Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?
She mentioned once that it would be romantic to watch the sunrise together so when the time came, I filed away that information and decided that would be the perfect way to ask her to be mine forever. Luck was on my side, aside from it being a bit chilly, the weather was perfect for a clear sunrise and as we watched the sky change colors at dawn, I said the few words I managed to memorize, “You are my forever and always. And however long my forever will be, I want to spend it with you.” I got down on one-knee, slid the ring on her finger before she nodded with tear-filled eyes. Later on that day, she reminded me that I didn’t formally ask for her hand, so then I immediately flushed with embarrassment, apologized and said, Fine, will you marry me?”
What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?
Hearing how many people want to be there to celebrate our love. I never thought I would be able to say, “my wife” so knowing that family from both sides are coming to us, in the city we fell in love, is so heartwarming.
How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?
We gave ourselves a little over a year to plan and save money. It is impossible to find information on just the couple hosting the nuptials, so we are basically on our own for financial planning and that’s been the toughest part. We also intentionally looked for a venue that could host both the wedding and reception, cater in-house, provide tables, linens, and chairs. We highly recommend!
What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?
We wanted a short and sweet URL and to be able to do electronic RSVPs. Joy has also been very easy to navigate and customize!
What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?
Using Joy has been amazing for putting everything we want in one place on our site. It’s super easy to customize it to fit each couple and provides example templates for every section (including FAQs!) so that you can simply fill in your responses.
At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?
Not a single day goes by without me feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. Even on the not-so-good days, I have a partner that will love and support me unconditionally, which gives me infinite joy. I know the joy I feel on the big day is the same joy I will bring to our lives every day.