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
We said "I will" and made the single most important promise one person can make to another.
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.
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.
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!
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. :)