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    Posted: 8/31/2004 at 7:20pm

thought i'd edit this to add more of me and FH's history...

me and FH met at my last job. he was working swings, i was interning during the day, so we didn't get to see much of each other.
In may 2000, my parents came up for my college graduation. my dad is an avid golfer so he asked if i knew anyone that wanted to golf with him. so i went to work and told my coworkers and FH goes, 'i'll go!'.
a couple days later, i went up to FH and said, 'so how was it' just to make conversation. and he replied, 'your dad cheats!'  dude! i was sooo angry!!!   i didn't know at the time though that he was kidding, since i didn't know him very well. hahaha!  silly FH.

a couple of months later, me and my roommates had a housewarming party and one of my coworkers invited FH. i um, drank a bit too much that night and don't remember a whole lot, but i do know i had a great time! but the following monday, FH wrote an email to me, saying 'thanks for inviting me to your party.' and i thought that was sooo nice. i mean, who does that nowadays?

so after that we started hanging out. it kinda sucked, i had a boyfriend at the time but i told myself if i, god willing, was ever blessed with the opportunity to be with FH, i would want it to be for a very very long time. so i never cheated with FH while i was still in the other relationship, because i didn't want to screw things up. things were going pretty bad between me and the ex anyway (it was a long distance relationship) and eventually we broke up.  me and FH started dating soon after but it took me about 6 months before i started calling him my boyfriend. i was so scared!   i knew i wanted him to be 'the one' and had to make extra sure! hehe.

we've been together for a little over 3 yrs. halfway through our relationship, i moved down to SD from the bay area for a new job. we were apart for 8 months, but i know that is nothing compared to some of you!  FH made such a huge sacrifice to move down here. he's been up in SF for 30+ yrs  and he's such a city boy and he left all that to be with me!!! awww i love him.

here is the email i sent out to our friends and family entitled
"the partial taming of the shrew"  

me and bernie just got back from a 10 day trip to hawaii. we went to visit my family and attended one of my best friend (maria's) wedding which was absolutely beautiful. after the wedding, we left for the big island and spent a couple of days there.

last wednesday was my birthday and we were going to have dinner at this french restaurant but it was booked. then i booked a reservation at this nice resort but after a bike tour that day and 4wheelin to a deserted beach, i was pretty tired. so we just ended up walking to a brewery by our hotel.

so after dinner we walked around the downtown kona area and along the beachfront properties. i had to have shave ice and ended up overindulging (warning: if you ever go to kona, don't get the JUMBO sized shave ice from the scandanavian shave ice place!!!) and kept asking bernie if we could go back to the hotel. but he wanted to walk around some more.  =( 

bernie: let's go to that pier over there
me: noooooo i'm sooo fuuuuuuuull
bernie: how about that church?
me: sigh. ok

so we walked in front of the church and looked at the lighted statue and flowery display and i was so ready to go back to the hotel but bernie wanted to linger, wtf!!! so then we finally walked towards the hotel and it started raining so we kinda stopped and hung out then bernie said, 'i got you a birthday present!'

and he pulled a ring box out of his pocket.

so he asked and of course i said yes but when we got back to the hotel, i freaked out and told him i'm not sure if i was ready and gave him the ring back but the next morning when i woke up i changed my mind back and said of course i wanted to marry him still but i didn't wanna call it an engagement. (i know... i'm so difficult)

some alternatives: betrothed or 'in waiting' or how tilda said, a bride to be.

i was somewhat expecting the proposal to happen sooner or later since bernie moved down to san diego last year and we recently bought a place... plus bernie is almost over the hill and probably wants some babies, hehe. but i didnt' think it was gonna happen this soon since i had talked so much smack about getting married, but it'll be awhile before the wedding.  i think i'm over the scary part though, now i'm excited =) 

of course when we got back, i had to go out and buy a wedding book. after much amazon.com research, i finally settled on Bridal Bargains. it has lots of good info. i also bought a little notebook too to make notes and do all my fancy schmancy calculations. yay i love doing vendor and wedding research on the internet. it's so much fun! 

good thing a coworker tipped me to checking out mt. woodson, otherwise i never woulda known about it. we checked it out right away and loved it. i wanted to check out other venues though JUST IN CASE. so i went to the la jolla sealodge and also the la jolla sea cove and suites. but we settled on mt. woodson because susan is just SO nice, FH loves to golf, and because it's a castle, which i like since i'm somewhat of a self proclaimed princess, hehe.  so it works out. we booked it today for April fools day, 2006.  i know i am totally premature on my planning... but thank goodness these bridal forums make it easier!



