- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Hi, bees! My name is Brandy (26) and I got engaged to Josh (30) back in February. We’ve known eachother for 6 years, were best friends for the first 2 1/2 and started dating in October 2008. We looked at rings for about eight months before we found one that fit all of our criteria (I loved it, it looked proportionate to my tiny hand, it was affordable) and had a great experience, thanks to an awesome sales associate.
I really had no idea when he planned to propose, especially because he’d been unemployed due to going back to school. We were driving home from having lunch and I accidentally caught a glimpse of the receipt from the jewelry store in his car (oops). He had to go back out after we got home and drop off some games we’d borrowed, and when he came back, I suggested that we go get some coffee because I didn’t feel like sitting at home. We grabbed my camera (he’s the unofficial photographer for my blog) and headed out, grabbed some coffee, and went to walk the trails around the city to find a spot to take some pictures since it was warm out (although not really that attractive, haha). We found an offshoot of the trail that had some greenery on a hill and headed over.
He got down on one knee and was snapping pictures and getting progressively closer to me while shooting. He finally get down the camera and started taking his gloves off, so I was adjusting my clothes, and then I saw him reach into his pocket, and I basically lost it, haha. He pulled out the ring and said that he couldn’t imagine do anything for the rest of his life that didn’t include me.
Awful picture of me with red ugly crying face, haha.
My ring! I still can’t get a good detail shot, so here they are from the website:
Wedding planning is going great–we’re getting married on August 23, 2013, and it’s basically all planned out. The reception venue is all-inclusive, so I just have to worry about the cupcakes (which my cousin is doing) and the table decor (DIY). I have my dress (found it the first place I tried on dresses!), shoes, and makeup, as well as chosen the bridesmaids dresses. Photographer is booked, engagement session scheduled. Invitations/STDs/etc. are designed and waiting to be purchased. Guest list spreadsheet is nearly finalized, and is accessible on Google docs to the both of us, along with a cost spreadsheet (we’re already at more than I wanted…boo) that are both accessible on my phone. Nerrrrrrd. 🙂