Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Another Engagement!

Guess what, y'all? Another one of Mr. Handsome's six siblings is engaged! As of now, he and Anne are the only two who are married. Their brother, Joseph, proposed to his girlfriend in May, and we are looking forward to their East Coast wedding next month.

In fall 2014, Mr. Handsome's second oldest sister, Catherine, met a guy, and the two started dating exactly one year later. Exactly one year after that, they got engaged. Pretty cute, isn't it? It looks like their wedding will be in late spring or early summer 2017 (after her college graduation). We are still waiting for them to choose a final date. 

Catherine's fiancé proposed at a local park, and then the two came back to my in-laws' house for a party with both sides of the family. 

Mr. Handsome and I managed to pull off a three-month engagement, but his siblings think we're crazy for planning a wedding in such a short time. LOL. We both agree that three months was plenty long enough.

Hope you enjoy these photos from Catherine's engagement party. I apologize for the low lighting.



These are the chalkboard signs that lined the driveway as the newly engaged couple drove up for the party. They say "Forever and Always," "To Have and to Hold," "Love," "Laughter," and "Happy Engagement."


16 comments:

  1. Shela G11/09/2016

    What a wonderful time for the whole family!! So many blessings!! Congratulations to Catherine and her and her future husband.

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  2. Anonymous11/09/2016

    So exciting! I'd love to see pictures of the happy couple (and Joseph and his fiancée) if they don't mind you sharing! :)

    How did each of the couples in your family and Mr. Handsome'a family meet? I'd love to see posts about their love stories!

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    1. I'll have to ask if they mind me sharing their love stories and photos. :)

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous11/09/2016

    Depends on what kind of wedding they'll have. If they need to book a reception hall, have food catered, hire a photographer, etc. That stuff can take time especially if places are already booked.

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    1. That's very true. I think they're trying to decide between doing a super fancy wedding and a more laid back country themed wedding.


      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous11/09/2016

    Tell Catherine and her future husband Congratulations.

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  5. Anonymous11/10/2016

    Glad they aren't rushing it and are allowing her to finish her degree. When you're in school, being a student is most important job- not planning a wedding!

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    1. Yes, and she's in nursing school, so it's quite challenging/time consuming.

      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous11/10/2016

    Ellie,
    If you don't mind sharing...how do your families' relationships compare to the Duggars? Do you all save the first kiss for marriage? How about chaperones?

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    1. Hi there,

      We all set our own standards in relationships in order to stay pure before marriage, but we aren't quite as conservative as the Duggars.

      Have a great weekend!
      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous11/11/2016

    Sooo exciting!
    Congratulations to your brother and sister in law!
    Are you in the wedding Ellie?

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    1. She hasn't officially chosen bridesmaids, but I hope I'm asked to be in it. :)

      Ellie

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  8. Anonymous11/13/2016

    Such fun, being young, falling in love and starting out! We are now watching our children and nieces and nephews begin their life journeys, but I still remember how I felt way back then...
    Congratulations to this young couple: enjoy every second of the excitement and planning, for you are creating memories that last a lifetime ❤
    Bee

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    1. That must be a fun stage of life to be in! Thank you for the congratulations, Bee. I will pass your kind words on to them. :)

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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