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This summer something happened that I have been keeping a lid on - well at least on the blog - and I'm about to burst! I hate keeping things from you...

When we were in New York this summer, Aurelien and I really experienced spending time together as city slickers enjoying suburban life where days were passed going on morning runs, gardening, swimming in my neighbor Enid's pool, walking into town to get groceries, barbecuing, going to the little farmer's market (two tables!) in the village green, discovering our new love and economic benefits for boxed wine (Black Box and Domaine Le Garrigon were our picks) and of course giving each other space to write and blog, or in my case, to torture my plump princess, Charlotte with unlimited snuggles. 

I have never been with someone who shares a love for such simplicity. Lucien wanted to hobnob with New York City intellectuals and Parisian philosophers (meanwhile the guy didn't know any), MF didn't want to except that he was pushing 40 and still wanted to party, and all the other boyfriends in between would have just been plain bored. But with Aurelien, we are consistently on the same page...


I'm going somewhere with this. I promise.


With so much going on; our Househunters International episode, la rentrée, Paris Fashion Week, I've been trying to find the right time to tell you guys something, so for once, I'm just going to shut up and let this do the talking...

Aurelien proposed.

The lovely ladies at Walnut Paperie put together for us this sweet Save the Date or as they say in the wedding biz: "STDs" (Enter Beavis and Butthead chuckle). They kept the design simple, slightly girly and a little French with the nautical blue touches that fit exactly what I had in mind for the first round of communication regarding our news. And so there you have it...I'm engaged! 

The wedding will be next summer in New York and being the Virgo that I am, I've actually organized most of the plans. I met with the coordinator, planned the menu, and hired the music. Now I don't have to fuss about until next year and more importantly, I won't bore you all with these details! There's nothing worse than that, right? I promise that this will not become a wedding blog!

I can't believe it! It's really happening! I have a feeling that this time around will go a lot better than the last time...here's hoping!

53 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! This calls for another Paris bloggers celebration immediately.

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  2. What wonderful news! So happy for you both!

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  3. Congrats again sweetie!

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  4. Congratulations!!! What really, really great news. So thrilled for you and sending all my Best,
    Heather

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  5. Here comes the bride, here comes the bride! Congratulations, Mlle Ella.....soon to be Madame Seb! I'm so, so, so very happy for both of you. And please do "bore" us with some of the details! I, for one, would love to read about your plans for this very special day. Big hugs!

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  6. Congratulations!!! I'm so so so happy for you and Seb!

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  7. YAY - that's fantastic! Congratulations!!

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  8. Long time reader, I don't comment much but just have to on this one! CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is so exciting. Wonderful news!

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  9. Congratulations!!! I have been reading your blog for a while now, and there couldn't have been a better way for this story to come full circle. Feels odd to be so happy for a stranger, but nevertheless, I send you both the very best of wishes!

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  10. Congratulations,felicitations.....

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  11. Congratulations!,,,so happy for you both.....happy happy news

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  12. Congratulations!!!!! You deserve happiness!! This just made me tear up. Wow. I'm so happy for you both. Best wishes!!

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  13. Best news EVA! I could not be happier for you! And you BETTER share details with us! :)

    I hope you plan to come out of a wall.... xoxoxoox!!!

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  14. Congratulations! I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago and I've never commented on any of your posts but I think I've read almost every single one. Just a little obsessed, I know! What a surprise to read your post today! I wish you all the best and good luck with the planning!

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  15. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I am so happy for you! Good things really do happen to good people, it just takes a bit of time. Happiest of wishes to you both!!!

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  16. What a fabulous surprise! Congrats Ella! I agree with one of the above commenters, yes, please "bore" us with some details! ;-P

    Big virtual hug to you! I hope we can do a RL 'chin chin' to this one sometime in the future! This is the sorta' cheers than shall be accompanied with some foie gras, baby!

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  17. Congratulations Ella!!

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  18. Congratulations! Like someone above mentioned, it feels odd to be so happy for a stranger. But that's the beauty of your blog, the people who follow you and your stories really start to fall in love with you and want to share your successes with you. Anyway, I'm so happy for you and Seb :)

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    1. Oh, I posted something on my blog in commemoration of this post: http://cyrilandvivian.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/quelle-coquine/

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    2. THANK YOU!!!!! I'm just seeing this. I'm sorry, a lot has been going on.

      Oh my! That is so, so, so kind of you. Wow. :*)

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  19. YAY!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so so happy for you both! And I agree with the lovely ladies above, please DO bore us with the deets.

    xo

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  20. PS. that's my parent's wedd anniversary date too and they have been happily married for 35 years! A good sign/date if you ask me! ;)
    xo

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  21. Congratulations Ella! How exciting!

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  22. Congratulations! You sound so very happy. I wish you all nothing but love and happiness.

    Gros bisous,
    Jennifer

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  23. Super! Here's wishing you two the very best!

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  24. Congrats! Getting married to foreign boys is all the rage.

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  25. Congrats sweetie! Just don't go all bridezilla on us!:) Are you also going to do something in Paris?

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    1. Thanks Duchess!!! Yes, we're going to do something in the fall in Paris. Something small...very small, like a dinner at his parent's house.

      Hahahah no Bridezilla here. I'm not even having bridesmaids!

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  26. Congratulations! One of the many who have been reading your blog but has never commented! So happy you're finally getting your happy ending :-)

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  27. Oh Ella, this is wonderful news! I am beyond happy for you. I cannot wait to read about your wedding next year, I'm sure it will be epic. And you better let us see the dress! BISOUS xx

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  28. Félicitations...
    This begs 2 pertinent questions...
    Will you be wearing the Givenchy wedding gown you talked about on the radio?
    Details! We wants details on how Séb proposed! Was it on bended knee? Over kale at a Farmer's Market? What wear you wearing?
    Inquiring minds want to know!!!!

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    1. Oh God! I hope it wasn't on bended knee! Urrrghhhhh! I can't think of anything more grotesque!

      Indedd, more on the Givenchy wedding gown, please!:)

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    2. No bended knee stuff. It was an adult decision. We want to start our lives together and we said "ok, let's get married". It was pretty casual. Then we made a big dinner with champagne and oysters and had a small celebration the two of us in my mom's backyard.

      We paid for it the next day. The mosquitoes were celebrating too...on our flesh and blood. : )

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    3. The Givenchy wedding dress isn't really my style, but perhaps I can tweak it to fit my style! That would help me a lot!

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  29. What lovely news! Many congratulations xxx

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  30. OMGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! YAYYYY!!!!! How exciting!!!! So happy for you and Mr. Seb!

    I can't wait to hear more! Congrats again! yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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  31. Congratulations!!!!! Yayyyy
    you ll get the French nationality in a couple of years!!!
    I picture your wedding like the great movie "bridesmaids"!!! :)

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    1. All I can think of is that vomit/poop scene at the bridal shop! Ahahahaha!! That would SO happen to me!

      Thanks, Gabe!

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  32. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Such exciting news:) I am such a sucker for wedding stuff so can you at least write a post on how Seb proposed?! Please:)

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  33. Yay!!! Congratulations!! I'm so excited for both of you. I love that you found someone so entirely perfect for you. :) Have fun with all the planning!

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  34. I love your blog and couldn't resist sending you a big congratulations! I hope it all goes well, you deserve it!

    Olivia x

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  36. That's so exciting! And it's on my Mum's birthday :D Congratulations lovelies!

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  37. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU, EVERYONE! WOW!!!! I'm overwhelmed. Not to be dramatic, but I'm tearing up at the moment. Really.

    Thank you all for taking the time to congratulate us, for following the blog, leaving thoughtful comments, everything. Thank you so much.

    I hope you will all continue following my adventures as I embark on this next phase. You know me...nothing ever goes smoothly, tis my nature I suppose, so let's see what this next year will bring! : )

    Thank you again.

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  38. I'm so so so behind on blog reading so let me offer a slightly late CONGRATULATIONS! That's wonderful and so exciting. Can't wait to read about the preparations and the fabulous French-ness that will ensue! :)

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  39. A few wedding details wouldn't hurt, you know! Please post a photo of the Givenchy dress, whether you decide to wear it or not. Congratulations to both of you. I predict many years of happiness and love. And lots of blog posts!

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  40. Long time reader...first time poster..... Congratulations!

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  41. Congrats! That is awesome news.

    cs

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