Nope, not my engagement story…it’s somebody else’s!
Last week, I wrote a post titled Would You Upgrade Your Wedding Ring? and got a TON of feedback from people on it! One comment I got was from Mad Woman, one of my favorite bloggers. She blogs at A Diary of a Mad Woman and let me tell you, she can tell a story and has plenty of them to tell! This isn’t the first time she’s guest posted here…remember her story about her last Christmas being single?
Here’s the comment she left me:
I’ve been looking to upgrade for years. We bought our rings at Walmart 2 nights before the ceremony! Yeah there’s a story there but I’ll save it.
So of course I emailed her and told her I wanted to hear the story! I even told her I’d post it for her at my place. And she took the bait and is sharing the story of her engagement…enjoy!
Mama Needs A New Ring
Hi, I’m the Mad Woman behind the Blog. If we haven’t met, Yo, how’s it hangin?
Okay, that was just to demonstrate what those who already know me, know about me: I’m a little unorthodox.
Do you like eccentric better? I do too, so lets go with that. Hi, I’m the Mad Woman behind the blog, I’m eccentric. Would you like an illustration? Thought so.
Being that it’s June, I thought it I’d get all romantic on you and share a wedding story (Lets just forget the part that this story actually takes place in September.) Plus, Natalie had been talking about rings and well, of COURSE I had a story to tell.
Flashback to 2005, Adonis and I had been dating for four years and we had been getting pressure from both of our families to get married.Tired of all the subtle and not so subtle hints, I finally gave up my dream of living out eternity in sin and picked a date. I mentioned to Adonis’ parents that Labor Day was a nice time to visit Northern California and asked if they would be free to visit and that maybe it would be a nice weekend to get married.
Yeah, you read that correctly. I proposed to my in laws.
They didn’t mind.
Adonis didn’t seem to either and went along with my plan.
“Plan” is a bit of a stretch. I don’t really PLAN anything. I had my wedding dress made two weeks before the date. I found a chocolate fountain and margarita/pina colada machine one week before the big day. We spread the word to our friends and I crossed my fingers we remembered everything.
Two days before our appointment at the Justice of the Peace and the night before our family descended upon us, about 8 pm, Adonis realized he needed a couple of things from the store. As we wandered around Walmart, it occurred to me that we didn’t have rings for our ceremony.
Yup, we bought our wedding bands at Walmart. They were $10 each. Another fun little detail: since neither of us had been married before we really weren’t paying attention to the fact that Adonis had chosen to fit the WRONG finger for his band.
We are the consummate romantics aren’t we?
So maybe I should share one more tiny detail. There in that Walmart parking lot, sitting in my beat up little 1998 Civic, I turned to Adonis and mentioned to him that we were getting married in two days and that technically he had not proposed.
So he did.
“Will you marry me?”
“Yeah, I’ll marry you.”
See? Complete Romantics.
I love the story! So very romantic, Mad! Thanks for letting me share your story here…and I still want to hear that other story that you told me about in the email 😉
Also…if you or anybody that you know is looking to sell a ticket to the Evo Conference in July, please contact me! Thanks!