Venue- The Laurel Grapevine, TX
Wedding Coordinator- Julie Butkus at The Laurel
Caterer- Culinary Art Catering Dallas, TX
Band- Blaq Label
Dress Boutique and Tuxes - Blushing Bride Boutique Frisco, TX (HIGHLY RECOMMEND)
Florist - Personal friend
Photography - Drake & CO Photography + Films (Drake + Ashley Busch)
How did you meet each other?
All of my friends can say I told you so....I swiped right and met my Prince Charming. Yep Justin and I met online and now I'm a believer that it does work. We talked for about a week online before we had our first date. Justin and I met at Katy Trail on January 18, 2015 in Plano, TX. It was a Sunday and I thought I would run over and meet this guy for a drink if I'm not interested at least football will be on....lol. Well I pulled up and he just so happened to pull up next to me. The moment I got out of my jeep I knew that I would enjoy this date. We hit it off from the start and had many things in common. I knew that he was a very genuine man and I was very attracted to him. Our date continued on at Henry's Tavern in the shops of legacy in Plano where I beat him at several games of shuffle board. Thank goodness he appreciated my competitive spirit, definitely something we have in common. After our first date our chats became as often as our dates. I will never forget the first time he asked me to come visit him at the fire station. I was so excited that he wanted to introduce me to all the guys and show me where he worked.....and seeing him in those bunker pants....I was hooked (maybe that is why I got the invite :-)) Justin and I quickly learned how much we had in common and how our differences complimented each other in a great way. He had not traveled much before meeting me and I love that I have gotten to travel with him to new places he and I have not ever been and experience new places and experiences together. I know that traveling will always be a big part of who we are and what we enjoy doing together. Justin is the best Dad to his 3 kids Harley (14), Hallie (11) and Heath (11) not only do I get an amazing man as a husband but I am excited (and nervous I will admit) to be taking on the stepmom role to his sweet kiddos.
What was the best memory of your wedding day?
Our wedding day truly was the best day EVER!! I think Justin and I both agree that our best memory though was seeing each other as I was walking down the aisle and of course our first kiss as Husband and Wife!!
What would be some advice you would give to future couples as they plan their wedding day?
Don't sweat the small stuff, Enjoy every bit of being engaged because it goes so fast and on your wedding day slow down and take it all in!
Where did you go on your honeymoon? Where did you stay and what were a couple activities you enjoyed. Would you recommend to other couples?
Antigua. We stayed at the Sandles Grand Antigua Resort. Highly Recommend!!! We loved snorkeling, our couples message, and just laying on the beach relaxing. The food was AMAZING at this resort also!! Travel Agent was Fred Avery Superior Cruise and Travel