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Lucky In Love: Planning Our Wedding

Updated on September 17, 2014

Marrying the love of my life

Engaged to be married in July of 2012 we really are one of the happiest couples you will ever meet!

It seems that we are almost always having fun and laughing about one thing or another. I laugh more now than I have ever laughed with any previous relationship, and the only time I can remember having so much fun was when I was a carefree teenager and in my early 20's. What can one say but this enjoyment of each other is so very important to have with the love of your life.

Photos found on this article are ©Jolene Belmain.

Other images are from Karen Whimsey

First thing's first.

Someone has to pop the question

On one knee:

Proposal Day

It happened one Saturday while I was at work. Otto brought the kids (I have 3 from a previous marriage) into the living room and asked them all to sit, because he had something very important to ask them.

Once they were all sitting, he pulled out a ring, and asked all three of the kids if it was okay if he asked "Mom" to marry him.

Since Otto has filled the role of being their stepfather for almost a year now he felt that it was very important to get their approval first before asking me. The reply was one huge, excited "YES!!!" from all of the children unanimously.

The girls wanted to see the ring (who says diamonds aren't a girls best friend?) and my son just kinda made a "that's cool" gesture and went on his way.

Otto arranged sleepovers for all three of the kids, then dropped them off, so he would have plenty of time to set up our special night. Four-thirty rolled around and he came to pick me up from work. He told me he was going to take me out for dinner. This meant that we had to go home first so I could change out of my work clothes.

As soon as we got home he flipped off his shoes and went straight to the bedroom. I took off my shoes, hung my coat up, and then made my way to the bedroom as well.

When I walked through the bedroom door there he was on bended knee with the tiny box in his hand, slightly opened, so I could see the beautiful ring before me. When he asked the big question, I was so surprised that at first I was speechless. Then allowing the words to enter my brain, there was nothing more I could say but "Of course I will". Honestly, nothing would make me happier than to marry my best friend.

Will you marry me?

My Otto :)

My Otto :)
My Otto :)

This is the ring from Otto

This is the ring from Otto
This is the ring from Otto

How could I not say yes?

My love, and I

My love, and I
My love, and I

Oh my gosh!!!

There is so much to do.

Wedding theme, colours,

parting favours, and the guest list.

Which wedding flowers would you choose?

Which wedding flowers would you choose?

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What should be the first song

that we dance to? Fresh from

the charts... an oldie?

Rock... RnB... Country?

We've both always danced to

the beat of our own drum,

so we came up with...

'Hands Up' as our perfect wedding song.

Was this the actual song we ended up using? Did our wedding day go off as planned? You'll have to read my "Lucky In Love Wedding Day" article to find out.

There are so many wedding plans to make.

Which style of music would you choose for the wedding song?

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Did you guess

that our wedding color theme

is going to be green?

Wedding theme

It didn't take us very long to figure out what the theme of our wedding was going to be. Four leaf clovers and the theme "Lucky In Love" just seemed to fall into place absolutely perfectly.

We wanted our wedding colours to be easy to match and find things for. Obviously, with four leaf clovers as our theme, we wanted green as our main color (that and green is my favourite colour). Then we added in black and white into our secondary theme colours... simple enough.

We did some research on the internet looking for four leaf clover wedding theme items and found the most beautiful confetti..... from HONG KONG of all places. I was pleasantly surprised when I ordered them on a Wednesday and my shipment arrive the following Monday. The other great news was that there were no hidden fees showing up at the last minute. Talk about excellent service... I was thrilled to say the least.

Thank-you Ms. Angela Wong

For making our special occasion perfect and for the fast delivery of our wedding order.

Get your themed confetti and so much more...

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Great Wedding Dance Video

Not all weddings need to be traditional... step out of your shell a bit, and just have a blast with it!!

If this is the just the ceremony can you imagine what the reception will be like?

