Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Day After The Perfect Day

Hopefully you've read all about our love by this point.  If you're new, you certainly need to know how we met and fell head over heels in love.  Then, you won't be able to stop yourself from drooling over our wonderful, orange-tinted dream wedding.  You can click here for all of that.  When it was all over, we had an amazing honeymoon that Mr. Robinson kept a secret for 5 months.  

Originally, we started planning our honeymoon together.  We talked about going to the mountains for a week.  Suddenly, my soon-to-be-husband decided I was not going to have anything to do with the honeymoon plans.  If you are a control freak like me, you know how devastating it is to lose control over the single most important week of your life, but I went with it and tried to trust him.  After all, he was going to be my husband!  :)  I still figured that we would go to the mountains and decided to let him have his fun.  As the wedding approached, I started pestering him for hints and clues.  No dice.  

I finally convinced him to him me a weather-related hint so that I could buy some new clothes!  :)  He told me we were going somewhere "tropical-ish."  That changed my guess from the mountains to the Florida Keys.  I was in for quite the surprise.  :)    

September 10, 2011
5:30 pm
We said "I will" and made the single most important promise one person can make to another.

9:00 pm
We left the reception because we thought it was much later than 9:00.  We were also poorly prepared because we left the reception in a 1957 Corvette.  That was not the car we'd be driving to the airport and leaving in the parking lot for a week, obviously.  Mr. Robinson thought we were taking my car to the airport.  I thought we were taking his car.  Ergo, we had no car to take to their airport other than the Corvette my dad was coming to pick up later that night.  Also, my parents had my luggage and his parents had his luggage.  Oh, and I was crying hysterically because the perfect day was over AND I was experiencing some anxiety about leaving my parents.  My poor husband spent the next hour calming me down.    

10:00 pm
My parents come to our honeymoon suite to bring our luggage.  Also, we realized that we couldn't take our wedding attire on the honeymoon with us and decided to give our clothes to my parents.  I couldn't get out my dress by myself...I didn't want my mom in my honeymoon suite.  So this meant my parents had to wait downstairs while my new husband undressed me.  Awkward.  They took the Corvette with them.  After they left, I showered for the first time all day - haha!  My husband removed the millions of bobby pins from my head, and we got to work.  ;)  Sometime during the night, his parents were kind enough to drive to our house 30 minutes away to get his car, drive 45 minutes to our hotel and drop the car off, and another 45 minutes back to our house where the groom's family spent the night.        

We got about 2-3 hours sleep in the room we paid $170 for.  

September 11, 2011
Yes, I was nervous about  flying on 9-11.  No, security wasn't any heavier than normal & we had no problems.  
2:30 am
We woke up so early we missed the "breakfast" part of the "bed & breakfast."  But, it was necessary because we had a plane to catch!  Honeymoon Status, yo!  

4:00 am
We were at the Myrtle Beach airport.  My grandparents were there leaving for their vacation to Aruba.  They asked how our night was.  Awkward.  My husband finally told me that we were flying from MB to Charlotte and from Charlotte to St. Maarten!  =)  Since y'all know what my guess was, you know I was surprised by our honeymoon destination!  I was absolutely ecstatic and thrilled and so happy!  

We pretty much spent the day after our wedding making out in various airports.  We had lunch for breakfast in Charlotte.  Chicken Parmigiana Bagels.  Weird & delicious.  

Next honeymoon post will have more pictures and less words.  Promises, promises.  :)  



Lauren said...

How sweet that he wanted it to be a surprise!! Since neither of us is very good at sitting back and relaxing we decided on a locale that would allow us to constantly be on the move, but with each other! We chose Disney World and it was total awesome sauce!! Looking forward to seeing more pictures:-)

Bethany Scruggs said...

MAKING OUT IN VARIOUS AIRPORTS! bahahaaa! I die! I am in love with your new layout.. you know pink, orange, and green are my FAVE right?! LOL! I cannot wait to meet you guys! Seriously I am so in love with yall!!

PS did you see registration is opening for color run!??

Anonymous said...

wow I give you props for letting him handle all the honeymoon planning! (from one control freak to another)

sounds like he did a great job though!

Anonymous said...

Trey is NOTTTT a planner, I so wish he was so he could have surprised me with the honeymoon! I think that is the sweetest, most romantic thing! And I've always wanted to go to St. Maarten... can't wait to read more!

Erin said...

lololol "making out in various airports" You are so funny!! I love your twist on stories :)

jennifer. said...

we had a crazy crazy night of the wedding too. we ended up leaving our reception at midnight. got home and didn't end up attempting to sleep until 1:40 and we had to leave at 2:00am for the airport which was 2.5 hours away! such a crazy night. we had chinese for breakfast at one of the airports toO! i thought it was lunch time.. ordered.. then sat down and checked the time, it was only 9AM. whoops! oh the fun memories :)

i bet our planes crossed paths too! :)

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

You are seriously TOOO CUTE!!!!! I love it!!!!!

Kristen Seuberling said...

Ummmm, I'm assuming that if I were to leave it up to Ammon, we wouldn't go on our honeymoon for 10 years... because that's how long it would take for him to research all of the possibilities, check pricing over, and over, and over, and THEN justify spending the money on it. I love him dearly, but the man is C.H.E.A.P.

Glad it worked out really, really well for you to let Mr. Robinson take the lead!