Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?
Jordan tricked me! Years ago, Jordan mentioned that he would never propose on a holiday because it is not original. After our three year mark, I started to become impatient but played it cool and never pressured him. After year four and as we approached year five, I was confident that Jordan would propose, but did not know when! For Christmas, I suggested that we should fly my mom in from Philadelphia to join us for the holiday with his mom in Georgia. On Christmas Eve, I flew in after work and stayed up late, wrapping gifts for everyone. On Christmas morning, my mom tried to wake me up, but I told her to leave me alone so I could continue sleeping. About five minutes later or so, Jordan’s mom tried to wake me up, and I told her that I wanted to continue sleeping for at least another hour. Jordan came over to me, and sweetly asked me to get up since we had early dinner plans, so at that point, I finally decided to get up.
Christmas 2018 was the year on 1,000 gifts (or at least, that’s what it felt like)! Jordan expressed midway through the gift exchanges that way too many gifts were bought, and that he was getting tired. Of course, we saved the best gifts for our mothers last! Jordan and I were excited to share with our moms that we were all going on another family trip together in May. Our moms screamed when they found out we were going to Bermuda! At this point, I thought we were done with gifts. However, Jordan grabbed an envelope and told me to read it. I cleared my throat, started to read the letter, and then he took it from me and decided to read it himself. Jordan read the most beautiful handwritten love note to me, in front of our mothers. In the end, he said that he would show me how much he loved me, and he ended up down on one knee with a jaw-dropping ring in his hand. I immediately covered my eyes in shock, peeped at him and the ring, and then immediately started ugly crying. It took me a while to believe what was happening. After realizing that he was patiently waiting for a response, I shouted, “Yes!” then gave him my finger, hugged him tightly, and started kissing him. Jordan made me the happiest woman on earth!
What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?
Although weddings are looked at as the big event for the “woman,” I am genuinely enjoying the experience of planning all details with Jordan. We are keeping a majority of the details to ourselves. Oh yes, and as foodies, our catering tastings were a true highlight as well!
How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?
The best decision we made was keeping details to ourselves! Multiple married couples warned us to enjoy the process and not to be influenced by too many people. When pressure has presented itself, we let a full day pass before we regroup and finalize decisions.
What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?
All the features available on Joy brings me true joy! Illustrating our love for the world has been my favorite experience so far. My bridesmaids melted after reading both versions of our love story!
What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?
Take your time to fully understand and utilize every feature available, Joy is a true gem! My bridesmaids are impressed and love the site!
At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?
I completely agree! A wedding has many moving parts and has the capability of feeling like a blur once all is said and done. When joy and genuine happiness are attained, these remarkable moments that are supported by love, create memories that last an eternity!