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Would you trust your groom to plan your dream wedding in secret?

Posted by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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Groom Uses Pinterest to Secretly Plan His Bride's Dream Wedding

by Jenny Erikson

About a year ago, Ryan Leak, 27, overheard his girlfriend confess to a friend that her secret dream was to get engaged and get married all at once. Of course, 25-year-old Amanda Roman also had a lot of other dreams for her wedding, as evidenced by the over 220 pins on her ‘Dream Wedding’ pin board on Pinterest.

Those two things don’t usually reconcile -- you either elope or you spend a lot of time planning the wedding in between the engagement and the marriage. Thanks to Ryan, who has always dreamed of an extravagant wedding, Amanda got to have her wedding cake and eat it too.

Ryan spent over a year planning Amanda’s dream wedding -- in secret! He used her Pinterest board to pick out everything he knew she’d loved -- from the flowers to her dress to the decorations. He even flew her favorite hairstylist to Miami so she could have her hair exactly the way she wanted it.

For over a year I had to arrange to take calls in private and was forced to put locks on my phone just in case she saw anything .... We had around 100 guests and apparently over 1000 people knew what I was planning so it’s pretty amazing she didn’t find out.

That is amazing! Thankfully he was pretty confident she’d say yes, because otherwise -- awwwwwkward!

Ryan flew Amanda to Miami the day before June 7 under the pretense of helping some friends move. June 7 happens to be five years to the day that the couple met. The morning of the wedding, he took her to the venue and proposed. She happily said yes, and then he took her to a lounge where their friends and family were waiting with a sign that said, “Today?”

Amanda said she felt overwhelmed by love, and the day was better than anything she could have realistically imagined. "... I never thought that I would be able to pull off some of the things I saw on Pinterest, but Ryan is a risk taker and he didn’t settle for my watered down version of my ‘dream wedding’ -- he went for the gusto."

As if this groom weren’t sweet enough, here’s some icing on the cake -- instead of asking for traditional wedding gifts, he asked guests to contribute to A21, a charity that fights sex trafficking around the world.

Would you trust your groom to plan your dream wedding in secret?

by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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BonitaM
by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM

DH has great taste so I'm pretty confident that he would have done a good job if he had to plan our wedding.  That being said....he never wanted a ceremony and was very happy that we eloped.

furbabymum
by Gold Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 10:31 AM

 Honestly, I'm not that picky. So yeah I'd love anything he did because he did it.

That said, I'd be a bit sad that I didn't get to plan my wedding and bond over special planning moments with my family. Picking my dress with my mom was a wonderful moment.

Liyahboo6
by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Aww this is so sweet!! Yes I would if he knew what I wanted

rstuart66
by Bronze Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 11:41 AM

It helps that he had her feedback from pintrest.  Not sure how you would get the dress size right though.  I'm not one for ceremonies so would be perfectly happy eloping.  

xoxRachelxox
by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 12:02 PM

I would  but I would rather do it myself. 

AlannaMaria
by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM

That is the sweetest thing i have ever heard! I would totally trust  my husband to do that! He know's what i like and he has good taste and we like pretty much the same things. I would 100% trust my DH to pull this off. 

Hadadat
by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

NOPE! My man is off the cuff, no planning, bad at organizing. I love him but I know where he's not strong and this isn't one of them. I do the planning, he does the mingling and together we do the clean when it comes to parties we throw.

I wanted small, courthouse, family dinner after wedding but his family is big and like to party so we were swayed into having a full wedding. Sucked because I'm a serious introvert and easily overwhelmed and I ended up planning the darn thing. But it turned out beautiful and everyone had a good time.

Now if I could just convince my MIL that I don't want to help plan every little party she wants to throw. I did a wedding and I'm good! No more planning for me!

AnnaMess
by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Wow! How sweet!!! I love my dear lovely husband and I'm sure he could do and I would love it, he's just not that romantic We have had romantic Valentines and anniversaries but I'm afrain to say that is way over his head!!

earthangel1967
by YVONNE on Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:10 AM

 I think Todd would have done a great job he is romantic spiritual symbolic modern untraditional, unique creative, artistic and he really knows me and us, and he helped a LOT with the wedding  we did have so yes I'd trust him but I am happier we did it together because doing it as a couple made it even more meaningful to us

 YVONNE



Pnukey
by Jennifer on Oct. 4, 2013 at 7:36 AM

I would trust DH to plan the wedding, but I don't like surprises, so that aspect wouldn't work.

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