Bailey and I grew up about 3 miles away from each other in Andover, KS, but didn't finally meet until after graduating college (me from KU and her from Newman nursing school by way of KU). We had both just moved back in with our parents. As all the best romantic stories go, Bailey and I met in a bar. My friends noticed Bailey and her friends and naturally, we sheepishly approached them.After that initial encounter, our friend groups hung out with each other a few more times. Then, I finally mustered up the courage to ask Bailey out on a date. She accepted! After dating for a few months, my living situation changed, and we moved in together. This may have been a bit faster than your average relationship, but we both felt confident in how we felt about each other and were assured in our future together. Also, Bailey was working nights at the hospital at that time, so the buffer of alternating work schedules definitely helped. We moved houses 2 more times after this, Bailey going to graduate school online all the while. Bailey finally graduated as a Nurse Practitioner from Georgetown University and started looking for jobs. She finally found one she wanted in Topeka, KS. We found her a rental house and moved most of her things north. After a few months of a somewhat long-distance relationship, it finally came time for me to move to Topeka. We had been alternating weekends in Wichita and Topeka. On one of her last trips back to Wichita before I was set to move to Topeka, I surprised her and popped the question right as she walked in the door to our Wichita house. She accepted! Now, we have been together for 4 years and just bought our first house in Topeka. We live here happily with our 2 dogs (Leo and Arya).
Reception Location: Cactus Deck (just off the beach)
Wedding Package: Ultimate
Wedding colors: Navy Blue, Ivory, Green
Photographer: We utilized the resort's photographer, Emmanuel. He was incredible. Very very happy with his direction on how the photos turned out.
Favorite Wedding Memory: The entire reception, it flew by because we were having so much fun.
Honeymoon Location & Resort: We stayed an extra couple of days on the same resort we got married at. It was so beautiful, we didn't want to leave!
Favorite thing about the Resort: The staff was top notch and the resort was always sparkling clean. The food was also very delicious and well prepared.
Excursions: Parasailing was a blast! Although we didn't have enough time, we heard the snorkeling was very good.
Why did you choose to partner with Love to Travel for your destination wedding: We heard very good things about partnering up with a travel agent for our destination wedding. Choosing Love to Travel was one of the better decisions we have made. The process was so easy and beneficial.
Advice to other wedding couples: I would highly recommend partnering with a travel agent for a destination wedding. We had little to no idea what steps needed to be taken or what resort to choose. Love to Travel made the entire process very easy and took a lot of potential stress out of the situation.
Preferred 1 year anniversary trip location: Unsure just yet! Thinking about Jamaica or possibly heading to Europe.
Any Additional Information: Deciding to do a destination wedding was one of the best decisions we made. We were so happy with how it all turned out. The wedding planning was incredibly easy, as the staff at the resort was always willing to work with us and kept open clear channels of communication. This allowed us to have a stress-free wedding day!