August 15-August 21, 2021
Our Honeymoon in Santorini, Greece: What We Saw/What We Ate in Oia
To hear about our first international trip to Europe as a married couple, quiet sunrises paired with cappuccinos, unbelievable sunsets paired with bubbly champagne, breathtaking views of white-washed buildings and blue domes, fresh greek yogurt with honey, and a week’s worth of relaxation and photos -- keep on reading!
If you asked us three years ago, “Where is your dream honeymoon destination?” Santorini, Greece would’ve been at the very top of our list.
Our Happily Ever After Party (2021): Swansons Said I Do, 1 Year Later
For a short moment last year, we had once thought, “How unlucky are we to have planned a wedding during the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic,” but that moment quickly passed when we realized, “How BLESSED are we to get the opportunity to celebrate TWICE.”
If you had the chance to read my latest blog post: The Tale of a 2020 Bride, you may have noticed that our wedding story was pretty long. That’s my bad - I’m a lover of details and I can’t help but document the little moments that I want to look back on one day! Believe it or not, there are actually even more details that I’d like to highlight about our wedding. Some made it to the main story, but for the others - I’d like to highlight them here.
Our AMAZING Vendor Team:
Photography: Nick Plus Danee (+ Lexi!)
Videography: Silver Bear Creative
Floral: Alanna Jae Floral
Wedding Dress: Martina Liana + New Beginnings Bridal Studio
Ceremony Venue: Crystal Mountain Resort
Bridesmaid/Godmother Dresses: Azazie
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: The Tux Shop
Wedding Cake: Safeway (really!)
Stationery: Weddings by Eccentricity
Ceremony DJ: DJ Rocryte
Was our wedding day flawless? Not one bit! SO many things didn’t go according to plan on our wedding day. But was our wedding day BETTER than we initially imagined? Absolutely!! Here’s why...
You can find the Travel Vlog of my Road Trip on YouTube!
July 3-July 8, 2019
4 Days + 3 National Parks + 3 States + 1 ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT = The Last Few Days with My Fiance Before He Deployed Overseas
To hear about an adventure consisting of: an engaged military couple, collecting stamps at 3 national parks, a last-minute engagement photoshoot on the 4th of July, driving across state lines, and orangutans -- keep on reading!
You can find the Lifestyle VLOG on YouTube!
Military Deployment, Moving, Quitting my Job, and GETTING ENGAGED!
This blog entry is going to differ from my previous travel posts. I wanted to use this platform to not only share my travel adventures, but to also journal about important milestones in my life. My intention is to not only share some of my personal stories with my readers, but to also be able to reflect on these moments years later.
You’ll find that the month of June for me was filled with making choices that were heavily impacted once we received Lucas’ deployment orders, and from there - it was an exciting whirlwind of events.
Storytelling by Gen
Travel diaries from explorations and adventures.