As most of you know, RICHIE AND I ARE ENGAGED! We are so blessed to be sharing this time with all the wonderful people in our lives and are enjoying every moment!
Richie and I met roughly 10 years ago through family friends, but didn’t start dating until seven years later. We were at a Fourth of July party that our families attend every year, when something just clicked. A few days later, we went on our first date and the rest is history!
I was in college when we started dating and since then I have grown so much thanks to him. We make up for each others shortcomings, compliment each other, and make a damn good team! As time goes on, Richie continues to make me feel secure, loved, and confident in who I am spending the rest of my life with. He is a genuinely good man, which (trust me) that is hard to find nowadays! Richie has changed me for the better and I cannot wait to call him my husband. Still crazy to know that we are GETTING MARRIED!!
Richie asked me to marry him on a small boat in the harbor of Positano, Italy. It was just the two of us and by far the most magical moment of my life. He asked my parents’ permission, got my ring size from my best friend, and chose the shape (pear) I have always wanted. He put so much time and thought into making everything perfect for both of us. Well almost perfect…. Richie dropped the ring while on one knee trying to put it on my finger. One more bounce and my beautiful engagement ring would’ve been lost at sea! It makes for a fun story now, but at the time we nearly had a heart attack!
After I said yes (of course), we sailed up the Amalfi Coast to a hidden beach called Fiordo de Fuere. We anchored next to new friends from Greece and Australia, popped champagne, jumped off the surrounding cliffs, and entered engagement bliss. And yes, I was one of those basic girls who posted a ring shot as soon as I found WiFi. Hey, when you’ve been waiting for this moment and its better than you’ve ever imagined, you want to scream it from the rooftops!
(Fun Fact: I wanted Richie to buy a speedo thinking it was very “European” and all the guys would be wearing them……he was usually the only one in a speedo….)
We have decided to settle into our new lives, save some money, and enjoy the engagement chapter without rushing into planning! Our wedding will take place Fall 2019 in Southern California. I will be sharing the entire planning process and if you have any recommendations for a bride-to-be please let me know! I can use all the help I can get!
Thank you for those who take the time to learn about my life through this blog!
“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”~When Harry Met Sally