Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Suite!!!

My work surprised me with a suite at the gorgeous Inn at St. John's for our wedding night. It was gorgeous!! Our biggest regret was we didn't get to spend more time in it! We were literally only awake for 2 hours and then up at dawn to catch our flight to Hawaii. We wished we had more time to enjoy that suite! But since the suite was $600 a night we didn't think we would be back anytime soon...

Fast forward to Friday night. Garth had made a reservation at St. John's to celebrate our one year. He had reserved the cheapest room, which is still lovely! We excitedly pulled up to the hotel to check-in. Garth jokingly said "It's our one year, can you bump us up to the presidential suite?" To which the man replied, "You're in a room just like it." WHAT??? We think he was joking and proceeded to the 7th floor.

In the elevator we were thinking, "Aren't the suites on the 7th floor?? Did he make a mistake?" We make our way down the hallway and sure enough, it's the Ambassador suite. The EXACT SAME SUITE we stayed in on our wedding night. I yelled "Oh my gosh Garth!! Did you surprise me with the same suite we had?!?!" Garth's face drops and he feels horrible as he said, "I'm sorry, but I didn't. I'm not paying $600 for this room, there has been a mistake."

We went back to the front desk and explain there has been a mistake because we reserved a regular room. The man just smiled and said, "There has not been a mistake. You have been upgraded...I wasn't joking when I said you had a room similar to the Presidential!" We were beside ourselves with excitement! We finally got to enjoy our wedding night suite!!!!

Are you wondering who upgraded us? So were we. I only told two people. I quickly called my mom and she said it wasn't her. I knew who it was then. See, I do many events at St. John's and work closely with the catering manager. I had been working with her that day to finalize a contract and had mentioned we were staying at St. John's tonight. I was only trying to get a free dessert from the restaurant! I didn't know she was going to look up where we stayed last year and suprise us with the same room!!! AMAZING!!!!
We were just soooo excited!!!!
Most. comfortable. bed. ever.

Oh you know, just chilling on the balcony!

Had the pool allllll to ourselves, amazing!!!
We had robes, sweeeeet!!!
We didn't want to leave the room - so we didn't! Room service is fab.
Love that handsome South African of mine!



Sunday we went to church with my family and had lunch with them. My mom and dad are so creative! This is what they gave us for our one year, aka "Paper Anniversary."

We were so blessed, or as Garth's mom says, "spoiled." Ha! We certainly were and it was one weekend we won't soon forget!

72 comments:

tootie said...

That is so cool how it all worked out! What a perfect way to celebrate your 1 year anniv!!

Gwen said...

What a fabulous way to celebrate you anniversary even if it wasn't planned that way!! Congrats again!!!

Megan said...

That is so sweet! And what a ROOM! Congrats again on one year!!

Alyssa said...

that looks soooooo romantic! and yall are such a cute couple!

pocket full of pink said...

HOW AMAZING!! What a blessing and huge surprise!! I'm so happy you two had such an amazing day to celebrate!!

brown eyed girl said...

That's absolutely fabulous!! You're blessed - congrats again!

Whitney said...

That is awesome!!!! I'm glad y'all had such a great weekend!

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gosh, how neat!!! What a creative and fun way to spend your anniversary. Sigh, I am jealous :)

Congrats!!

Erica said...

How CUTE!!! Love that ya'll got to stay in the same suite, so romantice! Hope you had a blast!

Lucky in Love said...

Oh my goodness!! That is amazing that she upgraded you! That is the sweetest thing! You want to know the part I like the most about your post?? How happy the two of you look! You're so excited!

I'm so glad that you had a wonderful 1st anniversary...many more to come!

Tasha said...

Congrats on the room upgrade! It looks like the perfect place to stay! You two are adorable!

Tabbie:) said...

That is SO awesome!! What great people you have around you!!

Blablover5 said...

That's wonderful that you got to enjoy your hotel for a night. I love the paper goods for your one year too.

Everyone can use some free toilet paper and paper towels.

Mika said...

Love the gift!! I would love for someone to load me down with toilet paper...that reminds me..I'm out.

Jenny.Lee said...

Oh my goodness that is SO AWESOME!!!!

Rachel said...

How perfect was that!!!! Great pictures too!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

How cool about the room!!! You deserved it for you one year!

Always Pretty in Pink said...

Happy Anniversary!

That was such a great anniversary present. So romantic. Kudos to your husband. :)

Our anniversary is the end of this month, I think I might leave your blog open on the computer for my husband to happen to see... :)

Jennifer said...

I am so jealous! How fun!

That Fresh Feeling said...

Thanks for sharing love those pics. Your parents gift was too cute!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

LOVE IT!! What an amazing treat for the two of you! The room looks fabulous and I'm so blessed for how you both look so happy! CONGRATS!!

Liz said...

Beautiful place! And that pool. Oh my goodness, I could live there. :)

Ashley said...

what a fabulous surprise!!

Milltini said...

awe! I'm so happy y'all had such a fun surprise on your anniversary.

Mrs. McB said...

How awesome!!!! What an awesome surprise to get your suite again. Looks like you guys had a blast!!! :)

I also love the idea your parents had for the gift! Cute!

