My fiance and I met almost ten years ago on our first day of classes at Dalhousie University(Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada). We hit it off almost instantly and within a few months were living together. We graduated from University in 2003 and then moved to the US for work. Now almost 10 years later we have finally decided to make it official and become husband and wife. Our friends and family are very excited for this as they have been asking us when we would get married pretty much since we started dating.
April 10, 2009
My fiance and I were invited to travel to Cuba with fiance's brother and SIL. We were flying out of Toronto so we decided we would drive to Ontario and spend the weekend before our trip with them. In order to break up our drive we decided to spend the night in Niagara Falls, we had never been there together. FH booked us a room in the Sheraton on the Falls. The view from our room was stunning!!!! After checking in to our room we decided to walk down to the Falls. Before we left the room FH told me I was missing something I couldn't figure out what it was, after looking around the room he pulled out a ring box from behind his back and asked for my hand in marriage. I was so excited, the ring was amazing, everything I had dreamed of. I could not stop shaking, after composing ourselves we walked down to the Falls, they were magnificent. At night the falls are illuminated with different colors. As beautiful as it was I have to admit I could not stop looking down at my left hand and admiring my new bling. We enjoyed a few drinks and dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe. We then went to the Casino Niagara and enjoyed some live music while sipping caesars for me and guinness for FH. It was a great night!!!!!
Picture of us the next morning at the Falls.
This was the view from our room.
These pictures were take imediately after we got engaged. My hands were shaking so much I'm surprised the pictures turned out at all. The ring has a marquise diamond as the center stone and four princess cut stones on either side of the shank. The metal is palladium. I love it so much!!!!
We were engaged on Friday night and the following Monday we went to Cuba with FH's brother, SIL and her best friend. On our last night there the friend with us took some photos of us on the beach, she isn't a professional photographer but I think the photos turned out great!
We are getting married on July 17, 2010 in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
This is the monogram I designed and used on my pocketfold invites
I designed the monogram for this a little simpler than the one I'm using for my invites. My FI had a projector at work so I used that to trace the monogram onto the fabric, but you you print it out and do it that way too. I painted the C using a silver metallic paint.
I designed these in powerpoint and had them printed using Vistaprint. They are fridge magnets. I put them in
card on the front I put At Last(We have been together for 10 years so this was everyone's comment when they heard we were engaged)
Front of the Card
Back of the Card
I have a maid of honour and a bridesmaid and I chose to have them wear the same dress.
It is a Jim Hjelm #5870, we ordered it in all black.
Here is the actual dress I can't wait to have one of my girls try it on.
Our sneak peek wedding photos: