Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Operation Bridal Party is Complete!

Although the big day isn't for over a year it was essential for me to ask my bridal party ASAP, especially because two out of my 5 lovelies live out of state. So here's our timeline...

March 27, 2011: The Day Brad proposed

And because so many of you have asked how it's our story...

We had been searching for months for the perfect ring and had found some great contenders but none of them were the heavy weight champ of my diamond ring world. Meanwhile Brad had been making plans based on locations (Dallas, Cstat, Austin, and San Antonio) on how and when to ask. Finally, right before I left San Antonio to come back to Cstat we decided to go check out a new outdoor shopping area called the Quarry and right in front of us sat my ring. We walked into the store, tried it on, and instantly fell in love. It was exactly what I was looking for and more. A couple of weeks later when we were back in San Antonio he decided that it was time to buy the ring. The only issue was that the ring wasn't available in SA but was available in Austin but in the wrong size. Despite this, he bought the ring and intended for me to get it resized and then pop the question at another time. So we decided to drive separately to Austin so we could see his parents and try on the ring which ended up working out perfectly because he called my Dad and Abuelo to ask for permission. Once in Austin and at his parents house we went upstairs to his room. He took out the ring and asked me to try it on. Miraculously, it fit perfectly. The next thing I knew he was on his knee asking me if I would spend the rest of my life with him. He said that he knew that I wanted something romantical, but the more and more he planned it, the cornier his ideas got. In the end, he decided that he didn't want to wait anymore to be engaged to me. Cue the waterworks!! And the rest will become our colorful and incredible history and future...

That night after I made my upteen million calls I asked his sister to be one of my bridesmaids and she happily said yes!! Hence the creation of operation bridal party...

The next person that I set out to ask was my MOH (Maid of Honor). To me this was an easy decision. When I think of Maid of Honor I automatically thought of someone who has been an unwaivering person in my life and without their help and encouragement I would have never moved back to Texas. Mindy is one of my best friends and the sister I never had but always wanted. Although we only started hanging out once I moved back I've known this girl for a long time through my brother.

I decided to buy her a cookie with a poem on it and have it shipped to her apartment. The only hiccup was that USPS delivered it to the wrong apartment complex!! For days I was calling the company trying to track down her package and finally it was delivered. On Monday, April 25th, She laughed, cried, and said yes leaving two down and three to go.

The next covert operation was highly secretive and required lots of planning and redirection. Luckily, the flight was already secured and surprises were wrapped in their little boxes, all I had to do was fight my urge to blab and wait for Memorial Day Weekend. Finally the weekend came and the girls picked me up from the airport in KC and we headed to lunch, which fell perfectly in with my plan. Unbeknownst to the girls, I bought two fortune cookies that doubled over as jewelry boxes. Each cookie had a special note inside asking them to be my bridesmaids. Once we were at lunch, ironically of all places, a Japanese restaurant (I know they don't serve fortune cookies there, but hey it was close enough), I gave them their boxes and waited for them to open them. On Saturday, May 28th, With big smiles they accepted, we hugged and chowed down on some delicious sushi, leaving me with one more target to go...

My last and final bridesmaid is my cousin Mica. I've kinda already asked her over the phone but haven't had the chance to ask her in person. I will however see her this weekend so for all intents and purposes, Operation Bridal Party has been completed!!

Now the fun begins!! I love these girls so much and cannot wait to celebrate this important time in my life with them.

About Mariam

Life is sweet

Life is sweet

And they lived happily ever after

And they lived happily ever after

One day a beautiful Jewish girl met a nice Jewish boy and made their mothers very, very, very happy

One day a beautiful Jewish girl met a nice Jewish boy and made their mothers very, very, very happy

About Me

For those of you who know me, writing has always been one of my passions, with the exception of my Masters or any ridiculously long testament within the wide world of Academia. I've only had the pleasure of blogging a couple of times, mostly for a few classes in graduate school, but figured it was time to organize my numerous thoughts and musings with all of you out there in cyber land. I created this page because my mind is always running and often times my thoughts get lost in the hubub. Plus, my friends have always said that I'm a great storyteller, so I'd love to share them now with you. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this... Throughout the past 33 years of my life I've seen, heard, and experienced so many different things as well as had many adventures and dream of so many possibilities. But in short, what it comes down to is this..I'm just a little Jubana trying to make a difference in the world. Everyday I live my life to the fullest and have fun doing it. Life can't always be about work or how much money you make. There's so much more to life than that.