Saturday, August 30
Our Special Before "Labor" Day
Labor Day weekend is a special one for the Tiger Family as it is our anniversary weekend. As some of you may know I was 7 months pregnant with our little angel Daners when Justin and I tied the knot. We were engaged when God blessed us with Dane, but not yet married. So, we planned the most beautiful wedding weekend in Naples for our "Before Labor-Day Wedding" on September 3rd 2006. We wrote our own vows and had an intimate event with those closest to us. It was the most perfect, meaningful and magical weekend of my life, that Justin and I still talk about just how perfect it was... even the monsoon! My flowers were TigerLilies, of course, and we had our reception in our favorite italian resturant in downtown Naples, where they custom printed the menu with a very personal letter that I wrote to my husband to be. All of our incoming guests recieved a little booklet with an outline of each days events, their location, price, and attire suggestions. Once arriving at the resort, each guest recieved a beach bag with their name, a stuffed tiger, a beach towel, favors like silver golf ball bottle openers, golf ball mints, bottled water, the taco seasoning the we love, and other fun goodies that my mother-in-law aquired for us through her events planning company. This was my favorite part, as it meant a great deal that many all of guests came a long way, arranged flights and weekends, to share this day with us. Justin, of course, organized a North vs. South Volleyball Tournament that we even had a trophy custom printed for. (we wont mention which state currently houses the trophy). Our weekend was so perfect and everything about our ceremony was comprised of the details that were meaningful to us and our growing (literally) family! And yes, Justin had a pedicure and his toenails (shining brightly through his golf flip flops) were green.