Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wedding Wednesday ~ The Honeymoon

1. how it all began: how you met, first date, first kiss, how long did you date? first picture together.....etc.
2. when you knew he was the one: self explanatory.. but how and when did you know?
3. proposal: how it happened, how long were you engaged for? was it a total surprise? pictures of that... etc.
4. the ring: tell us about it! did you pick it out? did he? pictures! tell us about his ring too!
5. engagement/bridal pictures: let's see em!
6. the colors: show some of the flower and colors you used
7. the dress: was it what you always imagined? did you have it made for you? white or ivory?
8. the little accessories: you know, veil? shoes? jewelry? what did your bridesmaids wear?
9. the reception: where was it at? show us some pictures! what day did you get married?
10. the cake/food: i love food. so tell me about what you had at your wedding!
11. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day: can be anything.
12. honeymoon: where did you go? was it good? ;) haha...jk.
13. thoughts on marriage: what is the easiest/hardest part? if you could change anything, what would it be?
14. first place that you lived together: pics if you have them!
15. kids: do you have any yet? if not, when do you plan on it? how many do you want? any tips on good/bad birth control?
16. most recent picture of you and your significant other and what you love most about them :) and any other thoughts.

Dustin and I went on a cruise on the Carnival Conquest in January of '09.  I'm actually really glad we waited a few months because I was in pain from the car accident till around December.  

I'd been on a cruise before but Dustin hadn't and I was so excited to be able to get away for an entire week without computers or phones or anything bothering us.  We had an amazing time and I can't wait to cruise with him again.

Us in the airport looking VERY tired after having to wake up at 3AM

In Galveston, TX waiting to get on board our ship

 Our boat, the Carnival Conquest

Decorations in our room courtesy of the crew and my parents


We also got a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries

Laying in the sun on our first day out at sea

Every night when you come back to your room the crew leaves a fun towel animal.  Our first night we came back to an insane elephant and we couldn't help but take this pic

The main stage for entertainment at night, so pretty!

Hello Jamaica!

This was my breakfast at Margaritaville in Jamaica.  The strongest mango daiquiri I have ever had an an amazing slice of key lime pie

Hello Grand Cayman.  This was our second port on our cruise.  Honestly, Grand Cayman was a lot like the US.  I don't think I'd plan a vacation here

Us being... us

Our last stop was Cozumel in Mexico

 After doing lots of shopping we ended up at Fat Tuesday which was situated right on the water.  We sat on cool swings by the bar and looked out onto the water and our boat!


I can't say it enough, cruising is SO much fun!  And it's even more fun when you have someone you love by your side.  It was an amazing vacation!



43 wonderful thoughts:

Bree

I can't wait to go on a cruise one day! Looks and seems so relaxing. Air Miles will get us there! :)

Claire

looks great! ive never really fancied cruises, but it does look nice x

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

looks you had a blast, that key lime pie looks yummy!

The Favour Shoppe

So Fun! Would love to take a cruise one day!

Ang

I went on a cruise once, I was in HS at the time... I LOVED it then and I can only imagine I'd still love it. It's such a great way to see many places!

Steve gets pretty bad seasickness, so I think with him it might be best to try out a 3 day cruise... i'd hate to spend the money on a full week. Although just 3 days sounds... short.

Cafe Fashionista

Ah, I LOVE the decorations in your room, and the little towel animals. What an incredible honeymoon, Krysten! :)

Layla

Um, that's my kind of breakfast.

Dancing Branflake

I have always wanted to go on a cruise (the food!) and this looks like such fun. Love the decorations!

SG to SP

I've never been on a cruise but I hear they are a great time. I do worry about getting seasick even though I know the boats are huge. Did you have any issues with that?

Dana Leigh

I've never been on a cruise but it looks like tons of fun!

gringationcancun

Wow what amazing places!

