(Closed) Introduction Thread Oct 2012

posted 10 years ago in October 2012
Post # 62
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cardus: Hang in there. I was out of work for about 10 months but did find a job but took a huge pay cut.

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

When is your wedding date?

October 21, 2012. It will be our 5 year dating anniversarry

How old are you/FI? (only if you wanna share)

I am 31 / Fiance 38

How did you meet?

We met through yahoo personal which is now part of match.com πŸ™

What do you/ Fiance do for a living?

I am a legal assistant but went back to school to get my MBA and he is a mechanic

What is your theme?

No theme but want something simple and classy

What are your colors?

dark purple, gold and ivory

How did he propose?

We are both huge tennis fans and play in a league during the summer and fall. He taught me how to play so one day after I came from a tennis mix he asked me to go to dinner at our favorite place, Carrabbas. On the way to Carrabbas he said he left his enhaler at the courts and we had to go get it. I was super mad and annoyed because I was hungry and it was dark out. We got to the courts and he put his arms around me and told me we were here for a different reason. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was super happy and grab that ring and put it on my finger ASAP and now we are engaged.

Post # 64
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

  1. When is your wedding date? October 19, 2012
  2. How old are you/FI? (only if you wanna share) I am 27, Fiance is 31
  3. How did you meet? Our mutual friend introduced us!
  4. What do you/ Fiance do for a living? I am a Business Implementation Specialist at a local investment firm, Fiance is a network operations techinician at a telecommunications company
  5. What is your theme? Fall
  6. What are your colors? Cranberry
  7. How did he propose? Fiance took me to the same restaurant where we went on our first date!  It was a complete surprise!

Post # 65
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

this was just bumped so I’ll play

  1. When is your wedding date? 10/20/12
  2. How old are you/FI? (only if you wanna share) 24 and fi is 27 today!
  3. How did you meet? He was bouncing in a bar, I walked up to him with two drinks, handed him one, said “you look bored, I’m going to talk to you”
  4. What do you/ Fiance do for a living? I am a banker, fi is a Fincancial Services Rep at a hospital.
  5. What is your theme? I don’t necessarily believe in wedding themes, but the joke is “Classy for a Day”
  6. What are your colors? Cookie Monster Blue (really hard to find), Black and Cream
  7. How did he propose? HA this would take 20 minutes to tell. Short version I was upset with him and (honestly) throwing a hissy fit with covers over my head. When I pulled them down he was on one knee. It’s…very fitting for us Innocent

Post # 66
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@couawilou:

  1. When is your wedding date? Sunday, October 7, 2012
  2. How old are you/FI? I’m 28 and he is 31
  3. How did you meet? Online- okcupid to be exact. I use to have serious negative feelings about online dating, but clearly it works sometimes πŸ™‚
  4. What do you/ Fiance do for a living? I’m a teacher, he is a mental health counselor at a jail
  5. What is your theme? I don’t think we have one- Fall maybe?
  6. What are your colors? Not totally sure yet…burgundy with some ivory, purple, and sage maybe?
  7. How did he propose? We were on vacation in South Carolina with his brother, brother’s wife, and their baby. One morning I woke up early and decided to go for a walk by the water. He sprang out of bed and said he wanted to come (very unlike him so early in the morning!) I noticed the baby was fussy, so I offered to take her with us. My fiancee’s sleep-deprived brother was thrilled at the idea, but then suddenly changed his mind upon making eye contact with my fiancee. So, we went for a walk along the water on a path that suddenly came to an end at a gazebo with gardens all around it. The weather was perfect, the water was beautiful, and no one was around. We were just sitting and talking and he told me all kinds of sweet things, took the ring out his pocket, and asked me to marry him. Sweet and simple, just like him πŸ™‚

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hi all. Sorry for joining this party late. I just found this thread. =)

