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Ashley & Geoff's Wedding Journal!
Welcome to whitechiffon, the wedding journal of Ashley &… 
4th-Feb-2007 03:33 pm
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Welcome to whitechiffon, the wedding journal of Ashley & Geoff! Now that we're engaged, we thought it would be fun for both of us to keep this journal. That way we can look back on our time as fiancees all the way to the alter. Plus we can share the details with all our friends and family.

So ok, ok, it's time to give you all the complete story that you've all been waiting for! All the pictures and information from Geoff's beautiful & romantic proposal of marriage to me!

Geoff had Friday off from work & was planning on making raviolis for dinner. He seemed pretty excited about it & kept mentioning it, so I did sort of feel like something was going on. But I really didn't think a proposal was possible!

So Friday comes around and I leave to go to work. And my lame car wouldn't start. I didn't have time to deal with it, so I just took Geoff's car. I called him later in the morning to let him know and he sounded really stressed about it. I told him we could just go to the store for dinner stuff when I got home. But he was still disappointed. He told me just to call him when I was close and he'd just run outside to meet me.

Well then I knew something was definitely going on! I kept bugging him to tell me while we were shopping, but he wouldn't spill any details at all. When we got home, he made me wait at the bottom of the stairs for awhile. Finally I was able to come upstairs. I saw that the apartment was super clean and our dining room table was all set for a romantic dinner for two!

So I thought that was it! I gushed & thanked him & told him how sweet he was and he started making dinner. I put my stuff away, checked my email, blah blah blah. Then I walked past the dining room again and saw a GORGEOUS boquet of huge pink roses on the table! I screamed and said, "Where did these come from?!"

Then he reveals that he has yet two more surprises! He had me sit down and close my eyes at the table. I was completely freaking out with suspense at this point. What was going on?! So finally he had me open my eyes. There was a beautiful tray of little desserts and berries on the table in front of me!

But even more exciting, there was Geoff kneeling down beside me! Holding a beautiful little red heartshaped box! About this time, I started hyperventilating and going into shock. There was no way this was actually happening!

He opened the box and said, "Will you marry me?" Again, me=in shock, so I couldn't get a word out. He started getting really nervous! Finally I found the ability to speak again and shouted "Yes!" over and over. And there were a couple hundred "oh my God!"s thrown in there too! I was crying and giggling like an insane person as we hugged and kissed and celebrated.

Then he made me sit down again as he pulled out a piece of paper and asked me, in Italian, "my love, will you be my wife?" It was so sweet and romantic and "us"!

We had our delicious dinner with wine after making a million phone calls. EVERYONE in my family has known for months! Geoff asked my dad for permission way back in November and Amanda had found out my ring size on Christmas. The ring was ordered by his parents and delivered to my dad's a couple of weeks ago.I was so clueless. What a sneaky sleuth!

He had wanted to do on our anniversary, but didn't get the ring in time. Then he was going to wait until Valentine's Day, but couldn't wait any longer. I'm glad he didn't! It was a perfect night ... he's really made my dreams come true!


Foreshadowing? I took this picture of my ringless finger on my way home from work Friday evening.

This was going to be my photo of the day before I knew what was going to happen! Such a cute shot of my sweetie grocery shopping for our special dinner.

The beautiful dinner for two setup, and GORGEOUS pink roses.

treats & sweets!

The ring of my dreams, from the boy of my dreams!

Cry face/huge smile face moments after the big question was popped

5th-Feb-2007 12:04 am (UTC)


my eyes are filled with tears and
i'm so overwhelmed with love for you.

the ring is so beautiful ashley! i'm
so glad you had an amazing friday...

i cannot help but kinda giggle about friday,
friday was when billy took me to our *surprise dinner*

it makes me giggle to know when you were probably
getting proposal when billy was talking to me the
location of the lovely romantic dinner. =]

but like i said... i'm so HAPPY for you!
5th-Feb-2007 01:34 am (UTC)
Your No Doubt love is infused into everything...& I love it!
I'm kinda shocked that whitechiffon wasn't already taken!
The perfect name for a wedding journal & it was left open
& available just for you two!

I'm psyched you've decided to do this...because I can't
imagine anything better than being in on every little detail
of prepping for THEE wedding of '08! It's as close as we
can get to being there!

I love how even though you knew something was up, you
didn't get that it was THIS huge! When Patrick proposed &
I walked into my bedroom which was filled with daisies &
saw the little card that said to meet him under our tree, I
just knew it was the proposal. It's sweet that I just GOT it,
but I always would have been over the moon to be totally
surprised & flabbergasted, like you were!

Geoff is such a doll. The way he took so much time & put
so much thought into all of this, how he asked your dad's
permission, the roses, the amazingly scrumptious looking
chocolate [I want to bite a chunk out of the screen!], the
heart shaped box, the fact that he's been thinking of this/
planning this since November, the way he asked [esp. that
he took the time to also ask in italian] ...that boy deserves
a medal!

