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10 Reasons I KNOW I’m Marrying the Right Man (Are You?)

9 Sep
10 Things I Love About My Husband

A little something I scribbled to help me write my wedding vows.

Yesterday I was making a latte run at Dunkin Donuts when a woman stopped me to compliment me on my engagement ring. She then proceeded to ask the usual questions. You know, things like, “When’s the wedding?” and “how did he propose?”. I gave the usual answers, “October 17th” and “beneath our Christmas tree”. Then she asked me something I don’t get too often: “How do you know he’s the one you’re supposed to marry?” Um… whatever happened to “how’s the weather?” But anyway…

Honestly, I didn’t owe this nice chatty lady anything, but since I’ve been writing my wedding vows to Gibran this week, I’m already in a super lovely dovey mood so I decided to just go ahead and answer. I said, “When I close my eyes I can see our entire future together – the wedding, the kids, the house, all of it. He’s my best friend, my partner in crime, and the person who loves me no matter what. How often do you get all three in one? Wouldn’t you marry That Guy?” She smiled and said, “Well, there it is!” I think she’s convinced, do you? (Ha!)

Us at my cousin's wedding this summer.

Either way, I know that my heart and mind are aligned on this one. I met the right guy for me, at the right time in our lives, and he asked me the right question, and I said YES. Why is he so awesome? Well, this is a list I jotted down as an exercise to help me get my vows out on paper. I gave myself 2 minutes to write ten things I love about Gibran off the top of my head without a chance to over think it. I came up with this list in just under 80 seconds, and when I looked at it I realized that there’s so much to read between the lines. This list is why I know I’m marrying the right man. He’s IT because he’s my best friend (see #1, 4, and 5), he’s all about respect and love (see #2, 7, and 8), and we complete each other’s existence (See # 3, 6, and 10). Also, because he’s a GOOD MAN (see #9), and these days I really don’t meet that many of them walking around — seriously. I feel  blessed that we found each other!

Married? How’d you know he was the one? Engaged? Why did you say yes? I shared my list, so let’s see yours!

— The (Soon-to-Be) Wife

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WIVES GONE BAD: Bride Fakes Cancer to Get Wedding Freebies

7 Sep
Broken Heart
Image by Gabriela Camerotti via Flickr

In WTF news. A friend just sent me an article about a New York woman whose husband is now divorcing her because he found out she faked having terminal cancer to get free wedding perks for their big day. Looks like, Newburgh resident Jessica Vega and her family fooled everyone, groom included, into thinking her one dying wish was to say “I do” before she had to say goodbye to her true love and small child. They ended up getting free wedding flowers, photos, an Aruba honeymoon and a whole lot more out of the deal. Vega’s claiming exercise healed her, but it looks like her original doctor’s notes were fake. So sad. (Shaking my head.)

I would do a lot of things to save some of the money we’re spending on our upcoming wedding, but faking cancer is just unthinkable! The husband’s after a quick divorce and their kid. I hope it goes well for him. Wow!

I admit, I’ve often lied to Etsy.com vendors about my actual wedding date to get my goods on time, but that’s the extent of the lying on my part! Have you ever heard of a bride lying to get her way?

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OMG! We’re getting married in 43 Days!

4 Sep

It’s safe to say we’re freaking out now! (So much to do, so little time!) We’re going to make it official at The Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge in Warren, NJ on Sunday October 17th, 2010. I picked the place almost immediately after getting engaged last Christmas Eve. I’d been a big fan of the property for a while. I used to work as the Managing Editor for TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com and during my three years at those posts I saw A LOT of weddings come by my desk. Every time i saw one at the Stonehouse, I just knew we’d be right at home there. It’s cozy, nestled in a beautiful wooded area, and just modern enough for our tastes. It’s beautiful and we cannot wait to become man and wife there. Continue reading

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