Steph and Rashad SBP 10-08-09- Mr. and Mrs Jackson!!!!

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by Wish on a Star, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Wish on a Star

    Wish on a Star DIS Veteran

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    Stephanie and Rashad
    Escape Wedding at Sea Breeze Point on October 8, 2009



    Me- My name is Stephanie and I am a pre-kindergarten teacher in an inner city school! I love working with my 3,4 and 5 year olds. I grew up in Lancaster PA, but moved last year outside of Harrisburg

    My Love- Rashad is and x-ray tech. He grew up in Georgia, but after high school he moved around quite a bit. Thankfully he ended up in Harrisburg.

    How we met- We are another Match.com success story. I had just moved to Harrisburg, I didnt know anyone so I went online and he was the first guy I messaged. I read his profile and knew he was perfect for me, and if he would just look at my profile he would see that I was perfect for him too (lol) . It took him 3 agonizing days to respond to me.... which I found out was because that weekend he moved to Baltimore! (and hour and a half away)

    We made the long distance thing work for us (thank goodness teachers have the summers off. Rashad moved back to PA to be close to me.

    The Wedding- I should have probably mentioned that my Dad is a BIGTIME Disney fan! (for those of you on other disney forums He is HTROUPE). He and my mom had such a great time trick or treating at MK a few years back that they decided to take the whole family (Grandparents, me and my sister and boyfriends included) to Disney World the fall of 2009 to do it again.

    Rashad and I talked for a while and decided that this would be a great time for us to get married, with my family all there and his family much closer to Florida than PA. So we booked our wedding! OOPS It was a perfect plan except we forgot to get engaged first.

    Proposal On February 14, 2009, I visited Rashad in MD while he was working. He took me to our favorite spot in Inner Harbor. Where we spent a lot of time during the "long distance " part of our relationship. It was freezing cold, and it started snowing. Rashad gave me my Valentines present a box. and when I opened it I saw a beautiful aquamarine necklace. He told me to "Stand up so I can help put it on you" So I did and when I turned around to show him the necklace... he was holding and AMAZING aquamarine engagement ring. And he said "Will you marry me?"

    Here is the ring
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    Right after our engagement:
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    OUR PLANNING *so far*
    Planner- Amy- (She has been so helpful! )
    Ceremony- Sea Breeze Point, at 12noon
    Reception -Most likely Boardwalk convention center
    Photographer-Randy Chapman
    Videographer- unsure if I have the budget for it
     
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  3. Keira1387

    Keira1387 Married at Disney August 2, 2008

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    Your ring is beautiful! Can't wait to hear all the details.
     
  4. padisneyfour

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    congrats and welcome to you! what a beautiful ring- I love the color! looking forward to hearing more of your plans!:goodvibes
     
  5. princess22

    princess22 <font color=indigo>I would just lay around the poo

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    Congratulations! What a gorgeous ring. You two look cute together. Can't wait to follow along with all your planning!
     
  6. tiggersam00

    tiggersam00 Dole Whip addict... and proud of it!

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    :welcome: your ring is gorgeous! Cant wait ot hear you plans
     
  7. MegKate

    MegKate 2010 UMaine Graduate... now unemployed. What to do

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    :thumbsup2 YAY!! My October Wedding Planning buddy!! We're going to have to keep other in check as far as planning goes! We'll probably run into each other in the parks down there. We're going down the day you get married!

    Your DF has great taste in jewelry! That ring is just beautiful. So elegant!

    Congrats on your engagement - looking forward to reading more of your plans! :goodvibes
     
  8. tinks_1989

    tinks_1989 <font color=teal>need a <b>like</b> button<br><fon

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    oo lovely story so far cant wait for more :D
     
  9. polynesianbride

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    Congrats! Love your story and your ring is beautiful! I love aquamarines:lovestruc
     
  10. tiggerrifficheidi

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    Welcome!! I love the pic of you two!
     
