French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.
7 years of reflection, 2 beautiful kids, living together in 5 countries and finally… He proposed ! (who said Swiss were very slow people?)
You might have thought we had been married already, because I always introduce Mr Attila Sr as my husband. I tried “partner” but too many people thought I was gay. And honestly, calling him my “boyfriend” at 44 sounded too tacky. In the conservative countries where we’ve been working, it really made our life easier to cheat on the label a little bit.
I guess Mr Attila could have popped the question to ease our visa processes or to please our parents or our daughter. I am happy it did not influence him. Would have been pretty lame to tell our kids “nah, we just got married for the papers”, don’t you think? So why now? Just because we love each other !
Back to The Moment
The place: in a theatre, watching “the little Prince” (my favorite book).
The characters: After 15 mn of movie, the screen freezes. And the Little Prince turns into Mr Attila Sr! and the Rose turns into .. ME!
The plot: The Little Prince recalls our story, since the very moment we met.. Dubai, India, Bali, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the birth of Ms Attila in France, the one of Mr Attila in Bangkok, us in the Philippines .. Try to picture that: a movie about you! All the characters are the people the closest to your heart!
The twist: Then the music changes to our favorite song, and all over the screen, hundreds of mug pictures of Mr Attila holding a “Will you marry me?”
Do I need to tell you about my reaction when I suddenly see him a knee on the ground with the most beautiful ring ever (and the bottle of Dom Perignon!)? Ladies and gentlemen, you can start calling me Madame! I am officially engaged (yes, I did say yes 😉
So far so great! Our families are thrilled, my friends are so looking forward to the party and I after spending endless hours on Pinterest looking for a “minimalist wedding dress” and “wedding shoes”, I came to realise we actually need a few more things, such as a venue, catering, photographer, DJ, a theme I guess,.. We want a small wedding (no more than 60 people) so we decided to invite only people we both know and we have really spent time with over the last 2 years.
I had never figured how challenging it would be to organise it all not only online (we’ll marry in France) but also with a budget as minimalist as my dress … And I know time will fly till late June 2017. Any tip, recommendation and best souvenir from your wedding (or a great one your attended) would be truly appreciated 😉
Will keep you posted on the progresses … Wish me luck !
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