Special thanks to the many friends and family who helped put this wonderful event together for Solomon and Betty, including contributing to the dessert table, and for helping with the clean-up when we had to make an emergency trip to the hospital near the end of the evening. Their event was special because of friends like you.
Cake Beth Denny, Jelissa Hamilton
Cake topper, Alexa Shillingburg
Reception Hall Metamora Historic Town Hall
DJ Kris Sawvel
"I met Betty through a friend. I had just broken up with someone else, so my friend Candara said, "Hey talk to Betty Newton, she is a good sister."
I was a little bitter about events leading me to breaking up with the other sister.
I emailed Betty/called her once. We talked and I made it CLEAR I wanted NOTHING more than to be friends and was just expanding my friends. I quoted the scripture about treating older women as mothers / younger sisters as...yeah I was not really that nice so I'm actually surprised Betty and I became friends.
We hung out a few times then I moved to Pittsburgh. We chatted via text a lot while I lived there. We just where friends when she made a trip to see me and it was then that I admitted that I liked her more than a friend. When she came down we had a discussion while she visited and we started dating.
How did I know she was the one? She always excepted me for me even when I was not at my best spiritually or actual health. She encouraged me and supported me when others couldn't.
The Proposal- Betty helped me move from Pittsburgh to back to Michigan. My mom followed us in her vehicle with both cars packed full of stuff. We where talking about marriage and what we wanted and expected. We had decided we wanted to be married and were basically already engaged it was just a matter of a ring and me asking. She made a comment about a ring doesn't really matter that's just a formality. So I asked her to marry me. & she thought I was joking. Then she asked if I was serious and I explained that I was. She said yes! (I bought a ring a few weeks later)
We met through a mutual friend. I knew he was the one, he accepted me for me, no matter how nerdy I got, and he has the most beautiful heart. I've never had someone stick up for me the way he does, LOVE that about him.
I also love the little random sweet messages he sends me.
As far as advice for anyone planning a wedding?
Do as you want, don't let anyone force you into doing something you don't want too. Be true to yourself.