She Said Yes! Now What?

One night my boyfriend and I returned home from a night out with friends. During the drive home we decided to watch an episode of “Gilmore Girls” and then go to bed. I’m a huge fan of the show and it felt like I had waited a lifetime for my boyfriend to join me so we could start the episode. He finally arrived but approached me slowly, almost cautiously. My eagerness to watch TV all but evaporated as he pulled a small black box from behind his back and dropped to one knee.


Is this really happening?


The reality hit me like a ton of bricks when he asked me to marry him. Elated and shocked, of course I said yes! He slipped the ring on my finger and just like that, it was done. The Proposal – the moment all us girls dream of – was over. It was everything I had hoped for: simple, elegant and sweet.


My boyfriend fiance joined me on the couch and then it was silent. I looked at him and asked “What now?” He shrugged and I furrowed my brow. Hmm…no one ever tells the story of what happens in the minutes after the proposal.


After the initial shock wore off, we reveled in the moment and everything it represented. We were starting a new chapter in our life together. We excitedly rattled off ideas for our wedding – colors, themes, possible dates, etc. Our first decision was our colors: dark purple and gold. But we were wedding planning novices and didn’t know what to do next. We figured (hoped) it would all follow a logical progression, and we knew we’d have to ask around for advice.


I had no clue how to plan a wedding. I’d never bought flowers, booked a venue or called caterers. This blog is for any other wedding novices out there. Follow along on my journey from wedding amateur to blushing bride. Learn from my experiences as you’re traveling on your own road to the altar.

By the way, we never watched that episode of “Gilmore Girls.” We watched repeats of “Family Feud” instead. I mean, who doesn’t love Steve Harvey?




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