I've actually never been to Cozumel, even though it's just an hour away! (The ferry's too expensive and we're too cheap haha)

Jessica

Sounds like you guys had an amazing trip! I've never been on a cruise. :(

Andrea

cute pics :) love this post <3

Tяainwяeck Tяagedy

You guys look like you had a blast! And what fun pictures! I've never been on a cruise, but Mark and I are going on one for our honeymoon. The military has this cool sponsorship with Disney where soldiers and their families get a discounted rate.

(Florida) Girl

What a sweet honeymoon. What I wouldn't give for a tropical drink in Jamaica right about now.

caley-jade rosenberg

Sounds awesome*

Deidre

Cruises have always freaked me out a little! But I loved seeing your pics and seeing how much fun you guys had!

la petite coquine

What a perfect honeymoon-and those decorations are amazing! The idea of a whole week unplugged is literally making me week in the knees!

Erin {pughs' news}

Ooh, I've seen some of these photos before! Remember when you did that guest post for me last summer? I've wanted to go on a cruise ever since!

Kristin

I'm still trying to convince the hubs that he won't fall of the ship if we go on a cruise. Haha!

Kristi

How fun! I have never been on a cruise but I love seeing many different places so I think it would be perfect for me. Someday!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji

I really enjoyed this post! Looks like you had a blast on this cruise. I haven't done a long cruise but would love to! Lovely lovely photos Krysten :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip

Wow, you guys really traveled all over on that cruise! Awesome. The pictures show you had a blast :)

Amber Blue Bird

fun times! I have never been on a cruise but everyone raves about them. I need to get my butt on one.

Nikki

I haven't had key lime pie in so long...drool!

samnhal

This makes me want to go on a cruise! We waited a little while to go on a honeymoon too, and I agree, it's better. These cruise pictures are making me crave sunshine, we haven't had any yet! It looks like you guys had so much fun.

Jess

Looks gorgeous! Love all the silly pics ;)

Diana

So sweet I love these photos of you two! You really look like you had an amazing honeymoon!! :) I love that you take us back to your wedding and honeymoon! Congrats!

Jo

I've never been on a cruise, but after seeing these pics, I seriously want to go on one! You guys look so happy!! :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

You two have the best pictures - they're so fun!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Meghan

I've never been on a cruise, but your pics are making me want to go!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

Oh wow looks like you all had such an amazing trip. The picyures are so cute!! I am new to your blog. Glad I found it.

KimBerly

I've never been on a cruise but want to go someday. It looks like you guys had a blast.

steph anne

Looks like a lot of fun! I've heard a lot of cruise stories and I don't mind going on one some day but I think I'd rather go with a group of friends. Can you believe that Tyler and I still haven't gone on our honeymoon?! We need to ASAP before I accidentally get knocked up, jk.

Kristin H

looked like fun! My dad invited us for one next summer... the whole family... I hope it will be good!

The Blonde Duck

I've always wanted to go on a cruise. I'd eat, then go to the gym. Repeat.

Stephany

Cruising is fun, fun, fun! :)

I felt the same way about Grand Cayman. I did like the relaxing island feel to it, though. That felt a lot different than the hustle and bustle of my city.

Krystal

I totally agree with you on Grand Cayman! It's a snore fest with a total Americanized feel to it. PS: I totally sat in that same spot at Fat Tuesday! :)

k come karolina

lovely pics!




xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

Charlotte

I love cruising, too. Haven't been one on in ages, but I was just considering rounding up some girlfriends for a week in the Carib somewhere...

Looks like you both had a great time. Your pictures are too cute--you are an adorable couple :)

Ocean Dreams

That looks like one amazing vacation - you two are so cute with your silly pictures!

Emily

EEEPPPPP!! These prompts are great - thanks for directing me here. These will surely be useful as I start recapping. And I can't wait to start reading yours from the beginning.
Emily
http://www.hope-squared.blogspot.com/

Crazy Little World Of Mine

Sounds like an great honeymoon! Never been on a cruise but one day i hope I will. :)