How did the two of you meet?
We met in high school! We both played the saxophone in band. Band class was always cold, and Randy would let me borrow his hoodie.
How long have you been together?
We’ve been together for 9 years!
Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?
We went to the Diplo/Skrillex concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City and as we watched the countdown until 2015. I turned around to kiss him, and he was down on one knee asking me if I would spend the rest of my life with him!
What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?
The support. We live in Thailand right now, planning our wedding from afar. The wedding is next year in the United States. Everyone, family and friends, have been so supportive and communicate with each other with ease. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding party and family to help this go so smoothly!
How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?
We will have had a 3 year engagement when we say “I Do”. Honestly, taking the time in the first year and planning our wedding then, took all the pressures off of us. I also like to work on the wedding in spurts. So a few days and then a few weeks break, and then back at it again. It keeps it fresh and enjoyable!
What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?
Everything is in one place. A huge reason we are using Joy is because our wedding is on Earth Day and we are trying our best to follow the 3R’s. There is so much waste in traditional save the dates, invitations, RSVPs, and so on. Living abroad and having everything come in and out of the same website is beyond perfect for us. This alone saves my sanity!
What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?
Ask questions! If you aren’t sure, just ask! It’s a free website and they are always updating. If there isn’t something available or you don’t think it’s available, ask them. You might make a light bulb go off and in a week that’ll be the newest update.
At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?
What matters most and what continues on, is that joy you felt the first day you knew “_ is the one”. It takes years of molding and bonding to make a relationship what it is, and that continues every day since we, as individuals, are always changing and growing and so is our relationship. The dress, the bouquet, the rings; they’re just things. The joy you had before those things and that you continue to have every day after is what really matters. That’s the joy that lasts forever!