Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Et voilà: Miss Chevy Chase

Hi everyone! It’s time to introduce yet another new DC nearlywed.

A quick about-me: I am 27, grew up in Arlington, went to college in Boston, took time off to travel in South East Asia, China, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji, then started a MD/PhD joint degree program at UNC-Chapel Hill. I’m 4 years into my program and have 4 to go (yikes!). I’m currently doing psychopharmacology research to get my PhD in pharmacology.  I speak French and love everything french; play on several soccer teams; and love food, wine, and travel (especially to France).

My fiancé and I met in the fall of 2005 when we started medical school at UNC together.  Although we were in the same small social medicine class, neither of us had any interest in the other, and apparently he actually thought I was “kind of awful.”  By chance, in January 2006 we sat next to each other at a UNC men’s basketball game against Davidson, his alma mater.  Since we were rooting for different teams, we started a little friendly banter, chatted throughout the whole game, and arranged to attend the next game together.  He must have decided I wasn’t so bad after all, because within a week we were inseparable.

He proposed this past February, after three years together. We had picked out the diamond and chosen the setting together, so it wasn’t a surprise at all (I had figured out the exact day he was going to propose), but it was sweet. He bought me flowers (which our cats ate before he could give them to me) and made me dinner, importantly followed by Godiva chocolate cheesecake!

Our wedding will be May 22, 2010 at Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase (hence the pseudonym).  That’s 348 days from now! We are planning the wedding with the help of my mom and sister/MOH/corporate event planner, both of whom are in the DC area.  Since we have plenty of time to pull it all together, it’s been fun … so far.  I’m sure the stress will come later!  To date, we’ve booked venue, caterer, photographer, and band. We’ve also met with a few florists. I found my dress in North Carolina, which will make fittings much easier than having them done in DC. And that’s as far as we’ve gotten. Up next is a wedding website and STDs. I’ve been teaching myself to use Adobe Illustrator so that I can design these. I had thought I’d be a very hands-off bride and would let my mom and sister take the reins, but that’s definitely not been the case.  Planning is much more fun that I had thought! I’ve become blog-obsessed (and I never read blogs before the engagement) so I’m happy to be able to start contributing to one!




Blogger Shannon said...

My fiance and I got engaged this past February and are also getting married on May 22, 2010! All we've booked so far is the venue but I've been talking with caterers and photographers this week and hope to book them soon. Good luck with the planning and congrats!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:02:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Chevy Chase said...

Date twins! Exciting! Now I have help in wishing for PERFECT weather ...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 8:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're getting married at Woodend in just over 5 weeks! It's a beautiful place. Can't wait to hear what you have up your sleeves!

Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:26:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Chevy Chase said...

Ooh, you'll have to tell me how it all works and how you decorate and everything. One big question: how bad are the bugs? Summer, woods, my tendency to attract any mosquitoes within a mile radius ... I'm a bit worried

Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Yes I am definitely with you in praying to the weather gods because we are planning an outdoor ceremony as well.

We actually picked the date because it's a combination of mine and my fiance's birthdays- mine is May 12 and his is Oct. 22. Figured that would make it easier to remember :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009 5:09:00 PM  

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