sooo...ivan and i are engaged!
we had actually already started planning the wedding a bit but Sunday night he proposed so it is officially official. we are engaged and we are so so excited!
we went to our favourite sushi restaurant Go Tempura for dinner and ivan asked them to put our sushi on one of those sushi boats along with the ring. so sweet! i love the ring so much, it is perfect.
ivan and i started dating in February of 2002 but we actually met in the fall of 1997 when i was just starting grade 9. he was my guitar teacher (even though he is less than 1 year older than me). it was definitely not love at first sight, haha. i was kind of really annoying. 2 of my friends and i had our lessons back to back so we would always interrupt each others lessons and goof around. i think ivan actually dreaded our lessons, haha. we were some of his first students and we were not well behaved.
before we were dating :)
I stopped taking guitar lessons sometime near the end of highschool but my band still went to visit ivan sometimes because he had helped get us together through the place where we had all taken lessons. One day when we went to see ivan to show him a new song he suddenly looked kind of cute to me. we had a few mutual friends and we had talked about jamming in the past so i was bold and wrote my phone number on the blackboard in his room and told him to call me so we could jam.
eventually either ivan or his friend manny (hi manny!) called to see if i wanted to get together and play some songs with them. i of course said yes and we started getting together on weekends to play cover songs and hang out. i could tell i was starting to get a crush on ivan...
i don't remember if i told ivan this...but...a few times i had to go into where he was teaching for some reason. i think to pay for combo or something...i don't really remember. anyways, i would make sure i went in between lesson times so that i would have a chance to see him and chat. am i creepy? haha.
ivan and i had been hanging out for a while when my dad told me that he was having his wedding reception in February and that i HAD to bring a date. i usually brought my friend michelle to events like that but he said "michelle is already invited so you have to bring a date!" this kind of gave me a perfect excuse to ask ivan out. so...i got up all of my courage and asked him if he would come with me to my dad's wedding reception. thankfully he said yes and we ended up going on a couple dates before the wedding.
we "officially" became boyfriend and girlfriend (hehe) February 23, 2002. it has been the best almost 9 years ever and i am so lucky to have found such an amazing person to spend my life with. I am so much happier when we are together and i feel like we are a perfect match.
i ♥ you ivan :) *blush*
ok so now that you're on 'ivan-elycia photo overload' i will leave you, haha.
aww, that's such an adorable story. congrats!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!! Yay - so happy for you! You two are such a cute couple! Love to see how you both changed over the years (I see you have been experimenting with hair colors as well)!ReplyDelete
Good luck for the future as Mr. & Mrs.!
P.S. Love that adorable ring!! Looks great on you!!
CONGRATULATIONS! I wish you every happiness on this new adventure! xoReplyDelete
congrats congrats congrats!!!!!! (: Im so happy for you.ReplyDelete
Eeeee! Congrats lady! Awesome news; so very happy for you!ReplyDelete
Oh! CONGRATULATIONS! Great news and cute story. Seems that you are perfect for each other. i wish you all the best! :-)ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Elycia (and Ivan!)!! <3ReplyDelete
P.S. Pictures were too cute!
This is amazing! Congratulations! :D Those pictures are great, they tell a lovely story...ReplyDelete
Have fun planning!
wonderful!!! congrats and happy planning!!! ^___^ReplyDelete
awwww yayyyyy, such a sweet story. and CONGRATS! So exciting!!! :DReplyDelete
Ohhh, yay! Congratulations!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats! You guys are so cute together!ReplyDelete
Aw so sweet!! Congrats! =DReplyDelete
Congrats, it's great that you guys have such a wonderful history together!ReplyDelete
Yay! That's fantastic! You two are super cute together :)ReplyDelete
congratulations to the two of you! :DReplyDelete
yay! congrats!!! how exciting :)ReplyDelete
yayyyyy congrats!! i loved seeing all the pictures and hearing your story! i am So happy for you :] keep us posted with all the plans of course!! ♥ReplyDelete
That's such a great story! Congratulations!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats!!!!!!! Weddings are the best...espeically when it is your own :)ReplyDelete
my goodness. everyone is getting engaged or having babies...amazing! congratulations. i'm sure you two will have such an adorable wedding, please share your ideas with us as i love love love wedding blogs! that's amazing that you two have been together 9 years and aren't married yet (hehe!!)ReplyDelete
also, it was really neat to see what you looked like over the years and to see how much you've changed. so strange to see you with dark hair...
