Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the details of wedding planning that we forget the whole reason we’re getting married – the fact that we’ve found “the one” we want to spend forever with!
Williams-Sonoma wants to hear your “The Moment I Knew” story! They are sponsoring a $150 gift card giveaway to one WeddingFanatic reader who shares her (or his) own super sweet (or funny) story! How fabulous!
To kick things off, I’m going to share my own “moment I knew” story. I hope you’ll enjoy (and laugh with me as I tell it :P).
I met Brandon many, many, many years ago at the ripe old age of six. It was the first day of Kindergarten and as luck would have it, we were seated at the same table of eight. Okay, so maybe it was less luck and more a matter of fact that our last names were close together when put in alphabetical order, which is how the seating chart worked at the time.
Throughout the first few weeks of school, Brandon continually made me laugh by saying funny things and dancing to and singing “Father Abraham” – a totally awesome song where you end up moving every part of your little Kindergarten self – right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg, head – by the time you get to the last verse.
I knew then, at the moment I realized I wanted to sing “Bicycle Built for Two” to him, that he was the one for me. (Thanks for teaching that song to me, mom!) But of course, neither of us were into serious relationships at the time. 😉 I sang it to him anyway, and I’m pretty sure he just thought I was a weirdo.
Fast-forward to the 8th grade. Both fans of AIM, we started chatting every night, for hours at a time. Finally, he “asked me out” (via IM of course). I told him, “Well, I’ll have to ask my parents. Let me get back to you on that.” I know I know, please try to contain your laughter…. The rest is pretty much history.
And though we’ve been together for almost nine years, I still have “the moment I knew” moments all the time – things he does, things he says, when we dream and laugh together – and they always remind me why he’s the man I love and want to start a family with (though the thought of actually having kids still terrifies me…just a bit ;).
NOW, for the giveaway details!
Here are the rules for the $150 gift card giveaway for Williams-Sonoma –
1. Sign up for Williams-Sonoma’s Bridal Registry. If you’re already registered with W-S, add another item to your registry to enter and include said item in your comment.
2. Leave a comment on this post telling us that you’ve registered (or added an item), and share your own “Moment I Knew” story (it doesn’t need to be as long as the one above!). Bonus: Get an extra entry by posting a link to your public registry in your comment.
3. The contest ENDS Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 12:00am CST. The winner will be announced (and emailed) on Tuesday, September 28th.