Ok Just joined today thanks to a friend who is getting married this Nov
When is your wedding date?
Oct. 13 2012 🙂 B/c that is a rad date!
How old are you/FI? (only if you wanna share)
Both 31 – He is a cpl months behind me though:)
How did you meet?
Craigslist! Huzzah!! I had been living in NY/NJ for the past 3+ years and got sick of it, so took a gig (which turned into two) editing TV shows in Chicago for a couple months. I had no friends there and no life to speak of – working 14+ hours a day
for those months! One random night when my producer and assistants had gone home early, I decided to put an ad on CL for a sushi buddy. He responded, I didn’t really find him attractive (really, it was a bad pic!) but we chatted on gchat every night for a week and ultimately, through sheer tenacity, sweetness, and an uncanny ability to figure out what I wanted for dinner a few times, he won my interest. (sushi, pizza and wine – ahhh I miss you, Chicago and newness!
What do you/ Fiance do for a living?
Well for 8 years I worked as a video editor for national and cable networks on different shows. The news, court tv, etc. But the economy tanked in NY and Chicago so I’ve taken odd jobs here and there, and right now – nada. I miss it a bit.
He is the head of IT at a hospital up here in BFE Wisconsin – which is why we moved from Chicago where he was head of IT but making less. 😛 <3 Chicago 🙂
What is your theme?
Well ever since I was a child in Texas (San Antone!) I’ve loved fall. I’ve always loved bright colors (thank you my little pony) and had them in my hair, so I guess fall appealed to me for that, and it always feels NEW! So we have yet to pin down a venue, but our theme will be of course fall, romantic, but also with some rich gemstone colors -and Red as it is my fave. We are also letting everyone know the ceremony will be extremely theatrical.
What are your colors?
oops i think i kinda just said – prolly reds and some fall colors and rich tones and we’ll see what all compliments each other well.
How did he propose?
I wish I had a better story for this one… We’d always now and then say, “hey, wanna marry me?” and “yes!” to each other since I moved in, but never even talked about rings till a friend got engaged. I was like ‘I Guess we should find one’ and started looking. When we found 2 we liked, I was uber excited, so he decided I needed an engagement ring to wear until the ‘surprise engagement’ he was planning this coming October. He ordered it and it came when neither of us were home – via FedEx. I was working on casting Big Bro and he was at work at the hospital. The next day I knew it would be at the Fed Ex facility so insisted we go pick it up! The video of me holding the big FedEx box is one of the cutest videos of me ever 😉 Unfortuately he just wanted to go home after that so I wound up crying until he took me to where we had our first sushi date and proposed :<
Then when walking home from work a cpl days later, we stopped into a French spot for a kir royal and he asked if this was what most French restaus in France looked like. I said he would see soon enough – and he had the strangest look on his face. I knew i had blown his proposal… He should have kept his mouth shut! His idea was to take me to dinner at Per Se in NYC on a spur of the moment trip (I wouldnt know about somehow apparently) then from there fly to Paris for a week. ALAS! But hey, October isn’t here yet and I have another engagement ring waiting for me somewhere…
So while we are engaged I have another proposal coming, and it better beat the first one 😛