Interracial Weddings

Introduction Thread

Since our board doesn't have an official mod I decided to start an intro thread.

First Name of yourself and your FI:
How & when your FI proposed:
Wedding Date:
Wedding Colors:
Ceremony Site:
Reception Site:
Do you have kids:
Favorite Vacation:
Dream Vacation:
What are your races ( you and your FI):

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Janae & Olivier


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  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI:
    Janae & Olivier

    How & when your FI proposed:
    On August 23, 2009. We spent the day in Napa followed by dinner and a movie. At the hotel he kept kneeling and asking random questions and then finally towards the end of the night he kneeled and proposed. (more plopped down on both knees. By the time he was so nervous that he just went down on both knees)

    Wedding Date:
    July 9, 2011

    Wedding Colors:
    Bamboo/Celery Green and cream with accents of black

    Ceremony Site:
    Christ Temple Church in Vallejo, CA

    Reception Site:
    Vallejo Navel and Historical Museum

    Do you have kids:
    Not yet

    Favorite Vacation:
    FI took me to Paris for New Years 2010

    Dream Vacation:

    Anywhere on the beach with bright blue water, I love the beach and I can sit on the sand all day, but my FI isn't much of a beach person so it would have to be a place with lots of historical stuff so he can enjoy himself too. Maybe south of France or southern Italy.

    What are your races ( you and your FI):
    African-American and FI is white Belgian.
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    "Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours"
    Janae & Olivier


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  • Cynthia1207Cynthia1207 member
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    edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Cynthia & Edel
    How & when your FI proposed: It was May 30th 2010.  We were in the midst of painting our newly acquired condo so he painted Will you marry me? on a wall.  There's more to the story if you click on my username
    Wedding Date: September 3rd 2011
    Wedding Colors: Originally it was olive green and pink.  They have now been changed to purple & turquoise & emerald
    Ceremony Site: St-Philips Church in Montreal
    Reception Site: Le Rizz in Montreal
    Do you have kids: Not yet!  Hopefully 1 year after the wedding we'll have the first bundle of joy.
    Favorite Vacation: That's hard.  Favorite would have to be my trips to Disney when I was younger.  They are some of my favorite memories
    Dream Vacation: Hands down going to Bora Bora.
    What are your races ( you and your FI): I'm Italian, FI is Cuban
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  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: COurtney and Clayton
    How & when your FI proposed: 8-9-10. To make a looong story shorter... My bday is 8-13 and i had just flown in from las vegas. I BEGGED honey to take me to get french fries (my addiction) from mcdonalds. We went and while we were siting at the table eating( me very happily). He got up and walked out and came back in with an audio bag (he's an audio engineer) and just plopped down on one knee and asked. After cracking jokes out of nervousness and telling him he ring was fake and he wasn't serious. I said yes. Turns out he was supposed to propose on my bday during our dinner cruise but he couldnt hold i any longer because he said "you just look so pretty eating your french fries "
    Wedding Date: 4-13-12
    Wedding Colors:  purple,orange, and magenta
    Ceremony Site: undecided  but it will happen in Phoenix, AZ
    Reception Site: same
    Do you have kids: not yet
    Favorite Vacation: Our trip to Hawaii  4 days on Oahu and 7 on a cruise around the islands
    Dream Vacation: Fiji or Bora Bora
    What are your races ( you and your FI):
    I am African american, native american and mexican . FI is White american with Czech and german background.
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  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI:  Christina & Clive
    How & when your FI proposed: Christmas Eve 2009, at the end of my family's gift opening.  The full story is in my bio!
    Wedding Date: May 28, 2011
    Wedding Colors: Sapphire blue, with lilac and silver accents.
    Ceremony Site: St. Simon & Jude Catholic Church
    Reception Site: Portuguese-American Club
    Do you have kids: Not yet!
    Favorite Vacation: Went to London and Paris with Fi while he was working in Europe temporarily a couple of years ago.
    Dream Vacation: Someplace exotic and tropical with someone who brings you mai-tais on the beach.  :-)
    What are your races ( you and your FI):
    Fi is Indian, I am white American.
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  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Kristen & Vince

