Laura & Ali
Ali and I met in college and have been dating since April 23, 2004. We knew we were “meant to be” when we discovered all the past moments in our lives that we were in the same place at the same time but never met. We have been through some rough times with our families’ reactions to our relationship, but I think those moments just make us stronger as a couple.
We got an apartment together six months after I graduated from college, which was a little over a year ago. We have a cat named Lily, who we love like crazy. It has been the most enjoyable year living with my partner, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
We seem to have always known we would end up having a civil union (now that it’s legal in our home state of NJ!!), but in November we made it official with engagement rings and making the announcement. We are in the early stage of planning right now, and are trying to pin-point a reception site and choose a date.
Fast FactsFirst met: Fall 2003
First date: April 23, 2004
Got engaged: November 17, 2007
Ceremony location: Undecided location in NJ
Favorite planning resource: "Gay and Lesbian Weddings" by Toussaint and Leo
In Case You Were WonderingWe're calling our celebration: a Civil Union with wedding reception
Our wedding colors: Burgundy, cream, and gold (probably)
We will be wearing: shades of white and gold
Who proposed to who: It was mutual
Our last name will be: We are keeping our last names