Monday, October 09, 2006

An Italian Proposal

You may have noticed that it has been a while since I have posted to my blog. The real reason for this is that I have not been able to decide how to disseminate information on my trip.

I was looking forward to posting entertaining stories and pictures of our travels in Italy. However, recent events in Tuscany have managed to overshadow the more amusing stories, such as J's inability to drive a stick shift car.

The big news is that on September 17th, in a small town in Tuscany called San Sano, J asked me to marry him. Of course, I happily said yes. Luckily for me, I did not yet realize that along with a fabulous and loving husband to spend the rest of my life with, saying yes also gets me piles of recommended reading, a zillion to-do checklists, and a year of stress planning a large and expensive party.

Yes, wedding planning has begun. It turns out that despite having dreamt about this event for most of my life, I have absolutely NO idea of what type of wedding I want. And anything that I think looks nice, I can't afford.

I used to worry that J's family would want us to have a Korean ceremony that might "intrude" into my various wedding dreams. Now, I honestly hope that they do so that I can have a section of the wedding planned for me! J would really like a Korean aspect to the wedding and I think it would mean a lot to him if his parents wanted us to have a Korean ceremony. However, J wants his parents' blessing on anything cultural for our wedding (I think he is afraid he would do it wrong and embarrass his parents or that he won't have enough extended family at the wedding to properly perform the ceremony) and we haven't yet gotten word on what that is.

J and I went to visit my future in-laws last weekend. They were really sweet, especially when J's mother told her mother that I was to be her daughter-in-law. The only negative thing of the weekend was that I came down with a fever and spent 12 miserable hours in bed.

So now that the big news is out of the way, stay tuned for a recap of my Italian vacation.


Blogger weigook saram said...

Congratulations! I think it woudl be fun to incorporate some Korean traditions into the ceremony. We eloped, but a friend of mine who married outside her culture had a big blended-culture wedding and it sounded fabulous.

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