First of all I would like to thank all the brides on here who I have had interactions with, my wedding would not be anything like it has become without all of you. A big shout out to all my Gran Bahia Principe brides, most nights I couldnâ€™t wait to come home from school and work to see what was going on!
Mike and I have known each other since we were in Grade 2 and became good friends in Grade 9. We went to Prom together in Grade 12 (as friends!) and remained very close when we went to College and University the next year. We started dating at the end of our first year of University when we took me on a picnic to Riverside park, and have been inseparable ever since! This year we will be celebrating our 6 year anniversary.
I decided one day while I was at work, I decided that I would do a serious look at rings again. I was looking at the display cases and I just saw it and was like "that is the ring". I went to other stores and nothing caught my eye like that ring did. So I went back and bought it. Then the next step was asking her parents for their permission. I drove to her house and sat in the car for a minute and got all pumped up and went in to see them. Her parents were supprised to see me. I was like ummmmm yea I just came over to hang out with you. So we were watching hockey and her dad was going out and I was like dont leave and I just came out with it. It was very nerve racking. But they said yes, so it was all good. So the day finally comes around where Kate comes back from the U.S.A with the girls and I picked her up from her friends house. I wasnt nervous yet and I was like lets go get a slushy or an ice cream, but I had to go home and grab money a.k.a the ring. So we drove to dairy queen and we went in and I paid but didnt have any cash and Kate questioned me but I brushed it off. So we pull into the park and its a bright and sunny day and we start walking around and my nerves are going a little crazy and I started sweating and I really didnt want any ice cream, but I needed to get her over there and we walked to the centre of the garden clock and I stopped but Kate kept going and was looking at squirrels and I called her over. At this point I am freaking out and shaking and I did have a speech and I started it and then I started getting choked up and nothing was coming out so I got down on one knee and pulled out the ring, and I asked her the big question but I think she was in shock because it took her a second to say anything.... but she said yes and the rest is history.
I went away for the weekend with the girls to the USA shopping and came back on the Sunday to have Mike waiting to pick me up. After we dropped all my stuff off at my house we decided to go get an ice cream and talk so I could tell him about my weekend. It was a nice day so Mike suggested we go to Riverside Park right by Dairy Queen to sit and chat...but for some reason insisted on going back to his house first to get money (even though I had some)! We shared a Blizzard and were walking around talking and exploring when we stopped in front of the floral clock and I kept on walking...I turned around and was wondering what he was doing. He called me over and seemed all nervous for some reason ans was shaking when I hugged him ( I still didnt clue in) and then he started talking about how much he loved me and got down on one knee! He opened the ring box and I couldnt focus on what was going on I was so suprised!
This was one of the hardest things about the planning process for sure! We ended up choosing the Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica. We have never been to Jamaica but heard wonderful things about it, further it was relatively easy to get married there. Further, it was a 5 star resort, was 24 hours all inclusive and had an amazing gazebo for marriage ceremonies!
We will be getting married on Tuesday May 3rd 2011 at 4pm in the afternoon.
Theme and Colours
My favourite colour is definitely aqua and my favourite flower is birds of paradise, so we decided to go with Aqua and Orange as our colours. You will also see a lot of sand dollars, which are so beautiful J
Soon after we decided our colours our first DIY project was underway in making our invitations....