So I have finally decided to break down and create a planning journal. I've asked so many questions over the past few weeks I thought I'd share with everyone my joyous adventure! About Us DF and I met in early September 2001. My cousin and I were sharing an apartment and she decided to have all of her co-workers over for dinner. The moment he walked through the door I was smitten. I tortured her for days after to invite him over again. She finally gave in and on our next meeting we immediately hit it off. We've pretty much been inseparable ever since. The Proposal After six years of dating, and recently purchasing a new home, I knew the proposal was coming. We had gone to the jewelers to look at rings and have my finger sized. We had a trip to Disney coming up and I not so subtly hinted that I would kill him if he didn't propose! The closer the trip to Disney, the more anxious I became. Going through the airport, I even attempted to get a glimpse of the xray machine in hopes of seeing a ring box. (I know I'm a little obsessive!) My stomach had been upset for weeks and getting engaged was pretty much the only thing I could think about. DF didn't help matters by torturing me about it every day. (He LOVES to press my buttons) By the time we got to the hotel I was an absolute mess. After getting our room keys, getting settled, and unpacking our luggage, I managed to calm myself down a bit so we could go have fun in the parks. Thats when DF decided to throw me a curve ball and propose right then! I believe at that point I stopped breathing and nearly passed out. I was just a LITTLE excited. He told my mom I turned purple! So on Feb. 10th, 2008 we were engaged at the POP Century Resort! Disney Wedding We knew before we were engaged that we wanted to have a Disney Wedding. I remember looking at the Pavilion on our first trip together in 2005 and thinking, "God it would be my dream to be married here." Well dreams do come true, because here I am planning the event! We were initially going to have an Escape Ceremony as our total guest count is only at 18. However, after discovering the room discounts for Wishes events, and seeing the flexibility I would have with choices, I just had to go with a Wishes. Oh! Here is a picture of the lovely couple after enjoying a few beverages at a friends wedding! The Event Now on to all the juicy details! Ceremony - Disney's Wedding Pavilion Reception - California Grill Napa Room Hair & Makeup - Beaute Speciale Photography - Randy Chapman Colors - Black, White, and Burgundy Since DF looooooooves to search my username on Google, I cannot post a picture of my dress. I am bound and determined not to let him see it until the wedding day! (Hi babe I know you're reading this!! ) Since our wedding is in December we have decided to go with a seasonal theme. We are using the Snowflake Cake with the Mickey and Minnie Bridal topper. I have fallen in love with Black Magic Roses and have chosen the following bouquet, I want to make some small changes such as adding a bit of glitter to the black magic roses and some swarovski crystals, but other than that its perfect! My wedding party consists only of my MOH (my cousin who introduced us) and the best man, so that makes things much simpler! I am leaning towards this dress for my MOH, but we will get more definitive after we have the first fitting, So I think that covers all of the details I have so far. I'm new to any sort of PJ so I'm sure I'll be all over the place soon! We are staying at the Grand Floridian for 3 days prior to our wedding and the wedding night so I cannot WAIT for that! Thanks to the many suggestions from DIS Brides, we will be honeymooning at the Wilderness Lodge! We're a little over 6 months away and I feel like time is moving WAY too fast! Theres 9 million details I've yet to sort out and DF is of no help! The only decision he wishes to be a part of is cake tasting. Speaking of which, our Planning Session is June 27th! I just finished going through Christina's pictures and it has me sooooo excited! We're taking DF's sister with us for an outside opinion.