- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Hello fellow Bees.!
Not only am I a brand new Bee, I also haven’t written a blog since I was in high school, so please bear with me as I begin.!
First thing’s first; I am Erynn which you might have known from my name. I’m a 23 year old full-time social work student/part-time employee/part-time intern/fiancee.! I have A LOT on my plate right now, so Andrew (hubby-to-be) and I are having a LONG engagement so that we have a lot of time to plan without getting TOO stressed out.
Andrew and I met in February of this year through a mutual friend and we clicked immediately. At the end of the night, I found out that he actually lived in Chicago, not the surrounding Detroit area like me.! I was a little sad and chalked up to just a good night and figured I’d never see or hear from him again. Well, as fate would have it, Andrew actually grew up in the same town as me. In fact, he lived only five miles away from me my entire life.! And in Chicago, he happened to live only 45 minutes away from my best friend.! So sure enough, he began to call and text me every day. We made arrangements to see each other at least once or twice a month and Skyped each other in between visits. Despite the 300-miles between us, we began to fall in love.
On November 4, I went to see him in Chicago. When I followed him into the basement to watch a movie, I saw a sign on the bnottom of the staircase that said “Everything I want and more, you are….” As I turned the corner, I saw about 30 signs hanging from the ceiling describing me…. “Funny,” “Unique,” “Smart,” “One of a kind,” etc. On the ping pong table, he had set up a bottle of wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and my SAPPHIRE engagement ring.! It was the perfect proposal and the ring was absolutely PERFECT.!!!
So now, here I am, starting my wedding plans, little by little. Our wedding date is October 19, 2013. We will be married at a beautiful church in Detroit by Brother Ray, a good family friend. We will be doing a lot of things ourselves, not just because of a tight budget, but also because I am a very crafty person and really want our wedding to be as unique as Andrew and I are.
I can’t wait to hear from other Bees.! Tips, advice, etc are always welcome.!! :o)