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CityGirlLost 10-18-2010 08:54 AM

Juli & Wayne ~ WP/WH 11/1/12: Our day was a fairytale... recap started!
I wasn't going to put a PJ on the DIS but but but... here I am. There are still two years until our wedding and right now, nothing is settled but our colors.

The short version of who we are goes like this:
My name is Juli and I'm 34 years old (gulp) and this will be my second wedding. I have two gorgeous, brilliant little boys-- Andy (6) and Joey (4). My fiance is Wayne, and he is also 34 and this will also be his second wedding. Wayne was actually born eight months to the day after me. He has two adorable kids-- a daughter named Lexi (6) and a son, Nathan (3).

I am currently a stay-at-home mom but I'm job searching (fruitlessly so far) and hoping to re-start my pre-child career. I have a Communications degree from Northwestern University, just outside Chicago. I scrapbook and craft. I love college football even though my team is never on the polls. I've been a Disney nut all of my life. My first trip to WDW was in 1979. I am a Disney stockholder.

Wayne is a technological smartypants. He works for the Commonwealth of PA doing something in IT that I don't quite understand. He lives and breathes football especially the Atlanta Falcons. We have a pair of season tickets. In Atlanta. We live in Pennsylvania. He is the best person I've ever known and an amazing father. Not only to his own children, but to mine as well.

We got engaged on a surprise stopover in Orlando on our way to a football game in Atlanta on September 17th.

I think I've settled on a color/theme/approach but with so much time, I can't guarantee that any of this is final. That said, with this wedding being a blending of families, I want to keep all of the kids involved. I think the both of us will walk down the aisle with our children and the sand ceremony will be the six of us. We want this to be a very Disney wedding, a Mickey Mouse affair if you will. Our approach will be very light-hearted, whimisical and vaguely retro. Red and white polka dots. A little black here and there. Red roses.

Here's an inspiration board I put together from stuff I've collected around the web. I'm sure some pictures will be recognized!

CityGirlLost 10-18-2010 11:18 AM

Here's my gorgeous ring, that I absolutely love. It's weeks after Wayne proposed and I'm still looking down at it, watching it catch light in all different ways.

A little something cutesy about the ring: it has four "arms"-- one for each of our kids. Two arms have 6 diamonds, and two have 4 diamonds-- the ages of our kids, right now.

This is the ring Wayne really likes, but he doesn't want stones that go all the way around. Just on top.

CityGirlLost 10-18-2010 06:01 PM

Last week we had our engagement pictures done at the Reading Pagoda by an old friend of mine from college, Rachael Michael of Metropolitan Imageworks.

We need to decide between these two for our Save the Dates

Other shots we really liked:

elleinad16 10-18-2010 06:50 PM

I love your engagement photos! Especially the first one with your names on the mickey ears! and The one with the glowing pagoda is SO neat!!!

Congrats on your engagement; can't wait to read more!!! ;)

princesswendy720 10-18-2010 07:35 PM

I'm glad to see that you're doing a PJ over here as well! I really like the first picture for the save the dates! :thumbsup2

pixie921 10-18-2010 07:50 PM

Your engagement photos are *really* nice. :goodvibes If you want opinions, I vote for the first one for your S-T-D's, but my very favorite is the black & white photo. That one is just beautiful!! :thumbsup2

Looking forward to reading more!

athenna 10-19-2010 03:34 PM

Congrats on your engagement!:goodvibes Love the photos:thumbsup2

super_k0116 10-23-2010 11:58 PM

Hooray for posting a PJ. Congrats on your engagement!

I'd have to vote for the first picture as well for the STDs. Even though I'd have to agree that the B&W shot is just B-E-A-utiful.

The red, white and black theming sounds adorable and perfect for a winter wedding.

KitKat5 10-24-2010 09:54 AM

Hi, just joining in!! I love you pics! I'd definetly have to say the first one for you std's!! I love your story and cant wait to read more about your planning! :goodvibes

FutureMrs.B 10-24-2010 10:25 AM

Hi. Just joining in as well. I love your color scheme. That sounds like it's going to come out really nice. You're engagement pictures are soo beautiful. I agree with the other posters, the first picture would be my vote for the save the dates. I'm looking forward to reading more about your planning. popcorn::

Disneybuckeye 10-24-2010 08:28 PM

I love the black and white shot, but they are all cute. Congrats on your engagement.

Sccrmnky2005 10-25-2010 11:35 AM

WOW!! Love the e-pics!! I really like the first one as well, such a cute idea!! Hope the plans are coming along!:goodvibes

mjshorses 10-25-2010 12:14 PM

Congratulations!!! I love your e-pics and i agree I love, love, love the 1st one and the black and white one. I also love your inspiration board!!

Can't wait to hear more!!

CityGirlLost 11-01-2010 05:47 AM

It's quarter to six in the morning of my -2nd anniversary!!! I am sick as a dog- runny nose, can't swallow, coughing- and couldn't sleep. By this time, in two years, I will be awake and prepping for the wedding. Wooo hoo.

CRdisMom 11-04-2010 09:05 AM

glad you sent me the link. I love all the colors and the ring is wonderful. Funny thing is that the ring for Wayne is almost identical for the one that we got for Tim. Can't wait to hear more about all of the crazy details

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