This is late but I figured still worth sharing... I want to give credit to all the brides and grooms that have shared on this site, without any of you I would have been completely lost! And to the creator and moderators of this site--- THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! This place have been a safe haven whenever I stumbled throughout this wedding process...
- New Year's Eve
Ryan decided he wants to do something "different" for New Year's Eve... ofcourse he decides to tell me this the day before NYE! So I browse the web on a mission... He wants to head south, I don't want to drive more than 4 hours with Justin... What we found? Baltimore Inner Harbor. The Hyatt Regency is right in front of the harbor where they have the fireworks show to bring in the New Year, perfect! click, click -- booked!
We weren't supposed to leave 'til Ryan got back from work NYE but work gave him the day, so off we go! After a disappointing check-in (we didn't get the room with the harbor view!) we decided to make the best out of the situation and head to dinner.
After a fun mini- Happy New Year celebration with Justin over dinner, we went for a little stroll around Harborplace...
By the time we got back at the hotel room, it was almost 10pm and Justin was soo ready for bed. Since we couldn't leave Justin (but still want to somehow watch the fireworks and do a countdown for New Years), we decided to bring out our champagne in the hallway (where it overlooks the harbor) less than a minute before the ball drop. 3...2..1... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Fireworks!!! I turn to look at Ryan... He's kneeling down, what?!? I'm pretty sure he mumbled something about "marry" and "I love you" --- I was way too excited to really comprehend everything! I'm pretty sure I said "yes" and "I love you, too"... Perfect way to start a new year!
I was born and raised in the Philippines so I always knew that when I get married it will be on the beach. Of course, now living in the U.S., I knew it wouldnâ€™t be fair to my Fianceâ€™s friends and family to have to travel 22-24 hours one way just to attend our weddingâ€¦ so our compromise is the Caribbean, Punta Cana Dominican Republic.
The Resort â€“ Now Larimar
I fell in love with their restaurant The Castaways and knew that our reception would be held here, open-air and by the beach.
Colors: Shades of orange, gray and silver
My favorite color is orange so that was pretty easy, my fianc© wanted something to tame it, he definitely didnâ€™t want too much colors going on! He also was already set on what color suit he was wearing (light gray, like silver but not shiny lol) so I just based it off that.