Our Wedding Invitations

I made our invitations from scratch, even purchased a program for designing cards etc. I had scanned our four leaf clover confetti, and placed it as a background on our invitations and Otto printed off a bunch of pictures of us. A couple of the wedding party came over one night to help me do up some of the invitations.

Once I had printed them all off of our computer, and cut them using a scrapbook cutter, we started gluing all of the pictures on them. Second came the ribbon on the side (Most of those I had pre-cut as well). The finishing touch was gluing one single piece of our special confetti onto the top corner of our invitations.

The poem on our invitations read:

Best friends forever

we will be

walking hand in hand

for all to see

for this very day

we shall wed

please join us today

as our vows are read

Our Wedding Card Box I made from scratch - doubles as a wedding memories box

It took me an entire day to build our card box, but by the end of it, it was worth every minute. Not to mention is came out looking EXACTLY how I had pictured it in my head.

I started with measuring and cutting all of the white ribbon, then glued the strips going downward. After I had them fastened with glue, I reinforced it with what else but... DUCT TAPE!

Then I measured and cut all of the black ribbon. The weaving and straitening took quite a bit, but I couldn't have been happier with the result.

Now to add in some green.... my Aunt gave me a four leaf clover scrap booking paper punch, and I had purchased these beautiful sparkly green papers from the dollar store. At the time of purchase of these I had absolutely no clue what I was going to use them for, but knew I would find something. The papers were so thick I had to use my foot to get enough force to punch out the clovers, but yet again... it was well worth the effort. Countless hours later, and my finishing product looks great!!

This box also doubles as our keepsake box that I can store and keep our most cherished wedding memories in.

Shower us with love, luck and happiness.

Since we are having an outside ceremony, and our wedding theme is good luck, we were wanting the guests to be able to "shower" us with good luck. Throwing rice is not allowed, and we did not want to make a big mess with paper confetti (plus it is frowned upon now-a-days as not being too very environmentally friendly.), so we had to figure out what else to do.

Upon a bit of thought, we have decided to package up little paper bags (for recycling purposes) of birdseed for the guests. It seemed like the environmentally nice thing to do and it would make the birds happy too. Rice used to be thrown at weddings but if birds eat too much rice, it will swell up in their tummies, causing them to get very ill, sore, and perhaps even die. Gosh but we did not want that to happen on our wedding day.

With birdseed our guests would be able to "shower" us with good fortune and fruitfulness. While at the same time the birds (and not to mention the wildlife conservationists) will be pleased as well.

Here is what poem I made for the bags of seed...

Please grab a bag

and read the rhyme

so you know when to use

this bird seed on time

After all of the vows are said

from the groom and bride

the rings, kiss and papers

have all been done in stride

It's time to open up your bag

and very gently shower

love, luck and happiness

upon the couple of the hour

Please recycle these bags

when you are through

be good to Mother Nature

as she is good to you.

Parting Gifts

As we did further further research into our wedding planning we decided to make our own four leaf clover chocolates for the wedding. We found plastic four leaf clover chocolate molds that would work wonderfully with our wedding theme.

We also ordered green dye so we could make some of the four leaf clover chocolates in our theme colour. We are also thinking about possibly making fudge instead of chocolate. I guess you'll find out on my Lucky In Love Wedding Day article to see what we decide on.

We decided that we would be wrapping the chocolates or fudge in either black, or white tulle, and tying them with the opposite colored bows (black tulle with white or green ribbon, white tulle with black or green ribbon).

We also found our main parting gift on yet a different Internet site. They are beautiful votive candle holders which are customized with our names, wedding date, theme, and even a picture of a four leaf clover on it. We sure did a lot of Internet shopping for the wedding and it really helped to simplify things.

Guest list... all friends and family... DONE!

Making the Wedding Chocolates

Making the Wedding Chocolates
Making the Wedding Chocolates

Thank-you Confectionery House

For our four leaf clover molds, I went to:

http://www.confectioneryhouse.com/molds/chocolate-candy-molds/irish-st-patrick-s-day-candy-molds/bite-size-four-leaf-clover-candy-mold

Our Four Leaf Clover Wedding Chocolates

Wedding table centerpieces

Our main parting gifts are also going to double as table decor... we will put 4 of the votive holders on each table (which are rectangle tables for 8 people), two of the holders will contain lit candles and 2 of them will contain white and green after dinner mints for the guests.

