Our wedding date: April 13, 2012
Hello family and friends! We will be updating this site with information for our wedding cruise and ceremony in Key West at Mallory Square on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 10:30am. (See Wedding Events for webcams and the Bride's Blog for details)
There is A TON of information here, but the top page you should view is FAQs & Tips and the Blog which gets updated when I have something to say (often). Feel free to leave a message in the guestbook or reply to a blog post. I guess I just proved why I have been accused of being verbose.
For the record... the colors are Hot Pink and Black... thank you to Sierra for picking out a perfect Maid of Honor dress and taking the stress off of me for colors. By the way... she will look so adorable!
For those of you that are not able to join us on the Carnival Destiny cruise or in Key West, I will list webcam websites and approximate times so you can view us there (see Wedding Events).
Jay's daughter Sierra joins me as my Maid of Honor while my son Robbie joins Jay as his Best Man. My brother Matthew will be giving me away and his wife Heather is my right hand (and left) as we plan this wedding. It truly is a family affair!!! Friends are more than welcome; regardless of how they can attend!
Cruise Information - Thursday April 12 - Monday April 16
Carnival Destiny sails from the Port of Miami at 4pm. You should arrive between 11:30am and 2pm to check in.
The booking number you should refer to is: 104TK3
Our booking agent Frankie Valentin Jr. Office: 800.819.3902 Ext. 85997 | Cell: 954.829.5600 | fax: 305.406.8502 | FValentin@carnival.com
You have to have either a Passport OR government photo ID AND original birth certificate.
Our itinerary is as follows:
Date Port Arrive Depart
4/12/2012 Miami, FL 4:00 PM
4/13/2012 Key West, FL 7:30 AM 2:00 PM - Cruise Elegant night
4/14/2012 Cozumel, Mexico 1:00 PM 10:00 PM
4/15/2012 Fun Day at Sea
4/16/2012 Miami, FL 8:00 AM
A continuous Free Trolley will depart with the Carnival Destiny cruising guests from the ship docked at Navy Mole Pier to Mallory Square and back starting at 7am and will run until ship sails at 2pm. All of us should be onboard between 1pm and 1:30pm at the latest. We invite cruising guests to our one hour reception on board at 6:30pm.
Join Jay and Laura for a Beach/Snorkel day at the Playa Corona Beach Club. It is listed as one of the top spots for excellent snorkeling. If you prefer an all-inclusive sandy beach day with a pool we suggest either the Nachi Cocom Beach Club or Mr. Sancho's Beach Club. Warning!!!! I know we both will have our heads underwater. Join us underwater or find your own bliss!
Day One we arrive in Miami to board the Carnival Destiny around noon and set sail at 4pm on our Wedding cruise! At lunch we will determine any activities the group would like to do and explore the ship. Join us on the Spa deck for a bon voyage toast and watch the Miami skyline fade from sight. Join us for dinner at 8:15pm.
Day Two we arrive in Key West at 7:30am and will meet everyone at 10:30 in Mallory Square to exchange our vows. After the ceremony wander with us as we head over to the Green Parrot for a wedding toast. We will head back toward the ship at 1pm and sail toward Cozumel at 2pm. After a breath or two we will meet for our reception on board. Later, please join us for dinner at 8:15pm.
Day Three we arrive in Cozumel at 1pm and we will go by taxi to our Playa Corona and snorkel paradise. After we leave our oasis we may wander back to the boat or may have dinner at a local restaurant. Please join us if you wish. Please join us for the dinner at 8:15pm or in a true Mexican bistro. The ship departs at 10pm.
Day Four we enjoy a leisurely day at sea enjoying our floating resort. Hopefully we bump into each other throughout the day and see each other at dinner at 8:15pm.
Day Five we will share many hugs before departure! Jay, Sierra and I will stay one night in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area before she departs at 6am to head back to New Jersey. If you are staying... please feel free to hang out with us.