Feb 24, 2009

the married survey

I got this idea from Jen over at The McCradys. I thought it was so cute and fun.

The Story of Jon Micheal Dechiro
& Lauren Elissa Muelle
r Dechiro

1) Did you have a traditional Proposal? Not really. Jon designed my ring and ordered it in time to propose on my birthday, but when it came in they had messed up and it had to be re-done. It ended up not being ready until the week after my birthday. It was a Saturday and I had gone to run errands that morning. When I got home Jon asked if I wanted to go to lunch...which I would never turn down. So we decided to go to our favorite lunch place and Jon suggested that we take lunch out to Mt. Bonnell and have a picnic. We ate lunch over looking the great scenery and Jon started telling me how I was his best friend and that he loved me. I didn't catch on so I kept responding back with how he was my best friend and I loved him too. Finally he pulled my ring out of his pocket and asked me to me his wife...I obviously said yes! We went back to Mt. Bonnell for our engagement pictures.

2) When was your wedding day? March 25, 2007

3) What day of the week was it? Sunday evening

4) Church/court/other? The wedding was at Kindred Oaks, a beautiful outdoor location in Georgetown. I feel in love with the location the first moment I saw it!

5) What song played while the bride walked down the aisle? Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8. Not very traditional, but it was perfect for me.

Oh and I went barefoot...you can see my toes in this picture. :)

6) How many in your wedding party? 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, 2 ushers, and 1 flowergirl

7) How many guests were invited to your wedding? I think we sent out a little less than 200 invitations. Since the wedding was in the Austin area and most of the invites went to people in the Dallas and Tyler area we only had about 100 people at the wedding. It was perfect and just what we wanted, our closest family and friends.

8) How long were you engaged? We got engaged in December and married in March, so 4 months! To be fair we started discussing wedding plans before the engagement. We knew we wanted to get married outside and lets be honest no one wants to go to an outdoor wedding in the middle of the summer in central Texas. Once I feel in love with the venue we had to pick a date that they had open. My friends said I couldn't plan a wedding that fast, but everything worked out perfectly and I wouldn't change a thing.

9) Who did you hire as your photographer/videographer? Our photographers were from Schmitt Photography. They did a perfect job of capturing our wedding from start to finish. I didn't want the traditional "table" shots, I wanted the candid moments and they did exactly that!

10) Did you have a DJ or a band? We had a DJ for the ceremony and the reception. She did a great job.

11) Did your father walk you down the aisle? Of course! We did a knock knock joke at the beginning to relax our nerves. :)

12) What color were the bridesmaid dresses & groomsmen vests? Bridesmaids wore sage green tea length dresses with pearls and the groomsmen wore the traditional black tux with white shirts.

13) Who was your Maid Of Honor/ Best Man? My maid of honor was my sister Kymberly and Jon didn't have a best man, he said all 4 guys were his bestmen. :)

14) Did you have a bridal shower? Yes! I had 3 wonderful showers. 2 in Plano (one regular shower, and one lingerie shower, and 1 in Austin.

15) What type of limo did you get? We didn't need a limo. Kindred Oaks had a beautiful bed and breakfast for us. So when the reception was over we just walked to our room...very convenient!

16) Where did you go for your Bachelorette/Bachelor Party? We went shopping and then back to our new house for a slumber party. That day we all went out to get our nails done which was a blast. Jon and his guys went to Dave and Busters after the rehearsal dinner.

17) The night before your wedding, did you sleep? Actually I think I slept pretty well.

18) What type of wedding gown/tux did you two wear? My dress was a strapless A-line with bead work on the bodice. My favorite part was the slanted waist and the lace-up back. Jon wore a black tux, black vest and white shirt.

19) Did you have a veil? Yes, a very simple one. I only wore it for the ceremony.

20) What was the funniest moment from your wedding? Probably when the girls were getting ready and they all started singing "we're going to the chapel" to me. :)

21) How was the weather? Actually it rained...yes at our outdoor wedding it rained. BUT it didn't ruin a thing. It started raining after the ceremony, everyone had already gotten food and sat down under the covered pavilion. It only rained for about 10 minutes and then the rest of the night was perfect.

22) Did your bridal party deck out the get away car? yes, but we didn't find it until the next morning when we were heading home. The decorated both cars since we drove separately to the venue. We parked them outside when we left for our honeymoon and when we got back our neighbors came out and congratulated us on getting married...apparently they had seen the cars.

23) Where did you go on your Honeymoon? We went to San Fransisco. We spent 3 days in the city and 2 days in Nappa...heavenly! We want to go back!

24) What was your favorite part of your wedding day? Walking down the isle and seeing Jon smiling.

25) How long have you been married? 1 year, and 11 months today. :)

26) Rings? Beautiful. My engagement ring is a 3 stone princess cut, and my wedding band has 5 small princess cut diamond to match. Jon's ring is super light and made of titanium.

27) Did the bride change her name? For sure. I have always wanted to get address labels that say Mr. and Mrs....

28) Any anniversary traditions? We have more of a dating tradition. We go to the kite festival in March every year...which is were we first started to get to know each other (we met the night before at a concert). We are thinking about staying at a bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg this year. We went for the day last year for our anniversary so maybe that will be a tradition.

29) Anything special about the day/time of year you were married? Well we met in March 2 years before we got married so March was a good month. Other than that nothing special.

30) Words of wisdom? Above our bed it says "Always kiss me goodnight". I think those are perfect words to live by.

If your married its your turn. What's your story?


The Haynes Family said...

Hey Lauren! Your cute blog makes me want to try digital scrapbooking... what editing program do you use? I've tried Picasa & it's not working so well for me.

Thanks!! :)

Nicki and Mathis said...

great story!! BEAUTIFUL pictures!! i want to write ours soon too! :)