HOW DID YOU MEET? We are high school sweethearts and met through a mutual friend. It was a chilly February afternoon when I was invited to Mike's house to hang out with a few friends. We really hit it off, except he didn't call me until a good week after Valentine's day had passed. I guess he didn't want the commitment.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL: We were on a weekender in NOLA with another couple for Halloween. After brunch, we returned to our hotel to cool off from the Louisiana heat. Mike told me he needed to take care of something at the front desk. He left me alone and I exhaled deeply, "Why is he acting so strange?" He called me moments later to tell me that he had met a group of 'really fun people' that wanted to go out on Bourbon Street that night and I should come to their hotel room for a drink. I begrudgingly left the hotel room to meet him. I opened the door and immediately saw a rose petal on the ground. I knew. After he proposed, he asked me to open the bathroom door. The door revealed a group of our best friends who had flown in to celebrate our engagement. Needless to say, we sure met up with some 'really fun people' that wanted to go out on Bourbon Street!
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR WEDDING DRESS: I'm the type of gal who will shop online for 4 hours and not buy a single thing. Therefore, finding a wedding dress was a unique challenge. Many dresses and two stores later, I decided on the most-sparkly, most-beaded dress in the entire boutique. No regrets.
DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS: Lush arrangements of peonies and garden roses with touches of blue.
FAVOURITE DETAIL OF THE DAY: The tile place cards were by far my favourite detail. It was one of the details I had decided on very early in the planning process. Having this unique, personalised element helped set the tone for how intimate the affair was.