Saturday, January 28, 2012


Yep... wedding planning.

It's not bad... especially since we have plenty of time to do it! Cory just found out that since OSU is switching over to semesters starting this summer, he most likely won't be able to graduate until Spring '14. :-( So we have about 2 years of planning ahead of us. I'm pretty bummed that we have to wait that long, but his education is more important and we don't want to do anything to mess that up.

So... I've put together a wedding binder, and have been flipping thru many bride and wedding magazines gathering ideas, as well as browsing websites. I've seen a few things that I've really liked for different parts of the wedding for the reception and the ceremony. We've also been trying to think of different places we'd like to have the wedding... we'd both prefer if we could have it in Mansfield so that not only us, but all of our family and friends don't have to do more traveling than they already have to.

We still haven't figured out a budget, which with it being the most important thing, makes the planning a little difficult, but it's ok... we've got time! HA!

In the meantime... I thought I'd share some of the ideas I've come across with you guys!

I found this in one of the magazines I bought... I think it is awesome! It would be great for the reception while we are getting photographs taken! Maybe we could fill it with crackers, cheese cubes, strawberries, carrots and dressing...?

We were also thinking of having an arch like this with the lights, and maybe wrapping it with ribbon in our wedding colours...

Something random, but I REALLY like these toasting flutes!!

We like the idea of having a unity candle ceremony, with each of our moms lighting a taper candle, then the two of us using them to light the pillar... I always thought that was a really cool symbolism.

So yeah... those are just a few small ideas we have. Of course there are a bunch more, but we can't go giving everything away, now can we?!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We're Engaged!!!

OMG, I'm so excited!!

So Cory proposed to me Friday, December 30th 2011...

We had been talking about getting engaged for a while, even looking at different styles of rings to just get an idea, but I had no idea he was really shopping for a ring.

We already had a date night planned for that night because it was one of our last nights before he had to go back to school, and we'd both be busy with out separate things. So when he told me he had a surprise for me, I thought it had something to do with the date night, like a vase of flowers or something... although I don't know where he would've hidden that haha. But then he sat me on the couch, pulled out the box and popped the question!! I was sooo happy, that even after I had the ring on my finger, I was like "Are we engaged?!" Haha I'm so stupid!!

So, our date night became a celebration night! We went to P.F. Changs, got some coffee, and just walked around Easton Town Center... it was nice being out with just the two of us.

I'm so happy I've found the man of my dreams... someone who completely understands me and loves me for me... even with my ditzy moments or when I'm a big baby over the weirdest things. It's also wonderful to know that my family loves him wholeheartedly... that is so important to me.

We aren't going to get married until he is finished with college, but that's perfectly fine. That gives us plenty of time for planning, and getting things together without rushing anything. I'm just so happy to have him as my fiance.... I can't wait for him to be my husband.