Michigan Wedding Photographer // Made My Week – Vol 54!
This week’s made my week post is going to go back a few years! It made my week because thinking back on our honeymoon made me smile. Those first days as husband and wife were great! Making new memories and getting ready for a lifetime together. Absolutely a pretty precious time in our lives….
So…..the story. Joe and I got married in July of 2006, which means that we are coming up on 9 years of marriage. Crazy! We were both pretty young, 20 and 21 years of age. I remember planning our wedding and having absolutely NO idea what I was doing. Sure! These flowers sound ok. This dress makes me feel pretty good… This photographer is cheap. Eeeekkkkk! Man do I wish I knew then what I know now…but back to the story.. After our whirlwind of a crazy day (I’ll share some of the craziness someday….), we headed over to Chicago to catch our flight to Riviera Maya, Mexico where we would spend our first week together as husband and wife. I definitely think that sneaking away a couple days after our wedding was the best option for us. Time to relax and quit thinking about wedding planning…finally! What I didn’t think about was my ridiculously fair complexion and all of the other little details that should have been planned to make our trip almost perfect! Half of the trip I was hiding inside because being in the super hot sun made me sick, we spent so much money on the resort that we didn’t have any extra to actually spend on activities and we made a big (but funny mistake) when booking the entire getaway. When making the reservations, I put it all under my name since I was the one dealing with it all. Back then my name was Kellie Vincent. Upon check-in, they welcomed us with arms wide open, making us feel excited and ready to spend our next 7 days with them. “Hola Senor Vincent y Senora Vincent!” Wait….what?!? I thought I just got married! And I’m not here with my dad…..! Who is Senor Vincent….??? So…as the rest of the trip went, we were Joe & Kellie Vincent (even on our wristbands for the hotel). What a way to start our new lives together! So funny…!
It seems like somewhere in the Caribbean is the “only” place to spend your honeymoon….but I would suggest to just do something that fits the two of you! Have fun and make memories. Some will be meaningful, some exciting and some just plain ol’ funny! After all….that’s all that life is, isn’t it?! A bunch of memories tied together with everyday moments, being with the one person you love every step of the way….
Here we are on the last day of our honeymoon. We were babies!
(And seriously….these point and shoot cameras take horrible photos! I know you were already thinking it….!)