We met in September 2015 while working for the same company but in different departments. I was still in training and he was sitting with my training group to answer any questions. Apparently, I wasnt very nice to him when he asked if I needed help.
How long did you date before he popped the question?
We dated for 6 months.
How did he propose?
We liked to take monthly trips around Florida. In July, we had a trip to Naples planned. We were originally supposed to go to the beach when we arrived but the weather wasnt too great. We also had a beautiful room and I wanted to stay in. The balcony wasnt as large as it appeared in the photos and he was upset about that. He is very easy-going and things like that never bother him. He convinced me to go to dinner and as we were getting ready he kept complaining about his pants and how you could see everything in his pockets. I started to get suspicious at this point as his usually calm demeanor was quite the opposite. After dinner, he asked again if I wanted to go to the beach but I knew the sand would be wet so I declined. We got back to the hotel and he started to pace. He walked from the living room to the bedroom back to the living. He then asks me to come out on the balcony. We were out there for less than 3 minutes before he said, No this wont work lets go back inside. At this point, I know whats about to happen. I sat on the couch and he asked me to stand up. I am a slight jerk, so I asked why and slightly annoyed he said just do it Blair. He got down on one knee while his hands were shaking harder than Ive ever seen. He told me the reasons he loved me and asked me to be his wife.
Where were you married and how did you pick the place?
We got married at the Addison and when I walked in, I knew it was perfect. I wanted an outdoor wedding but we live in South Florida where heat is a problem. The big Banyan trees provide the perfect amount of shade with a breeze off the intercostal.
What theme and/or colors have you chosen for your wedding and why?
Our colors were Eggplant, Navy & Gold. Our theme was elegant vintage.
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
We went to Grenada. We stayed at the Sandals Resort.
Why did you chose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?
I went to a bridal show in Boynton Beach and made an appointment that day because they were having a contest.
Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.
I ended up buying my dress from them because Alyson was willing to find a dress that I liked that they didnt carry even though it meant losing my business. Those things matter. This industry has become so business-like to the point where vendors forget that this is someones special day. We went through the dresses she had and I fell in love with another Stella York dress.
What was the best part of your wedding day?
Honestly the first look. Elton and I got to experience that moment together. It was just the two of us, we got to be present with each other before the ceremony. We took our photos and there was no pressure, it was amazing.
Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?
Do whats best for you and your fiancé. Everyone is going to be giving you advice but in the end the only opinions that matter are yours and your fiancés.Photos by Dolce Photography
Please specify any that apply
- Cake: Publix
- Catering: The Addison
- Entertainment: Kenny Mondo DJs (Matthew was our actual DJ)
- Invitations: Wedding Divas
- Wedding Planner: Me
- Hair: Me
- Make Up: All Dolled Up
- Photographer: Dolce Photography
- Videographer: Dolce Videography