My name is Erin and I've been contemplating starting my s&t for a while, and I finally feel like I have enough planned to share! My FH's name is Ben, and we are getting married on March 3rd next year, which is just over 8 months away (EEK!).Our Story
FH and I met on the night of Black Saturday, February 7, 2009, at a local nightclub. We clicked straight away, but I was too shy to ask for his number, and he forgot to ask for mine! He went out the next week hoping to see me and get my number, which he did and we've been together ever since. Currently I'm 26 and FH's 27, and we live together. He works in a warehouse, and I am in my last year of my Masters degree in Social Work.The Proposal
FH and I had talked about marriage last year, and I knew that he would ask when he was ready. We were at a friend's wedding last December when I caught the bouquet. What I didn't know is that FH had bought my e-ring 4 days earlier, and he took this as a sign that it was meant to be. Yet he still made me wait!
We went for a holiday in February to Langkawi and Penang in Malaysia, which also coincided with our 2 year anniversary. I had hopes that he would propose, but I didn't want to get my heart set on a proposal in case I was disappointed.
On our anniversary we took a chair lift ride to the top of one of Langkawi's tallest mountains and were enjoying the amazing views when FH started saying all this really sweet stuff, and then he pulled out the most amazing ring. I think I might have screamed a little, and I know that I grabbed the ring and put it straight on. I don't think that the smile came off my face after that!
Of everyone, my mum had the best reaction. We dropped in to her work to see her on the way home from the airport, and she was excited to see us, hugging us and asking us about our trip. I held out my hand showing the ring, and she started screaming, before dragging me into her work and yelling out to the ladies she works with: "We're engaged!"
And now, for some pictures.
Firstly, my ring:
And, my dress! Its SaBelle, from Maggie Sottero, and I've ordered it from bridalgown.net
I feel like a princess in it!!The Ceremony Venue
I feel like I have researched every wedding venue in Melbourne, and I am very happy with our choice.
Our ceremony is going to be held at the Melbourne Town Hall, in the Portico Balcony overlooking Swanston St.
Here is a picture of the town hall from outside:
And here's a picture of a wedding on the balcony
Lastly, here is a picture of the entrance to the town hall, which has great photo opps!The Reception Venue
And my favourite choice of all, our reception is going to be at the Melbourne Aquarium, in the Fish Bowl. Here's some pics:
We are only having about 65 guests, and so we will be able to fit a band and dancefloor in the Fish Bowl. Due to sound restrictions, drums aren't allowed, but we should be able to find a good acoustic band.
Well, thats all from me for today! Thanks for reading, enjoy!