Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's official!

We set a date! We will be getting married on June 21, 2014.  You do not understand how relieved I am to have our reception venue picked out and our date set.  I've had so much anxiety and stress lately that it's been keeping me up at night.  As soon as we set a date, it subsided for the most part...imagine that!  After spending countless hours doing online research and devoting an entire day to taking tours, we've decided to hold our wedding reception at the Marriott North.  I'm so excited because our wedding coordinator is a close friend of Aly's (sis aka maid of honor), how awesome is that!?  Not to mention our photographer is also a friend of hers. Aly also also went to school for this kinda stuff as well, so hopefully with all of these things combined, my stress will simmer down a bit!  I also know that once school is out I will be able to devote more time to planning which will be awesome.
  11 days!  
Finally, let me introduce you to my new best friend-courtesy of my amazing co-worker!  This thing has e1erything I need to help me plan and keep me organized...LOVE IT!
Thanks Amy! :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Engagement Beach Party

Whoa! I've been a busy busy girl! A few weeks in and I'm already neglecting my blog...yikes! A few weeks ago one of my best friends (Miss Jenn Rae) hosted our engagement party.  It was a blast!  Everything was pretty hush hush and I basically only knew when to show up but she went all out!  There were some fun surprises! First of all, my parents came which was awesome! My mom may or may not have accidentally let that one slip. ;) When we were walking down to her house (so lucky that we are neighbs), we didn't know who or what to expect.  We walked into a BEACH THEMED PARTY which was perfect since we got engaged on the beach. Her creativity never ceases to amaze me.  She is the ultimate party planner and we had so much fun spending time with friends and family.  I will wrap up the post with pictures because that's the best way to summarize our wonderful night!
Will You Marry Me? Centerpiece

How cute are these?!
My Bridesmaids and I minus One
Sarah, Jess, Aly, Jenn, Jourdan, Traci, Meghan
We missed you Jes(s) !
How I asked them! Thanks Pinterest!!

How awesome are these shirts!?
We are so young!
Geriatrics ;)

The hostess!  Thanks for a great night!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Engagement Story

What good would a blog about my journey from Miss to Mrs. be without my engagement story??  I gotta tell you, mine is a fun one for so many reasons!  For starters, we got engaged on April Fool's Day!  Anyone who knows me knows that I don't like surprises and pranks.  I even specifically asked Jeremy NOT to fake propose to me on April Fool's Day because it seemed like something he would do!  In his defense, I guess he did technically listen to my sweet little request. :] 

Anyhoooo, we were on our first SpRiNg BrEaK VaCaY in Orlando but we decided to drive to Clearwater Beach for the day. On the way down there and days before, he kept throwing in little comments here and there about how he was going to propose with a ring pop, etc. etc.  It turns out that telling someone that you are going to propose is the best way to actually throw them off (at least for me)!  I was completely surprised when he got down to "play in the sand", wrote it out, got down on one knee, and popped the question.  It was an unforgettable moment that left me both incredibly happy and stunned and I will cherish it forever.

So there you go!  That's our story and for me, it couldn't have been more perfect or more "us".  What would an engagement story be without some pics!?  Enjoy!

 The Date

                               "Will you marry me?"                         The Ring

Me and the Love of my Life ;)