Two Weeks Down, a Lifetime to Go!

Two Saturdays ago, Mr. W and I tied the knot. It was one of the best days I’ve ever had. When I tell you I have NO complaints, I really don’t. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. Even our spotty Michigan weather was on its best behavior. Our wedding day was the start of our new life together, and if that day is any inclination of the rest of our lives, we should be in for a pretty good one. (Sorry to be corny.)

All images personal:

Ceremony picture from “Friendor A” from the balcony during the recessional

On that Monday following our wedding, we were off to our honeymoon in Aruba, and I’m going into a slight daze about how badly I wish I was there instead of sitting at my desk at work.

Layover at O’Hare, drinks at 8:00 AM? Why not!
(Excuse the no makeup face.)

We spent seven days and six nights in all inclusive heaven. We stayed at the all-inclusive Occidental Resort in Palm Beach. The weather in Aruba is perfect! If it rains, it stops in about 10 seconds and is clear and sunny again. The water is unbelievably clear and beautiful.

View of the resort from our room

One thing I’m a little bummed about now is that we were in such “relax mode,” we failed to take a lot of pictures. But basically a recap of how we spent our days was like this: wake up, go to the beach, drink, after the sun on the beach gets to be too much, migrate to our hotel’s pool to play bingo, drank, nap, go to dinner, go to a club or bar, and repeat it the next day. Although we did spice it up two days and went on a pirate cruise on one, and went snorkeling on another. We figured we will have plenty of time to take other trips and do more adventurous things, but for that week we just wanted some R&R.

Relaxing on the beach

By the end of the week, we were starting to miss our friends and family. Not to mention the sun in Aruba had drained us. So on Friday and Saturday we stayed in our room and switched between lounging in the bed and on our room’s balcony/patio all day, only leaving at night when the sun went down, like vampires.

The beautiful sunset before dinner

Did anyone else have a relaxing honeymoon? Where did you go?


Mrs. Walrus

October 27
Detroit, MI
Wedding Date:
April 2015
I Will, and You Will: Our Engagement Story
Classifieds: May 5, 2015
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  1. puffer Bee
    Mrs. Puffer 144 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:54 am

    You look gorgeous. Congrats! And wow, that resort…I don’t think I would have gotten back on the plane. Congratulations again. I can’t wait to see your recaps!

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    MeandMyLouboutins 2654 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:55 am

    I’ve been waiting patiently for your wedding update! Cant wait to see the rest of the pics… :)… I went to Aruba a couple years ago and it is def one of my fav vacation spots!
    Congrats lady!

  3. mssquid Bee
    Mrs. Squid 49 posts, Newbee @ 9:05 am

    Ahh!! Congratulations!! I’m so happy to hear you had a perfect wedding day. Aruba looks amazing and your itinerary (or lack thereof) is making me jealous. Can’t wait for your recaps!

  4. msbordercollie Bee
    Mrs. Border Collie 102 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:35 am

    Congrats MRS. Walrus! (It’s always such a fun feeling saying that, right?) So glad to hear that your wedding day was perfect, with beautiful weather, and no complaints. I can’t wait to see all the fruits of your labor in the recaps. Aruba sounds fabulous. Now I want to go!

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    Mrs. Narwhal 87 posts, Worker bee @ 11:02 am

    Yay!! Welcome back! Your honeymoon sounds absolutely fabulous! Also, your no makeup face? Gorgeous!! I am so excited for your recaps!

  6. pyramid Bee
    Mrs. Pyramid 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:09 pm

    Congrats MRS. W!!! You looked so beautiful on your wedding day, and I’m glad y’all had a relaxing honeymoon! So glad you’re back – can’t wait to hear more about your perfect day!

  7. walrus Bee
    Mrs. Walrus 187 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:07 am

    @puffer Thank you girl!! Yeah it was sad to leave that place!

    @meandmylouboutins thank you!! and yes, Aruba is perfect right?!? Where did you stay?

    @mssquid thank you thank you!! I giggled at “lack thereof” it was perfect not doing ANYTHING

    @msbordercollie it is fun saying it! and weird at the same time ahaha, you’ve had me wanting to be in DR all year long missy!

    @msnarwhalbee thank you! Im glad to be back in these parts. awwww thank you!

    @pyramid thank you so much!!! Im glad to be back! Im actually pretty excited to share everything!

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    evansloveballad 7 posts, Newbee @ 2:21 pm

    Congrats to you and your husband! You were a gorgeous bride, including the pic with no make up. My wedding isn’t until June 2016 but I plan to relax on my honeymoon too.

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    Mrs. Walrus 187 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:06 pm

    @evansloveballad awwww thank you girl!! Congrats to you! I think I was more excited for the honeymoon than the wedding sometimes to relax!! ahaha

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    Mrs. Tractor 32 posts, Newbee @ 9:38 am

    It looks so beautiful!! Glad to hear everything went so well!

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