    How & when your FI proposed: April 10th we were out for my birthday seeing a Poison trubite band (Poison is my fav group) we were with a group of friends and during a break he asked me with all our friends around.  I dont even really remember what he said I was to excited :)

    Wedding Date: May 28, 2011

    Wedding Colors: Watermelon and light pink (davids bridal colors)

    Ceremony Site: Lakeside Weddings - Las Vegas, NV

    Reception Site: Lakeside Weddings - Las Vegas, NV

    Do you have kids: FI has a 17 and 5 year old.  The 17 year lives with us

    Favorite Vacation: Anywhere warm with friends and family

    Dream Vacation: on the beach

    What are your races ( you and your FI):
    White & Black

  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Jennifer & Aaron
    How & when your FI proposed: Christmas Eve of '09 ...he gave me my Christmas card while we were at his moms and I said why are are you giving me it now? I don't have yours with me. He was like will you just open it! After I finished reading it, I looked down and he was on his knee =)
    Wedding Date: March 25, 2011
    Wedding Colors: champagne and pink and I guess lavender since my sis' gown is that color.
    Ceremony Site: La Triestina
    Reception Site: La Triestina
    Do you have kids: He has two from a previous marriage
    Favorite Vacation: we havent taken a vaca together yet.
    Dream Vacation: Europe
    What are your races ( you and your FI):
    I am mixed white ~ Italian, Irish, French and German and he is 1/2 Puerto Rican and 1/2 Irish

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  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Joy & John
    How & when your FI proposed: 12/12/09 - FI got a limo, we went out to a really fancy restaurant in DC. He does things like this all the time so I didn't think anything of it. BUT then he also got us tickets to the Nutcracker Ballet. That should have been a giveaway but I didn't suspect anything. We got back in the limo and he goes down on both knees and proposed. I cried and actually thanked him (the people pleaser in me) before I said yes :-).
    Wedding Date:4/15/11 (Nigerian ceremony) & 4/16/11 (western ceremony)
    Wedding Colors: Tiffany Blue, White and Silver with red accents
    Ceremony Site: Church in MA
    Reception Site: Function hall in MA
    Do you have kids: No kids. Hope to start trying at some point next year.
    Favorite Vacation: Greece. Went there in 2009 with my sisters, sister in law and brother's girlfriend (7 girls altogether for 10-days). We had a blast!
    Dream Vacation: Egypt! Can't wait to go. Hopefully, before kids arrive.
    What are your races ( you and your FI):I'm African American and FI is white with Italian, Irish and Scandinavian mix.
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  • kara811kara811 member
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    edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI:  Kara and Brandon

    How & when your FI proposed:  September 20, 2009 in Shinjuku Tokyo. He took me shopping for a fancy dress, and made reservations one of the top hotels in Tokyo. We dined on the 52nd floor with amazing views, and the food was amazing! After dinner we took a stroll in the park across, and out of nowhere he got down on his knee and popped the question! I knew it was coming, but I didn't think it was going to be then. I had to have him ask me again because I was so emotional the first time! LOL 

    Wedding Date:  March 5th, 2011
    Wedding Colors: Peridot with Ivory
    Ceremony Site:   Emerald @ Queensridge, Las Vegas, NV
    Reception Site:   Emerald @ Queensridge, Las Vegas, NV
    Do you have kids:  Not yet! And not for a while! 
    Favorite Vacation:  All our adventures in Japan! 
    Dream Vacation:   Somewhere tropical and Europe(we're doing Italy for the HM!)
    What are your races ( you and your FI):  FI is white(he doesn't know exactly what so he says he's a mutt) and I'm Filipino. 
  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: babak & januari
    How & when your FI proposed:
    Wedding Date: 8/13/11
    Wedding Colors: shades of pinks, greys and a touch of dark red
    Ceremony Site: aspen
    Reception Site: aspen
    Do you have kids: no
    Favorite Vacation:  going back to colorado to see family
    Dream Vacation: back to my home town to see family
    What are your races ( you and your FI): 
    iranian and black american

