It's been a while and so much has happened! I have returned to the Delaware from Charleston, SC, I'm moved into a new house, and now my love of 8 years and I are getting married! I must admit it's a little different on this side of the wedding industry. Now, I can shop, taste, and visit for myself. How'd he do it, you ask?
It was Easter weekend. We planned for a little getaway to our favorite city, Washington D.C. We stayed at the chic Hotel Palomar, just a few blocks from DuPont Circle. We arrived later dinner time and we had just enough time to decompress and pick a spot for dinner. We ended up at a Turkish restaurant about 8:30pm; you can't go to D.C. and not try something new. But on this night, we didn't have much time for admiration. We needed to eat and dodge. After an hour had passed, I had to hail an Uber, fast, because the Capitol Wheel was closing at 10pm. Now we have driven passed this giant Ferris wheel several hundred times and that night, I would finally be going to see it; I definitely couldn't miss this. Thankfully, our Uber driver flew to Oxon Hill, MD, just minutes outside the city. Like the big kid, I really am, I power walked to the Ferris wheel and made sure we got in line before it closed. We made it. The lights, the water, the boats, all beautiful and romantic. We get in car 11, I believe it was. As we went around I could see even more of the National Harbor. About our second time around, we stopped at the top. I continued to look out the window when I heard my then boyfriend say "are you ready". Well you know what I said and then I turned to look at him. There he was on his knee, in the car, with a gorgeous rose gold diamond ring. I think I went through about 13 different emotions before breaking down. We finally reached the ground and I still felt like I was afloat. For the remainder of the weekend, I was a fiancée in secret. I didn't tell a soul and we made a promise to not post anything to social media for 72 hours. Just long enough to get home to tell our families.
We decided we are not jumping into wedding planning right away (sort of). We want to enjoy our engagement season as much as possible because we all know, the planning process goes fast! Some of the things we have talked about so far are things I have already shared on this blog:
Right now, we're venue shopping to lock in a date but after that, we'll take our time to save for the big day that we want. I strongly urge having as many talks as needed so you and your new fiancé can stay on the peaceful and fun path of wedding planning. I plan to share my pre-wedding experiences with you all; from budgeting, dress shopping, etiquette and everything in between. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for blog release days.
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