  1. When is your wedding date? Wedding: October 6, 2012; Reception: October 7, 2012.
  2. How old are you/FI? We are both 28.
  3. How did you meet? He is my former college roommate’s cousin. We met when he came down to visit seven years ago.  
  4. What do you/ Fiance do for a living? I am an immigration attorney, and he manages a family business.
  5. What is your theme?  There is no theme. But I hoping to aim for a clean elegant look.
  6. What are your colors? At this point my color scheme is copper, emerald green, and ivory.
  7. How did he propose? I knew the proposal was coming before the year ended.  He was always dropping hints that he would propose on Halloween bc it’s my fav holiday, but it never came. After a couple of freak outs, I resigned myself to the fact it wasn’t going to happen when I expected it. On 11/11/11, we went to the casino to try our luck. We had reservations at the casino’s roofop restaurant.  Unbeknownst to me, he and his sister (one of my bridesmaids) arranged with the restaurant for him to propose.  While we waited for our table, my fiance and I went to the outside lounge to hang out. He had the restaurant reserve the entire rooftop area just for the proposal so we could be alone (I always told him I wanted our proposal experience to be just between us two). As I was sitting there enjoying the city skyline, he got on one knee and proposed. Of course I said yes! As if was magic, after I said yes, fireworks went off in the night sky. Best night of my life. I get teary just thinking about it.

Post # 68
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@couawilou:  Hi ladies! We finally got our wedding date!!!! so excited to post here!

  1. When is your wedding date?  10-20-2012!!
  2. How old are you/FI? me-24, FI-32
  3. How did you meet?  We work at the same design company. πŸ™‚
  4. What do you/ Fiance do for a living? see above, we are both graphic designers. he’s a product designer, and i do mostly layout and decorations!
  5. What is your theme?  Country Garden Party outdoors-y hiking in fall… not much of a theme haha
  6. What are your colors?  Fall colors + either teal/turquoise, or Purples
  7. How did he propose?   We were on a hike, I forgot to bring a book to read and he gave me this wonderful hand made, handdrawn storybook in which one character asks the other to marry them.  πŸ™‚  so sweet. i said yes, haha!

Post # 69
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

ALL YOUR STORIES ARE SO SWEET….. CONGRATS BRIDES

Post # 70
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Joining the Club!

 

  1. When is your wedding date? 10-7-2012 (Sundays are cheaper)
  2. How old are you/FI? 31/32
  3. How did you meet? The intertubes
  4. What do you/ Fiance do for a living? Paralegal/neuroscientist
  5. What is your theme? No theme per se, but we are having the reception at a Moroccan restaurant. Visually, that’s nothing if not distinct. πŸ™‚
  6. What are your colors? Whatever colors farmers’ market dahlias come in next October πŸ™‚ Probably not to different from Stellar’s, though.
  7. How did he propose? Since I bounded out of bed for errands the morning he planned to do it when we woke up, he had to corner me in the bathroom while I was changing clothes for the second time.  We loved that apartment but moved a few months later — we engraved our initials in a hidden spot on the bathroom woodwork before we left.

 

 

Post # 71
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

When is your wedding date? October 27, 2012

How old are you/FI? 23/24

How did you meet? high school drama club 

What do you/ Fiance do for a living? im a theatre person so trying to get that goign and he in the navy 

What is your theme? masquarade ball with halloween elemnts 

What are your colors? Violet and teal like a peacock feather 

How did he propose? he made me drive up a mountain to go visit him on christmas at his grandmothers cabin which is one of my favorite places in the world. Since it was christmas it had been snowing to we went on a ride along with his sister. who went ahead of us and wrote it all out in the snow for him. I knew it was coming since he was on leave just for a week or so but it was still the most amazing day. he said ” i know we already agreed to get married but i had to do it officially” i know it sounds slly but its just how he is. 

@bookwormbride: i love that theme is what we wanted to go with originaly but it evolved 

 

Post # 72
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hmm, I’ve been around for a little while and thought I posted here, but apparently did not!

When is your wedding date? October 20, 2012

How old are you/FI? 28/27 Oh yeah, big time cougar

How did you meet? I worked at a coffee shop, and he was a regular πŸ™‚

What do you/ Fiance do for a living?  I work in a public library. He’s a software developer.

What is your theme? modern chic cocktail party

What are your colors?  crimson and pewter, very minor accents of dark purple

How did he propose? We had a random mid-week dinner date at one of our favorite restaurants, and afterwards, we picked up some coffee from the coffee shop where we met.  We were talking in his truck, and I was looking out the window.  When I turned back around, there was an open ring box in my face!  I was completely surprised and showed it by screaming instead of crying.  Really screaming.  Loudly.