     
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  • happe2getherhappe2gether member
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    edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Lela and Clint
    How & when your FI proposed: Christmas morning, 2009 while in bed that morning before the kids got up
    Wedding Date:  9/2/2012
    Wedding Colors: Cornflower Blue, Ivory and Champagne
    Ceremony Site: Shades of Green, Orlando, FL
    Reception Site:  SAME
    Do you have kids: 2 from a previous marriage, none for fiance
    Favorite Vacation: Orlando
    Dream Vacation:  Puerto Rico or Australia
    What are your races ( you and your FI): I'm half black/half Puerto Rican.  FI is white (family background is German, Irish, French Canadian)

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  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI:
    Bernadette and John

    How & when your FI proposed:
    Christmas Eve 2010 at his mother's house in Decatur, IL with snow falling behind the tree in the bay window in front of the fireplace. My dream engagement.

    Wedding Date:
    Novmber 12, 2011

    Wedding Colors:
    Cranberry, Burnt Orange and Autumn Yellow

    Ceremony Site:
    Hilton Palacio del Rio The Pavilion

    Reception Site:
    Same as Ceremony

    Do you have kids:
    No, but we want to have one (just one) after we are wed.

    Favorite Vacation:
    Las Vegas - he was working on Pirahna 3-D in Lake Havasu City and I had not seen him in almost three months. It was the best vacation ever. Second only to Christmas last year.

    Dream Vacation:
    Italy

    What are your races ( you and your FI):
    Black American and Caucasian
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  • olywillisolywillis member
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    edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Olivia and Ben

    How & when your FI proposed: Christmastime 2009 - went to Christmas at the Adobes in Monterey, CA with his grandma, he seemed nervous all night, and at the end of the evening after dropping grandma off, we went back to a pier and he got on one knee and proposed

    Wedding Date: 10/29/2011

    Wedding Colors: Black/burnt orange/choco brown

    Ceremony Site: Still deciding
    Reception Site: Still deciding
    Do you have kids: No
    Favorite Vacation: I don't have one!
    Dream Vacation: Japan
    What are your races ( you and your FI): African-American/Japanese & White/Hispanic

  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_interracial-weddings_introduction-thread?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:c9069c39-6e1f-4397-9e66-aeb7ed51fccbDiscussion:7b257c4c-6802-4666-8b1e-62ee2a17e9e8Post:efed5546-5496-4b60-99bd-d88e79870365">Re: Introduction Thread</a>:
    [QUOTE]First Name of yourself and your FI: babak & januari How & when your FI proposed: Wedding Date:<strong> 8/13/11</strong> Wedding Colors: shades of pinks, greys and a touch of dark red Ceremony Site: aspen Reception Site: aspen Do you have kids: no Favorite Vacation:  going back to colorado to see family Dream Vacation: back to my home town to see family What are your races ( you and your FI):  iranian and black american  
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    I love your wedding date!!! It's my bday! So i KNOW its gonna be a Fab day!!lol
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_interracial-weddings_introduction-thread?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:c9069c39-6e1f-4397-9e66-aeb7ed51fccbDiscussion:7b257c4c-6802-4666-8b1e-62ee2a17e9e8Post:a9ccb363-1795-46fa-b9f6-54ec32cdd6aa">Re: Introduction Thread</a>:
    [QUOTE] Wedding Date: September 3rd 2011 Wedding
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  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI:  A.L.P. and D.J.S.
    How & when your FI proposed: Early on a Saturday morning in the apartment.
    Wedding Date;
    October 15th, 2011

    Wedding Colors:
    Plum purple, black, white and a hint of orange (if this can be done tastefully for a Saturday night wedding in NYC)


    Ceremony and Reception Site: Douglaston Manor, Queens NY

    Dream vacation: Europe

    What are your races ( you and your FI):
    I'm a Polish/Russian/Italian Jewish Girl and He is an African American Baptist
  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI:  Jessica and Jon

    How & when your FI proposed:  August 6, 2009...he lured me up to his college saying he just wanted me to hang out with him between class.  He then proposed to me in the school gameroom in front of his closest friends.

