Hi everyone! I'm so happy to have found this community. Okay, standard intro post:
Name/LJ Username: Keiko / kappamaki
Fiance/e's Name/LJ: Johnny / sugar_boogers
Role in wedding: Queen and Tyrant (aka the Bride)
Wedding date: August 12th, noon
Location of wedding: at a lakeside lodge
Do you have a wedding website: not yet, hopefully I'll get it up over the weekend...
Johnny and I dated for a while a few years ago, but things got a little too intense too quickly. I have a son from a previous relationship, and for a lifelong nomad like Johnny, the idea of "settling down" with a family and all was a bit too scary. We parted ways, but we remained good friends and hung out together all the time with various mutual friends. We started spending more and more time together last summer, and it was clear that alot of the old feelings were very much still there. By September Johnny had realized that he didn't want to roam the planet without my son and I, so here we are. He proposed in April, and we're in the process of buying a house (note to self: do not buy a house and plan a wedding in the same summer ever again).
We're nontraditional in just about every sense of the word. Johnny's from Scotland and I'm from Japan, so we're planning the odd combination of a kilt & kimono wedding. Just about the only thing that weddings from both cultures have in common is that everyone drinks alot. Should be fun. We're also very good friends with my son's father, who is in fact a groomsman in the wedding. This seems to make everyone uncomfortable but us. Oh well. Our immediate families have members who are Protestant, Buddhist/Shinto, Catholic, Jewish, Agnostic, and Pagan, so we've been bombarded with various ideas and suggestions for the ceremony, probably none of which we will encorporate. Kind of like that TV show, "Who's Wedding is it, Anyway?"
Anyhoodles, I'm glad I've found a place to gush alongside fellow brides. Good luck to everyone with their weddings-- only a few weeks! Squee!