Let the Wedding Planning Begin!

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I have some exciting news that I have put off sharing here on the blog until now but I am very excited to announce that I am finally planning my own wedding!  My fiance proposed on December 12, 2012 and we have set the date for April 12, 2014 – just under a year from today. Over the coming months, I will be sharing details with you on the planning process along with some great DIY projects we are planning and some fantastic budget ideas we will be incorporating into our event.

But first – for today – let’s start with the first thing: the ring and the story

Our Proposal Story:

I was proposed to in a tent – not even kidding! You see, my fiance and I have dated before – nearly 16 years ago in high school. It was a very short relationship (less then a month) and we have stayed friends ever since. Two years ago, I was going through a divorce and I needed to find a room mate to help cover the rent. He happened to be looking for an affordable place to rent at the time, so we agree to become room mates.

We were both very surprised to discover how quickly we started to develop feelings for each other. We decided to go on a date, so on June 12, our first official date was a bonfire and camp out in that same tent. We both love camping, so that tent became part of many of our memories together. On Dec. 12, exactly a year and a half later, he woke me up at 12:15 in the morning and told me I had to come out and see what he had done in the garage. Continue reading “Let the Wedding Planning Begin!”