Friday, April 29, 2011

My Fairy Tale

I don't  know about y'all, but this whole royal fairy tale wedding thing has me feeling more than a little nostalgic over my own wedding. And I realized my wedding is a big life event that I've never really documented on my blog. So I figured today would be the perfect day to begin sharing some of our story!

I already shared the story of how we met here, so now I'll start with the proposal (copied from our wedding website) and a few engagement pictures, and go from there. If we're friends IRL or on Facebook, you might have seen/heard all of this already but just humor a sentimental pregnant sap- or skip these posts if you'd like ;-)

We were on vacation a few days before Christmas in New York (edited to add: the date was December 22, 2007). The whole trip was an absolute dream but obviously our engagement night was the highlight. We had dinner at a cute little sushi restaurant, saw Mama Mia at the Winter Garden Theater and then wandered around NYC for a while. We ended up at the top of the Empire State Building around 12:45 am and after a while were the last people up there. Right before closing, Jeff dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him. I didn't see the ring at first and thought he was messing with me (which he had done before) so I rolled my eyes and told him to shut up! Then I saw my AMAZING ring and slowly realized he was serious and of course said yes! As soon as he put the ring on my finger it started snowing, like something straight out of a movie. That was the only time on our trip it snowed so we like to think of it as a confirmation that we're meant to be together. He tries to say I teared up but I keep telling him it was just snow getting in my eyes ;-) The whole night couln't have been any more perfect for us and he couldn't be any more perfect for me!

I hope Will and Kate enjoy being married as much as JD and I have!


{N} Jones said...

You and your hubby are too cute :) Funny how you mention your hubby had "fake proposed" before....mine did the same.exact.thing! So of course I didn't believe him when he was actually being serious. Your husband sounds like a jokester, just like mine! Have a great weekend!!

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I always love stories like that. :)
Love that borwn dress you're wearing. Just gorgeous!

Happy Friday girl.


Dee Stephens said...

I didn't realize he went to Bama!

Kristin said...

Awww that is SUCH a sweet proposal!! And I love your pics, too cute! :)

Ali said...

Amazing and beautiful!

Lyryn said...

I love your pictures! So cute!

Jaime said...

Great photos! Love the locations!