We are going to print our invitations from home. Using white card stock paper, and our scanner, we are going to scan our green confetti in a boarder type pattern so we can type our text within the glittery green clovers.

We are also planning on either placing 2 or 3 pieces of clover confetti in each envelope or attach the clovers to the invitations themselves we send out. That way people can really get a sense of what that evening will look like through our personalized invitations.

We have a friend who is going to show me how to make these beautiful tissue paper flowers, in our theme colours of course, which we will hang from the ceiling to beautify our space even more. Girls night of crafting wedding decorations here we come!

When it comes to the head table, we haven't quite gotten that far yet, but since we still have 13 months until our big day... I'd say we are well on our way.

Discount Mugs

is where we got our parting gifts from

http://www.discountmugs.com/nc/personalized-glassware/619/3oz-imported-frosted-votive-candle-holder.htm

Get your personalized products for your special occasion

My dream dress was found here.

My dream dress was found here.
My dream dress was found here.

Huge thank-you to Casey

from "The Gallery Bridal Boutique"

she helped me find AND alter my dream dress.

(now that's one stop shopping)

Tuesday - Saturday

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1-800-303-2953

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You are many things

to many people

but to me

you are just one thing...

EVERYTHING!!!

I love you! : )

Our Wedding Guest Book

I was looking at wedding stuff at the Dollar Store one day, and came across this plain, black guest book for $2.00. I figured I could pretty it up at home with some ribbon and our four leaf clover confetti... and this is how it turned out. Pretty darn great for a dollar store guest book, I'd say.

I also put two pieces of confetti onto each and every page on either side of "Guests". It's easy to save a little here and there if you are just willing to put in a few hours of time and a little bit of effort.

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We have other things picked out

for the wedding that

we can't quite show you yet

(I'm sure you'll understand).

Tuxes... Dresses...

And our one of a kind cake idea

which shall remain a secret

until our big day.

(Don't worry I'll post pictures of all)

If you liked this story and wanted to read what led us up to this point,

you'll have to check out my article called:

Love Of My Life and Soulmate

Have a comment on feeling Lucky In Love? - I would love to hear about it!

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    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      4 years ago

      @Zeross4: I know, it seems like we just got married, it's crazy to think that we will be embarking on our 2nd anniversary this year. I wouldn't change any of it for the world!!

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      Renee Dixon 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      This was awesome! So sweet, loved it! Congratulations, bet it doesn't seem like your going on your second anniversary already!

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @donnetted: Yes, 5 days and counting now for my due date... we are waiting on pins and needles so to speak. We describe our wedding day as "it couldn't have gone any better"... even though there were a couple of hiccups (which there always are) the weather was great, and the company was awesome!! It was the perfect day to us.

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      Donnette Davis 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Stunning ideas for the most beautiful wedding. I read down below that you are expecting your first baby in a week. WOW!! Congratulations again and again and again! Blessed x

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: I guess my next chapter in life is to raise our new baby due in exactly one week .....nothing but love around this home, and plenty to go around :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Nice to stop by here again and feel the love you poured into this page. I'm all filled-up, thank you. Once again, congratulations! - God Bless! :)

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      Anthony Godinho 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It's wonderful to see that you both found each other and are so much in love. Wishing you both a very happy marriage and life together. Many blessings!

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      KimGiancaterino 

      6 years ago

      What a lovely journal and scrapbook of your love story. I wish you both many years of happiness together.

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Now I have to go see the wedding day lens to see how your plans all turned out. Congratulations of finding the right person to share your life with.

