Saturday, October 3, 2009

october at the beach

I've been on a short sewing hiatus the last two weeks- work has been crazy, and then I got to escape down to Virginia Beach. Aaaah. You can't possibly be stressed out at the beach- even though it's October, it's fantastic down here. The ocean never fails to make me feel happy and centered.

virginia beach


And I got the surprise of my life the other day. Apparently the trip we took to see Master Chief up in Maryland was full of plotting, which I managed to entirely miss in favor of hanging out on the sand there with a few books. The other night we went out to one of our favorite restaurants here at Virginia Beach- and at the end of the meal, my sailor proposed. I was caught completely off guard, and made him repeat the question, because I was sure I wasn't possibly hearing that right. Oh geesh. So- we're engaged. No date, since that's pending what ship he goes to next. Wow.

I already have a gazillion thoughts on the dress I want to make. Silk eyelet, definitely. And obviously empire line. And short sleeves. I REALLY want to make my own cake, which might be a terrible idea, but I've been my family's cake baker for years. ;-) We're thinking small, just a party for our close friends and family. So here's a fancy wedding cake photo- this is from my best friend's wedding out in Seattle 3 years ago.


finishing the cake

16 comments:

BeeBee said...

CONGRADULATIONS!!! That's great, Wendy! Wishing you the very best and good luck with the cake and the dress! The cake in the picture is beautiful. YEA!

eword10 said...

That's amazing! Congratulations. Can't wait to see your dress. Enjoy your engagement.

Lisette M said...

Congratulations Wendy! Can't wait to start reading wedding dress posts!

KID, MD said...

Congratulations!! Wedding dresses are so fun!! Such a great excuse to buy beautiful fabrics that you might not ever otherwise. Have fun. I can't wait to see it.

Shannon said...

Best wishes for a long and happy future together!

Uta said...

Congratulations! What can be better than a vacation by the sea AND a proposal? I'm looking forward to a detailed day-by-day of the wedding preparations (and the dress, of course!).

lisa ann penrice said...

Congratulations !!!

Kat said...

Congratulations!!! That is amazing news. Maybe your honeymoon will be at some warm, beach destination.

Antoinette said...

Congratulations, Wendy! How fun to be able to make your own wedding dress. I know it will be amazing.

Karin said...

Congratulations! I hope you'll have a wonderful wedding. And I can't wait to see pics of the cake and ofcourse the dress!

Lindsay T said...

What fabulous news! Small, low-key weddings are the best. Can't wait to see the sewing details.

kbenco said...

How lovely. Best wishes for your future together, and I am looking forward to your cake and dress photos.

Kathi said...

Best wishes on your engagement!! My husband and I had a very small wedding for family only almost ten years ago. Six months later we had a bigger party at our house that was a housewarming/wedding reception type party. It was so nice because the wedding was intimate with just family and the party was relaxed since it was removed from the wedding day.
The cake is beautiful!

DanainDFW said...

Best wishes! Hope it all goes well.

Marji said...

Congratulations!!
And, small weddings are the best.

a little sewing on the side said...

congratulations! I can totally relate that the minute you were engaged, the very next thought was The Dress. Hee hee. I didn't care if we had hot dogs, plastic flowers, or cell phone pictures to capture the day. But boy that dress was important!!

Enjoy every minute of planning and sewing your dress. It is such a happy project.