Angel’s Wedding Planning Diary: I’m Engaged! [Week 1]

In Angel's Corner

I’ve dedicated the last decade to all things wedding-related – from designing gowns and invitations to running wedding shows and now, of course helping brides plan their weddings through Why am I so fascinated with weddings? Well, for starters, I love the romance, all the creative details, and of course, that ‘loving feeling.’

Behind the scenes, I’ve experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly too. But what I remember the most are those lovely couples that remind me of what true love is all about. We’ve had newlyweds send us letters, thanking us for helping them and making their big day special – ahh, I “believe” again. This is why I’ve been working on weddings for years and years. Over time though, this has led to focusing on other couples in favor of my own relationships – as my mom would like to say.

It’s not entirely up to me though! I have been dating for years and years. Running a business forces you to spend most of your waking hours working, and when you are not working, you are thinking about work – so yeah, like I said… I’ve been dating for years. I’ve had my fair share of guys who were just “not that into me” and, of course the usual suspects, like the “I am not ready” commitment-phobes. I played “dating bingo” and have definitely won multiple times. My dad always told me not to settle though. He would say, “If you exist, he exists too. It only takes one right person – wait for him.” And with that said, I really took my time and waited for the “one.” Finally one summer, I met Darren. Things just clicked and I knew he was the perfect guy for me. All my girlfriends were right, it should be perfect and easy and he should bring out the best in me – it should just fit and, it does. [pullquote1 variation=”purple” textColor=”#942192″]It should be perfect and easy and he should bring out the best in me – it should just fit and, it does.[/pullquote1]

When he proposed, my heart dropped. I was genuinely surprised, having stowed aside my own wedding dreams for years. While it was of course exciting, it also felt bizarre and surreal. I thought I would be screaming from the mountain tops, sharing the news with everyone but I found myself oddly shy and private about it. Almost like I was afraid of the expectations of having a perfect day and an awesome wedding. Perhaps that’s how everyone feels?

The proposal happened in Paris. Now you are thinking, great, he proposed romantically in Paris, right? Close, but it was actually a little awkward and funny.

Pressure’s on. I will now embark on a journey of planning my perfect wedding day, utilizing everything that I’ve learned in this industry and tried with other brides in the past. On a weekly basis, I will share my wedding journey with you and everything behind the scenes – from selecting the venue to picking out the perfect gown and everything in between. I hope through my journey you can learn a few tips for planning your perfect day too!

Stay tuned. For now, I am going to update my Facebook status. 🙂

Angel's getting married!
Dating Bingo




  1. Congrats, Angel and Darren! Looking forward to watching this journey unfold.

  2. Can’t wait to read more! What do you think you will do first?

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