I'm Getting Married!

 I'm usually reserved and don't share much about myself here, but I wanted to share the happy news that Jon and I are getting married.   This is the happiest time in my life and I feel so fortunate to be marrying such a wonderful man.  I never thought during many years (actually many, many, many years) of being single that I would meet a man that is as good, kind and thoughtful as Jon is. 
 
We've been dating for six years, became engaged over Thanksgiving and have decided to marry this New Year's Eve.  The response from everyone has been "this New Year's Eve?", but we are eager and excited to start our life together and what better way to end the year and start the new one than with a wedding.  We are not having a wedding per se, but instead a small private ceremony.  As much as I enjoy weddings, the thought of planning one right now is daunting. 

Jon is selling his condominium and we will live in my small house until we figure out our next move.  This will mean blending his furniture with mine, choosing new furnishings together and making the most of the limited closet space in my house.  We're converting an unused room into a home office and I already have a dramatic paint color in mind for the room.  We have a few other home improvements we're planning  and it will be fun to share these on the blog. 
 
We've both been cleaning out clutter from our homes to get ready for the move so although the Christmas tree is decorated, I've not done much holiday decorating.  I've been inspired by great ideas from other blogs, however, so hopefully I'll find time to do more Christmas decorating. 
 
I wish you all the best for the holiday season.  Thank you for reading my blog throughout the year-- I greatly appreciate the time you take from your busy life to read, follow along and leave such kind comments.  It means so much to me.
 
All the best to you and your families,
Deborah
 

27 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! That is wonderful - many blessings to you and what a wonderful way to start the new year!

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  2. Deborah - Congratulations!! That is such wonderful news and I'm so happy for you both. Personally I love the choice of New Year's Eve. I'm sure it will be a lovely and beautiful celebration. Wishing you and Jon all the very best! Michele

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  3. Dear Deborah and Jon,
    Many, many congratulations!!! What a very special way to end 2013 and start 2014. Wishing you both happiness, joy and the very best!
    ~Loi

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  4. Dear Deborah,
    What a fabulous way to begin 2014! Sending all best wishes and many congratulations to you both. I am so glad you shared your wonderful news; it is thrilling and I look forward to seeing your redecorating on the blog.
    All best,
    Phyllis

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  5. Congratulations! Getting married on New Year's Eve is perfect for the two of you to have a joyful start for 2014!

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  6. congratulations deborah and jon! love the spontaneity in your choice, cheers!!

    it will be with great pleasure to share in your changes and collaborations in your home. you will always be one of my favorite reads deborah
    fondly
    debra

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  7. Lots of love always x
    Congratulations!

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  8. Congratulations! Wishing you all the best! I enjoy reading your blog. Daniel

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  9. How very lovely for you both ! Congratulations and Very Best Wishes

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  10. Congratulations! What a nice way to start the new year!

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  11. Congratulations! Yes, what a perfect start to the New Year!

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  12. What wonderful news! Congratulations and best wishes to both of you! I agree... why wait!

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  13. What wonderful news! Congratulations and best wishes to both of you! I agree... why wait!

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  14. Congratulations and many happy years together in your new adventure!

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  15. Congratulations Deborah! What a wonderful news!! I am so pleased to hear that you take this new step in your life! What a magical day to marry! I wish you both a gorgeous life together!
    Hugs!
    Greet

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  16. Félicitations pour votre mariage !( Et merci pour tous vos mails )... Anny

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  17. Many congrats to you both + New Years will be especially happy this year. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  18. Congratulations! It's a nice way to end the year, Deborah! I'm sure you'll be able to come up with great ideas for your furnishings as long as you agree with the mood that you want to dictate in your house. Anyway, I do hope Jon's condo will be sold immediately since it can really help as you start your lives together. Congratulations again! :)

    Christine Ordze @ InnerCityYYC.com

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  19. Oh, how wonderful, Deborah. Jon must be a very special man for you to have chosen him. Do keep us up to date on your decor changes - know they will be beautiful and serene.

    Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations.

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  20. Wow, congratulations Deborah!! That is amazing. I am so happy for you, so happy you have found a wonderful kindred spirit to share your life with!! I think a small ceremony is the right way to go. We are having 20 guests and even that feels like too much with out-of-towners coming, etc. You are right to keep it pure and crisp and simple - like your decorating! Good luck with next steps and combining lives. I wish you every happiness...!!

    xo Terri

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  21. Congratulations! Here's to a joyous new year!

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  22. Wow Deborah, this is one blog post I sure can't top - warmest congratulations to you both! It is very obvious that you are very happy & I've taken the liberty to gaze into Mystic Millie's crystal ball. The future looks fabulous for both of you (as long as you don't start renovating together!!). Is it too late to book an airfare? I have a couple of bridemaid's frocks I could dust off quickly.
    Much love
    Millie xx

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  23. Wow starting the year on a high note! How exciting for you and Jon. Have a joyful life together.

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  24. Lucky! Both of you! Best of Luck! and much happiness! Smart of him to move into your place!!

    XXOO

    Penelope (we are approaching 37 years married! 39 years together!!) Yikes! time flies when you are happy! And being married is just wonderful!

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  25. Dear Deborah - Love your blog and style and love your happy news! As others have remarked it is a wonderful way to start the New Year and I wish you both much happiness in your life together.

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  26. This is excellent! I did also get engaged but on NYE! Many blessings to you!

    Maria @ Tulle

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  27. Sorry for my late greetings, but congratulations to the both of you! I must say that the most exciting part of your new journey is how you can mix up your decorating taste with Jon. I can just imagine the two of you having a funny and hilarious argument in my head. Haha! Keep us updated!

    Brian Quanstorm

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