Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?
Cody proposed in a stable in Corrales, New Mexico. The day before, he flew in five of my best friends from Michigan. He told me we were going to dinner at his friend’s house. We drove up to a beautiful house and he walked me to a stable where he opened the doors to a lit path filled with roses, leading to a single chair. There were lights hanging and photos of us strung from the ceiling and walls. He walked me over to the chair and read me a handwritten letter. He got down on one knee and proposed. He sat me in the chair and prayed over me, then washed my feet. After the proposal, he blindfolded me and walked us into our favorite coffee shop. He opened the doors, and a hundred of our best friends including the five he flew in screamed, “Congratulations!”. I wept and celebrated our engagement with our community and tribe.
What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?
Being able to create special moments throughout our wedding day that’s unique to us. We are passionate about including people, so our dinner during our reception is one large table that every guest will sit at.
How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?
We carve out one date night a week where we do not talk about the wedding or planning. It’s a time for us to just soak in and enjoy this season together.
What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?
Joy is so easy to use and has made designing our website quick, easy, yet so unique. Joy takes care of all the important details, so we do not have to!
What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?
Read the messages from the Customer Experience Manager, and take their advice! Those messages have saved us so much time, and have made our website extremely functional, beautiful, and unique!
At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?
Joy is felt deep in the soul, it sees the beauty in all things. We choose joy in arguments over table runners, when we are exhausted from budgeting, when we really do not want it but we know joy is what will make our marriage work. Joy is grace. Joy is the, “I’m sorry”, the forgiveness, and the never going to bed angry at each other. We choose joy because we choose forever with each other.