Post # 74
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 

    1. When is your wedding date? Oct 18, 2012. 

     

      1. How old are you/FI? (only if you wanna share) I am 25 and he is 23. 

       

        1. How did you meet? We worked together like 4.5 years ago! I trained him! Did a damn good job if I do say so myself, haha! 

         

          1. What do you/ Fiance do for a living? I’m a photo editor/retoucher. Looking to go to school for forensic psych in the fall, he does a lot of photography but also works at an electronics store and goes to school. 

           

            1. What is your theme? Enchanted Forest! It’s like a woodland fairytale theme. 

             

              1. What are your colors? Ivory, deep purple, deep blue, and a plethora of greens and browns. 

               

                1. How did he propose? When we first started dating about 4 years ago, we went on a trip to Florida. We went to a place called peanut island and he got down on one knee on a beautiful beach and asked. I thought he was joking because we’d only been together for a month. Years later I figured out he wasn’t, lol. 

                Whoa…what happened to my numbers?? lol, oh well. 

                Post # 75
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                Newbee
                • Wedding: October 2012

                When is your wedding date? 5 October 2012

                How old are you/FI? (only if you wanna share) I am 23 and he is 29

                How did you meet? We met through the extended church youth network several years before we started dating. Then at some point I noticed him for the first time really, and several months after that I asked him out.

                What do you/ Fiance do for a living? I am a full-time post grad student (studying literature), and he does network support for a fairly small IT company.

                What is your theme? Storybook wedding

                What are your colors? Pink and yellow. I am in Australia, so it’s a spring wedding!

                How did he propose? we had been talking about marriage for a while, but I insisted the proposal had to be a surprise. One Friday he asked me out on a date for that night. He let me pick a fancy restaurant when usually we would just have fish and chips in the park or something. After dinner we went for a walk along the river, and then went and sat on a bench to talk for a bit. He told me he had a surprise for me…..and produced tickets to go on our city’s (smaller) version of the London Eye (so a sight-seeing ferris wheel). I was so excited because I really like ferris wheels, but had only been on this one once before. I even made him pose for the silly souvenir photo. We were in a carriage by ourselves, and when the wheel stopped with us at the top he said “I have another surprise for you. Close your eyes.” I don’t know why, but I honestly had no idea what was coming next! When I opened my eyes, he was down on one knee, with the little box open, and he said “will you marry me?” And I started crying. He had to ask a second time before I could answer!

                Post # 76
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                Worker bee
                • Wedding: October 2012

                When is your wedding date?

                How old are you/FI? (only if you wanna share)

                I’m 25, and he is 23. Together for six 6 years.

                How did you meet? Funny story. I had a huge crush on him when we worked in neighboring stores at the mall. I never worked up the nerve to say anything and it went nowhere. Then about two years later my friend, who was engaged to his friend, set us up on a blind double date. I didn’t know he was the guy from the mall because he’d gone back to his natural hair color. I found out a few months into dating him.

                What do you/ Fiance do for a living? I am an assistant manager at an H&M, working on a planning business with a friend. He works for a company that makes magnets for medical tools and military equipment.

                What is your theme? Tim Burton. We both adore his films. I found it was the classiest way to include one of our geek obsessions. No Storm Trooper or Marvel costumes for this bride. Sorry Mike. πŸ˜€

                What are your colors? burgundy & royal blue with black and white striped accents.

                How did he propose? He first asked me a little over 3 years ago. Before we could go ring shopping I found out I was pregnant with our son and we put it off. He was laid off due to the recession shortly after and the wedding idea went out the window. During my 1st month of maternity leave he came home from his new job in a seemingly grumpy mood. I was exhausted and grumpy from lack of sleep and cabin fever. He picked up our son and went to change him then came back insisting I take care of the diaper. I almost bit his head off. Then I noticed our son was in a new onsie. It was embroidered with “Will you marry my Daddy?” and my ring was tied in a bow around his wrist. I looked a hot mess, he was in work clothes, and we don’t have pictures, but I think it was perfect.

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