Lyndie & Josh were in the same 5th grade class. Lyndie: ‘Josh was such a cutie, all the girls had a crush on him, including me. (He still claims he has love letters from me somewhere from that year!) We didn’t become friends until high school, but it never progressed to anything more than that.’
It wasn’t until about 6 years after high school that they started hanging out more regularly, in a group of mutual friends. Eventually, it became obvious to both of them this was turning into a real relationship and after many months had passed, they finally made things official!
Their Jellyfish Punta Cana wedding was everything they’d dreamed of and more. I’ll let you be the judge 🙂 Enjoy!
Lyndie found these beautiful antique frames at her great-grandma’s house and incorporated them into her wedding decor!
Lyndie: ‘Josh puts me in line and helps me see the bigger picture. I am where I am today because of his encouragement and belief in me.’
The fabulous Anna Nuet … doing her thing!
Lyndie on the proposal:
‘We were in Illinois visiting Josh’s mom’s family for Christmas. The day after Christmas he took me to Chicago and we went see “The Book of Mormon,” visited the aquarium, and ate at a really fancy restaurant. When we got back to his parent’s house, a bottle of champagne and a present (the ring) was waiting for me on the kitchen table. It could have been a really romantic moment, but I’m really awkward at times and I kind of ruined the moment by asking if I could run to the bathroom first. In my defence, it was a 45-minute ride back to his parent’s house, I had a few drinks at dinner, and my bladder was about to burst!’
LOVE this First Look.
‘I love when I catch Josh flexing in the mirror and he thinks I’m not paying attention, it’s cute! I love the motivation and dedication he has when it comes to his work… I also love that he still hangs out with me after seeing my spastic dance moves, listens to me when I attempt to sing, and hears the weird things I say… 🙂 Last but not least, I love his ability to put up with me and my shenanigans!!’
‘We both can be quick tempered at times and argue over silly things. I appreciate the fact that it only takes 5 minutes for us to get over it and talk about something different.’
Ideal day together: ‘takeout, a bottle of wine, and a movie on our incredibly comfy couch.’
Most romantic memory together: ‘our two day trip to Punta Cana last year was really nice, 2 days spent relaxing on the beach with no cell phone interruptions. How can you beat that?’
Lyndie’s favourite guilty pleasure: ‘I’m a candy junkie!’
Josh’s favourite guilty pleasure: ‘Taco Bell!’
Lyndie’s favourite things to find in the fridge: ‘Popsicles!’
Josh’s favourite things to find in the fridge: ‘Pizza, Mountain Dew.’
First Dance song: Firehouse ‘Love of a Lifetime.’
BRIDE & GROOM POST WEDDING REFLECTIONS:
What did you love most about your wedding?
‘I loved how laid-back and relaxing the whole feel of it was. I am so glad I decided on a destination wedding. It was amazing and I know I could not have pulled off anything as unique in the States.’
Any regrets? What would you have done differently if you could?
‘No regrets, I think the way the wedding was planned worked well for our group.’
Most memorable moments?!
‘Our First Look, I’m so glad we decided to do this. It saved us a lot of time after the ceremony and it took the edge off.
We decided to add the fire dancers the week before the wedding. It was a surprise to our guests and everyone loved it!
We booked the catamaran Santa Maria, which was a private tour for us since we had such a large group. It was so much fun and I can’t wait to go back and do it again.’
Comments on vendors / venue etc
‘The Jellyfish has so much natural beauty, all of our guests were very impressed with the venue.
The new decorators Gianna & Clara’s work is continuing to get better each wedding they decorate. There were many things that were different than what we discussed at our meeting, but overall I was happy with the décor.
My hair and makeup was done by Anna Nuet. She did an amazing job, I absolutely loved my hair and my makeup was flawless!
Katya Nova & Rob, there are no words to describe how wonderful they were! All of our guests raved about them. They could see how involved they were and the little details they were able to spot and capture. From the moment you meet them you can see the love and passion they put into their work. I can’t wait to see the amazing shots they captured!’
Advice for future brides?!
‘Don’t stress out about the little things, no one will notice the small details except you. Take it all in because it goes by way too fast, so make sure you enjoy it!!!’
Lyndie & Josh – warmest CONGRATULATIONS on your marriage, let it be as beautiful, harmonious, full of joy / laughter / funny dance moves … as your Wedding was!! Much love, K+R.