Sep 21, 2014
Just opened and etsy store! Please check it out! I have PW special listed on the post below for anyone interested.
So, I know myself pretty well. When I fall in love with something, I have to have it! Thats just me, I know when I like something, and I know when its just ok. Well picking a venue was no different. I had seen seven degrees back on PW back in August when I was helping a friend look for a venue. I tucked the venue away, hoping that soon I would be planning my own wedding and I could go see the venue. So two weeks after I got engaged I went to see Seven Degrees. I loved it! I had to have it. Except there was one glaring issue, it was over my budget!!! When I say over budget, I am not referring to just the ceremony reception budget. I am referring to my entire budget and it was not just a little over, it was WWAYYYYY over! I was devastated. Yep, I cried I was so disappointed. After, I started to hit the books, websites, magazine, and every other source I had to find another venue. I visited a few but the truth was, I just wasnt feeling it. I was super sad. A few weeks go by and FI says, lets go look at one more venue. It was my second choice based on the internet so I was willing to give it a fair shot. Once I got there, I realized the venue was gorgeous but it just wasnt for me. When I asked FI what his thoughts were he said, "its meh, and not Seven Degrees" after days of debating he finally said the words I needed to hear. We negotiated, worked hard, and now I get my dream venue, Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach! I am stoked!
The BF finally popped the question and he did it on 12/12/12! He wanted to make sure it was a day he could remember. It was perfect, I love my ring and it was a perfect way to end what I thought would be a normal work day. Here is the entire story according to me:
BF was home sick with a migraine but when I got home from work he was not home. I called him and he said he was feeling better and had gone to the grocery store down the street. I decided to start to hang the ornaments on the xmas tree. It has been up for 3 days and we had not put a single ornament on it yet. I knew if I sat down on our couch there was no way I would end up decorating that tree. The BF came home and immediately started to help me. Then he asked if I wanted to see some of the pictures he took while driving from his new camera. Now, I know that sounds really stupid but they were not normal pictures they were of lights and all fancy. He had gotten his camera that morning and I knew he would not be able to resist playing with it. (FI is a director of photography and works on a kids tv show currently). Anyways, he shows me the pictures and the next picture is all black with white writing that says, "Lovebug," followed by "I have a question to ask you..." on the next photo. Next thing I know he is down on one knee, and I was shocked! I obviously said "Yes!"
I must admit, I am a bit of a control freak who absolutely hates surprises! He loves surprising me because he thinks its funny that I lose my mind trying to figure out what the surprise is. This was one surprise I'll never forget!