August 18, 2008

In Love With A Girl

And our last finalist ... I think you'll be loving this one! :)

WEDDING BLOGGING – FROM THE GROOM’S PERSPECTIVE…

The Intro’s:
For all of you reading this blog thinking “let’s see what this bride has to say about her wedding planning to date, and if she’s going through the same fun &/or stress as me” you’re going to get a little surprise.....I’m the groom!

It seems that most of the blogs out there are from the bride’s point of view which is most likely due to the fact that every groom’s head is spinning and the last thing we have the ability to do right now is blog about the process.

So on with the introductions. My name is Lawrence, and I’m a 28 year-old software sales representative. My Fiancée’s name is Kate and she is 26 years old. She works full-time in Toronto and is back at university part-time. She plans our wedding in her spare time (with my assistance of course).

We met (and sparks flew…) during the 2003 blackout while were scrubbing 1000’s of restaurant dishes (by hand) in the kitchen of the hotel chain we both worked for. At the time, we were both in relationships – but shortly thereafter we began dating.

Fast-forward to December 25th, 2007 - the day I proposed. Kate had always told me that she never wanted to get engaged on Christmas Day because it was, well… “corny”. I know, I know, you’re all probably thinking “buddy, if she told you she didn’t want to get engaged on Christmas, why did you do it?” And, you’re probably right – but the thing is over the past 5 years I have tried hopelessly to surprise Kate on numerous occasions (and I do mean NUMEROUS) and it has always ended the same way.... let’s just leave it at… NOT GOOD! So my plan was brilliant – she would never expect it. And, let me tell you, she certainly didn’t suspect a thing! That’s right - chalk one up for Lawrence!

Anyways, roughly a week after the proposal, the wedding planning started. So far we’ve booked our venue and photographer, but I’ll continue to fill this engagement blog with all the details of what it’s like preparing for a wedding, from MY perspective.

So, please stay tuned over the next 15 months as we plan our October 17, 2009 wedding, buy our first house, and potentially get a job transfer to London, England. All I ask is that you bear with me. I’m learning as I go.


4 comments:

Crystal said...

What a great idea! I am very excited to see how this wedding unfolds from the groom's perspective! This gives the blog contest a modern twist that will DEF have me returning to read more!!!! Also, considering many grooms may not have too much input into wedding planning b/c of their lovely brides (wink wink), it will be refreshing to check back and see what Lawrence has to say!

Anonymous said...

Wow this was interesting to read and get the grooms perspective. It's nice to see a man who takes notice of what's going on with the wedding and is doing what he can to help his soon to be wife. Keep up the great work Lawrence!

Motley said...
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The Virtual Bridesmaid said...

I love that the groom is involved!

Shannon
The Virtual Bridesmaid
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