Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wedding Wednesday | Say Yes to the Dress

I'm back with week 2 of Wedding Recap Wednesday- shopping for my bridal gown! I guess that I should also mention that when we got engaged we knew that it'd be an extremely long engagement. I was only 19 at the time, T knew he was going to be deploying eventually, and my grandparents wanted the wedding to be as close to me graduating as possible. So even though we got engaged in October 2009 we didn't get married until July 2012- over two years later! And I wouldn't have changed a thing about it ;) Okay back to today's post..

Unlike most girls dress shopping wasn't the highlight of wedding planning and I wasn't really worried about it. I knew that I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a dress that I'd only wear once and would probably trash.. which I did. So my grandma and future mother-in-law went to Davids Bridal to find a dress!

(Hello boobs)

I think that it's pretty obvious that this was the one!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wedding Wednesday | Our Engagement

It's been over six months since my wedding and I'm just getting around to recapping it! I figured I'd start from the beginning and then post one event/topic every Wednesday.

So let's head back ALL the way to the beginning ;) T and I have been together since November 13, 2006. He left for Army basic training on July 7, 2009. The first phone call I got from him was two days later and at the end he said something along the lines of "What do you think about getting married?" to which I responded "Are you kidding me?! Where'd this come from?!"  It was the first time marriage had been brought up and to be honest it scared the living sh*t out of me! He went on to explain that he realized who/what was important to him in the first 48hrs he was cut off from the world. I told him that we'd talk about it another time (which happened to be through letters that I still have!) and we'd see how things went while he was away.

Fast forward to his leave time between graduating from basic training and moving to his duty station (Ft. Polk, LA) I assumed a proposal was coming (because we had already talked about it- so no it wasn't a complete surprise) it was just a matter of when. One day when I happened to be off work we decided to go to a nearby lake that we always went to and have a picnic. We found a secluded section, ate the yummy food, and then T said "Hey why don't we stand up and take a picture" so while we were doing that he got down on one knee.

 Newburgh Lake October 28, 2009
Before (I really wish I wore a different outfit and did my hair...)
After (definitely needed to be resized & I wish I did my nails...)
After the picnic was over we headed back home, packed our bags, and headed to Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, MI. It was perfect to me and such a great memory to look back on.
On the drive to Frankenmuth
One of my favorite pictures of us
& a better picture of the ring!
I am so lucky :)