Reliv Presidential Platinum Ambassador Mindy Jones of Atlanta, Georgia, shared her story of planning a dream wedding for her daughter. Best wishes to the happy couple!
I was a little apprehensive when my daughter Sarah went on a yacht week vacation with 20 of her Atlanta friends to Croatia. Little did I know that she would meet the man of her dreams that week. His name was Morten, lived in Norway and was the captain of one of the yachts and soon after, fell in love. Morten began coming to the USA for two weeks every month because of his schedule as a helicopter pilot and later Sarah moved to Norway for 5 months to get to know his culture and his family.
Shawn and I were able to go visit Sarah in Norway and meet and spend time with Morten’s family and we felt an immediate bond with them. We were able to go on a 3-day bike trip across Norway, sail along the coastline and adventure around that beautiful country. We very quickly found out why Norwegians are so proud of their country. Thanks to Reliv, we had the money and the time freedom to make this dream vacation a reality. Morten and Sarah dated for one year and then Morten surprised Sarah with a proposal on the most picturesque mountain top overlooking a fjord in Norway. It was very romantic.
It was the best year ever. It was so wonderful not to have the stress of a job, finances and time restrictions. I was able to totally be a part of the parties, the showers and all the planning. We spared no expense. We talked a lot about the wedding plans every day and shared Pinterest pages to create the Rustic Chic wedding of her dreams. I got to craft all year long which is one of my hobbies anyway and everything went off without a hitch.
It was such a special day; a fairy tale destination wedding with 140 close friends and family, 35 people of which came from Norway. People came from all over the United States as well including CA, IL, NY, FL and TX many who came for an entire week.
The five days leading up to the wedding were action packed. We went deep-sea fishing, enjoyed a sunset cruise, had a cocktail party and just got to spend some awesome time with family and friends. The day after the wedding we had a beachfront brunch. We planned all the activities and let everyone choose to attend what they wanted to attend. The day the newlyweds left for their mystery honeymoon, everyone gathered at sunrise to see how Morten would surprise Sarah for their getaway. Boy was it a surprise when a helicopter landed right in front of the resort to take them away. It was truly the best year ever!
A lot of the skills I’ve learned by being a Reliv Distributor. I was able to apply to help plan Sarah and Morten’s wedding: goal setting, organization, consistency, work ethic and attitude. And the Reliv products helped me stay healthy and focused, sleep well and gave me energy and stamina to get through everything. I am blessed beyond belief to have had the opportunity to be such a big part of planning Sarah and Morten’s dream wedding. All thanks to Reliv!