10 January 2017

Wedding Anticipation & Knowing You're Going to Marry Him After the First Date


I've begun the less than a month countdown over here. There are twenty-five more days left until Alex & I get married. And honestly, it just hit me this morning as I was putting on my mascara. It's funny to have this countdown. It's funny because I knew I was going to marry Alex after our first date. That's nuts I know, but hear me out...

The night we re-met, we spent the whole night together hanging out well past three a.m. It was fun and it was crazy. From the moment we started talking that night, I felt safe. It was as if I could tell him anything. And I did. I had never been so honest with another person before. Both of us had opened up to each other, so easily... so unguarded. The next morning I made the decision that I had to see where this would go. Because deep down inside, I knew that it was the start of something incredible.

So, the next night, Alex took me out for sushi. And I was nervous - even after the night before. Don't ask me why. It was silly, really. I mean, after all we had dated when we were younger, so we weren't strangers. I mean, yeah we hadn't spoken to each other in seventeen years, but we still knew each other for the most part. So, as I said, I was nervous. I must have changed my outfit a total of three times before meeting him at the restaurant.

At the beginning of our date I remember that I couldn't stop blushing. In fact, there was A LOT of blushing going on. Actually, Alex has never mentioned if he noticed me blushing or not, so I'm hoping I just did a really fantastic job of hiding it. Anyway. Dinner was perfect. Our conversations were perfect. He was perfect. I just remember sitting there across from him in awe; my mind taking note of my heart. Everything felt right. 

The next morning I woke up and I just knew

Now, I have to preface this with a little Danielle knowledge here: I am the most indecisive person EVER. Seriously, the majority of the time I don't even know what I want to eat. You can ask Alex - it annoys him to no end. But after my date with him, I was positive he was the one for me. I have never been so sure of anything in my life before. I  knew that I wanted to be with him implicitly. I was ready to dive head first into something incredible and nothing was going to hold me back.

So now, a year and a half later, there are only twenty-five days left until we exchange our handwritten vows. Twenty-five days left until we become husband and wife. And here I am looking back on the beginnings of US with so much love and certainty. A certainty that I still feel so strongly.  A certainty that has grown as each day passes. 

And my favourite moment from the beginning of our relationship.... the two of us sitting on his bed, my legs crossed, asking each other 36 questions that lead to love. It was after the questions had run out when we sat there staring into each other's eyes for 4 minutes. At first it felt awkward, but by the third minute something within me shifted - it was something I had never felt before. My heart felt full, my soul felt at ease and I knew that I was finally home.

6 comments:

  1. Those are some interesting questions! I'm so, so, so happy for you Danielle!!

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    1. Thank you Terri. That means so much to me. And yes those questions are pretty cool!

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  2. This just made my day! I love how deeply you guys feel for one another. I remember when I first learned of you two being together on Instagram that I could tell things were different with you two in the best way possible. I am so excited for you both and all the adventures to come. I can't wait to see your wedding photos and follow along :]

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    1. Allison. Thank you so much. I just got a little teary eyed reading your comment. Your support means so much to me.

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  3. Wow I can't believe it's so close! I feel like I was just creeping your engagement photos. Now I get to see photos of THE DRESS in less than a month!?

    I'm so happy for your happiness. Every time I read what you write about you and Alex I want to go give Diego a big squeeze because ALL THE LOVE.

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    1. I know! It's mind blowing. Alex & I will just look at each other baffled that our wedding day is almost here. Also, I think you are REALLY going to like the dress.

      Thank you for your kind words and support, dear friend. <3

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