22 July 2008

a walk down memory lane

I got this from Shyla's Blog. I think I've probably told this story a million times, but it 's in celebration of D-Train's engagement!!!!!!!!!! He is going to have a story like this soon, if the Lord tarries.

1. Where/How did you meet?
Oh me, well let's just put it this way, we met through mutual friends that happened to live at parts of the world we were living at different times. John and I corresponded through e-mail.

2. How long have you known each other? just under 4 years, I guess

3. How long after you met did you start dating? We were dating from the start. I wasn't going to write someone across the globe that faithfully for another reason.

4. How long did you date before you were engaged? 6 months

5. How long was your engagement? 10 months

6. How long have you been married? over two years

7. What is your anniversary? March 18, 2006

8. How many people came to your wedding reception? 70 something

9. What kind of cake did you serve? carrot cake, lemon chiffon, and mocha raspberry

10. Where was your wedding? Forest Ranch Baptist Church

11. What did you serve for your meal? We had Hors D'oeuvres which included bacon wrapped dates, etc. I forgot (isn't that terrible?). John and I didn't have any of them. For dinner we had chicken curry, a chicken broccoli dish, raita, grape walnut salad, rice, and naan.

12. How many people were in your wedding party? 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, one flower girl/ring bearer, 2 ushers. I think that's it.

13. Are you still friends with them all? yep, as far as I know.

14. Did your spouse cry during the ceremony? afterwards he did.

15. Most special moment of your wedding day? doing the hokey pokey after the ceremony with the wedding party and having my brother involved

16. Any funny moments?
the funny thing was that the wedding party had a hoot together and they didn't know each other from a hole in the ground, previously. I think my friend Stephanie and my bridesmaid Melissa went to N.Y. to see a our friend, a groomsmen, Steve last year sometime. Crazy. John and I laugh about that.

17. Any big disasters? The day went smoothly, but I do have one regret. Steve (groomsmen) from India, not really understanding this whole American wedding thing, as the wedding party was being introduced asked me if I wanted another couple of friends introduced. I was taken aback and was like "no". Not meaning to be a jerk, but surely I came across that way. Oh well. It was the wedding party's time and since they were not in the programs by name, they were being introduced.

18. Where did you go on your honeymoon? We spent 3 or 4 days in Fort Bragg area, but our really honeymoon was a road trip to Spain (John's first experience camping).

19. How long were you gone? 10 days

20.IF YOU COULD GET MARRIED AGAIN - IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU WOULD CHANGE? nothing- Oh I would have told Kimbo to hold the flowers on her arm. I think she got nervous, and I would have had the runner thing unrolled just before I came out. No biggy.

21. Greatest strength as a couple? we sharpen each other pretty well

22. Greatest challenge as a couple? working as one (single for so long)

23. What did you dance your first dance to? the hokey pokey, of course

24. Describe your wedding dress: Ummmm....I had this huge cyst, but my Grandmother did a wonderful job with a high waisted flowing dress with lace bodice and cap sleeves.

25. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding? whew!, let's see, hydrangeas, roses, (my Grandma is going to kill me for not remembering), did I have orchids? Well anyway, I better not dig a deeper hole. Lot's of grapes, I know that, it was a Tuscan themed wedding.

26. Are your wedding bands engraved? yes, "Therefore what God has brought together (his)...let no man come between" (mine).

27. How old were you when you got married? 29 (me) and 36 (him)


MajorScoop said...

I just found your blog off of the the scholten's blog. How fun! It was really good to see you on Sunday.

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Amanda said...

great now i have to have lemon chiffon cake! Wow 10 months you held out pretty long! I don't think it took casey and I 10 months to do the whole thing. I wish I had a courtship time though.

Stephanie Gorney said...

your wedding was probably the best wedding i've ever been to! i was able to see old friends and meet new friends! melissa and i still talk about once a month and we are planning another reunion sometime this winter. i'm so happy that you found your best friend and that he found you!