Tuesday, January 12, 2016

To Have and to Hold: Our Proposal

Hey everyone, 

I feel like I've been avoiding my blog lately - if that makes any sense. I just feel frustrated with myself that I haven't been able to make it this big vision I have of what a blog should be that is stuck in my brain. And then I decided, screw it, this is for me first and foremost and if I can only post every other month, that's how it is going to be. *cue sassy head shake here* But seriously, I'm working on being okay with that and just being as honest as I can be with myself first and whoever reads this second. 

So, I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures of all time: These are Kuchanda and my proposal photos! Eeeeeee!! 

We were in Philly for his family Thanksgiving and he asked his cousin (who is an AMAZING photographer) to take some "Christmas card pictures" for us. So, off we scuttled to Valley Forge to get some great shots.   Then, while we were in the courtyard of the old church building there, he gave me this locket which had 4 photos spots - the first has my grandparents' wedding photo from 1944, the second my parents' wedding photo from 1974, and then the third spot had a little paper saying, "Will you marry me?" with a fourth spot waiting for our wedding photo!  I, of course, said yes while bawling like a baby when he held out a beautiful 1940's ring. 

The dress that I am wearing is thrifted (duh) but more importantly, it was the dress I wore for the first time he and I met/our first date. We met on Tinder (crazy, right?) a couple of months before I graduated college, almost two years ago now. He's the best: caring, goofy, and just rolls with all my crazy ideas - like getting up at 6:00 to go to an estate sale or going to a glow in the dark monster themed mini golf place. He's been there for me during some really wonderful times in the past year and a half, but some really difficult times too. He's more than I could have ever asked for and I am so excited to be marrying him. <3