    Wedding Date:  August 6, 2011

    Wedding Colors:  Scarlet, Grey, and Black

    Ceremony Site:  An arboretum in Cincinnati OH (tentative)

    Reception Site:  A local community centeron in Cincinnati, OH (also tentative)

    Do you have kids: Nope

    Favorite Vacation:  San Diego, CA/Tijuana, Mexico

    Dream Vacation:  Germany and backpacking through Europe

    What are your races ( you and your FI):  I'm Black American with a quarter European Jewish ancestry, he is White American, mostly of Dutch and German background
  • mybooboosmybooboos member
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    edited December 2011

    First Name of yourself and your FI: Sharon & Mark
    How & when your FI proposed: At the beach at sunset, at our favorite restaurant.  I was babbling about the sunset, and he said, "would you shut up and let me do this".  It's now our tag line.
    Wedding Date: July 8, 2011
    Wedding Colors: Mango and Raspberry
    Ceremony Site: Kent Island, MD
    Reception Site: Kent Island, MD
    Do you have kids: Me = 2 girls (17 and 14) FI = 2 (23 girl, & 19 boy)
    Favorite Vacation: Jamaica
    Dream Vacation: African Safari, Italy or Egypt (maybe not right now though)
    What are your races ( you and your FI): African American/Native American, FI = 1st generation American (Swiss/German parents)
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  • Lisa50Lisa50 member
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    edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Lisa and Tom
    How & when your FI proposed: He proposed (on both knees!) at my home, on December 25, 2009
    Wedding Date: Sunday, July 3, 2011
    Wedding Colors:  N/A
    Ceremony Site: Historic venue in Annapolis
    Reception Site:  Historic venue in Annapolis
    Do you have kids: I have 1; FI has 2, plus 4 grandchildren
    Favorite Vacation: Aruba, Aruba, Turks and Caicos
    Dream Vacation: Italy
    What are your races ( you and your FI): 
    We're both mutts (I am a Euro/Native American/African blend and another Euro/American blend)

    Thanks for starting this thread, Janae!  Nice to meet you ...
  • aghouston86aghouston86 member
    Eighth Anniversary 500 Comments
    edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Amber and Carlos
    How & when your FI proposed: FI proposed on our 4th anniversary, it wasn't anything special though, lol
    Wedding Date: November 5, 2011
    Wedding Colors: Navy Blue, Cream, Gold, White
    Ceremony Site: St. Joseph Catholic Church
    Reception Site: Sacramento Garden Pavillion
    Do you have kids: No Kiddos
    Favorite Vacation: Las Vegas
    Dream Vacation: Puerto Rico, El Salvador (FI was born there)
    What are your races ( you and your FI): I'm African American tiny bit of Native American, FI is Salvadorian
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  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Sue & John
    How & when your FI proposed: Christmas 2009. (here is the short version.lol He proposed in front of my family and it was amazing :)
    Wedding Date: July 18th 2011
    Wedding Colors: Orange & Fushia (think tropical)
    Ceremony Site:  We are getting married in the Dominican Republic is going to be beautiful :)
    Reception Site:
    Do you have kids: No
    Favorite Vacation: Any where with warm weather :)
    Dream Vacation: Hawaii!!!
    What are your races ( you and your FI):
    I am Hispanic ( Dominican) FI is African American

  • ellone400ellone400 member
    1000 Comments Third Anniversary
    edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI:
    Thea and jacob
    How & when your FI proposed:
    we went to dinner and he proposed.

    Wedding Date:
    05/26/2012
    Wedding Colors:
    Aqua and red
    Ceremony Site:
    Roswell riveer landing
    Reception Site:
    Roswell river landing

    Do you have kids:
    no
    Favorite Vacation:
    london
    Dream Vacation:
    Bora bora

    What are your races ( you and your FI):
    Im Black and he is italian
  • needle&threadneedle&thread member
    Ninth Anniversary 100 Comments
    edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: S and CJ
    How & when your FI proposed: July 4th, 2010
    Wedding Date:  April 14, 2012
    Wedding Colors:  Plum, Silver, Lilac (Black and White)
    Ceremony Site:  New Covenant Church of Philadelphia
    Reception Site:  Yacht on the Delaware River
    Do you have kids:  Yes, 1 each
    Favorite Vacation:  Italy
    Dream Vacation: South of France
    What are your races ( you and your FI): I am Black/Cuban/Cherokee Indian and FI is Russian/German (Prussian), Norweigan & Oneida Indian.

