(Closed) Philly Brides- Intro thread!

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I guess I’ll start!

 

  • Name: Ray
  • Age: 25
  • Location: Philly native, but now live in Virginia
  • Occupation: Student & teacher
  • Marital Status: Engaged
  • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: 25 & student
  • Engagement date: 3/10/10
  • Wedding date: 7/28/12 (God willing)
  • Wedding Venue: Not sure yet! Still looking!
  • Honeymoon location: Somewhere with a swim-up bar & lots of sun πŸ™‚
  • Kids: Not yet!
  • Pets: Nope
  • About you: We’re still pretty early in our wedding planning, despite being engaged for almost a year and a half πŸ˜› I’m trying to have the most budget friendly, classiest DIY wedding while in a LDR and planning from afar! Other than that, I like big earrings, bling, books, and a good margarita. Yum πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2014
  • Name: Andrea
  • Age: 33
  • Location: Philadelphia, born and raised… and I can’t imagine living anywhere else
  • Occupation: paper pusher in a hospital
  • Marital Status: engaged
  • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: 34, pharm marketing
  • Engagement date: 03/26/2011
  • Wedding date: we say 03/14/2014
  • Wedding Venue: unsure but you can look at my 7 page list
  • Honeymoon location: Hong Kong
  • Kids: no way jose… ever!
  • Pets: 2 amazing cats that still cannot get along
  • About you: We are doing the event in Philadelphia and are taking our time planning, getting things together as well as DIYing anything that we can.
  • Post # 5
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    Busy bee
  • Name: Melissa
  • Age:25
  • Location: Philly. Born in Jersey
  • Occupation: Digital Marketing
  • Marital Status: Engaged
  • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: 27 and PhD student
  • Engagement date: 3/6/2009
  • Wedding date: 12/31/2011
  • Wedding Venue: Philadelphia Downtown Marriott
  • Honeymoon location: Thailand
  • Kids: No
  • Pets: No
  • About you: Almost at the 100 day mark to the wedding. So excited!!
  • Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012
    • Name: Jennifer
    • Age: 26
    • Location: Bensalem
    • Occupation: Pharmacy Technician
    • Marital Status: Engaged!
    • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation:Sean/26/Auditor
    • Engagement date: July, 4th 2011
    • Wedding date: September 2012.. The 29th maybe?
    • Wedding Venue: Unsure, possibly Blair Mill Inn in Horsham
    • Honeymoon location: Unsure, probably a cruise someplace tropical
    • Kids: none yet, we’ll revisit the subject in our early 30’s Surprised
    • Pets: none yet, as soon as we get a house we’ll start to collect “multitudes of kittens”
    • About you: I like to think I’m creative ~ Love to read and do sudoku ~ Love country music (used to country line dance) ~ I need to get in shape, and I love finding new healthy recipes to try (www.sparkpeople.com!)

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    • Name: Katy
    • Age: 28
    • Location: Montgomery County
    • Occupation: Bookkeeper/Billing Coordinator/Grad Student
    • Marital Status: Engaged!!!
    • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: Joey/28/Parts Manager
    • Engagement date: 11/1/11
    • Wedding date: we’re thinking 10/19/13
    • Wedding Venue: haven’t gotten that far yet!!!
    • Honeymoon location: no idea – and it won’t be until well after the wedding!
    • Kids: none YET
    • Pets: 2 cats (Remy & Molly) and a dog (Jake)
    • About you: Only been engaged 3 days and I already feel like I have no idea what I’m doing! lol  Will be diy-ing as much as possible (for both money and because I enjoy it).

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    • Name: Erica
    • Age: 31
    • Location: S. Jersey
    • Occupation: Librarian
    • Marital Status: Engaged πŸ™‚
    • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: 29.Gov. employed
    • Engagement date: 11.11.11
    • Wedding date: Jan 2013 (either 5th or 12th)
    • Wedding Venue: Not sure
    • Honeymoon location: Europe (Not def, but what we want!!)
    • Kids: not yet!
    • Pets: One slobbery pup named Dante
    • About you: A librarian in an elementary school and public librarian on the weekend, Our wedding is going to be, what else, library themed!  I had my heart set on the Free Library of Philadelphia, but unfortunately the top floor is under renovation from June 2012-June 2013, and I don’t want to wait that much longer to get married… so we’re back to square one! Other than that, I’m crafty, definitely a DIY bride when I can.  Would love to meet other Philly Brides!

     

    Post # 9
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    • Name: Lucy
    • Age: 30
    • Location:  West Philly
    • Occupation: Drexel professor
    • Marital Status:engaged
    • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: 37, Neuroscientist
    • Engagement date: early Novemeber  2011
    • Wedding date: 4/14/2012
    • Wedding Venue: Arch street meeting house (ceremony), German Historical society (reception)
    • Honeymoon location: ?
    • Kids: nope
    • Pets:no
    • About you: Freaking out about wedding costs! Other than that, I’m excited. I grew up in Philly, but just moved back this summer after 12 years away.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    • Name: Jenna
    • Age: 32
    • Location:  Lower Bucks County
    • Occupation: Parks & Recreation
    • Marital Status:newlywed
    • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: 33, engineer
    • Engagement date: 10.10.10
    • Wedding date: 10.7.11
    • Wedding Venue: Washington Crossing Inn
    • Honeymoon location: Key West & Disneyworld
    • Kids: nope, trying in 2012
    • Pets:nope
    • About you: now that the wedding is over and life is settling down (well minus the holiday season) i am trying to figure out how i spent my time pre-engagement.  i think i used to bake and cook a lot.  i think i used to shop and go to the movies.  i think i used to read quite a bit.  and i think i used to stare at maps and plan my next vacation. 

