Michele & Clayton met on Match.com (side note to single ladies who follow my blog – you know who you are – see, how much more proof do you need that online dating is awesome?!)
Michele remembers: ‘Clayton was holding moonshine in a picture, my opening was to ask about that. He asked me to meet him at a crowded dive bar, bought me 2 beers at once since it was crowded, and had me from that chivalrous moment.’
Here’s their beautiful destination wedding at Now Larimar resort in Punta Cana … Enjoy!
Top three things Michele loves about Clayton: ‘his sense of humor, patience, and fun-loving spirit.’
I tear up on many wedding-related occasions, but this was a very special one. Michele’s family lovingly put together a ‘Collaborating Kitchens’ cookbook with family recipes that must have taken many months to compile. In my opinion, this is the most thoughtful wedding present I’ve ever encountered. Also, it’s inspiring me to start gathering recipes from our families (except we’ll have to create vegetarian versions, hehe) 🙂
Top three things Clayton loves about Michele: ‘humor (she always makes me laugh when I need it most), his ability to talk to anyone, patience with me.’
Ideal day together according to Clayton: ‘Anywhere she is: we can have fun whatever we are doing.’
Ideal day together according to Michele: ‘Sleeping in, lounging, then heading to a fest to have a few drinks and listen to live music.’
Michele on the Proposal:
‘Clayton would say it was nerve-racking. I say, it was amazing! He woke me up at midnight, right when my birthday began. He then told me to come up to the roof deck and that he had something to show me. He had a lantern lit and music playing. Clayton wasted no time and asked me to marry him; then we spent hours drinking champagne and just talking. It worked out perfectly that it was too late to call anyone, that way we had that time together to soak up the moment.’
Clayton’s favourite guilty pleasures: ‘snickers ice-cream bars & 80’s music at outdoor street fests.’
Michele’s favourite guilty pleasures: ‘pizza & watching honey booboo.’
Clayton: ‘I love the way she holds on to me. Michele has a very caring touch, I love the way she touches the back of my neck.’
Michele: ‘I love that Clayton can always make me laugh… I also love his giant strong hugs.’
Clayton’s fave gift from Michele: ‘Engraved Zippo lighter “I love you more than a zombie loves brains.”’
Michele’s fave gift from Clayton: ‘my beautiful engagement ring.’
Clayton: ‘With Michele by my side, my life is more meaningful, yet more complex. Everyday is different and fun.’
Michele: ‘I smile every day because of him, he is so unbelievably caring and loving, not just of me, but to all of our family and friends. Clayton is truly an amazing man.’
First dance song: ‘Please be Kind’ by Frank Sinatra.
Dear Michele & Clayton, hope you’ve felt the love not only on the Day, but seeping through these images!! You were such a joy to be around, we’re so honoured to have shared your Wedding with you! Warmest wishes, K+R.