Wife Life: Sunkissed and Southern

I was so excited to hear all of Lia's answer's to my questions. Lia is my East Coast twin. She and I just get each other, and I cannot wait to have a MUCH anticipated cocktail with her when I'm next in New York. If you don't read her blog, please start. She is the kindest, funniest, and obviously gorgeous girl there is.

Q: How did your Hubby propose?
A: First let me say that Mike had led me to believe it was going to be awhile longer before he proposed.  Friday, January 7, 2011 I had a bad day at work.  We had planned to go look at apartments for me to move into after work (my last lease had finished and I was in between apartments) and then dinner.  The apartment search didn't go well, so we went to go get drinks before dinner.  On our way to dinner, we stopped on the stoop of the art gallery next door to the restaurant to look in at the art.  By the time I turned around, Mike was acting really strange and nervous and saying over and over how much he loved me.  I knew something funny was going on and then he got down on one knee and proposed.  After I accepted, cried a whole bunch and called some important people, we went to dinner next door at Dos Caminos.  Neat story is that we ended at that same Dos Caminos in Soho on our very first date. 

Funny side note - Mike had not planned on proposing that night.  The ring ended up being ready earlier than he thought and he knew he couldn't hold onto it for more than a few hours.  He was too excited, so impromptu is what it was :)

Q: Was planning the wedding everything you thought it would be?

A: No, it was much more stressful.  I quickly realized I was a perfectionist and might have been a tad more detail oriented than what some of our vendors were used to dealing with. Also, trying to plan a wedding in Tennessee while living in Manhattan added to my stress.  On top of that, there were some interesting cultural differences that we realized when planning a wedding in the South vs. the North.  

Q: Did anything go wrong on the day of your wedding?  
A: Nothing too major.  

Q: What is your favorite picture from the entire day?
A: Even though it's not the most glamorous, I love how happy and excited we look to be running into the party!
Q: After everything is over, you said your goodbyes, get up to the hotel room, what happens next:

A: That's a secret! :)

Q: Where did you honeymoon and what was the best part?

A: Zoetry Casa Del Mar.  Everything was first class - but my favorite was how small and intimate the resort was. There were probably less than 50 people and every person working there knew our names.  I also looooved the food....it was total NYC 5 star restaurant quality!!

Q: What is your favorite part of being a wife?  

A: I get to have a slumber party with my best friend every day!


  1. Yay! Thanks for the kind words and for including me. I hope you are having the time of your life in Hawaii!! xoxo

  2. I know exactly where he proposed! So cool.

    Amazing pics of you all dancing!

  3. Aw, love the slumber party. :)

  4. I love, love Lia! What an awesome series this is! Cute answers ... the sleepover part? Adorable!

  5. My fiancee did the same thing- once that ring came in all his plans went out the window! Ha.

  6. Lia and I went to high school and college together and she is GREAT!