Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?
I was very involved in the ring design process, so I knew that a proposal was eventually coming. However, Kyle still managed to surprise me! He had just gotten a new job and we are huge travel nuts, so we planned an impulsive trip to Naples, FL to see his parents during his week in-between jobs. The second day of our vacation, his parents told us they wanted to take us out to dinner on the beach to celebrate Kyle’s new job. As we were leaving, they told us they’d be taking a different car because they wanted to get drinks with their friends after dinner. As Kyle and I were pulling out of the garage, he told me he had forgotten his wallet and needed to run back upstairs. He was gone for fifteen minutes (which I thought was a little weird) but didn’t really think anything of it. He had actually gone upstairs to pack our duffels to stay the night at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, and he was really nervous about having to explain why he had our bags with him. He came back to the car, threw our bags in the trunk, got in the driver’s seat, and looked nervously at me ready to offer up an explanation…but I hadn’t even noticed what he’d done. Talk about oblivious!
The rest of the ride proceeded with me chattering away and Kyle being unusually quiet. We parked, then began walking along the beach to meet his parents for “dinner”. All of a sudden we reached an isolated stretch of beach and I saw red rose petals arranged in a heart shape, softly-lit lanterns, and champagne set out on a blanket. I turned to look at Kyle and he pulled me into him and told me how much he loved me and that he wanted us to spend the rest of our lives together. I definitely blacked out a little when he kneeled and asked me to be his wife! All I could do was nod while the beachgoers around us cheered! Kyle had worked with the Ritz to plan the proposal, and the planners there had asked people on the beach to take pictures and video so we would have some memories of that day! Everything was so romantic and unexpected, I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter proposal from a better man!
What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?
The cake tasting!
How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?
Step away from planning for a bit and focus on other things.
What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?
I love the many design choices Joy offers!
What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?
Try out all of the options when you begin your website.
At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?
The beautiful memories created from your wedding will last a lifetime.