Welcome to my BRIDAL BLOG! A little over a month ago, "Boyfriend" proposed and obviously, I said "YES!" Jeff and I were torn about what to call "Boyfriend" now that we're engaged and a lot of you were mixed about whether or not you wanted to know his real name, but incase you missed it, "Boyfriend" is now FIANCE and his name is John. :)
John and I have been together for about 2 and a half years. He's calm, cool, and collected ... and as many of you know, I'm the complete opposite. I guess it's true, opposites really DO attract. We couldn't be more excited to spend forever together and feel so blessed to have found eachother.
THE PROPOSAL: John completely surprised me. I LOVE surprises . . . but i'm kind of hard to surprise because I think 5 steps ahead of everything, so i'm always trying to guess things. Little did I know that a GIRLS DAY was going to end with a romantic proposal. So, my friend Tanya and I had a girls day. We went shopping all morning at Hobby Lobby for crafting stuff for Christmas. We literally spent 2 hours there - it's like Michaels on steroids. After Hobby Lobby, we had a day at the spa scheduled at Sapphire Salon and Spa. The works. We spent some time in the sauna with a bottle of champagne, then got a couples massage, (so much fun to do with a friend, we were laughing almost the entire time) then got manicures, pedicures, and blow outs. It was the perfect day of fun and relaxation. Sapphire really knows how to pamper a girl. They even did my makeup! Just when we were about to leave, Joelle (a girl who works there) handed me a mini treasure chest type of box that was filled with notes (memories) and coordinating photos. I soon realized it was from John and started crying. Instead of me continuing to write this story . . . Tanya was AMAZING and RECORDED the entire thing and then put together this incredible video. She's an awesome friend and having this video means so much to me. (Especially because I was so shocked and overwhelmed that I hardly remembered everything that happened)
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Check back for more updates on the wedding planning process. I'm so excited to start planning our big day and i've received so much love from many of you after our engagement that this is a place we can share the wedding planning with you!
I'm so happy for you. Every woman should have a man as romantic as John.
Oh My God!
Oh My GOD!
:) Thank you! -Amanda
That was one of the best proposals I have ever seen! Congrats!
That was awesome.....brought tears to my eyes
That was absolutely adorable :) Congratulations Amanda & John. May you have many many blissful years ahead of you.
My iPad can't show me the video :(. I'm soooo bummed! I missed how you got engaged so I was thrilled to see your blog. You, btw, are excellent!! I love love love listening to you. You are so smart and very well spoken!! You go girl. Trisha
Thank you for sharing that with your listeners! I enjoy listening to you everyday on my way homw from work and that was really sweet to share something so personal! Much love to you and John!
Congratulations! What a sweet way to show you how much he cares about you! Tears were streaming down my face =) Best Wishes and thanks for sharing a very intimate moment with your listeners!
amanda & John
congratulations on your engagement. May you have many many happy years together.My
husband and I have been married for 35 years. Congrats again Love you Amanda & John.Love Jo-ann & Ron
Congrats!! Was excited that you and jeff were talking aboit the video and I came on to watch and it wont play on my phone!! Congratulations to the 2 of you again!!
Awww man! Yeah, the file is too big to work on a phone - hope you get to see it on a computer! XO Thanks!
Being surprised is the best! Congrats. Now you need to go to NY and get on Say Yes To The Dress!!
yay for you and john
i heard you were doing this and having dying to see this since i heard you on the radio yesterday! so happy for you both, wait i think you should go vowed. they have designer dresses for half the price or something, they have a tv show too, forget what it is called. anyway now that i am done crying going to watch again, this was so sweet. what a great team you will always be, cant wait to see the babies!
Thank you for all of the wonderful comments! By the way - I did already Say Yes to the Dress! My mom and I went shopping when I was home in RI and bought the 3rd one I tried on. I'll blog about it next week! :) XOXO
Thanks for sharing this special moment with everyone! I enjoyed every single detail of the engagement! You are a very lucky girl! I could not stop smiling watching the whole video, made my day :)
I was watching your proposal at work and when my boss walked in he thought something bad had happened by the tears streaming down my face. That was such a sweet video. Hope you and John have a happy, healthy long life. The one thing someone told me and to this day (after 25 years) I still find it to be true. "Communication is the key, if it bothers you talk it out or you will stew yourself right into a divorce." Good luck. Look forward to your future posts.