Melissa said...

What an awesome surprise!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

How awesome is that?!? I bet you all were beyond excited! What an incredible surprise. Sounds like the perfect way to spend your 1 year!

Mrs. A said...

how cool is that?

Andrea said...

What a fabulous way to celebrate one year!!!

Kim said...

That is AMAZING! So cool... what a great one-year celebration.

So funny about your gift... my in-laws did the SAME THING! We got a jumbo pack of toilet paper, kleenex and paper towels. Two months later, we still have tons left. =)

Amber said...

That's so exciting! Glad y'all had a fabulous anniversary!

C said...

Aww. looks like you had an amazing time!! Such a great way to spend your one year!! ;)

Casey said...

Whoa! Amazing! That is such a blessing!

Happy 1 year!

My Home - My Life said...

What a pleasant surprise for you - how fun! I think surprises like that are best and can be such a blessing!

Mrs. Smith said...

That is such an incredible coincidence! Looks like a great hotel, and a fabulous room!

Emily said...

How adorable are your pictures of you guys in the suite... soo stinking cute.. I love room service:) Looks like you guys had a wonderful time:) yeah!

Lis said...

Congrats!! That is so amazing!! I am in love with the suite - it's just so gorgeous!! :)

jenkins_k08 said...

I love all the pics from your anniversary post! how exciting! hope you had a great one :) did you get your bracelet yet?

The Pink Chick said...

Oh how wonderful! That was so sweet of your friend to up-grade your room! I am glad you finally got to spend time in your honeymoon suite! How romantic!!!

Jenny.Lee said...

Thank you for the shoe comment. Can you believe my hubby found those for me at Target. That store rocks my world!

SassyEngineer said...

That is super suite(haha)!! We tried that on our honeymoon at our hotel in Boston, but they didn't bite. Oh well!

Carrie said...

How wonderful!

AmyT said...

OMG that is so awesome!!! That was sooo sweet of her! Congrats again!

KC said...

Awww, how awesome!! Congrats on 1 year and I am so excited that you got to spend it in the same room you had for your wedding!

*~! megs !~* said...

How totally cool!! What an awesome way to celebrate your one year!!!

Jules said...

That is so wonderful you got to stay in the suite! What a nice gesture of that person to do for you. What a perfect way to spend your 1st anniversary. The place looks beautiful. I'm so glad you guys had a nice time :)

Lump said...

ohmygoodness how awesome is that! :)

The Other K Wick said...

What a great story! That is fabulous!!! What a great room adn your family's "paper" wedding gift cracked me up.

Britni and Justin said...

That is so awesome!!!! Wow!!!

Taryn said...

Oh how cool! (I love your paper presents- so creative!)

Mrs. Nurse said...

love all of your pictures and your presents. it is amazing how things work out sometimes! i can just see the happiness on your face :)

Mrs. S. said...

How amazing are some people?! What a gorgeous room! You two are so lucky to have such wonderful people in your lives and to have each other. Have a wonderful week!

Kristina said...

How awesome! Happy 1 Year!

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

That is awesome! How lucky for you guys! The paper products cracked me up,very useful!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Congratulations, Lindsey and to your hubby. What a happy smile both of you got. Undeniably wonderful time together. I hope our one year anniversary will be as happy as yours, too.
I just wonder what is the Paper Anniversary means? :)

jenkins_k08 said...

great!!! i'm glad you like it! now if anything happens to it in the next 3 months, send it back and lia sophia will fix it for free. i'm having another giveway on my blog this weekend if your interested =0)

Sara said...

Sounds like a great first anniversary! I'm SO looking forward to ours.

The New Black said...

Funny gift! Happy 1 year!

Jon and Steph said...

Oh my goodness, how awesome! What a sweet one year anniversary! That room is fantastic.....
Happy One Year Anniversary!!!

New Girl on Post said...

What a weekend! That suite looked amazing! Happy One Year to you guys!

MRS. CJK said...

Wow, it's amazing to have connections- even if they are unexpected! And I love the paper gift- I never thought of it that way!

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

What an amazing surprise! It looks beautiful. Glad you two had a wonderful time...and your parents are too cute!

mebeingrandom said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!! Again.
Beautiful room!

LauraAnn said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is so exciting! Glad you had a wonderful one year anniversary!

With Love from New Orleans said...

AWW Twin!! SO awesome! Lovin the paper products HA! You SO deserved this weekend and MORE.

Cheers you and Garth and to many many more wonderful years together!

Sarah said...

So AMAZING! I am very jealous.

Congrats on 1 year~

Mrs. Cup said...

That's amazing!!!!! How exciting!!!

Mrs. D said...

I finally got all caught up on your posts since I've been out sick! Your wedding pictures are beautiful and your one year anniversary seemed to work out so perfectly! Congrats on the upgrade.. it's obvious you both loved it! Happy Anniversary! :)

My name is Megan... said...

This looks just amazing!!!!! I'm jealous! Congrats and I think you two are soooo cute!!! xoxo

Elizabeth said...

I left something on my blog for you!

La Petite Chic said...

What a sweet surprise! And I love your paper gift...hee hee!

bekah said...

who awesome!!!!