Friday, August 20, 2010

Future Savannah Wedding: Meet Scott and Sally


Scott Helmes and Sally Gioia

Date Engaged: December 13, 2009

Where did you meet?

We first met our freshman year in college outside a party in the "student ghetto" as Scott refers to it. Much to Sally's delight, Scott doesn't remember our first meeting, which means she always has a trump card in any argument! Scott does of course remember spending time with Sally for the next few years at Indiana University, in a variety of derelict houses (how did any of us live in those boxes?!).

After college, we both ended up in Chicago, where we reconnected.  However, it took us years to figure out what everyone else saw -- that we should be together! Finally, in 2007, we got our act together, and from then on, it was smooth sailing!

How did he propose?

In 2008, Scott accepted a new role in his company. The job took us from Chicago to New Delhi, India. It was crazy experience, and we had a great time exploring Incredible India. In late 2009, Sally finalized her plans to study for her MBA at Insead in Fontainebleau, France. In the 11th hour, Scott's company came through and offered him a position in France. Thankful to not be spending the next year apart, we packed up our things, ate more Butter Chicken than is advised, and took one last ride on an elephant before making the move to Europe.

Because our move coincided with Christmas, we made a stop in Chicago to visit with our friends and family. After several crazy days of packing, travel and fighting jet lag - we finally had a quiet morning in Sally's sister's (and Matron of Honor) house. Over a cup of coffee, Scott proposed. That night we had dinner with both our families, and two weeks later we moved to France.

When is your wedding date?

June 11, 2011

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?

We no longer live in the U.S., and our family is scattered throughout the country. Scott's extended family has always spent a lot of time in the low country, and through our visits we have grown quite fond of Savannah.  As most of our family would be traveling to our wedding in any city, we figured we should pick a place we love.

Where do you reside now?

Currently, we're in Fontainebleau, France (while I finish my MBA).  In January, we'll be moving, though we don't know where yet!

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day?

Morgan says that an elephant for the bride isn't practical... so I guess there won't be any surprises! Maybe some Bhangra music will sneak into the DJ's playlist -- Scott can bust some great Bollywood Moves.

Anything else you would like to add?

We both plan on having 2 pieces of cake at the wedding. Yeah. That's how we roll.

I just heart you guys! They always keep me on my toes and make me laugh…when I am not having a great day..I just have to email these two love birds and I know the day will be a brighter place. I love planning your wedding with you and cannot wait until the big day!



Melissa Hopkins said...

Love them!