Helloooo Humans! I am so excited to be starting this PJ. We are NOT having an At Disney wedding, but our wedding will have a Disney theme, and my bachelorette party and honeymoon phase 1 will be at Disney! The main reason for the at home wedding is we both have huge families, a good number of which will be traveling to come, and we have the type of family where if you leave anyone out it will cause mega drama. Yes I know a wedding is all about US, but I also don’t want to deal with the headaches that would come with it. Our estimated guest count is also about 250 (venue limit) with 268 invited. So I am sweating that out right now. So based on this alone a Disney wedding is just not financially possible. But I digress….who are we? Bride: Katie – The Disney World Fan! I love running, Disney and 9/10 times I cannot take a normal photo Exhibit A Me1 by Katie Worth, on Flickr OK here is a semi real one Marathon by Katie Worth, on Flickr Groom: Andrew – The Disney Movie fan! He enjoys video games, lifting weights, and watching tv. Andrew1 by Katie Worth, on Flickr How we met: We met back in 2015 at Alumni weekend at the college we both attended. We were both involved in Greek Life, but did not know each other as I graduated when he was a freshman. Yes I am older! Anyway, my friend Jen really wanted to go to Alumni weekend and I did not, but she promised me it would be fun and there would be day drinking. OK twist my arm. We went from the local pizza place to the local dive bar and that is where we met up with Chris. We were hanging with Chris for a while when Andrew showed up. I was about 6 beers deep at this point and my memory is a little hazy. I remember Jen getting all excited saying “ANDY! I know you!” He didn’t remember her. Then Jen wanted to dance so we moved from the “quiet room” to the “dance room”. I got another beer. We started talking and Andrew made a comment about the necklace I was wearing “Is that an Elsa Peretti?” “I don’t know it’s from Tiffany’s” “Yeah it is an Elsa Peretti” “How do you know that are you gay?” “No I work there” “Oh you should have opened with that”. Yes that is our shameful meeting. Anyway we hit it off and the rest is History! Here is me and Jen at the Pizza place! KatieJen1 by Katie Worth, on Flickr The Proposal: I knew it was coming. We picked out the ring together, but did not buy it that day. He said if he was spending that much on a ring he wanted me to like it. Smart man. We had two trips planned, one a weekend away over his birthday to Moody Beach Maine, and another to Universal, Disney Cruise and WDW. I was also running the Boston Marathon and the Finish at the 50 5K at Gillette Stadium (where the New England Patriots Play) on July 3rd. So there were a few big opportunities ahead of us where he could propose. My first choice would have been Disney, my second on the 50 yard line at Gillette on my favorite holiday (I am a sucker for the 4th of July). However it was neither of those. We were walking on the beach Friday night in Maine, he gave me a very sweet spiel about how it was his grandparents 60th wedding anniversary. His grandfather was not doing well, they were very close, and he said he told his grandpa he wanted to make that day special for years to come, so he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I think I said yes like 3 times! He did a great job, so great I forgot all about wanting to get engaged on the 4th of July (well 3rd) or in Disney! All Events leading up to the proposal: The Marathon: Marathon1 by Katie Worth, on Flickr The Finish at the 50: Finishat50 by Katie Worth, on Flickr Then Finally - The Proposal Engaged1 by Katie Worth, on Flickr Ring1 by Katie Worth, on Flickr Have to get back to work but I hope to add more later! I just have so much I want to share and can't for various reasons in a public forum like facebook! Thanks for reading!