ENGAGEMENT CONTEST ENTRY: Cheryl G.

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BunchesDirect is currently running a contest for the best engagement story we can find. The winner will receive a $1000 Shopping Spree for Wedding Flowers from BunchesDirect!

We’ll be unveiling the entries over the next little while as we receive them. Here’s cheryl’s story, and while it’s not exactly an engagement story, we’re allowing it because it’s heartwarming nonetheless.

 

I am actually not newly engaged but in the process planning of our 25th Anniversary. We are planning a vow renewal because although its been 25 years of mostly happy years, there have been some unhappy times as well but we have reached a point where we know without a doubt it is forever.
We were married in 1988 while I was a first year nursing student and we couldn’t afford the big wedding. To further complicate it we lived a few thousand miles away from my family. We knew if we planned a big wedding where we were living in New Brunswick my family, who all lived in Saskatchewan, would not attend. We also knew if we planned the wedding in Saskatchewan my husbands family would not attend. So we decided the only fair thing to do was elope and invite none of them. So…with our 25th Anniversary approaching we decided to do it again! This time with family and friends there to celebrate with us!
We live in a small village in Saskatchewan and have rented the community hall for our vow renewal and reception. We are doing everything ourselves right down to the meal to keep cost at a minimum. When we started talking about this I never realized how much work was involved. It is still a task we are happy to take on to celebrate the years we have spent together and to celebrate the years yet to come!
It is very hard to know what kind of story you are looking for or even if the story will determine the winner. Our life together is so much more a few paragraphs in an email. We are so proud we are healthy and happy and able to celebrate this amazing milestone with those we love.

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