through and an audience began to form around us! He ended the story with a little speech about how much I meant to him and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me....and then....

He got down on knee, pulled out the ring, and asked me to marry him. I started bawling was crazy! I was not expecting to react like that at all!

I was so shocked and excited that I didn't even let him put the ring on! I just said "Yes" and then jumped up and hugged him! He had to remind me about the ring because I was just so in shock!

He explained to me the whole preparation and I was shocked to find out that he had had the ring for over month and told no one except for our families and his best friend Joel. David always gives himself away when he tries to surprise me so this proposal was perfect!

After the proposal, the workers gave us buttons that said "Happily Ever After" and "Just Engaged" and they also gave us some ride vouchers so we could skip to the front of the lines! It was so great! Then later that night we ate dinner at this restaurant inside of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. David had made reservations there so we got right in and they even gave us disney champagne flutes to keep! 

Here is a picture of my ring! I absolutely LOVE it! He did so great!

So that's the whole story! David will be in California until August 5th so we really haven't started too much of the wedding planning process...but we'll keep you posted!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Our Wedding Blog!

Hello family, friends, and everyone else!

David and I have decided to create a wedding blog filling you in on all the fun details of our wedding and the process it takes to get there! We have never done this before so give us a break if it takes a while to get things rolling! Thanks for visiting, we appreciate all your love and support!