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks so much, it was such a wonderful wedding day, we couldn't have asked for anything more :)

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      Kathy McGraw 

      6 years ago from California

      Waiting for the next version...read this one and the other one where you two got together. Let us know when the new lens is done, so we know what song, what first dance etc. you picked.And again, congratulations!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Wishing you both happiness forever. Have a wonderful wedding day!

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: I checked in here the other day and it was on 3 days 33 minutes and 33 seconds, so I quickly took a picture of it (had my camera ready)... pretty neat. Thanks so much for stopping by yet again Tipi, greatly appreciated :) All smiles around this place lol.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @dancerene: We absolutely will be, thanks so much for the wishes :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I was here in September and it is my delight to return with fresh angel dust to sprinkle over you and Dave....in 2 days, 2 hours and 29 minutes you will celebrate your life together in marriage. Wishing you all the love and blessings your hearts can hold as you embrace life together. I love the idea of happy birds!

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      dancerene 

      6 years ago

      Congratulations Jolene! Wishing a long, lasting and blissful marriage. Be in love forever :)

    • JoleneBelmain profile imageAUTHOR

      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @favored: We smile every day when we are with each other... we always did (even 15 years ago), some things never change :)

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your wedding. It won't be luck that keeps your love alive, but prayer, hard work and commitment. If you've got that, you'll make it. :) BYW - I like this intro pic better than your bio. You're smiling and look so happy. Great smiles!

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Tamara14: Thank-you so very much, we are so happy to be able to share our love with everyone. In a world where there seems to be so much divorce, it is nice to be able to show people that there are true love stories that do exist and happen... we just need to be patient and wait for the right moment.

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      Tamara14 

      6 years ago

      Being away at the holidays with my family and unfortunately with much slower internet connection I just logged into SquidU minutes ago and saw this post by Ladymermaid so here I am :) All the best to you Jolene and to your smiling husband soon to be. This lens has really lighten my day and seeing such a happy people spreading the word about their love is what I love best about Squidoo from the day I joined - loving life and people and telling the world about it. I wish you and Dave many many happy years to come. Oh! and of course, some squid angel dust is coming your way :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      @JoleneBelmain: Best wishes and happiness for a looong long time! :))

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: It's an honour to be featured in your Angel Blessings for 2012, and thank-you so much for you well wishes upon our union :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      How romantic! I just love it....it has touch my heart and opened my eyes to things that I would have never ever thought about before :) you two are sole mates and I wish you all the happiness in the world many blessings xoxo

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      June Parker 

      6 years ago from New York

      Such a sweet lens! Sweet and funny too. I really enjoyed "meeting" you both being part of your wedding plans. My God bless your union and keep you as happy in the future as you are now. Just remember to always be kind to each other.

      *Squid Angel Blessed* and added to "My Squid Angel Blessings for 2012" in the "Weddings » Wedding Planning" neighborhood. In fact, yours is the 1st lens to be featured in this category this year! Whoohoo!

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: I have to agree, we are sole mates for sure... it just look us a long time to realize it. Thanks so much for the blessings :)

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @siobhanryan: Thanks so much, can't believe there is only 85 days to go... happening very quickly now :)

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      siobhanryan 

      6 years ago

      This was a lovely feel good story--enjoy your lives and congrats

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: We had a fabulous Easter with some of our family... I hope yours was great as well :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I hope you two are having a wonderful Easter.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks so much :) We are truly just happy to be with each other, but to incorporate this theme that just suits us so much... makes us even happier :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      This is so cool! Wish you guys the best... and yes, the four leaf clovers bring about their own lucky charm! May luck and happiness fill your fold! :)

      Cheers!

