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Old 01-28-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
rphelps27
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Jersey
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Renee & Trae's 4/4/13 WP & GF Wedding


Well Like most brides on here I have spent some time checking out everyones PJs so I thought since I am 65 days out... it's time to post my a PJ myself.
Our Story:
I am a Spanish teacher and field hockey coach in NJ. I met Trae one night when I brought my field hockey team to his training facility. He trains athletes of all ages, 10 year olds, high school kids, college athletes and some professionals. Clearly I went looking my worst with a side pony tail and sweat pants (JK about the side pony). Here was this guy who I thought was a typical "Gym Rat". Well the facility he works at offers adult classes so I started taking them and after 2 months of being "tortured" and flirted with by Trae, I finally agreed to go out with him. Once I got to know him, he was not the "gym rat" I thought he was. LOL
The Proposal:
As a high school teacher, one of the perks is being asked to chaperone the Senior Trip to Disney World. So in 2011, I was on the Senior Trip and came up with a brilliant plan. I wanted to take Trae to WDW because he had never been and I know he would love it. He decided that he wanted to bring his parents since they had never been either. So I said, ok I will bring mine as well. This was our Christmas present to our parents that year. The trip was booked for the 1st weekend in December 2012.
Since I'm a major planner, I started making an itinerary and wanted to make reservations. I totally got made fun of by the way, but I knew that we would have a difficult time finding somewhere good to eat. So my mom called me a week before our trip and said "I always wanted to eat in the Castle, do you think we can make a reservation?" My first reaction was laughter, I said, "There's no way we can get in with a week's notice, I'm sure it's booked." So she said that she was going to call and wouldn't you know, 20 minutes later she called and told me we have a reservation for Thursday (12/1/12) night. I was shocked but thought nothing of it. (Here's the real deal: Trae and decided he was going to propose and wanted it to be somewhere special. He called Disney and spoke to an event planner who totally hooked us up.)
So it's Thursday morning and I am ready to go, we decided to go to the MK because that's the best place to take 1st timers. I was of course like a little kid and Trae was a little cranky (I now understand why). At one point I thought, if he is going to act like this at WDW, we are breaking up when we get home. (LOL) Towards the afternoon, I did not feel like going back to the room to get changed and finally my dad put his foot down and said he wanted to rest for a little bit. I hated the outfit I was wearing because it was a little bit colder than I planned for at night and of course was a little cranky.
Now that we are seated, next to the window no less, we order our dinner and I could tell there was something wrong with Trae, he ate 2 bites and was like "I'm full." I loved getting my picture with all the princesses and was having a blast so I really wasn't paying much attention to him and then dessert came. Everyone got their dessert except for us and I thought that was strange. All of a sudden a covered dish was put in front of me and I thought, "what is this, I only ordered the chocolate mousse." Well as soon at the waiter lifted the cover I think I screamed and Trae was beside me on one knee. I was completely taken by surprise when I saw a diamond ring in a glass slipper on top of a bed of roses, while the fireworks were happening behind us.
Of course I said yes and then found out there was a Disney photographer there. I literally had no clue it was going to happened because we had talked about engagements and even went ring shopping but 2 weeks before the trip, Trae told me he wanted to put the engagement talks on hold because he is extremely busy with work in the winter. So thus begins my Fairy Tale... engaged in the castle.
I will post pics of the ring ASAP
More to come soon...
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