Post # 1
(Sorry for the HUGE pictures! I tried resizing them in the editor but they got wonky…)
I’ve been a lurker for the last couple months and as FI and I approach one year before the big day, I figured I should go ahead and introduce myself. 🙂 I’m not even sure this is the right board because I am 29 now, but will be 30 before the big day? ::shrug::
My name is Patricia, and we’ve been engaged since Christmas 2010 after almost 4 years of dating. We met online years ago and we were friends for many years before we realized that there could be something more. I moved in to his home in early November.
He proposed in the most romantic location – on the Eiffel Tower! But…he forgot the ring back home. We were having dinner there that night during our vacation in Paris. It was a complete shocker when he popped the question and I wasn’t at all prepared. If you ask him, he will tell you that I sat in shock and giggled nervously for almost five minutes before I answered. -_-
We started planning almost immediately when we returned. He’s been very involved, and I left the catering choices to him (we’re foodies, but he’s even more so). And even though we live in Austin, we chose NYC as our location because, well, why not? I’m still a new Austinite so my friends have to fly anyway, and most of his family is in New Jersey. It just worked out.
At this point, we already have our planner, caterer, venue, photographer, and floral designer, and we’re still over a year away from the big day! It’s nice to not be stressing over these major details but the wedding is SO far away!
Venue! It’ll be a relatively small wedding at about 60 guests.
I can’t wait to get to know you guys and see and hear of the gorgeous details of your big day, and maybe even share some DIY tips and such!
Post # 3
Nice to [virtually] meet you! Glad you’re around on WeddingBee and hope you’ll get more involved!
Post # 4
Amazing venue! And welcome to the WB!!! I was a lurker for awhile too only like a month or two… and im new here too! and Congrats on getting the big things out of the way!!!
Post # 5
Welcome and congrats!! Your ring is beautiful!!
Post # 6
Welcome to another NYC bee 🙂 Congrats on your engagement, and have fun planning!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
Welcome! Gorgeous venue, though I have to say, I’m partial to NYC ;). Can’t wait to see what else you have going on!
Post # 8
Thank you all!! Very excited to be here.
NYC is my favorite city in the world, so I’m glad it worked out. 🙂
Post # 9
Welcome to the bee! What a sweet story and a beautiful(!!!) venue!
Jump right on in, we’re really nice. 🙂
Post # 10
Welcome! and congrats on coming out of your hiding spot!
I think you will find that the community here is invaluable!
Post # 11
Welcome 🙂 I also was a lurker for a while. I think your venue is beautiful.
Post # 12
What a beautiful venue!! Congrats on getting engaged and everything sounds amazing, I can’t wait to see how your planning goes!
Post # 13
@techie:Welcome to the Bee!!!! I absolutely adore your venue ^.^
I don’t think anyone will mind you posting on the 20’s board, 29 is still 20-something
Post # 14
Haha, thanks Polar Bear. I keep telling myself that 30 is the new 20 anyway!
Thanks all! I’m still navigating through this monster of a board. So many sections to post in..I hope I don’t get lost. 🙂
Post # 15
And I have to say, the acronyms I’m seeing are making me giggle. BM? STD? 😮
Post # 16
@techie: You’re not the only one. I refuse to use STD. Anyway, welcome. 🙂