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @KathyMcGraw2: I am pretty proud of the bird seed idea as well... quite impressed with myself lol. I think it was a wonderful thing that he thought to ask the kids first... kind of like asking them if it's okay for him to be their dad, very thoughtful, but that's just the kind of man he is :)

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      Kathy McGraw 

      6 years ago from California

      I can feel the love reading about the preparations for the wedding, plus I got a big smile from Dave asking the kids first :) Sounds like all that laughing is going to be making a lot of people happy for quite a long time. Congratulations to both of you...oh and I love your ideas here, including the one for bird feed instead of confetti or rice. *Blessed*

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Glenn619: Thank-you so much for the well wishes, we will feel just as blessed in 50 years as we do right now :)

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      Glenn619 

      6 years ago

      My best wishes with you both, may you always stay blessed :)

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @julieannbrady: I enjoy it everyday... and will continue to do so for the rest of my life :)

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      julieannbrady 

      6 years ago

      My dear, wishing you the best ... lucky in love can be such a blessing ... enjoy it.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @julescorriere: Thank-you, same to you :) ....plans seems to be running quite smoothly, but as with any wedding, there are sure to be bumps in the road... we just need to be ready to jump over them, not trip ;)

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      Jules Corriere 

      6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Happy New Year! Congratulations on being chosen as a top 100 Community favorite for 2011! You look very happy. Have a wonderful marriage in 2012!

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Auntiekatkat: Congratulations to you as well, thank-you so much for the visit today, and have a wonderful New Year!! :)

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank-you so much for the support and vote, I very much appreciate it. Hope your holidays were fabulous, and wishing you and your family the very best in 2012 :)

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: Yes, I am lucky indeed, there is no denying that one :) Have a glorious New Year!!

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @MCB2011: I will try very hard to have it out the week after our wedding (I'm sure you'll understand if it takes a little bit longer than that) lol.

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      Auntiekatkat 

      6 years ago

      Congrats on being nominated for Community Favorite Lenses of 2011. A wonderful lens. Fortunately we both share one thing it was easier to vote than for most as mine was my "why-I-am a- vegetarian was nominated as well. A proud moment for all of us. Good luck in the voting.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Lovely lens! Best wishes to you both! I came to your lens from Squidoo HQ. I'm heading back over there to vote for your lens in the 2011 voting.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Congratulations on being featured as one of the top 100 lenses for 2011. Your Luck in love has made you lucky on Squidoo ;)

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      MCB2011 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, will be nice to see the next.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @JoyfulReviewer: Our love is truly a rare thing, and we enjoy every minute of it. I am so excited to be on the top 100 lenses, in shock (and lovin it ;)

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Mickie Gee: Thank-you for the well wishes, hope you have a fabulous new year and the best to you and yours as well :)

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Tagsforkids: There is no doubt in my mind that we will experience more happiness than ever in our relationship and marriage. Thank-you so much :)

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      JoyfulReviewer 

      6 years ago

      Loved the story of your engagement. May your future together be truly joyous! Congratulations on being one of the final 100 favorite Squidoo lenses of 2011!

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      Mickie Goad 

      6 years ago

      Nicely done! Continue to have great luck!

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      Tagsforkids 

      6 years ago

      I am indeed lucky in love, and can only wish that you can experience the same in your marriage! Congrats on the top 100 as well as the upcoming nuptials!

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @OhMe: Thank-you so much, I am so excited to be there on the top 100 :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Back to congratulate you on being in the top 100 Community Favorites.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @debnet: Yes that is the picture of my engagement ring and I absolutely love it, although, not nearly as much as I love my Dave :)

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      Debbie 

      6 years ago from England

      I feel your excitement oozing from every word! Is that a picture of your engagement ring? If so, it's almost identical to mine and my favourite colour is green too! I hope you have a wonderful day and look forward to seeing a lens all about it. Blessed by a Squid Angel ;)

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @YsisHb: I'll be doing another lens for the day of the wedding it'll be called "Lucky In Love Wedding Day"... keep an eye out after July 21st of next year :)

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      YsisHb 

      6 years ago

      Best wishes from me too!

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @JK Sterling: They don't have often enough lately, but I am more than happy to share my love story with the world :)

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      @Harshitha LM: That is the best blessing anyone can ask for :) Thank-you for the visit and the well wishes. We truly are Lucky In Love

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      Jim Sterling 

      6 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Thank you for the beautiful love story.

