Jason and Laurens Aussie DFTW PJ November 1st 2011 Wishes SBP/Marvin Gardens/Morocco Ok so its finally time to start my planning Journal. I have been lurking on these boards for a few years getting lots of ideas so now its my turn to help others out. not sure if anyone will read it or comment on it but i could use some help. We are about 14 months out but being we are all the way in Australia It takes a little more time to get things organized. So First things first I will Introduce us. This is my DF Jason and I (Lauren) on our last trip to America in February 2011. We did the Segway tour. And here is a nicer one of us. Ok so on with the show. Engagement story: Jason and I started dating in 2006. we had know each other for a couple of months before as he used to drive my flatmate and I into town on a Saturday night so we could go drinking.... Well after a couple of months we started talking and found out we had a lot in common. so one night I came to visit Jason and his house and we just sat talking for hours until about 3 am I think and thats where our relationship started. Well when my flatmate found out that we were dating she kicked me out of our house. So Jason says to me why dont you move in with me and I was a little hesitant as we had only been dating one month. But I had no where else to stay on short notice so I moved in and as Jason said we will move in together eventually. and ever since then we have been inseparable. So fast forward o our 2009 America trip. I had no idea Jason had purchased an engagement ring we had spoken about getting married but Jason was always a its just a piece of paper man. So I just presumed it would be years and children before we got married. So we are in Las Vegas on a day trip to the Grand Canyon Being Aussies we wore shorts. Well us not thinking it was winter and it was snowing and Freezing at the top of the Canyon. We were walking along and DF says "God its beautiful up here" and I said "Yeah"" and he says "Just like you" now at this stage I had all types f things running through my mind like OMG its over, What's he done he is trying to suck up for, lost of different things. and I look at him and He gets down on one knee and says "Thats why I have chosen this place to ask you to marry me" Well I just burst into tears and say really and he says is that a yes?? I yell of course its a yes and with that we were engaged. (he later told me he was going to put the ring in a snow ball but knowing me I would throw it off the canyon then there goes he ring.... lol Here is us after we were engaged and my ring. OK so fast forward 2 years and another trip to Disney later and we decided 22 October 2011 is the date. but the big question was Do we get married here or do we go to Vegas and elope?? Due to family issues..... We had to decide what we were doing. Well I had no Interest in planning a wedding because I knew my day would be overshadowed by someone else. So I said to Jason maybe we should elope well Jason is fine with this and I'm quite surprised because I know his mum wont be able to afford to come. (she has some health issues.) I speak to my mum and she is all for another trip to the states. So we decide we are getting married in America the next question was where. Well after some tooing and froing between Vegas and WDW I managed to persuade my DF that WDW was the way to go. We would be honeymooning there anyways so we could do it all at once. He is now just as excited as I am.