African American Weddings

Knottie of the Week - PrettyCW5

1. First Name & Fiance's First Name

2. Your Birthday & Age and Fiance's Birthday and Age

3. City Born In?

4. City Live in?

5. Where did you go to college?

6. What was your major?

7. What is your current job?

8. What is your dream job?

9. How did you and your fiance meet?

10.  When did you get engaged and how did he do it??

11. When is the Wedding Day?

12. Where is the ceremony and reception?

13. What are your wedding colors?

14. Where are you honeymooning?

15. Favorite wedding vendor so far?

16. Biggest wedding splurge?

17. What is something you wish you could have at the wedding but don't?

18. Another knottie wedding you'd like to attend?

19. Favorite book?

20. Favorite movie?

21. Favorite tv show?

22. Favorite wedding dress designer?

23. Any advice you can give?

24. Anything you wish you could change about your wedding?

25. Share something about yourself!!
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Re: Knottie of the Week - PrettyCW5

  • edited December 2011
    Oh wow!! Yay!! :) I was on the phone with FI when I read this and accidentally screamed in his ear.  lol! (I'm excited!)

    1. First Name & Fiance's First Name   Jocelyn & Jessie

    2. Your Birthday & Age and Fiance's Birthday and Age  August 14 25y & March 18 25y

    3. City Born In? Macon, GA

    4. City Live in?  Newville, AL

    5. Where did you go to college? The University of Alabama ---Roll Tide!!!

    6. What was your major? Restaurant, Hotel & Meetings Management

    7. What is your current job? Lead Night Auditor for hotel

    8. What is your dream job?  Corporate Trainer in the hospitality industry 

    9. How did you and your fiance meet? 1st day of Freshmen Orientation at The University of Alabama.

    10.  When did you get engaged and how did he do it?? A little over a year ago Jessie asked me to consider being in a courtship with him.  After some serious prayer and thinking I agreed. We went to Destin, FL to celebrate his birthday. He had a paper to write and I had just got off work that morning so I had planned to sleep while he was working on his paper at the hotel. Rewind to Christmas--he had purchase me a pearl ring that didn't fit. He took it back to get it resized. As soon as we got settled at the hotel he said, "oh yeah I got your ring...ya want to try it on and see if it fits?" So I tried it on and while I was admiring it, I didn't notice he had come back and knealt beside my bed and said, "Well, try this one and see how it fits.....Will you marry me?" I was shocked and a bit clueless. It didn't dawn on me that that was an engagement ring! I kept saying where did you get that from?!? What's that?! then it clicked and I got super excited and jumping on the bed all the while my handsome fiance is still kneeling on the floor with the ring. He said, "so is that a yes???" lol!! I had forgotten to say yes!! After I said yes, Jessie prayed for us, our friendship and relationship and the future of our marriage.

    11. When is the Wedding Day? January 14, 2012

    12. Where is the ceremony and reception?  Lakepoint Resort State Park

    13. What are your wedding colors? Oh goodness, I have changed these colors so many times...so uh.. it's plum & black... not what I intended but what has worked out. :) I'm happy with it though.

    14. Where are you honeymooning? We're playing it by ear. It depends on my job situation. I'm currently looking for a job in the area where my fiance stays, but we have been looking at a cruise to the Bahamas or a few days in a cabin in TN. Either way we'll be going somewhere. If just for a few days.

    15. Favorite wedding vendor so far? Our venue. It was the best find. Great for our budget! :) Beautiful location on the lake.

    16. Biggest wedding splurge? The venue is costing the most because it includes food but it is also what kept us from breaking the bank, but coming in a close 2nd would be our photographer. :)--I just got a call from her today. She received our deposit and we're on her calendar! :)

    17. What is something you wish you could have at the wedding but don't? Photobooth and all our family and friends.

    18. Another knottie wedding you'd like to attend? djscat, soon2besand, ...actually all the weddings! :) Even the past weddings! If that was a job..I would be a professional wedding attender...lol..but seriously I would love to attend each and every one. You ladies are awesome! :)

    19. Favorite book? I have no real favorite, but I have read A Child of God several times.

    20. Favorite movie? Too many....The Color Purple, The Best Man, The Five Heartbeats, Mr. & Mrs. Smith,...the list goes on and on...

