Okay, okay, so this post has very little to do with my being Mexican but I’m not Greek, so I had to improvise. I have created a timeline with pictures to show the progression of the wedding planning process. In making my timeline, I realized that we have been very industrious. Without further ado, here it is:
August 22: Engagement!! Best day ever! The picture to the left is the ring and the Facebook mobile upload that started it all! How my phone didn’t explode that night, I have yet to discover. It went off almost non-stop for 4 hours. I was so ridiculously happy that day and have amazing friends and family who dropped everything to celebrate with us.
September 4: Engagement party with Gram and Grandpa Tom
September 5: Bought my wedding dress!! Amazing day with amazing friends. Sorry, no pictures. Stephen sees this 🙂
September 19: Mom, Dad, and I toured the Chateau. It was GORGEOUS. I fell in love with the place. Stephen wasn’t able to go because of work, but he told me that he’d know by my reaction that it was the place. Mom and I cried in the car when we went to leave because we both knew this was it. I knew I am going to walk down that aisle and marry Stephen. It’s SO gorgeous there. And the people were friendly and very helpful and the lake is less than 5 minutes away and the whole atmosphere is just lovely.
September 24: Dad signed the contract and paid the deposit for the Chateau. It’s officially ours on our wedding date: April 18, 2010. I also made us a wedding website this day. Our Wedding Website
October 1: Signed the contract with Charlotte Geary and paid the retainer fee. Our wedding pictures are officially going to be the most amazing ever.
October 2: Stephen and I take a trip to Incline Village. He finally gets to see the Chateau in person and he loves it too. We also got our marriage license while we were there (!!!!!), researched some beachfront picture places, checked out where we plan to stay our wedding night, and met a florist. On the way home, we stopped in Roseville at Shane Co. and selected our wedding bands. They’re on layaway 🙂
October 9: Stephen and I registered at Target. It was lots of fun. Mom was at Women’s Retreat with church and bought me a hair comb to attach my (her) veil to. I gave it to Carol (who works with me and is awesome and crafty) the following Monday to take it off the Juliet cap Mom used and attach it to the comb Mom bought.
The toasting flutes say “Mr.” on one and “Mrs.” on the other in between the bands. The cake cutter and server say “Mr. and Mrs.” down the handles. The shoes say MrsRabon on the red stripe 🙂 I love them.
Other than that, we asked all of the members of our bridal party during this time. We also have an appointment with Charlotte for engagement portraits on November 7th at Garden of the Gods. I’m really excited for that.
There is breakfast calling my name (thanks Mom!) so I’ll make a wedding party post sometime in the near future. This took me a very long time. Getting the html right was somewhat annoying.
As a side note, I did a 2.03 mile run yesterday. This makes my totals:
Since Restart: 6.29 miles
Since April 10: 100.58 miles