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      Harshitha LM 

      6 years ago

      It is so nice to read about both of you. May God bless you and keep you happily together always. Had I been an angel I would have blessed this lens. But thats ok, I bless you both with all my heart.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      7 years ago

      @TonyPayne: Thank-you so much for the blessing and the visit :) greatly appreciated!

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Congratulations to you both, and this is a lovely lens, blessed by an angel.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank-you so much, we are absolutely in love! I appreciate the blessing very much :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      This is so sweet. Congratulations, and may all of your wedding plans fall into place. You two look like you are in love, that's so cool. Blessings to you both, and this lens.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      7 years ago

      @WindyWintersHubs: Thank-you so much for the wonderful comments and wishes, and yes, we are absolutely thrilled! I was ecstatic to find I received a purple heart for this lens. It's my pleasure to be able to share my store and wedding plans with everyone... maybe give some idea's to others in the market for wedding shopping as well :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 

      7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Thanks for sharing the news of your upcoming wedding! You must be thrilled to pieces! Best wishes to you both and have fun with all the planning! Congrats on your Purple Star!

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      JoleneBelmain 

      7 years ago

      @squid-janices7: It's been a blast thinking about and shopping for so far, and I imagine it will only get better as the day progresses :)

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      squid-janices7 

      7 years ago

      What a fun wedding theme. Congratulations and best wishes planning your big day.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      7 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: I'm excited about making the wedding lens as well... so many ideas running through my head.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      I love all the new additions to this. Everytime I pop by and see your smiling faces it just makes my day just so much brighter. I can hardly wait for the wedding day and the wedding lens which follows.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      7 years ago

      @lizziehumphreys1: Thank-you so much for your wonderful comment, and thank-you for the congrats :)... yes somebody beat you to it.

      The Adam Sandler song is from The Wedding Singer (if you haven't seen it, you should, it's amazing!! I am so excited for our wedding and how beautiful it will all look, and to marry the man of my dreams, we truly are blessed to have each other. Yes, unfortunately, you do have to wait to see what the wedding looks like lol.

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      lizziehumphreys1 

      7 years ago

      What a beautiful lens! I was reading through it and thinking "Yep, I'm going to nominate this lens for Purple Star!" (I have the quest) and then I got to the bottom and realised from someone's comment that it's already won one! So congrats! And congratulations on your wedding! I loved all the songs, which film is the Adam Sandler song from?

      Your wedding sounds like it's going to be beautiful, I can't wait to see pictures of the dresses and the cake - do I really have to wait till your wedding? :) Haha gorgeous lens, definitely one of my favourites.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      7 years ago

      @OhMe: Thank-you so much for the good wishes. He has touched my heart the way no other man ever could or ever will. I am so happy to be able share my story and that people enjoy reading it :)

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      JoleneBelmain 

      7 years ago

      @Joan4: I love the wedding singer (where the song is from) if you haven't watched it yet, you should it's fantastic! That song touches my heart, every time I hear it I almost cry.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      7 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Thank-you for visiting the beginning of my wedding lens, I am so excited about it and cannot wait to tell everybody about the rest of our fabulous day and post the pictures from it all :)

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      JoleneBelmain 

      7 years ago

      @sheriangell: Thank-you so very much for the congrats and for visiting my lens :) Yes the Adam Sandler song and the Al Green songs are fabulous as well (hence why they are so close to the top of the list.

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      sheriangell 

      7 years ago

      Oh I'm so happy for you! That Adam Sandler song has always touched me, but my fave is Al Green, Let's Stay Together. Congratulations on your PS, so very well deserved.

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      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      What fabulous wedding plans. I'm so excited for you!! Thanks for sharing - I'm looking forward to "the rest of the story." Blessings to you both on your life together!

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      Joan4 

      7 years ago

      This is wonderful! What fun to share in your wedding plans! And that Adam Sandler song is super!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I sure enjoyed reading your wonderful love story especially your wedding plans and proposal. Wishing you much happiness!

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