Just like every bride on here- I can't believe it's my turn to do a planning thread! What's scarier is that we leave in just 12 days and I haven't started packing!
First I would like to thank all of the brides on this forum as I would have been lost without them and a special shout out to my girls from the Moon Palace 2012 Brides! I really would have lost my sanity without you and my wedding would not be anywhere near what it is going to be without your wealth of information!
Kevin and I met in August of 2000 through a mutual friend. Kevin was going into senior year of high school and I was a junior. We dated for a year until he went to college and things got strained so we took a break for awhile, but got back together when I was a freshman in college and did the long distance thing while I was in Boston. But we ended up breaking up again as it is hard when you are young and in college to stay together at such a selfish time when you just want to be with your friends. We remained friends and still hung out a lot and ended up getting back together after I graduated in 2006 and have been together ever since!
On the morning of New Years Eve 2010, Kevin woke up bright and early while I slept. I thought nothing of this (I'm not a morning person). About 920 AM, Kevin's phone alarm went off on the nightstand next to me. There was a note on his phone asking me to "Please wake up and come out of the bedroom." As I opened the door to our first floor bedroom, I found cutout hearts hanging from the ceiling, trailing through the living room and up the stairs with tea lights and roses along the ground. I was in complete shock (and still groggy from waking up). All the hearts had things about their relationship written on them such as their first kiss, prom, and other milestones in their 10 year relationship. As I reached the end of the trail at the guest bedroom door, I found Kevin on one knee behind it.
What a wonderful way to start off the New Year!!!!
We decided on a destination wedding pretty quickly as we soon realized how much it would cost to have a wedding at home the way we would want it and my fiance said "I'm not going in debt over 1 day." I have a 15 year old brother so we knew we couldn't do an adults only resort. My best friend put me in touch with a recent bride that had had her wedding at Moon Palace and after talking to her and researching everything the resort had to offer we decided it was the best choice.
More to come.....