Congratulations are in order for our co-worker Carol as she got engaged on Valentine’s Day!! We are all so excited for her & can’t wait to share her big day with her. That got us thinking that some of you might also enjoy following Carol along her journey of planning her special day! So with that said we’d like to introduce you to Carol H. our resident bride-to-be! Carol will be updating us weekly on planning, trends, reception locations, bridesmaids dresses and everything in between! So to begin her story, here’s Carol!

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Hi all,

You’ll have to excuse me as this is my first ever blog post and I am still so excited from the engagement that I feel like I’ve been living the past month with my head in the clouds! But the time has come to begin the planning process and we haven’t got much time to dilly dally! We are getting married on September 1, 2012, our 3 year anniversary! I know this doesn’t leave us a lot of time but I’m confident we can pull of the perfect wedding of our dreams in six months! There’s a lot to do but let me fill you in on how he proposed, since that is the number one question I get asked these days, that and when’s the date!

So it was Valentine’s Day, and before you start groaning let me tell you that I am not a super mushy girl that lurrrves Valentine’s Day. That’s why it turned out to be the perfect surprise! My boyfriend had to get really creative to surprise me because we have been talking about getting engaged for a few months so I knew it was bound to happen soon.

In keeping with our Valentine’s day tradition, we decided to get Chinese take-out and watch a non-romantic movie together. The evening was just like last year’s Valentine’s Day. After work, D (to protect him from too much public humiliation I’ll just use his first initial) picked up our take-out order and met me at home. We got comfy on the couch, started the movie and started noshing right out of the take out boxes. After finishing my noodles, I went straight for the fortune cookie (D always teases me for putting my favorite fortunes on the fridge). I opened it up and it wasn’t memorable and I tossed it aside.  I told D it wasn’t a keeper and noticed he had a funny look on his face while reading his fortune. He said, “Oh! I think this one was meant for you. It might be a keeper.” He turned it around to show me. He had a silly grin on his face as I read the fortune that said, “Will You Marry Me?”

Cookie Wed Storkie Bride to beOf course I said yes!

“You didn’t put the ring in the noodles, did you?” I asked.

Thankfully he just pulled it out of his pocket and made it official!

So, now that you know the story I hope you enjoy my six-month planning marathon… on a budget!!

Carol Storkie Bride to be

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