Real SSY bride, Carla's husband Charles, surprised her with a renewing their vows ceremony at Sandals, Exuma Island on April 18, 2017!
Not only did he arrange everything but even provided her with the perfect SSY gown from Rachel Allan!
They have been married for 10 years on Febuary 2, 2017!
We are so excited to share some of her favorite photos and a few words from this beautiful bride!
Photography by. Sandals resort photographer
How did you two meet?
We were set up on a blind date by a worship leader at the same church we went to but when the worship leader first tried to set us up....Charles was dating someone....fast forward 3 weeks and I get a message on myspace (yeah, myspace) saying we have a mutual friend (worship leader) that says we should meet. We talked over email for hours until he convinced me to go out to dinner that night. 5 months later we were engaged!
What is your favorite quality about your husband?
My husband has so many qualities I love, but he puts family first always and his faith is very strong which helps hold our family together.
What was your favorite part of your experience when you shopped at SSY?
The personal attention was the best part about shopping at SSY because Myka knew me and she knew my style and my husband. She knew Charles was a perfectionist and the dress had to be perfect for the day he had planned for us. The fact they were able to take a dress in without me even trying on and it fit perfect was exactly why SSY is the only place we shop.
How did Charles surprise you?
I knew absolutely nothing about the wedding. We had been on vacation for a week and on the last day we had lunch and he said he wasn't feeling well after he had eaten. He left to lay down but told me to stay at the pool and read/relax. An hour or so later I see him walk to the main lobby thinking he is getting meds from a little shop inside and I follow to meet him. I was then shocked that he asked me to come upstairs and take care of him, actually I was really annoyed! He started packing my stuff up and walking us back to the room and the whole time I am throwing a fit that I had to sit in the room and watch him sleep. We go in our room and the doors are shut to the master bedroom but I didn't think anything of it because our butler had been shutting the doors all week. He grabs my hand and starts crying and I look at him and say, "I'm sorry Charles...I will stay...are you ok?
He says "Yes, I just want to know if you will marry me again...." He opens the door of the bedroom and the dress is hanging with shoes, and will you marry me on the bed. I'm shocked and taken back and immediately start saying "I'm so sorry and yes I will marry you!"
It was the sweetest thing ever. He said he loved me and he couldn't wait to marry me again. I had an hour to get ready :) He bought me a Tiffany love knot necklace to wear also. He had planned this over 3 months prior and I never knew anything.
We are honored, Carla, that you and your sweet husband trusted us with this special and incredible experience! All our love to you and your hubby!
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