  11. Bolanette87

    Bolanette87 <font color=deeppink>The Queen Bee<br><font color=

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    What a gorgeous ring!! It's stunning! You guys look too cute together!! Can't wait to see your wedding plans unfold!

    Bob xoxoxox
     
  12. malibustacey

    malibustacey Son of a building block! Its Woody! .... its... Pr

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    wow thats an amazing ring! Did you give some hints to Rashad about the ring or did he find it himself!? You look so cute and happy together in those photos!

    Yay for you! Look forward to hearing all your plans!
     
  13. spacerangerqueen

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    yey! Someone else who doesn't have a diamond! lol

    Love your story. Can't wait for more :)
     
  14. tiggersam00

    tiggersam00 Dole Whip addict... and proud of it!

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    you, me and Becky can start a "We dont have diamond rings" club on here lol:cool1:
     
  15. Wish on a Star

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    Well I have been back and forth for about a month on an officiant. I really wanted a non-religious ceremony but we didnt know who to get to perform. Well after much deliberation and a lot of research we finally chose Rev. Jack Day. His civil ceremony is beautiful and I have not heard one bad thing about him yet!

    YAY! :goodvibes One step closer to the big day!
     
  16. Wish on a Star

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    AWESOME! Sign me up!
     
  17. Wish on a Star

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    Well I have been busy with wedding plans, but not so vigilant about updating all of you so here is what has been going on:

    Wedding Dress shopping was horrible the first day that I went out. I went to David's Bridal and at first I thought the woman didn't understand what I wanted, because she kept bringing me all of these HORRIBLE dresses, nothing like what I was asking for- but as it turned out... they only had 7 dresses in my size and they were all horrible. :confused3 So I went home that day feeling really frustrated, and all around miserable.

    My mom was out at Alfred Angelo with my sister- and she said I should check there, so I drove to Lancaster and tried on some dresses and fell in love with one! YAY!!!

    http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collect...yID=1af402e9-205f-4b7b-9d22-6fec77b3d187&pg=3


    A while later I went back with my sister and my best friend (BMs) and found their dresses. We decided to go with brown, because I am hoping that they will be able to wear them again. Also I am going with the orange calla lilies, and I think that brown and orange are nice for an October wedding. Here is a pic of the bridesmaids gown, they ended up picking the same dress!!!


    http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collect...yID=772f03c9-de43-4942-bfa0-da77e21ebd65&pg=2
    Dont you just love happy endings?!:cutie: princess:
     
  18. Wish on a Star

    Wish on a Star DIS Veteran

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    (Also the bridesmaid's dress is espresso)
     
  19. padisneyfour

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    the dresses you chose are beautiful!:goodvibes
     
  20. MegKate

    MegKate 2010 UMaine Graduate... now unemployed. What to do

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    I LOVE YOUR DRESS!!! :lovestruc

    I can't understand for the life of me why David's Bridal skimps on dresses in certain sizes! They had four in my size, 3 of which I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy and one I fell in love with. I dunno!:confused3

    You made an excellent choice in the bridesmaid dress - we're doing my MOH in sunshine through Alfred Angelo, but I love the espresso. And with orange calla lilies - GORGEOUS!! :worship:
     
  21. Wish on a Star

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    So today was the third time in a row that Rashad asked me if we were done planning our wedding. "We're done now right? Everything's covered...right? Well I'm telling people that it's all planned." Then a few hours later when he finds out that I'm on the Disboards again I hear "sigh, we're not done are we?" :laughing:

    Well we are done...but we aren't done. I wanted a simple wedding, that was one of the things that really drew me to a Disney Escape Wedding. I make all of the choices and then I show up on the day and it's all taken care of. It was a real priority to me to feel like a "guest" at my own wedding. No drama- no stress, just fun.

    LOL- I think to answer my DFiance's question: We are done planning all of the things that typical grooms see at a wedding. The dresses, the flowers, the food. But I still do not have invitations, gifts, welcome bags or centerpieces. (There is still fun to be had! :love:)
     

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