LINDA & PATRICK'S LOVE STORY:
How did you guys meet?
He had his eye on her in 10th grade history class, but after graduation, they both went in very different directions. After a reunion with a mutual friend, Paddy was reintroduced to Linda last summer and it was an instant connection. Even though we went to high school together, we never really knew each other. Before we even met, we both knew that this person was going to be different. It was magic from the first moments we saw each other. Ten months long distance, a dozen or so cross country flights and hours on the phone every night. It wasn't ideal, but it worked.
Describe the proposal:
The story started weeks before the actual event. Once Pat decided he wanted to pop the question, he knew he had to do it right. After asking my dad for my hand, he arranged a dinner with both families and formally announced to them his intentions. Somehow he managed to keep this all secret from me, which is amazing knowing my family.
He bought a ring, which everyone at home got to see, still without me knowing. He decided to ask me while he was in California for my graduation from Naval Postgraduate School. Due to a delayed flight, his plan to ask me the day before did not work out. Following the graduation ceremony, we took a walk to Lover's Point (how appropriate, right) down by the bay. The story was that we were going to take a walk before we met Dad for dinner. We were looking out at the bay and he started saying stuff that I do not remember now because once I saw him pull the box out of his pocket my mind went blank. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I think my actual response was "Well, duh!" or maybe "Hell yeah". Not sure. The best part was that he told me to turn around and when I did, out popped Dad from, behind a tree with his camera. He had been able to watch the whole thing AND get pictures!
What is your favorite thing to do on your date night?
Walk to any of their favorite neighborhood restaurants, have a good mean, good wine and lots of laughs.
What is your wedding invitation like and where did you go to get it done?
We found it online. It is ecru with blue font.
What are your wedding colors and why did you guys choose that color palette?
Navy blue, yellow and white.
Describe your wedding cake:
Three tier with three different flavors. White frosting, blue ribbons and fresh flowers between each layer.
Describe your wedding flowers:
Blue hydrangea, white and yellow flowers.
What is your First Dance song, Father/Daughter song, and Mother/Son song at your wedding reception?
Lucky by Jason Mraz, Isn't She Lovely and...
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club for a mini honeymoon, there will be a more substantial honeymoon in the future.
What are you looking forward to in the future together?
Growing a strong family, living a joyful life, growing old together hand in hand.
THEIR WEDDING INGREDIENTS:
Reception Location: TPC Sawgrass
Caterer: TPC Sawgrass
Wedding Coordinator: Sister, Chris Hoffman (TPC Sawgrass Catering Sales Manager) and Cate Cheevers (same title)
Cake: Classic Cakes
Florist: Wilsons Ltd.
Officiant: Rev. Gabe Goodman
Hair: Klara at Ten Salon
Make-up: Monica Mia
Entertainment (BAND): Cloud 9
Wedding Dress: Casablanca
Bridesmaids Dresses: LulaKate from Bella Bridesmaid