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    • Name: Lara
    • Age: 26
    • Location: West Philly
    • Occupation: Clinical Research Coordinator
    • Marital Status: Engaged
    • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: 28, Behavioralist (works with mostly autistic kids implementing ABA)
    • Engagement date: 11/2011
    • Wedding date: uhh… ask me later!
    • Wedding Venue: ditto
    • Honeymoon location: probably Ithaca, NY. Somewhere low-key, relaxing, and CLOSE. No airplanes for us. We just got back from a massively exhausting and pricey trip to India, I’m off to Senegal and Haiti within the next year, and we know we’ll have a lifetime to travel abroad together!
    • Kids: No.
    • Pets: Not yet. Debating getting a bunny. 
    • About you: A lifelong Philly girl, love my job working in research at Penn and absolutely in love with my neighborhood in West Philly. Fiance and I have been engaged since just before Thanksgiving 2011, and are planning on an 18-24 month engagement. It takes time to pay for this ish! We’ll be planning what we think be the best party ever for our friends and family. We don’t care about flowers or decor, just getting our guests fed, drunk, and dancing. Looking for ideas about doing a wedding on the cheap in Philly. (and yes, I know that’s nearly impossible!)

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

     

      • Name: Stacy 
      • Age: Late 30s
      • Location:
      • Occupation: Publishing
      • Marital Status: Engaged!
      • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: 40,Teacher
      • Engagement date: 12/25/2011
      • Wedding date: October, 2012
      • Wedding Venue: Colonial Dames
      • Honeymoon location:
      • Kids: Not yet
      • Pets: None. Fiance is seriously allergic
      • About you: I’m a lifelong New Yorker who moved to PA to be with my Philly guy.  I love books & music. I am amazed about how much time I can spend on the internet researching for our wedding. Looking forward to being part of the community!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    • Name: Laura
    • Age: 23
    • Location: West Chester, but originally from Virginia
    • Occupation: Student
    • Marital Status: Engaged! πŸ™‚
    • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: 27, nursing studen
    • Engagement date: 2/24/2012
    • Wedding date: 8/18/2013
    • Wedding Venue: Bolingbroke Manor in Radnor, PA
    • Honeymoon location: We are thinking of Hawaii!
    • Kids: not now and probably not in the future
    • Pets: we are big animal lovers! We want to get a puppy and kitten at the same time so hopefully they become lifelong friends.
    • About you: I’m loving wedding planning! So thrilled to be marrying a guy I love so much. I love traveling, reading fiction, watching antique shows, and kicking back with a nice drink. I’d love to meet other Philly brides!

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    hi fellow bees!

    • Name:  Jeni
    • Age:   23
    • Location: 
    • Occupation: sales-ish?
    • Marital Status: ENGAGED and LOVING it!!
    • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation:   24, Accounting/Finance
    • Engagement date: 8/13/11
    • Wedding date:   9/28/13
    • Wedding Venue:  Manufacturer’s Golf & Country Club in Fort Washington
    • Honeymoon location:  not sure yet!
    • Kids: none
    • Pets: 1 dog, Mia!
    • About you: I am Philly born and raised but currently living in north NJ [Yankee/Mets territory.. YUCK!]. Now that we’ve picked our venue we are getting SUPER excited about planning – even FI!  I would love to meet other Philly brides and exchange ideas!

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    • Name: Chrystie
    • Age: 26
    • Location: Mont Co
    • Occupation: Analyst
    • Marital Status: ENGAGED
    • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: 28, Analyst too
    • Engagement date: 9/6/12
    • Wedding date: 6/7/14
    • Wedding Venue: Deciding soon!
    • Honeymoon location: TBD — I want to go to the greek islands though πŸ™‚
    • Kids:
    • Pets: cat, dog (boxer) and bunny
    • About you:

    Hi, I’m Chrystie and I’m 26.  Super excited about planning our wedding.  We’re doing it all ourselves so we get to call all the shots!  We are deciding our venue soon and then will sit tight for a bit before really start our planning.  I’ve picked my amazing friend Ashley Power to cater and my other good friend who is the pastry chef at Presidential Caterers will be making my cake!  That’s about as far as I’ve gotten πŸ˜€

    Post # 17
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    14 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Hi everyone! I’m Alicia and I am so excited about wedding planning. It’s so nice to have WeddingBee for all of my questions and concerns. We are still very early in the planning stage as we just got done planning/having our engagement party which was no small feat πŸ˜€

     

    • Name: Alicia
    • Age: 23 (soon to be 24)
    • Location: Philly
    • Occupation: Kindergarten Teacher
    • Marital Status: Engaged!!!
    • SO/FI/DH’s age and occupation: 24, Account Exec. at a Leasing Company
    • Engagement date: 06/01/12
    • Wedding date: 06/28/14
    • Wedding Venue: No Idea yet
    • Honeymoon location: Possibly Antigua
    • Kids: 0
    • Pets: 0
    • About you: I am really into this whole planning thing and have an eye for detail. I am the type of person who will put effort into the smallest of details or else it will bother me. Although I may sound a little crazy I’m really just trying to make this once in a lifetime day perfect πŸ™‚

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