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Danielle’s Proposal Story

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It’s officially two days before my WEDDING (holy crap) so I am taking a step down memory lane and sharing my proposal story with you! 

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I decided to invite some friends of ours over for game night. We sipped on wine (a lot of wine) and played cards against humanity. Of course, as the wine flowed, and we ended up splitting off; ladies inside and the men outside enjoying their cigars and whisky (little did I know they were talking about tomorrow). 
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Adam told me to get out of bed and get ready to go to the park. He asked me earlier in the week to take the pups to Girard Park while the weather was still nice. Well, 4 bottles of wine the night before had me a little foggy Sunday. I brushed him off and asked for 30 more minutes of shut eye.

Finally, I pulled myself out of bed, headache and all. Adam was putting on khaki shorts and a cute t-shirt. I proceeded to ask him why he wasn’t going to just wear comfy clothes to the park. I threw on my workout attire and told him I HAD to get a workout in after this to sweat out all that booze. He kept telling me to put something else on and that he knew I was not going to work out. (He’s usually right. We end up cooking and hanging out on Sundays.)

RIGHT OVER MY HEAD, Y’ALL.

We packed up the pooches and made a stop at Starbucks. We got the usual Sunday cold brews coffees, breakfast and puppachinos for the dogs. He asked if we could walk around UL first, of course I said why? (His original thought was to do it there, where he went to college) I said we should walk around the park first. We made a lap around and he kept looking for the little lake/pond in the middle.

I STILL AM OBLIVIOUS. We walked up to the dock as soon as everyone cleared out. There was literally not a soul in sight. B’SHERET! (The Yiddish term for “meant to be”)

We started chatting about the night before and how lucky we are to have such great friends in our lives. I told him myself and the girls were talking about moving to a new city one day and how it would be difficult to say good bye to each other (our friends).

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(I may have blacked out a little here…)

He chimed in and said, speaking of our future and us…. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I  am ready to be with you every step of the way.

He pulled a ring out of his pocket, but I didn’t even look because I was still in complete shock. We always knew we were meant to be. When you get older you know sooner whether or not someone is worth your time and if they will be a part of your future. But even so I had no idea when he would lock it down!

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I think he slightly blacked out as well. [Maybe he got down on one knee, it was a blur but yes…YES, he did!] He told me to look at the ring. I told him to put it on me and he did.

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IT WAS UN’FREAKING’BELIEVABLE.

We stood there for a solid 10 minutes crying with each other and letting everything sink in.

(Where were our dogs during that whole thing? Who knows? hahahaaa.)

After he popped the question… 

After that he was like, “Let’s get the heck out of here, my parents are waiting for us!”
Of course, on the day I get proposed to I forget deodorant AND I am wearing mis-matched workout gear. #onlyme

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We sat with his parents (who I can’t wait to be my in-laws), chatted about our future and what just happened! We met them for dinner at Dragos later that night. We celebrated with family, good champagne and wonderful well wishes from everyone we know.

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Adam, I can’t wait to be your bride.

Love, 

Your Fiancé 

Afterthought #1: Thank you, Dianna Rae and Chris (future mother-in-law) for helping my guy design out the PERFECT RING! It is everything I could have wanted plus much more. He’re the Love Story featured on Dianna’s Blog.

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Afterthought #2. Ashley, Brooke and I were chatting the night before about everything. I told them if they ever knew when Adam would propose to make sure my nails were done. WELP. She called me that morning to get our nails done, I still didn’t think anything of it. Thank goodness for great friends. Love you guys!

Welcome to Bridesy!

Welcome

It’s been quite the whirlwind over the past few months. The day is finally here! I am so excited to share with you, Bridesy and THE BRIDESY BLOG! Okay, so some of you may be thinking, well…I’m not engaged. This blog isn’t just for brides or newly engaged couples…we’re going to talk about beauty, trends, photography, planning, marketing, social media, food (yes food!), fashion and weddings! If you’re in a wedding coming up, if you’re the mother of a bride, a sister, a newlywed or just a gal in love with all things bridal, this is the blog for you! 

As a bride-to-be myself, (Less than 3 weeks until the big day…ahhh!)  I am fully immersed in everything wedding and bridal. Ever since my fiancé and I got engaged in 2017 (I will have whole blog post about our proposal!), I have fallen in love with the wedding planning process and all things bridal! I love to write, tell stories and take pictures…so I knew a blog would be a perfect way for me to share with YOU my experiences and the things I have learned along the way.

I started a YouTube special called “Wedding Wednesdays” where I would share something new in my wedding planning process once a week. (I will link the videos below for you to watch for some extra inspiration!) I halted my Wedding Wednesdays to launch, Bridesy! So, now I can blend the two into one!  

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While planning my wedding, I was constantly looking for ways to save money. I think we all can relate, right? I am always looking for a good bargain. (because I do have expensive taste sometimes and honestly being an adult isn’t cheap!) I also didn’t realize how much money this extravagant night was going to cost! So, all things aside, I was constantly online or in thrift stores looking for a cute white dress for my rehearsal dinner, some décor for my reception, shoes for a shower or jewelry for the big day. I kept thinking to myself, “Oh man, if only there was one place where I could go to shop all things bridal!”. (Not necessarily gowns but dresses for my bridal events, fun clothes for my bachelorette party and even décor for my reception that didn’t break the bank.) 

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I was always thumbing through resale apps on my phone looking for used dresses I knew other brides would never wear again. (because in all honestly, how many times do we wear a white dress or a white gown? Am I right?) I quickly hopped online and searched frantically for what I was looking for.

There are some resell shops out there for brides but… Nothinglikethis

It was November 11th, the day before our one-year engagement anniversary. I texted my fiancé and said “Hey, I have an idea and its EPIC, hear me out!”. We started brainstorming ideas and playing with names. I texted my sister and she helped me finalize the vision, BRIDESY!

My sister, Renee, went to school for graphic design, art and marketing, so she immediately got moving on our design and website! Just 4 days later we were a registered business and working LLC! What originally was going to begin as an app, is now a full-fledged website and blog. (APP coming soon, that’s a whole different beast.)

Thanks to our wonderful friends at Brightside Pictures, we created a little video to show you what we’re all about!

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Four months later, we are in motion! I am so excited for the future of Bridesy, LLC. I am excited to help brides find gorgeous additions to their wedding décor, cute dresses for their events and jewelry for their big day at 60% off retail. I am so excited for newlyweds to be able resell their goodies and make some extra cash after their wedding! All in all, this is a win for EVERYONE. I know wedding planning can get overwhelming, so were here to help save you money and help you look fabulous! 

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So there it is! Cheers to 2019 babes; a year full of weddings, saving money, making money and sharing tons of inspiration. 

Thanks for visiting!  See you next week.

XOXO,

Danielle

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