Wedding season is fast approaching and we are absolutely in love with our couples this year! We are so excited to introduce you to a few of them!
Your name and your beau’s name: Ryann and Craig
Tell us a little bit about you two as a couple! What do you do for fun? What are your pets names? Craig and I were friends from high school who rekindled over a Christmas Break at home a few years ago. From then on we have been on the go! Along the way we have picked up Mac the Bulldog and Molly the cat, and we love them more than ANYTHING!
After dating long distance we moved in together, while moving across the country. While in San Diego we loved kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, wine tasting at the vineyards, brunch (which I consider an activity, not just a meal ) and of course, San Diego’s nightlife. In the next few months we will be settling into Beaufort, South Carolina and plan to keep up the same hobbies. Craig is overtly social and I a natural host, I learned quickly to always keep the house stocked with everything needed to create party trays. If there is a football game on, friends are bound to be showing up right at kickoff, if its Friday the night starts at our place!
Which celebrity couple are you most like? With all that goes on in our house, we defiantly have some Lucy and Ricky moments! Undoubtedly Craig and I remain children at heart, so you never know who is who that day.
How did that mister put the sparkle on your finger? Was it a total surprise or did you suspect it was coming? We were in Las Vegas, I knew a ring was in the works. We went with another couple, us girls had plans to see Brittany Spears in concert. All day and night Craig was begging to go to the Eiffel tower overlooking the strip, only for the girls to say “later.” At the show, my friend and I talked about the ring, which we picked out together. Being that it was late on Saturday night, I said, “but I guess it isn’t this weekend. Maybe tomorrow when my Seahawks win the Superbowl!” After the show let out Craig insisted on making it to the Eiffel Tower, but we complained our feet hurt. I guess he was getting antsy, because when I turned around he had dropped down on one knee right there. I was shocked! It was the best surprise EVER!
Where are you getting married? What was your hardest wedding decision so far? We are getting married at Kings Creek Marina. The location has been the hardest choice by FAR. We originally came to look at venues from San Diego and a snow storm made is impossible to visit the Eastern Shore. 6 months later, after a hiccup, we ended up at the most perfect place for us! Must be fate!
Who was the most important vendor decision for you? For your fiancé? EASY! Patti Cakes Beautiful on the outside, yummy Banana Chocolate Chip on the inside.
Craig really wanted a celebration, so the DJ is key to keeping everyone having a good time and out on the dance floor! We are in great hands with Astro!
Describe your wedding in five words. Timeless, Scenic, Sweet, Family, Celebration
What has been the best part of wedding planning? What has been the hardest part? The journey of planning and piecing together such a beautiful day has been wonderful. I love crafts, decorating and hosting parties so to see if all come together is all a ton of fun!
The hardest part is hands down THE GUEST LIST. I know everyone says it, but they are all right. There is my family, his family, my friends, his friend and our friends! Starting out we wanted an intimate wedding, but then as guest list 1, 2, 3 and 4 came to light we started increasing the numbers. Just like many others before us, we wish everyone could join in on our celebration! It is very difficult to set a number and stick to it.
Are you going on a honeymoon? If so, what are your big plans? Was it hard for the two of you to decide where to go? We are leaving the morning after the wedding for a sunny week in Jamaica! Honeymoon planning was one of the easiest parts for us. We wanted all- inclusive, a gorgeous ocean view, some sun and sand to relax and plenty of actives when we were ready. Sandals Grande Rivera is perfect for us, the spa appointments are booked, we’re signed up for the party boat and waterfall hike, all were waiting for is to say I DO!
What are you most looking forward to about being married? Do you anticipate it being much different than being engaged? We already live our lives intertwined we doubt it will be any different, sharing the same name feels like the icing on the cake. The reminders when you are least expecting it, is when it so sweet. At times Craig introduces me as his “girlfriend” and quickly changes it to “fiancé” with a bigger smile and that’s such a cute little reminder. I am sure the titles of husband and wife will give us a little sparkle to share for quite sometime!