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  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI:  Cassandra and Ian
    How & when your FI proposed: March 20 2010; He walked me to the passenger side and get in the car. He then said something was in my hair. I sat there looking at him to get it out. He told me to look at the visor. I pulled it down and he wrote in a marker "Will you marry me?" I turned to the left and he was on one knee.
    Wedding Date: April 9, 2011
    Wedding Colors: Tiffany blue and Chocolate brown
    Ceremony Site: The Atrium in Indianapolis
    Reception Site: s/a ceremony site
    Do you have kids: Neither of us do. Hopefully we will after the one year mark. :)
    Favorite Vacation: We haven't taken any trips yet.
    Dream Vacation: Italy
    What are your races ( you and your FI): I'm African American and he's Caucasian and German

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  • dinnamingdinnaming member
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    edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Donna and Doug

    How & when your FI proposed: 7/2/10- i had just returned home a couple days before, from a 2 week trip to the philippines.  he said we should have dinner that friday to celebrate my homecoming and while we were waiting for dessert...he got down on one knee.

    Wedding Date: 7/9/11

    Wedding Colors: Midnight blue, ivory, with a splash of red.

    Ceremony Site: Moorestown Community House
    Reception Site: Same

    Do you have kids: Not yet

    Favorite Vacation:With FI?  a lazy week at a south carolina beach town.

    Dream Vacation: like a LOT of people, Bora Bora.

    What are your races ( you and your FI): I'm Filipino, FI is English and Welsh.
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  • Durham1008Durham1008 member
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    edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Kate and Mike
    How & when your FI proposed: July 21, 2010 in the mountains
    Wedding Date: October 8, 2011
    Wedding Colors: It was going to be blue and red but it's recently been changed to navy blue and baby blue.
    Ceremony Site: We did have one and that's been changed too...it's probably going to be a church.
    Reception Site: Same.
    Do you have kids: Not yet.
    Favorite Vacation: We went to Isle of Palms for his birthday last week.
    Dream Vacation: I would love to go to Australia someday.
    What are your races ( you and your FI): I'm like ten different kinds of white (German, Polish, French, Irish...) and he's African American.
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  • CrysJacob11CrysJacob11 member
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    edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Crys and Ben
    How & when your FI proposed: Jan 12th, 2010 - We went to dinner for 6 year anniversary he gave me a card when I finished reading I looked up at him and he was holding the ring.
    Wedding Date: either Oct 2012 or Jan 12th 2013 we haven't decided
    Wedding Colors: Purple, Navy, and Green
    Ceremony Site & Reception Site: Cincinnati, OH
    Do you have kids: 2 - 1 of each :)
    Favorite Vacation: we took our daughter to Disney World last year (we got our son 9 months later)
    Dream Vacation: Family vacation to his family's home in India
    What are your races ( you and your FI):
    I'm a white mutt (French, German, Native American, English...) and FI is 2nd Generation Indian


  • edited December 2011
    First Name of yourself and your FI: Rachelle & Lenford

    How & when your FI proposed: It's a bit long-winded. It's on my profile.

    Wedding Date: If things go well, it'll be in June of 2012.

    Wedding Colors: Still not exactly decided, but pretty much red, blue and yellow.

    Ceremony Site: Haven't figured it out yet (just started planning) - but would like one of the two Botanical Gardens in NYC.

    Reception Site: Not decided yet.

    Do you have kids: Nope.

    Favorite Vacation: None as of yet.

    Dream Vacation: Anywhere so long as we're together :)

    What are your races ( you and your FI): I'm Scottish, British, German on my dad's side, and Filipina, Greek and Spanish on my mom's. He's Jamaican and Guyanese.
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