    21. Favorite tv show? I don't get to watch tv that often but I do enjoy watching Meet the Browns and House of Payne....I also watch a lot of kid shows with my little brother.

    22. Favorite wedding dress designer? Lazaro...wish I could afford that.. but DB is where it's at for meWink

    23. Any advice you can give? Remember the most important thing about your wedding---you and your Fiance getting married. I constantly remind myself of that when things get hectic and the details get crazy. At the end of the day I'll be married to my Pretty Chocolate Man Wink. Our wedding is not a show for others. We take that seriously. Of course, we want things to look nice, but it's truly not about all of that.

    24. Anything you wish you could change about your wedding? If I had more money, I'd have more food (i love food) and I'd pay for those who want to attend but can't.

    25. Share something about yourself!! I live at home with my mother and little brother Jordan.  I passed up a job and returning to school for my masters to stay at home and help my mom out (my mom doesn't know this--my aunts, grandmother, and FI do). My stepfather left my mother two years ago because he couldn't deal with the stress of having an autistic child. My little brother has autism and has achieved many milestones. We're very proud of him. I love to eat, cook, and try all kinds of new things. I love life and helping people and making people feel at home when they visit. I'm excited to marry my real life best friend.
  • edited December 2011
    Hello Jocelyn,

    I love your engagement story. And I admire the hard work it takes to help out family. I'm sure your wedding will be great!

    Happy planning.
    Wedding date July 7, 2012
  • island07b2bisland07b2b member
    Knottie Warrior 2500 Comments 100 Love Its Name Dropper
    edited December 2011
    You've got a heart of gold I can tell. 

    I love your engagement story too especially the prayer that came at the end.  That was awesome!!

    How did you finally settle on Plum and Black for your wedding?  I know my colors have changed at least four times now and I am still 10 months away from my wedding date.

    I love kid shows too.  Always have.  LOL!  What kid shows are favorites for you and your brother?

    Love your wedding advice because really at the end of the day, marrying the one you love finally is all that matters. 



    Love is the ultimate superpower.   
    It can make you weak and strong simultaneously.  



  • edited December 2011
    I too love the engagement story and admire your dedication to your family.

    So since you currently live at home, what are your expectations in living with your FI/DH. Are you nervous? Excited?
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  • nicknuttncnicknuttnc member
    Fifth Anniversary 500 Comments
    edited December 2011

    I love the engagement story.I love you keep to the real meaning of getting married to close to your hear (marrying your real best friend)and not all the hoopla. 

    My question is what made you pick your wedding date?

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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_knottie-of-week-prettycw5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:96f9df5f-11f7-4d2b-895a-19bce56a4318Post:839948d4-18a4-4595-8e87-201d390b962a">Re: Knottie of the Week - PrettyCW5</a>:
    [QUOTE]Hello Jocelyn, I love your engagement story. And I admire the hard work it takes to help out family. I'm sure your wedding will be great! Happy planning.
    Posted by Carla1019[/QUOTE]

    Thanks Carla! :)
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_knottie-of-week-prettycw5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:96f9df5f-11f7-4d2b-895a-19bce56a4318Post:0a554b49-1940-40ad-b43c-23505f6a11de">Re: Knottie of the Week - PrettyCW5</a>:
    [QUOTE]You've got a heart of gold I can tell.  I love your engagement story too especially the prayer that came at the end.  That was awesome!! <strong>How did you finally settle on Plum and Black for your wedding?</strong>   I know my colors have changed at least four times now and I am still 10 months away from my wedding date. <strong><font color="#800000">Plum was always a color I wanted. I wanted yellow somewhere in the mix as well as charcoal. My BM dresses are plum and my MOH's dress was supposed to be charcoal but she just ordered it Saturday and they won't be able to get it in so I told her to get plum or black and we'll just add a brooch to distinguish her. Also all the GM tuxes are black with black vests and ties. So it just worked out that way. I also had peacock feathers going on but just couldn't make it work like I wanted to. </font></strong> I love kid shows too.  Always have.  LOL!  <strong>What kid shows are favorites for you and your brother? <font color="#800000">Jordan loves just about anything that comes on the Sprout network but I enjoy watching Cailou with him and Kipper--kipper's little friend Tiger looks just like my dog Dylan. </font></strong> <strong>Love your wedding advice because really at the end of the day, marrying the one you love finally is all that matters.</strong> <strong><font color="#800000">Thanks! My fiance is so serious about this!</font></strong>
    Posted by island07b2b[/QUOTE]
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_knottie-of-week-prettycw5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:96f9df5f-11f7-4d2b-895a-19bce56a4318Post:cb019845-3934-4c9d-84a1-b08b2bbbb03e">Re: Knottie of the Week - PrettyCW5</a>:
    [QUOTE]I too love the engagement story and admire your dedication to your family. So since you currently live at home, what are your expectations in living with your FI/DH. Are you nervous? Excited?
    Posted by MrsBoss2012[/QUOTE]

