8.05.2011

wedding chicks + a formal hello


Oh my, girls. On Monday I awoke to an email from THE Wedding Chicks, my fav huuuge-o wedding blog, asking to post the bridesmaid boxes I shared a few weeks ago. I geeked out hardcore. As you can imagine, it took me a few hours to formulate a response that wasn't burgeoning with an obnoxious amount of smiley faces and exclamation marks. They responded sweetly and quickly, saying it would post on Wednesday. I held my breath...hoping they wouldn't suddenly decide my boxes were lame-o and kick them to the curb.

Wednesday came...and hooray! There my bridesmaid boxes were on Wedding Chicks! (Click here to check it out.) If that wasn't exciting enough, the kind comments on their post, the words left on my blog + the emails sent directly to me from those who'd seen the project were overwhelming. It's been a super amazing few days. And since a fair number of new ladies popped over after reading the post at The Wedding Chicks, I thought it only polite to introduce myself + my wedding details!

Sooo...hello there, I'm Bethany, and:

 
I'm a 25 year old Wisconsinite, a late-blooming college student, studying Art History. But I'm not " just a student", as I've recently committed myself to saying. (More here.)
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Last August, I went on a trip to Ireland with a boy I'd never met. We were introduced at-a-distance by our friends and began as simply pen pals...who grew into flirty pen pals...who grew into two people planning a dream trip together, although we'd never met face to face. (More here.)
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We fell in love on that trip to Ireland. This was mildly inconvenient given that he was (and still is) contracted in Iraq, living on base in Baghdad...and ten years older than me. (More here.)
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In June, I threw caution to the wind and got engaged to that boy, who loves me more than life. The feeling is mutual. (More here.)
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Our official hitchin' date is June 30, 2012, and we're exchanging vows in a very small ceremony on a ranch + vineyard, underneath a gorgeous tree in Annapolis, CA. (More here.)
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Gabe will remain overseas until shortly before our wedding. We're determined to force a geographical merge shortly after we say, "I do." In my wildest dreams, he'll be transferred to Europe and we can live in some Italian villa for a few years. Dream on, right? :)
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There's a lot more, but if you're looking for the bullet-pointed version of the last few months of my life...there you go! I'm so happy to have you around, and thank you oodles for stopping by. I do hope you will drop a comment or email so I can get to know you, too!

If you're looking to blog-hop: I'm guest posting over at Shannanigans today while Shannon is on vacay. She's got the whole marriage thing in the bag...and has already moved on to starting a family. I never cease to be amazed + jollied at her anecdotes, and am flattered to flap my gums over there! Hop on over.

14 comments:

  1. Love the post at Shannanigans!

    I've noticed your followers number bumping up on the daily lately and I'm not the least surprised! It's hard not to fall in love with you and the way you write about love and life!

    Your bmaids boxes were ingenious and I'm glad your thoughtfulness was recognized. (Speaking of thoughtfulness, I currently have a box of the cutest cupcake holders and flags sitting beside me- THANK YOU!)

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  2. How cool to get that exposure! Well deserved because those bridesmaid boxes were absolutely stunning! I can only imagine that the more details you share, the more people will want to see!!

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  3. YES! I just about jumped in the air when I saw this post. More people need to be enlightened as to how wonderful you are!!

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  4. I saw your bridesmaid box and thought, "hey, this girl is crafty and awesome!" and subscribed to your blog. This little introduction has given me goosebumps and made me swoon and I think you seem like a lovely, intelligent, whimsical person! Can't wait to keep reading. :) :) :)

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  5. That's exciting that you're bridesmaid gift was posted!! A cute gift, generous help for purchasing a dress, and freedom to pick something they will feel pretty in?? Your friends are the luckiest bridesmaids ever :)

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  6. congrats on the feature! I am working on figuring out how to ask my maids...your boxes are so thoughtful and serve as wonderful inspiration.

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  7. I found you through your "be my maid" boxes on Pinterest (woohoo!), so you're basically famous.

    Love your blog, and am your newest follower! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

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  8. that's amazing!!! congrats, girl!

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  9. I love love that you were asked to post about your bridesmaid boxes. Seriously, if I wasn't married yet I would have to use your idea because it was so beautiful and thoughtful.

    I'm so excited to see the rest of your wedding plans!

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  10. So glad to have stumbled across this blog. Love reading all of these wedding planning details and the summarized story of you and your boy :-)

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