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Welcome Bhur2Be!  You will enjoy this board.  I am!  I absoutely love it!
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me and my sister decided to go look at wedding dresses yesterday. we were originally going to go to the fashion district in LA but ended up just going to alfred angelo's in long beach (since we were already in the area) and tried on 4 dresses there.  it was a lot of fun!  esp when the saleslady put the veil and tiara on my head .  my sister almost started crying, hehe.
there was a joann's fabric store next door so we went there so i could check out the veil kits. man, they were so cheap! heh, i know where i'm getting my veil now!

also, B's brother in law (who is a minister or paster, one of them) is going to be marrying us and he finally emailed me back on pre-marriage counseling, etc. he recommended this book to go through and complete, which i saw on amazon.com and it looked kinda old school and not very fun to go through. but i'll check it out at the bookstore and see how that goes.

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welcome to the boards!  I'm sure you'll find the ladies here to be super helpful!  Congratulations on setting the date and finding your wedding location!  Look forward to reading all about your journey...
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Yes, welcome!  

You guys are awesome for being able to choose a site so quickly. Congratulations! That was one of our hardest choices.

Have fun with the dress shopping!

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since it was a slow day at work, i thought i'd shoot a couple emails off to the list of potential florists i had in mind. this is what i told them i needed:

1 medium bride bouquet

1 small maid of honor bouquet

2 boutineers for groom and best man

rose petals for the aisle

flowers for the cake

not sure what we are using for centerpieces, but probably not one made of all flowers. also we may just get leis from hawaii (my parents live there) for our parents.

in non-related wedding stuff, i am currently looking for a new (used) car since my car got stolen last month and my rental is about to run out.  i had a 95 civic before and it was a great car. i was looking into a jetta but after reading a bunch of car forums, i'm not so sure. it would be kinda boring to get another civic though huh?  but hondas are such great cars!!!  sigh, i loved my car. anyway, on to more car research...

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yikes i noticed on oct 1st that we are getting married in less than 1.5 yrs! eeeeek!  well, i went to SF this past weekend and got to stop by this wonderful stationery store called Paper Source. omg it's so cute. i found what i want our invites to look like and B said he was cool with it. i had to talk myself out of buying them because i know i should wait a couple of months and make sure i don't change my mind about the color scheme and design. but it was exciting see them in person after seeing them on their website, www.paper-source.com

i also got our wedding workbooks in the mail. i was flipping through them and already started getting annoyed because of the questions that they ask and it was just very... biblical.    so we'll see how that goes...

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hehe, still have not started the wedding workbook. will put that on the 'to-do' list before the end of the year. i did have my first florist meeting about a week ago. i felt so unprepared =(  BUT, joanne was nice enough to give me a box full of bridal magazines (THANKS JOANNE!) so now i have a better idea.  so this weekend i have two more florist meetings.
i've also been working on our wedding website, that's been pretty fun. i love photoshop!
today at work i found a bunch of sound files to send to my brother and sister so they can get a better idea of my wedding song. i want them to perform it at our wedding. my brother plays guitar and sings and my sister sings also. they are such a talented bunch. me and B totally love that song 'the way you look tonight' which i just found out today is fricken OLD SCHOOL. it was written in 1936.  hehe, and i thought frank sinatra wrote it.  i love how they sing it in 'my best friend's wedding' at the end. the slut debutante bridesmaids. it's so beautiful!  everytime i flip through bridal mags, i hear it going through my head and i get all worked up. i'm such a nut.

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Yeah you have so much time to get it all done in!! But stay on it becasue it goes by so fast. I still remember getting engaged in January and now I am 6 months out yikes:)
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this weekend i met with two more florists. wow, meetings are a lot shorter now that i have an idea on what i want. at first i wanted autumn or sunset colors but now i've changed my mind to a sage green and lighter orange color with dark red as an accent. i found a pic of really nice flowers in this bridal magazine. i met with mindy from florabella on friday and she told me they were parrot tulips. omg, so pretty. it incorporates all those colors!!! she was also very nice, so now i'm just waiting for my price quote.
i've also been looking at flower books. dahlias, daisies, and chrysanthemums are also very pretty. i've got my 4th florist meeting on wednesday so i'll ask her what she thinks.

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