I have reading this board for so long and I am beyond excited to finally add my planning journal! About Us: We have a very interesting story! We met in September 2009 at a party. i actually dated his friend first (poor choice) and Dylan and I got to talking and flirting over Facebook. He asked me out officially in February. Our first date was at his place where he made me dinner and homemade mint chocolate cheesecake. We dated for two years and Disney was a huge part of our relationship. We actually broke up in May of 2011 and were apart for a year. We both did a lot of growing up and in July of this year, Dylan asked me out again. He took me to Victoria and Alberts for our new first date. it was the most amazing meal of my life and if you haven't done it, go ahead and make a reservation. It is absoluetly worth it. This August, we found out that Dylan has cancer. It is highly treatable and he will be fine but he has to go through chemo for the next 10 months. That put everything in perspective for us and we leanred how much we meant to each other and how much we love each other. We decided that we were going to get marrried when he got better. We had talked about all different places and ideas but what I have always wanted was a Disney wedding so that is what we are having. Proposal: Well, the official one hasn't happened yet. This whole cancer thing just gets in the way! (You have to make jokes to keep from crying, right?) We have a Disney trip planned for this December with lunch reservations at Cinderella's castle. I'm pretty positive that its going to happen then, it just depends on if he is well enough to go. I'm wearing a ring he gave me when we were first together as a place-holder for the real one but I've already picked it out! The Wedding: Right now, we are looking at October 2014. I would really like Halloween but I'm pretty open. I would have loved to do a Memories wedding but Dylan wants his siblings there so we are doing an Escape. I think Sea Breeze Point is the best option. I would have loved Sunrise Terrece but may as well have more people. Since we are waiting, we have a bit more room in our budget than we originally planned but I'm still going to try to stick to the minimum as much as possible. I will be adding some extra champagne and cider as well as some munchies to go with the cake if possible. I have worked in weddings and I have really learned that I don't need a lot. Luckily, all the venues are beautiful without decoration. I don't plan on doing a reception but maybe a lunch somewhere after if it is in the budget. Our family understands that we want to keep everything small. We will be going to MNSSHP on our wedding night! This is really the only detail besides having a wedding at Disney that I absolutely want. So stay tuned for more details!