Jennie and Colin have just the sweetest engagement story. A tropical vacation, diamonds, and a family heirloom?? Sign me up… Read more about their magical engagement from Jennie below and then click through to watch our video of their amazing wedding day at Warwick Country Club.
…We got engaged in St. Croix, while on vacation. St. Croix is an important place to Colin, as his family would vacation there when he was a little kid. He really wanted to show me this place. We arrived at the resort, and I was on high alert for a proposal, even thinking when Colin reached into his pocket to get his phone on the plane that maybe “this was it!” (… it wasn’t…). On our second full day, Colin arranged for us to go on a sunset sailboat ride along the coast. Colin collaborated with the Captain and the first mate to arrange the perfect moment to propose, but then the unexpected happened, minutes before Colin was going to propose – I got sea sick. Because I was nauseous, I truly didn’t suspect anything at all. After giving me some time staring at the horizon to calm my nausea, Colin asked if I wanted to take a picture. He handed his phone to the Captain, and then got down on one knee to propose in the middle of the ocean. It was especially meaningful too because he proposed with my grandmother’s engagement ring, an heirloom I had inherited after my grandmother passed away. Of course I said “Yes!”
But wait, there’s more…
Afterwards, the Captain made a joke saying “Do you have anything else in that bag of tricks?” and Colin said, “Actually, I do!” And pulled out a bottle of champagne. We took pictures in front of the sunset and toasted as fiancee’s. After the sail, Colin and I went and had dinner at a nearby restaurant, during dinner Colin gave me my second surprise of the day, a diamond pendent necklace. Colin knew it was so important to propose with my grandmother’s engagement ring, but he also wanted to be sure that I had a diamond “just from him” too. I love my necklace, and wear it almost every day. After a full day, we raced home to the hotel so we could call our family before it was too late in the evening. We told them all that night, and then enjoyed the rest of our vacation as fiancee’s.
Needless to say, these two could just not WAIT to be husband and wife. We had the exclusive privilege of photographing and capturing on video their Warwick Country Club Wedding, check it out below!
Jennie and Colin | Warwick Country Club Wedding