    <strong>I'm excited about living with Jessie. We've been searching together for me a job so I can hurry up and move closer to him now, but God has His own timing for us. :) I expect it to be fun, no more long distance, yet a challenge because it's obviously a change. I'm looking forward to that part--learning, adjusting, and figuring out what works best for us and making our home OUR home. </strong>
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_knottie-of-week-prettycw5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:96f9df5f-11f7-4d2b-895a-19bce56a4318Post:b48f565f-91d2-42cc-aa02-cea897e2cf36">Re: Knottie of the Week - PrettyCW5</a>:
    [QUOTE]I love the engagement story.I love you keep to the real meaning of getting married to close to your hear (marrying your real best friend)and not all the hoopla.  My question is what made you pick your wedding date?
    Posted by nicknuttnc[/QUOTE]

    <strong>Jessie works for the VA Hospital and is a full time grad student. January 14, 2012 was what worked best for his schedule with school.  His program doesn't start back until late January and there was enough of a gap between Christmas and the wedding.</strong>
  • edited December 2011
    He Pretty!  I really enjoyed reading your story. How did you think your mother will feel if she found out about you passing up the job? 

    Have you found your dress yet? I'm a DB dress girl too.  I have an alterations appointment today. Excited!
    Until the first full year of being one! Anniversary
  • edited December 2011
    Thanks for sharing your story Jocelyn ( I LOVE that name) the proposal was beautiful. Are you guys thinking of jumping into children quickly after the wedding?
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  • edited December 2011
    Hi Jocelyn!  So nice to meet you!  Your alma mater has a huge football game this weekend against LSU.   It should be a really good game. 

    Anywho!  I loved your proposal story.  It is so good to see couples honoring God in their journey into marriage.  The fact that you guys pray together now is a good foundation to build your marriage on.  I also am diggin your wedding colors.  I find myself starting to REALLY like the color pallett of purple weddings.  I think you are such a sweet girl for sacraficing things you want to help out your family.
     
    I know you said you are playing the honeymoon destination by ear, but what would be your dream honeymoon location and why?
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  • edited December 2011
    Oh wow, Ive enjoyed learning more of you two! What a sweet thing to sacrifice to help your mom out. God is going to pour blessings on you! I wish you guys all the happiness in the world! I admire that you two have God as the foundation of your relationship, and you cant go wrong with that! Congrats to you both!
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_knottie-of-week-prettycw5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:96f9df5f-11f7-4d2b-895a-19bce56a4318Post:c48a4cbe-933b-4a9d-b212-2d530d91a8e6">Re: Knottie of the Week - PrettyCW5</a>:
    [QUOTE]He Pretty!  I really enjoyed reading your story. How did you think your mother will feel if she found out about you passing up the job?  Have you found your dress yet? I'm a DB dress girl too.  I have an alterations appointment today. Excited!
    Posted by MarryingmyKnight[/QUOTE]

    <strong>I think she would be a little disappointed but honestly I know she really needed me and that's been something I've been struggling with--getting ready to leave them, but it's something that has to be done. She's told me I have to live my life and I pray and trust that they will be fine. It's not like I'm moving across the world so I know we will still be rather close.

