Enjoying Engagement & Wedding Planning

I should start this by saying no, we don’t have a date yet, and no, we haven’t done any concrete planning. It was hilariously overwhelming when Robert and I announced we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together how quickly the questions about specifics came. It’s kind of nice that we got engaged over Thanksgiving because instead of doing a ton of planning right off the bat, we are just enjoying the holidays together and being excited at the thought of everything. There are a few things we know we want to do for sure, but those are sweet little details that I will save until after the big day.

In the meantime I have a few really neat surprises up my sleeve that I’m excited to eventually reveal to Robert. I’ve thought about getting engaged to him before and what I wanted to do to make this time — and the big day — special for him, and I am really stoked to start making some of these daydreams a reality. He hates surprises and this is going to be the first he’ll be hearing of this, but trust me babe, these are going to make you really, really happy. Nothing too crazy, but a few special details that I know you’re going to love. Surprises are kind of my jam, so he knows that marrying me means that even if he’s not totally into getting little surprise presents or going on spontaneous dates, he’ll be marrying that part of me, too.

Anyway, I got my fitted ring in yesterday and I absolutely love it. Robert did an amazing job picking out something for me, but more than that I think it’s so sweet and romantic that it makes me think of him every time I look at it. I never realized just how much you look at your hands throughout the course of the day, but I’m super sentimental, so jewelry has always felt special because of the thought you know someone puts behind getting it. I’ve always worn something that he’s given me, whether it’s the beautiful bracelet he got for my birthday our first year dating or his dog tags under a cozy oversized sweater. Now I have something I get to wear every single day, no matter what, and it’s a really neat feeling.

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Other than all of that, I don’t have a lot of major updates, but I do have a lot of new posts coming up! I know I’ve been a bit MIA, but it’s been the perfect storm of busy between getting engaged, having the holidays upon us, celebrating my birthday, and having a few winter weddings to attend. I am so excited to share more of my life and feelings with y’all, and thank you to everyone who’s been so excited, supportive, and wonderful during this exciting time. I’m right here cheering all of you on, whether it’s with blossoming relationships, new jobs, exotic travels, or serving others with little acts of kindness every day. I love you all so much and am so blessed to be able to write about things that make hearts happy.

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I took this picture about five minutes before Robert proposed, and it’s one of my favorite things now. I can’t wait to go back to New York with him and continue to celebrate life together.Β 

8 thoughts on “Enjoying Engagement & Wedding Planning

  1. Fella and I got engaged in June and we just started making concrete plans over Thanksgiving weekend! We set a date, booked a venue, hired an officiant, and booked the honeymoon and just this past Sunday, I found my dress!! Once you start planning, it will all start to fall into place- don’t worry. πŸ™‚

    BTW any musts in NYC? We’re heading there next week for the first time to take in the sights of the city all decorated for the holidays. I’m super excited!

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    1. Ahhhh girl that is SO exciting!!! I’m so happy for you, a way belated congratulations to you girl!! How soon are you getting married?

      Thanks for the peace of mind, haha, I think we’ll be just fine with the planning. I just don’t know when the date will be yet, but I’m also going to just enjoy now until we have that planned. πŸ™‚

      You are going to have an AMAZING time in New York!!! Oh my goodness, I love the city during Christmas time so, so much. I wish I could go back before everything is gone! I would definitely recommend going to Rockefeller Center. There is an ice skating rink and EVERYTHING is going to be decked out in Christmas decorations. It also has the beautiful Christmas tree! Top of the Rock was incredible, and I’m not just saying that because of the proposal. It’s the best view I’ve ever seen of NYC and is breathtaking.

      Get Italian food in Little Italy, and go shopping in Soho! Tiffany & Co has a little restaurant now so you can get “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and Macy’s will be decorated for Christmas too. I might just write an entire blog post for you LOL I’m having fun writing about all of this! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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      1. Thanks for all the ideas!

        We actually found the venue we wanted first and asked when it was available around the time we were wanting to get married- that’s how we picked a date… which is August 4! We’re having an evening ceremony in a garden. I posted a peak at the venue on a post a couple weeks back if you want to look. πŸ™‚ Isn’t being engaged wonderful!?

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  2. ABHHHH! I am SO happy for you & Robert! I feel like I’ve β€œwatched” you two fall in love through your words. It’s so sweet, and so exciting & I can hardly wait to hear more about your big day & the rest of your future! I hope you never stop writing/sharing your life with us! .xo.

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    1. Aww thanks so much girl!! Your comment just completely made my day and I am so grateful for you. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’• I love sharing because I feel like I’ve made so many great friends from this blog — including you! Thanks so much for being excited for me. I love women who support and care for other women, and comments like this give me hope for the future. πŸ’•πŸ’•

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