How did the two of you meet?
Greg and I met while working at the nearby hospital. He was in his first year of residency and I was working as a nurse. We had chatted a few times at work and even ran into each other at a local bar one weekend. Not too long after that, he consulted for one of my patients and he very cleverly figured out a way to slip me his number. The rest, as they say, is history!
Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?
Greg had been talking about going on a “date night” for a few days. We planned to try a new restaurant in town and then go for a walk on the boardwalk near our house. So, we had a nice dinner on the water and headed home. I wanted to change into comfy clothes but he insisted we stay dressed nicely to walk. In hindsight, this should have tipped me off but I was clueless! We headed to the boardwalk and Greg suggested we take a little nature walk we’d always seen the signs for but never had a chance to check out. We started walking down the beach pathway and we came upon a heart made of shells in the sand.
I dug in the center of the heart and uncovered a shell that said, “Will you marry me?” I looked up to see Greg down on one knee.
There was a message in a bottle set up next to it and I obviously started to freak out! He told me to open it and inside was a scroll with a message from Greg including our love story and some of our best memories together. I started crying because the words were so beautiful. At first, I didn’t notice, but at the bottom, it said, “Dig Here!”. I dug in the center of the heart and uncovered a shell that said, “Will you marry me?” I looked up to see Greg down on one knee. I was already so emotional from the message that I started crying even harder and fell into the sand with him. A few seconds later he pointed to our left and there was a photographer capturing the whole thing. After spending a few minutes just enjoying the moment, we got to take some beautiful pictures nearby on the beach before we called all of our family and friends with the news! It was truly the most magical night of my life and one I will definitely never forget!
What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?
Getting to bounce ideas off of each other and get creative!
How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?
Talking things out with one another.
What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?
How organized and easy it is to set-up!
What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?
Check out the sample website and think outside of the box to make your wedding website as unique as possible!
At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?
Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, especially when you realize it’s just an extra-fancy party! We remind ourselves that our wedding should be more than just one day that comes and goes. It should be the start of a really wonderful life together!