The last picture...all dewey & glowy from LOVE & how much
it's given both of you & the knowingness in your eyes that
you're going to be a wife...that picture did me in. I think
besides seeing a new mother's face after she's just given
birth, or seeing her light up as she makes eye contact with
her soon to be husband as she makes her grand entrance
& walks down the aisle on her wedding day...the look, the
sheer JOY on a woman's face after she's just been proposed
to...is the most beautiful look in the world.

Congrats again guys! I loved reading all the details!
5th-Feb-2007 01:52 am (UTC) - note transfer ;)
you little sweetheart :)
totally a tear jerker entry & this
is the COOLEST journal. the more Ash
journals, the better, as far as i'm
concerned! reading BOTH of your perspectives
as the time passes is going to be SO
entertaining. agh! i'm totally freakin
bout it. told my mom this morning too! lol.

wow! what a sweet romantic proposal,in ITALIAN
too. :) you guys are so made for each other
it couldn't be more clear.

can just imagine you all shocked/hyperventalate-y.
:) can't believe the whole family knew and were
able to keep it from you! that's sneaky!! :)

the HAND PICTURE on the drive home is AWESOME!
that lil finger & hand would never be quite the same!

your table is so sweetttheart cute! love all the sunshiney
chairs & wow @ the roses & berries etc. so many goodies
in one life changing evening... gosh. no wonder your aura
teleports through the screen via that last lil picture :)

Sooooooooo awesome. the whole dang thing!!

Adding this journal!

5th-Feb-2007 02:09 am (UTC)
Oh I just love this LJ!!!!!!

So pretty already with the adorable little bride icon and the you and geoff one too! hehe!

I got so teary reading the description of the proposal... what a sweetheart your Geoff is *sigh* The thought that he put into this moment just melts my heart! He did a good job of keeping his plans under wraps for as long as he did I think! Its nice that he didnt do it on Valentines day I think, as now you will spend it as fiances :)

I cant wait to see this diary get all chubby and full of wedding planning gossip - its so much fun! I cant wait to see you as a bride Ashley, youre going to be stunning!!!

Congrats again!!

5th-Feb-2007 02:38 am (UTC)
I posted earlier but it got lost in the html bustle.

Congrats again! I can't wait to see this journal unravel.

How did Geoff know to pick out such an awesome ring? Did he get help from your fam/sisters? Did you two talk about it before?

5th-Feb-2007 04:51 am (UTC) - Here's the note I left this afternoon. (More later!!!)
Once I've caught my breath, wiped my face,
saved this story & pics to disc, & remember
what language I speak, I'll be back to note.

I'm pretty much dying right now, all over
again... that LAST picture being the nail
to close the coffin shut on the state. (!!!)
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5th-Feb-2007 06:07 am (UTC)
omgoodness, Ash!
How wonderful is this?!
Such a beautiful surprise.
Geoff is so romantice :)
I'm so happy for u sweety.


P.S. what is writting on ur ringless finger?
I can't seem to figure it out.
5th-Feb-2007 06:53 am (UTC)
it's so amazing. you got such a fairytale proposal. i can't even believe it still. whenever i end up on LJ or myspace & see your ring i do a little jump. i'm so excited that you made this community, because it's going to be so fun & amazing to watch your wedding come together.

& ok i have to admit, i cried a litle when i read that geoff asked your dad's permission & that he even proposed in itatian!!! just incredible.



p.s. on your soon to be engaged little hand, does it say jeopardy?
5th-Feb-2007 06:54 am (UTC)
clearly blurry eyes & excitedness have lead to a few typos ;)
5th-Feb-2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
aww! i have no words! just CONGRATS you two!
5th-Feb-2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
I was going to post the lyrics to that no doubt song when i saw you had already done it ;] i'm so happy for you ashley*
5th-Feb-2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
This is the cutest thing ever! I'm loving this community already and you only have one post!! :) Congrats to the two of you! Best wishes for your future together!
5th-Feb-2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
That's so exciting! And such a sweet way to ask. :)
6th-Feb-2007 03:51 am (UTC)

YAY!! i'm so happy i got to read this :) hehe.
ok, i don't know how to express how incredibly beautiful this all sounds, and was written, not to mention the actual beauty of the proposal! i loved reading this, and couldn't be happier for you. definitely got tears in my eyes while reading!! what a dream proposal. what a dream ring, what a dream guy!! (and what a dream couple you both are) love this journal and cannot WAIT to read what's to come.
congratulations again! i think i'm gonna read it again... haha!
xoxoxo :)
6th-Feb-2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
this is the best thing ever. thank you for posting. i'm sitting here at my desk at work with tears welling up in my eyes! so perfect. and so you. he knows you so well. i am SO HAPPY FOR YOU. i cannot wait to follow this story!! i only wish i lived closer so i could be more a part of the planning! but this is definitely the next best thing. :)

p.s. email me your addy. jscordery@yahoo.com.
11th-Feb-2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
beautiful story and a beautiful couple!

sorry no time to write more. hehehe

13th-Feb-2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
beautiful! so so beautiful :)
and those berries look yummy
the ring is gorgeous too

aww im so happy !