Table of Contents: (This is for those of you that want to skip ahead to the juicy parts.... I'm totally being a copy cat here, but I loved this idea! So Handy!) General: Our story (scroll down!) Guest count and other juicy details.. My Personal, oh so sophisticated, yet extremely important Rating Scale! BEO (Coming soon!) Flowers: Flower inspiration Greenery Productions Center Piece mock up! (Coming Soon! ) Photography: Disney Engagement Session Debacle Concept Photography (coming soon!) DFTW People: Joe DeMatei Chrissy Owen-Walsh (Coming Soon!) Food: The 'Dilla Cake! Fashion: My dress! My first dress fitting! (coming soon) Bridesmaids dresses, Inspiration Bridesmaid dresses, Shopping (Coming Soon!) Groomsmen (Coming Soon!) Beaute Speaciale (Coming Soon!) Stationary: Save the Dates Invitations (Coming Soon!) Trip Reports! Planning session (coming soon! 3/27/12) Wedding (Seems sooooo far away!) Non-Wedding related! Your momma Joke! =================================================================================================== Hi gals! So I hadn't planning on doing a PJ because I didn't think anyone would really read them, but I have really enjoying seeing, reading and following along with everyone else, that I thought maybe it was time to make one of my own. Apparently I can't post pictures yet because I don't have enough posts, so I'll have to post them later when I can. Sorry. EDIT: I can now post pics! yay! I suppose I should start with an introduction: My name is Kathryn, but I go by Kate. My FI's name is Charles, and he goes by, well, Charles. We're both 33 and a little late to this wedding thing. As my mom says, "what took you so long?" Well, Mom, I was waiting for my Prince Charming, or my Prince Charles as the case may be! We are both airline pilots living and working in Atlanta, GA. This Disney wedding was actually his idea! Yup, girls, that's right, HIS idea. The last time I was at Disney I was 3, the year Epcot opened. (Since I already gave my age, I suppose dating myself here doesn't really matter! hehe) The proposal: As I've said, I hadn't been to Disney since 1982. Charles wanted to take me there to see the park and ride the rides. He wanted to re-introduce me to Disney because he loves it there so much. He also had something special planned, but I didn't know that yet!! At dinner I started to get a little suspicious when he was acting weird, but didn't think too much about it. I had told Charles that I wanted to be surprised about my ring, that he would have to pick it out, get it sized, and ask my parents all without my knowing! By the time we went on this Disney trip, there was no way (in my mind) he could have gotten everything ordered, sized and asked. It was just not possible. The sun went down over Disney and the castle lights came up. Charles wanted some pictures and took me to a special spot. He told the photographers what he was about to do and to take lots of pictures. Of course I'm oblivious. I turned to pose for the pictures and Charles said, "You know I love you." Unaware of what was coming, I turned toward him and said, "Uh huh, I love you too," then promptly turned back to the camera, smiled, and said, "Cheeeeeeeeese!" I was expecting these pictures to be taken. Charles grabbed me by the shoulders and turned me back toward him and said "No, I have something to ask you." Then he got down on a knee (which made him about eye level with me, he's 6'5" and I'm 5'0") and he said, "Kate, will you Marry me?" I screamed and with the parade about to start there were lots of people wanting to know what was going on! Is she ok? I didn't say anything at first, but I grabbed Charles almost suffocating him while he was still holding the ring! And finally said, "Yes!' He put the ring on which fit PERFECTLY, and everyone watching clapped! The photographers took lots of pictures! The cast members even announced the engagement to all the people on the next ride which was Splash Mountain! It was the perfect proposal! We then celebrated with dinner the next night at The California Grill complete with views of the Magic Kingdom, a perfect sunset, an amazing dinner, fireworks, and a champagne toast! "Let the Memories Begin"