1.22.2014

THE ENGAGEMENT: Part 2!

 *If you missed the first part of our engagement story you can read it here!

After the cruise and our celebratory dinner, we went back to our house where the surprises kept on coming.  When we came down from changing out of our fancy clothes, we found our first "married" towels waiting for us!

It was so crazy and amazing seeing Mrs. Marino on the towel and knowing that would be me!  It still hasn't hit me that I'll be a Mrs.  They're displayed in our bathroom now, but I don't think I'll ever be able to use them.  They're just too perfect!

Then, Dom disappeared and returned with a final wrapped gift.  I knew immediately it would be good, since it was a Lilly bag!  Inside was the sweetest note (signed, Your Fiance!) but what was inside was better.
When the Lilly Resort '14 collection came out I obsessed over everything, and while sitting at the table I said offhandedly that one of the dresses would be perfect for my rehearsal dinner some day.  Dom already knew he was going to propose, so he immediately logged on and bought it!


I am so excited to wear it next year! :)

The next day was filled with sun, cocktails and an explosion of wedding talk!  It was so weird to talk about my actual wedding, not my imaginary one on Pinterest.  The excitement didn't stop there, though.  My family had some surprises waiting for us too!

They planned for a photographer to come take family pictures of both families (since it's so rare for everyone to be in one place), but the first hour was just for Dom and me to take engagement pictures! I love that we got engaged and took our pictures within 24 hours.  You can really see the excitement in every photo.  Plus, the beach is a much nicer backdrop than snowy Pennsylvania! 
We just got the proofs back a few days ago and I can't wait to share them all!

While we were getting our photos taken, my father had Chef Oscar, one of the head chefs at an amazing restaurant on the island come and cook us dinner! It. Was. Amazing.   My mouth is literally still watering thinking about it!  At some point I knew what everything was, but let's just say there was a ton of fresh seafood, mango, avocado happiness, and gluten free flan-cake.  That's really all you need to know, right? ;)





After dinner my parents gifted us gorgeous crystal and diamond champagne flutes for our wedding!
It's going to be so hard to look at them for the next year and a half and not use them!!

Needless to say, it was so hard to get on a plane a few hours later and end the most amazing week of my life.  Thankfully,  I was able to replace my sadness with wedding planning!  It was truly an amazing week, and I am so thankful I got to spend it with the people I love most in the world!

Linking up for Wedding Wednesday!
Love Always, Nancy J

33 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see all the gorgeous pictures. It only makes sense you and dom found each other because you will be having the hottest babies on planet earth. #LillyPhotoshootFam

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  2. That dress is gorgeous, your pictures are gorgeous, the food looks gorgeous. It's all gorgeous!

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  3. Absolutely perfect!! You are making all of us non engaged girls jealous!!!! Dom is perfect for you and he is SO thoughtful!! LOVE that y'all had your engagement pictures made within 24 hours of getting engaged, you really can see how excited you are! So happy for you both, y'all deserve it and I can't wait to see more pictures & follow along as you plan your wedding!

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  4. That dress is amazing!!! Can't wait to see all the photos! So so so excited your finally engaged! How fun is it to be part if the wedding link up!?

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  5. Ah! What amazing surprises! So excited to be able to follow along with you on your wedding planning journey!

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  6. I have to say, what you experienced throughout this engagement was something that some women will never ever know about (and some women see in movies and dream about their entire lives! lol) that is so awesome. What a lifetime memory right there! and how cool you're a blogger at the time and got to jot it all down. If you do like me, you'll plan on showing your future kids your blog! lol

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  7. I love that the engagement fun didn't stop. Everything was well planned out. Love the dress!

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  8. Aww this is perfection!! Love how they scheduled a photographer!!

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  9. The PERFECT engagement :) Love it all and love every last pic of you two lovebirds on the beach!!!

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  10. Your engagement is literally such a perfect fairytale, I love how involved both of your families were! I can't wait to hear more about your wedding planning process...yeee!

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  11. Oh my, this is all so magical and how sweet was that dress and card! I love that you did your photos so quickly too

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  12. um just all of this. SO AMAZING.
    Girl you are SO blessed. I cannot wait to see the rest of your photos!

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  13. This is all so cute! I can't wait to hear all about the wedding plans!!

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  14. This is all so cute! I can't wait to hear all about the wedding plans!!

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  15. swwooon. the dress is perfect and so are you guys. so happy for you!

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  16. swwooon. the dress is perfect and so are you guys. so happy for you!

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  17. swwooon. the dress is perfect and so are you guys. so happy for you!

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  18. swwooon. the dress is perfect and so are you guys. so happy for you!

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  19. swwooon. the dress is perfect and so are you guys. so happy for you!

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  20. swwooon. the dress is perfect and so are you guys. so happy for you!

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  21. swwooon. the dress is perfect and so are you guys. so happy for you!

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  22. swwooon. the dress is perfect and so are you guys. so happy for you!

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  23. swwooon. the dress is perfect and so are you guys. so happy for you!

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  24. swwooon. the dress is perfect and so are you guys. so happy for you!

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  25. omg my computer is nuts lol sorry for multiple comments!

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  26. I'm not sure how any vacation will be able to top this one!!! :) Your engagements are beautiful - I can't wait to see more!

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  27. I am obsessed with your perfect engagement, he could not have done a better job, and that wedding is going to go down in history, I don't even know if I can wait a year and half;)

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  28. Seriously who lives this kind of life!? I am BEYOND jealous of this amazing story!! I had to climb up a mountain and get sweaty to earn my ring :-) such an amazing story and I'm so excited to see your upcoming wedding Wednesdays!!

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  29. Such an awesome engagement!! How wonderful to be able to take your pictures right after it happened!!

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  30. Love, love, love!
    I love that everyone came together to help this all happen.
    I'm sure you were (and still are) on cloud 9...no, Cloud 900! lol

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  31. Everything about this just makes me smile so big. How amazing to have all your loved ones there, celebrating with y'all. I love the pictures you have shared so far! So excited to see how your wedding planning goes sweet friend. woohoo!

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  32. Everything about this just makes me smile so big. How amazing to have all your loved ones there, celebrating with y'all. I love the pictures you have shared so far! So excited to see how your wedding planning goes sweet friend. woohoo!

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  33. I cannot believe Dom surprised you with that dress! What a considerate cutie! :)

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