Friday, November 12, 2010

Belle Turned Bride: How They Met

For the entire duration of our relationship Spencer has been exposed to weddings more than your average boyfriend. To say he is a good sport is an understatement. His football Sundays are often spent with a girlfriend on the sofa cutting out pictures from Martha Stewart’s latest for “inspiration” folders. In the summer our small dining room becomes a design workshop complete with the majority of Michael’s inventory. A stack of wedding magazines left on the coffee table was never considered a “hint” in our relationship. Spencer was doomed from the start.

Let’s rewind a few years…

We met at a bar, in Southie.

{Southie - n. a working class Irish American neighborhood of Boston, probably known most famously for being Whitey Bulger’s former digs; or for being the memorable back drop in 97’s Good Will Hunting. More recently it has become a popular neighborhood among recent college grads and young professionals from the “burbs”.}

Perhaps it was not the most romantic of beginnings, but my parents also met in a bar and have been happily married for over thirty years. They met at Cheer’s in Boston, “where everybody knows your name”. On the night we met, Spencer wanted to know my name, so I think it is fair to say that from the very beginning we were destined to follow in the footsteps of my parents.

Three years later what began as a bad pick up line at the local watering hole is about to become a marriage and we couldn’t be more excited! Spence is a genuinely kind, loving, funny and all around great guy, (a regular catch if I do say so myself). I cannot wait to marry him. Instinctively the inner planner in me also cannot wait to throw (and create) the party of the year…and so, the moment he slipped that beautiful diamond ring on my finger, the transition from “Belle” to Bride began.

This blog will follow our journey during the whirlwind of the year to come; because with an exuberant “YES!” I made it all so very official…this Wedding Belle is getting HITCHED!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Belle Turned Bride: A New Series

Meet Emily Griffin

Emily is a wedding and event planner with The Wedding Belle. She has a passion for design and event coordination which is sure to come in handy because Emily just got ENGAGED!!! We, at The Wedding Belle are so incredibly thrilled for our fellow Belle! Emily has been planning and assisting with weddings for 3 years, so she will have no problem honing in on her desires for her big day... or will she? Stay tuned because you get to find out!

Emily will be using this blog as her bi-weekly journal to talk about planning her wedding, starting this week! Hear from an industry insider about everything from her engagement story to choosing a venue, a date, a dress! You name it, Emily will be talking about it. Watch for her post on Thursday about how she and her fiance Spencer got engaged in Italy.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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