Well, I decided that I should probably write a new post, since I haven't written in a week. However, in my defense, I've been waiting F-O-R-E-V-E-R to put that post up, so I just wanted us all to savor reading it! :0) Hehe..
However, I guess we should move on to more exciting things now, such as WEDDING PLANNING! Whoo hoo!
I will confess to the blog world that actually Bryan and I have been talking about getting married since this summer. He asked my dad's permission to marry me on September 20th, so I knew he was going to be proposing sometime soon! I didn't know when exactly, but I had my theories! He did a wonderful job of surprising me though! I just didn't want to actually say that I'd been researching/planning stuff until he ACTUALLY proposed. Now, that it's official ;0) I can talk my little heart out! Hehe.. I will warn you that my wedding (I love saying that) and my fiance' (I love saying that too!) will more than likely be all that I talk about from now on. There, now you've been warned! :0)
On to more exciting things, we have officially chosen the date!!! We will be getting married on June 27, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. It's always been my dream to be a June bride, so we knew it was going to be June. However, I wanted the 20th originally, and Bryan wanted the 27th. The date actually came down to the availablity of our church, so the 27th it was! We are going to be getting married at Heritage Chaple, at the First Baptist Church of Dallas. It is GORGEOUS! I love, love, love everything about it! You have to go here and check out their blog. I loved that they had a blog! There are all sorts of pictures on there, so check them out! It was actually a complete miracle that I even got the chapel. When I researched churches in the area, I came upon their website and then went to look at the blog. I fell in love with it, so I contacted Meghan Mazolla about the chapel for the 20th or 27th. She said that it was already booked on the 20th, and she was waiting to get the paperwork back from another bride who already reserved the 27th. I of course was so sad, but she said to check back in a week or so because there was always the chance that the bride would change her mind.
About a week later, I e-mailed Meghan to ask if that bride turned her paperwork in, but I didn't hear back from her, so I just gave up. Fast forward to me getting engaged, then me telling everyone at school (that was a lot of fun!). I talked to a coworker and she suggested some other churches to research, so I did. I found a prospective church that looked pretty on their website, so I called and set up an appointment to tour the church this past Wednesday. That same day, I e-mailed Meghan one last time just to make sure. You'll imagine my emense happiness when she e-mailed back with great news and said that that bride had chosen the 2:00 in the santuary, so the chapel was available for the evening of the 27th!!!! Praise Jesus! I immediately set up a time to tour the chapel on Wednesday. I went to the other church and toured it Tuesday evening, and I liked it, but didn't LOVE it. That one was my plan B church! I went Wednesday to FBC Dallas (and got lost on the way..stupid exits!), met Meghan, LOVED the church, and immediately signed the papers to reserve my date!! So that's the long story of how I got my church that I'm so in love with! :0)
I'll update more details later! I was browsing through all my posts and found this one. Who would have known back then that we'd be here now! I didn't then, but God did! Thank you Jesus!