Jun 02, 2012
I finished my favor tags. Now I just have to wait until I get the favors to tie them on to!
I can't wait to put them all together with our Lollies and center pieces!!!
My mother passed away when I was seven from ALS. Her rings were divided amongst her three daughters. One sister was given her class ring, one was given her wedding band, and I was given her engagement ring. We each received our rings when we graduated from high school. (Over ten years ago. Yikes, time flies!) I've been holding on to it since then, not thinking much about it. Sometimes I would wear it on a chain, sometimes I would wear it on my right hand. My FI had the smarts to not try and buy me a new ring. It may be small tiny infinitesimally miniscule, but it was my mother's ring and it represents to me what love really means. My father never remarried.
When we told my father about our engagement, he immediately asked to upgrade the ring. I wasn't sure how I felt about changing a ring that meant so much to me just the way it was. Dad explained that he was always saddened that he never got to upgrade it for mom, so he wanted to do it for us. How could I tell him no?
I took the ring in to Borsheims, where a friend Ryan works, to see what could be done, what I would like, and what would be in budget for my retired father. They were MORE than helpful and understanding of the situation. In the end, the band stayed exactly the same. The setting was enlarged and a new (five times larger) diamond was put in. So now I have a ring that is a little of my mother and a little bit of me. And I couldn't be happier.
Food, Fun, and probably a few lovable Freaks! <3
A long time ago, when I was just a teenage goth girl, I volunteered as part of the tech crew at The Omaha Community Playhouse. (The OCP is the largest community theatre in the nation. It is something most people from Omaha are very proud of.) I got to dress all in black and be part of a wonderful theatre experience. I will always cherish my time there.
Every Christmas the OCP puts on a production of Charles Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol'. This is still a standard for most people in Omaha, and I worked the show several years in a row. One of my responsibilities was pushing the Cratchit fireplace onto the stage. I would stand behind it during the entire scene and then wheel it off at the proper time. My FI played one of the Cratchit kids several years in a row. I would peer at him from behind the fireplace, thinking of how cute he was. For his part, Ben was terrified of the goth girl. So nothing ever came of it. We didn't go to the same schools, we lived on opposite sides of town, and we fell completely off each others radars for well over 10 years.
FaceBook brought us back together when we both joined the Omaha Community Playhouse group. He was happily surprised to find I was no longer goth. I was happily surprised to find he was still cute. And then it turned out that we both grew up to be nerds! Less than two years later we were engaged.
When deciding on a venue for the ceremony there was really no where else we wanted to go. So, Ben and I will be getting married at the place we originally met.
This is the OCP during Christmas Carol in December. We're getting married in June, but I thought this was just too pretty not to share.
And here it is in the spring.
And this is the stage we will get married on. There won't be a set then, but this can give you an idea of how intimate the space is. (Bonus note: The play pictured above is 'Almost Maine'. The man on stage is my FI. I may not tech anymore but he still acts. And he is really good at it!)