oh congratulations! that is so awesome! you two are so cute together and i wish you all the love in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have so much fun planning! can't wait to see your ideas!!ReplyDelete
congratulations! I really loved reading about your story :)ReplyDelete
Awww, this was the sweetest post ever! Congrats you two (: I love all the old photos. I hope you have the best time organising the wedding and the happiest life together!ReplyDelete
aw, how cute! congratulations :) What a unique way to ask, and such a good story. I just got married a year ago and I'll tell you....Wedding planning is fun and awful at the same time...I hope you have much more fun than awfulness :)ReplyDelete
Mazel Tov! All the best- You guys certainly make a good match!ReplyDelete
congratulations! that's wonderful. :)ReplyDelete
This is so great. I can't wait to see what wedding plans you make!!!
Such a lovely story!!!
OH MY GOSH ELYCIA, CONGATULATIONS!!!! :)) You and Ivan are so cute together i am so happy for you!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! So exciting:)ReplyDelete
Happy wedding planning!
so sweet! congrats! our official date is also february 23rd, but 2007. and we knew each other in hs but didn't date til years later!ReplyDelete
excited to see how pretty and rad your wedding will be!
Yaaayy, that's awesome, congrats!!! You guys are so cute, and it's so funny how your looks have changed - hah! You are going to have some much fun!ReplyDelete
When you said you had some big news I thought that's what it might have been!!! Congrats!!! Oh, and that ring is lovely!!!ReplyDelete
I think that last photo is the perfect inspiration for your wedding theme ;D So much fun - I love it the best! Congrats again to you both... btw, when's the 'big' day?ReplyDelete
aww, so happy for you!! he is a cutie ;)ReplyDelete
Congrats! That is so exciting, and thanks for sharing your dating story with the cute photos :)ReplyDelete
What a great story! Congrats!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! What a great story, and super cute photos too!ReplyDelete
Wow! What great news! Congratulations to you both. Tone & Div xoReplyDelete
Oh what a happy news! Congratulations! And thank you for sharing your love story I loved reading it! :)ReplyDelete
too cool! and congrats! daniel and i met in high school, also - but didn't start to date until just as college ended. friends first is always the best :DReplyDelete
Congratulations! What a sweet love story :)ReplyDelete
congrats + lots of love to you.
<3 <3 <3
congrats!! delighted for you!ReplyDelete
Congrats girl!!! Thats so adorable!!! Goodness I'm so happy for you! ^_^ReplyDelete
Congrats!!! YAY to both of you :)ReplyDelete
Big Congrats! I just now saw this. What a sweet love story.ReplyDelete
I was the same way with my husband. It took me a while to warm up to him. HA!
That's wonderful! Congratulations to the both of you. :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations! One day he started looking cute for me too. It's funny how that works!ReplyDelete
Obviously I'm a little late to comment on this but congrats Elycia! I love seeing how much you and Ivan have changed over the years- you look so different in each of those photos! :) Congratulations on such a wonderful and exciting time in your life. I can't wait to read about all your wedding planning.ReplyDelete
yay!!! i'm so excited for you. congratulations. xo! mindy @m.sartinReplyDelete
awwww lil gal I'm sooooo happy for you!!!! It's a crazy awesome feeling huh!? I LOVE all the photos of you two! Very precious!!ReplyDelete
I'm excited to see your wedding ideas lol bc I have ZERO idea where to start!
Elycia, I'm so happy for you and Ivan!!
Congratulations! Great Love Story!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!! This is so exciting! :) :) :)ReplyDelete
congrats!!!! that's amazing...wishing you all the best : )ReplyDelete
Congratulations!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you two! :) I can't wait to read about wedding plans! You're going to have such a fun wedding.ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Elycia!! :)ReplyDelete
That's so exciting! Congrats!ReplyDelete
Congrats! And not to spam up your comments BUT my bf is an AMAZING photog. And not just one of those people that say that cuz it's their bf, family member, etc. He really is amazing. (has done stuff for national geographic, bands, models, weddings, etc.)ReplyDelete