Seoul, Korea & Southern Roots - The Immigrant Experience & 1st International Travel at Age 25 - The Eldest Son & The Baby of 3. A peek into the lives of a Korean-American male and an African-American female as they navigate their relationship - 21st century Romeo and Juliet style!
Honeymooning!!! This is right before we head off to Bora Bora.
(Goal: Get the honeymoon up on the blog prior to going on our babymoon.)
We didn't actually go on our honeymoon until 10 months after our wedding. Not much thought went into that decision (actually lack of thought is probably more accurate); but in retrospect, I'm glad it happened that way. Decreased stress of honeymoon planning while simultaneously planning a wedding allowed us time to save more for our honeymoon, and we weren't exhausted from the exciting yet tiring wedding day.
Folks have asked how we chose the location. I personally don't do well with too many choices to pick from. I figured this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay in a bungalow in some 'far away land' as I had always seen portrayed in Costco... if we could swing it. So my choices were narrowed by bungalow locations, and we eventually settled on Bora Bora and Moorea.
We did our research on Google and TripAdvisor and ended up using Custom Tahiti Travel (Jackie Schlumper) as our agent. Can't speak highly enough about Jackie. She is amazing!... just like the reviews said!
I should start this post by saying that Ryan and I were not initially planning to do engagement photos, but... I got lucky at a work gala silent auction and happened to win an e-session with David Tran of 8 Degrees Inc. I'm SO glad we did!
10/17/14: Ryan and I tied the knot/jumped the broom/made our covenant vow! More on that in a future post...
Due to schedules, finances, timing, etc., Ryan and I did not actually spend much time thinking about our honeymoon during our engagement. It was much more convenient for us to plan a wedding and mini-moon and do our full-fledged honeymoon at a later date. Once that had been decided, my 1st request was for us to return to Winvian, the amazing place we got engaged, for our mini-moon! It was like an anniversary of sorts, with an additional reason to celebrate this time around!!
We chose to stay in the two-story Beaver Lodge this time (check!). What a treat! In line with our woodsy-themed engagement stay and our fall-themed wedding, the gorgeous Beaver Lodge was absolutely perfect.