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True Love Tuesdays: Subway Girl

Patrick was smitten the moment he saw her.  While this isn’t a tale of love at first sight, it is a story of going to great lengths to meet a girl.

She was gorgeous and he remembered every detail of how she looked.  They both stepped onto the same train in a NY subway, and just as he worked up the courage to approach her, the train stopped and a throng of people rushed in.  And then she was gone.

Worried that he would never see his dream girl again, he briefly considered chasing after her, but he didn’t want to seem like a stalker.  That night when he got home, he came up with another plan.

He started up NY Girl of my Dreams – a website where he wrote about his encounter with his dream girl, and even drew a cartoon of what she looked like.  He pleaded for anyone who knew the girl to put him in contact with her.

His wish was granted.  Someone recognized her from his little caricature and emailed him explaining that she was an Aussie magazine intern called Camille, and sent a photo of her to confirm.  Bingo!  Camille was his dream girl.

(Check out a video of their interview here).

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We have a Winner!

Congratulations go to Matthew and Sara Parrish, the winners of our MFL Photoshoot Giveaway.  It was a close contest for a while, but in the last few days, the Parrish duo took the lead to win it by 30 votes.

We are looking forward to putting this together along with the talented Prashant from MFL Photography.  Matthew and Sara are hoping for a vintage-themed shoot, so watch this space for a gorgeous vintage shoot in the weeks to come!

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Photoshoot Giveaway Finalist #3: Yvonne & An

Our third finalist couple is Yvonne & An.  There are three ways to vote for them – 1. “like” this post on the Precious Nuptials fan page.  2. “like” this post on the MFL Photography fan page.  3. Email me at dionne@preciousnuptials.com with the subject heading: “my vote is for Yvonne & An.”

Here’s their story in Yvonne’s words:

We met as friends through a mutual friend from our home church we have grown to dearly love.

Though our walks were not always easy, we continued to pursue a true relationship with God in our singleness, learning to trust Him with every aspect of our lives, including our love life. We met in August of 2009 as friends, and within two months, An knew deep in his heart that I was brought into his life on purpose, by God’s will. I WAS THE ONE.

Of course, when An confessed this to me in October, my reaction was typical of a woman with a guarded heart due to lessons from the past and wisdom from God. My immediate response was a rejection, and an offer to remain friends. He reluctantly, but respectfully, accepted my decision.

An not only continued to trust God and His promises, but he also continued to remain faithful to his own promises, and continued to quietly pursue me until God prepared us both to be ready for a relationship. He remained a true friend to me for seven months. In these seven months, God worked amazingly to transform both of us in ways we never expected. Prayers were answered and miracles took place. Little did we continue to know, God’s plan for us was only just beginning to unfold…

On the third of March, confirmed in the timing, he asked for my hand in courtship, and i happily and confidently accepted. Six months later, on the twenty-eighth day of August, surer than ever that i was his future wife given to him by God, he asked for my hand in marriage.

You have until Sunday, September 12th at midnight to get your vote in.  The winner will be announced Tuesday, September 14th.

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Photoshoot Giveaway Finalist #2: Sara & Matthew

Our second finalist couple is Sara & Matthew.  There are three ways to vote for them – 1. “like” this post on the Precious Nuptials fan page.  2. “like” this post on the MFL Photography fan page.  3. Email me at dionne@preciousnuptials.com with the subject heading: “my vote is for Sara & Matthew.”

Here’s their story in Sara’s words:

How he proposed:
After dating for 5 months, we knew that we were going to get married the next Spring after I graduated from college.  Being the impatient person that I am and being excited about finally meeting my lifelong soulmate, we often contemplated forgoing the wedding planning and just getting Matt’s best friend to marry us in his living room.  We never did go through with it, fearing what our friends and family would say.  In January, we took a rode trip from Houston to Chicago to visit some friends.  After 20 minutes on the road, Matt asked me if I wanted to throw caution to the wind and get married on our trip.  I thought about it for a half a second and said YES!  We agreed that wherever we were at 8:00 that morning, we would stop in that city/town and tie the knot.  The were officially wed in a martini bar in Naperville, IL. January 2, 2009.  We have been happily married for a year and half since and wouldn’t trade our story for the world!
You have until Sunday, September 12th at midnight to get your vote in.  The winner will be announced Tuesday, September 14th.

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Photoshoot Giveaway Finalist #1: Heather & David

We have our three finalists for the MFL Photography Photoshoot contest!

Our first finalist couple is Heather & David.  There are three ways to vote for them – 1. “like” this post on the Precious Nuptials fan page.  2. “like” this post on the MFL Photography fan page.  3. Email me at dionne@preciousnuptials.com with the subject heading: “my vote is for Heather & David.”

Here’s their story in Heather’s words:

David and I have been together 6 years and will be getting married this November.  Our proposal was absolutely perfect! The week leading up to the engagement David had been acting off.  He told me not to plan anything for Sunday because he had plans.  The Sunday we woke up and it was cold and windy.  I had no idea what we were doing.  We got in the car and he mentioned the first part of my surprise was a picnic at the park.  He had the car all packed and ready without me even knowing.  We had lunch in front of the colored wall at Discovery Green Park.  We were having such a good time despite the weather.  He asked if I wanted to go exploring the park and when I got up he had risen to his knee to ask me to marry him.  The funny thing is that he had managed to hide our digital camera to bring along.  What he did not realize was that I did not have the photo card in it, so we were not able to get any pictures.  After the proposal I called my parents and the exact thing out of both of their mouths was “It’s about time!”

You have until Sunday, September 12th at midnight to get your vote in.  The winner will be announced Tuesday, September 14th.

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Spotlight Saturday

This week the spotlight is on  “Who Made the Cake!” These exquisite cakes are made by Nadine Moon and  absolutely “WOWED”  me when I saw them.

“Who Made the Cake!” is one of  Houston’s premiere custom cake design studios. Nadine Moon has made a strong reputation for spectacular custom designed cakes.

Not only is “Who Made the Cake!” locally known in the Houston area but it’s also known nationally. Nadine and her cakes have appeared on Martha (Martha Stewart), TLC’s Perfect Proposal, KPRC’s Channel 2 Throws a Wedding, Roseanne Rogers’ The Buzz on Weddings, Southern Bride, ABC 13’s Hometown Live, KTBU’s Wild About Houston, Channel 11’s Walton’s World and more!

Nadine’s cakes feature buttercream, fondant, or a combination of the two. Their cakes are known for being rich, moist and delicious, with a huge variety of flavors. My stomach is growling thinking about it!! I found myself looking at her photo gallery for an extensive amount of time. Her creativity  is Amazing!!

So if you’re looking for a baker with a great reputation, look no further!!

“Who Made the Cake!”

1811 S. Shepherd Dr.

Houston, TX 77019

Consultations are given by appointment only. You can also e-mail info@WhoMadeTheCake.com

Chelsey

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