Hello, my name is Laura and I am so excited that I found Project Wedding! I have been lurking around for a few weeks now and finally got to making a profile!
I am getting married to the love of my life on August 30th, 2011. Although we just recently got engaged on January 15th of this year we actually started researching weddings last April. My fiance's name is Luke (yes like Luke and Laura from General Hospital!) and he is in the Marine Corps, we have been together for a little over 2.5 years and have been doing long distance for a little over 1.5 years. By the time we get married we'll have been in a long distance relationship double the amount of time we have actually spent in the same city. Luke deployed at the end of February and will be home in about a month, however, we will not be seeing each other until a few days before the wedding in August because he will be starting flight school when he gets back from his deployment. Although I am sick of doing long distance and this is the longest we have ever gone without seeing each other it is possibly one of the best times in my life. I will be moving to Florida right after the wedding and starting our life together.
We only planned on doing long distance for a year and then moving in together before getting married. Well here it is the top of the hour and we are still separated, and even though I would have never picked this road for us, it is the best thing that has happened to us. Luke and I have been through thick and thin and I can definitely say our relationship and love feels like a fairytale.
Not only am I about to marry my best friend in 4 short months, but I get to start a completely new life with him. The whole shabang! A new marriage, a new house, in a new city, in a new state, 4000 miles away from everything I know. It is very scary at times, but the excitement of getting to be with my best friend and see him everyday overrides all those fears completely.