    Yes, I have found my dress. I hope your appointment went well! :)
    <a href="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/9/3/99ed0ea7-59fb-4946-83ff-e879ce35c822.large.jpg" title="Click to view a larger photo" onclick="return gSiteLife.LoadForumPage('ForumImage', 'plckPhotoId', '99ed0ea7-59fb-4946-83ff-e879ce35c822', 'plckRedirectUrl', gSiteLife.EscapeValue(window.location.href));" class="PhotoLink"><img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/9/3/99ed0ea7-59fb-4946-83ff-e879ce35c822.medium.jpg" alt="" /></a>
    I'm a sucker for bows! lol! Jessie actually picked this dress out a while back because it had a bow on it and I just shook my head because it wasn't the style of dress I was looking for. This was actually the last dress I tried on. I was fed up with trying on dresses. I wanted to try this one just for the heck of it but another girl had it the whole time and we thought she had bought the sample. However, as I was putting my clothes back on they said it's available. It wasn't what I originally had in mind but I loved how it looked on me. So my advice to shopping brides--definitely be open to trying different styles<img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" /></strong>
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_knottie-of-week-prettycw5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:96f9df5f-11f7-4d2b-895a-19bce56a4318Post:2bf7a1b5-8557-4b25-b4c8-46e77e4b0af6">Re: Knottie of the Week - PrettyCW5</a>:
    [QUOTE]Thanks for sharing your story Jocelyn ( I LOVE that name) the proposal was beautiful. Are you guys thinking of jumping into children quickly after the wedding?
    Posted by faithlady[/QUOTE]

    Thanks!! :) No, unless it's God's will! :) Jessie has about 2 years left of grad school and I plan on going back for masters as well. He has 10 nieces and nephews 12 years old and under and then me- from help taking care of my little brother we would like to enjoy some time child free. We actually agreed on about 8-10 years before TTC and we're really open to adoption as well.
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_knottie-of-week-prettycw5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:96f9df5f-11f7-4d2b-895a-19bce56a4318Post:1713ae2d-db8b-4892-ac75-538a05227790">Re: Knottie of the Week - PrettyCW5</a>:
    [QUOTE]Hi Jocelyn!  So nice to meet you!  Your alma mater has a huge football game this weekend against LSU.   It should be a really good game.
    <strong>Yes! Yay!! Roll Tide! lol! Unfortunately, I have yet to see a game all season. I've been at work and unable to watch and it looks like I'll be at work this time as well. Jessie always texts me the scores. He's a huge fan!
    </strong>  Anywho!  I loved your proposal story.  It is so good to see couples honoring God in their journey into marriage.  The fact that you guys pray together now is a good foundation to build your marriage on.  I also am diggin your wedding colors.  I find myself starting to REALLY like the color pallett of purple weddings.  I think you are such a sweet girl for sacraficing things you want to help out your family.   I know you said you are playing the honeymoon destination by ear, but what would be your dream honeymoon location and why? <strong>I would love to go to an all-inclusive resort somewhere with a great beach. We both love to eat and love to just sit out on the beach. Jessie wanted to go to the Virgin Islands or St. Lucia. He's actually planning the honeymoon. I told him it didn't matter to me just as long as we were somewhere away together.</strong>
    Posted by ejagers[/QUOTE]
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_knottie-of-week-prettycw5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:96f9df5f-11f7-4d2b-895a-19bce56a4318Post:b1e6d7a5-3a90-43b3-922d-fbefea0122a0">Re: Knottie of the Week - PrettyCW5</a>:
    [QUOTE]Oh wow, Ive enjoyed learning more of you two! What a sweet thing to sacrifice to help your mom out. God is going to pour blessings on you! I wish you guys all the happiness in the world! I admire that you two have God as the foundation of your relationship, and you cant go wrong with that! Congrats to you both!
    Posted by japonica334[/QUOTE]

    <strong>Awe thank you so much for the kind words, Japonica!<img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-smile.gif" border="0" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /></strong>
  • edited December 2011
    You look very lovely in your dress. Your FI picked a great dress! Good luck with everything! 
    Until the first full year of being one! Anniversary
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_knottie-of-week-prettycw5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:96f9df5f-11f7-4d2b-895a-19bce56a4318Post:d0ebd49c-a562-4ee9-b46d-0a2279b91552">Re: Knottie of the Week - PrettyCW5</a>:
    [QUOTE]You look very lovely in your dress. Your FI picked a great dress! Good luck with everything! 
    Posted by MarryingmyKnight[/QUOTE]

    Thanks!! I'm excited about wearing it! I can't wait to see his face and hear the "I knew you were going to get that dress!" comment..lol!!
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