After the wedding, we stayed Saturday night at the Dr. Phillips House - one of the houses that make up the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne. It was great and our friends Brandi Michelle and Kirk had even left the wedding early to decorate the room for us which was a perfect addition to the evening. Sunday was SUCH a relaxing day after weeks of NON-stop activity leading up to the wedding, and it was the best decision we made to not book our flights to Italy until Monday morning. We slept in, went to Barnes and Nobles to buy books for the honeymoon, went to lunch at 903 Mills Market (a local Orlando fav spot) and then took a nap by the lake right by 903. We stayed that evening at the Airport Marriott just to be closer to the airport the next morning, which was also a great decision for the ease of Monday morning.
We flew into a rainy Paris, but embarked on a FULL day of sightseeing nonetheless. First stop: Hotel Lutetia.
We only had about 6 hours, but in that time, we saw the Luxemburg Gardens, the Notre Dame, the outside of the Lourve, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees, the Eiffel Tower (where we decided it was smart to climb MORE stairs because we are cheap??) and the Sacre Coeur. PACKED day, but worth it. After checking in, we went to our room twice during the day - once to change for dinner, and then again after dinner. The first time, we found a bottle of champagne, pastries and chocolates waiting for us on the coffee table. The next time, our bed was covered with robes in the shape of hearts and rose petals leading to the bathtub that they had filled for us. They really celebrated us well! It helped that we could enjoy all of their goodies while watching the lights of the Eiffel Tower off our balcony.
We get to go on honeymoons yearly, right?!?