Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Platinum Wedding Venues

If only my savings account was the same size as the Sultan of Brunei's ($22B). Apparently I have expensive taste buds. I love both of these venues, but alas, they are well out of our budget. I think both places have been featured on the show Platinum Weddings.

Belle Mer     Newport, RI
This place is by the same people that do The State Room in Boston. A bride from 2008 quoted the place was going for $40k.

Oheka Castle     Huntington, NY
This place has fabulous gardens, almost like the Palace of Versaille. This place is also hella expensive ~$50k

*SIGH* Perhaps I should stick with my request to not talk about wedding stuff for the first 3 months...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Ring

Please excuse my wrinkly hands. I need to drink more water. 

The Proposal

We had an amazing day at the Oregon Coast. I took Jake to the Tillamook Cheese Factory and introduced him to squeaky cheese (fresh cheese curds). We then spent the afternoon on the beach flying a kite (a Beavers kit mind you) and building a big sand castle.

That evening, we're watching the sun set. Our whole purpose of going to the coast was to watch a West Coast sunset over the Pacific Ocean. I'm completely absorbed in taking tons of pictures of the sun setting. Jake keeps trying to get my attention. I remember saying "just a sec, taking pictures." The camera battery dies, and he's thinking "THANK GOD!" Now that he's got my undivided attention, he asked me if I wanted him to "jau hoi" (Cantonese for "go away", it's what l'll tell Jake when he's bothering me). I told him no, and that's when he proceeded to say "good since I don't want to 'jau hoi' ever". That's when he got down on one knee and told me that he want to grow old with me and asked if I would marry him.

This is the part where I totally froze up. I was in complete shock since I didn't think he'd be proposing for at least another year. I remember staring at him and then the ring, back at him, and then the ring. I was like "what just happened?" After about a minute of shell shock, I did manage to say "yes."

We're Engaged!

Yeup, you heard right, we are engaged! Guess it's never too late to join the bandwagon ;)

When: August 31, 2009 7:52pm (PST)

Where: Balcony of our hotel room at the StarFish Manor Hotel, #11 in Lincoln City, OR

How: See "The Proposal" entry.

I bet your next question is "When's the wedding?" We don't know yet. As of right now, we're waiting till either 2011 or 2012. 2010 will be a crazy year for weddings, we will be attending 7 weddings that are scattered across the country!

Stayed tuned for crazy stories as we learn to live with one another, laugh at one another (I think we have this one down pretty good), and survive through the trials and tribulations of wedding planning and life in general.