I'm being kidnapped for Valentine's Day...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Cardigan: c/o toADORN
Dress: c/o LuLu*s
Headband: J. Crew [similar]
Heels: Madden Girl

Yep, you read right.
My husband is blindfolding me, throwing me in the trunk, and driving to an undisclosed location for Lover's Day.

Just kidding.
Sort of.

When we got hitched, my husband and I decided to take turns planning Valentine's Day every year. Last year, I kind of set the bar high by turning our tiny apartment into an intimate, private restaurant that served our favorite Thai food and homemade chocolate-covered strawberries.

Last year's set-up:

I went a little crazy with the hanging streamers but hey, Connor was speechless. :)
Okay Ariel, get off your high horse now.

This year, Connor has decided to take the surprise element to a whole 'nother level. He has not told me anything about what we are doing for V-day. A funny fact about Connor is that he cannot keep a secret from me. I swear, I don't bully them out of him, he just tells me everything! (just kidding, sometimes I'm a bully)
So I've actually been extremely impressed with how well he's been holding up! Of course, to relieve some of the stress, he's told pretty much everyone else (his co-workers, our friends, even MY BOSS) where and what we are doing.

So yesterday, he finally wrote me this adorable note:


[insert cheesy pet name here], I wanted to do something extra special for you this year for Valentine's Day! Since we have been together I have been uptight with money and often turned down opportunities to travel because it is too expensive. So this weekend we are going on a road trip!!! Now I won't tell you where we are going until we are out of Provo, but I realize that you need time to prepare so below are listed some points that you can use to pack.

-We will be gone for 5 days and 4 nights
-It will be warm where we are going (it is south)
-Bring your running shoes because we might go on a hike
-There will be a pool
-It is supposed to be sunny!! (still pack a sweater!)

I have emailed [your boss] so don't worry about work. We will be leaving at 3:00 PM tomorrow!

[insert cutely drawn heart] U!

-Your Valentine! (Connor Hamilton)"

Yes, he made sure I knew the note was from him (as opposed to another valentine).
Oh how I love this boy.
So basically, my husband is sweetly and kindly kidnapping me.
And I'm totally okay with it.

Ahhhhhh, but the anticipation!!!
I guess I just have to wait till after 3 today to figure out where we are going!

Any guesses?

If you're as curious as I am, you can follow my Instagram to find out where in the world we end up!!!

Happy Lover's Day my lovelies.
And for my homies with a lonely heart this eve, grab some fellow lonelies and party it up like it's nobody's business.

  1. Awe, soo cute! What a fun surprise! Can't wait to hear where you go!

  2. Awwwww! OMG I think my bf and I should start doing this! ♥ Such a cute idea I love that he told your boss to make sure you could get off! now THAT is awesome! ♥♥ Enjoy your time I'll be stalking your instagram !

  3. He is so sweet!!! I hope you recap your trip with us!

  4. OMG you guys are too cute! Way to step it up this Valentine's Day, I can't wait to hear where you guys end up! Have an amazing time!


  5. sounds so fun girl! My guess is St. Geezy. Bring back some sun with you1 He is the cutest for this fun surprise.

    xx Laur

  6. Happy Happy Valentine's Day! You look fabulous! xo

  7. Ahh! This is so fun! What a great guy you got there. Can't wait to hear where you go.

  8. I love the idea of swapping off years to plan Valentine's day and this sounds so exciting!!! Can't wait to hear the surprise!

  9. AW SO SWEET! I am sure you two will have a blast!! Happy Valentine's day, girl!

  10. what an awesome idea, can't wait for the final post now that I saw your instagram hint

  11. Love your idea it's great!!! Love your dress it's so pretty!

  12. Great outfit!)Cool idea))Beautiful pics!I like your blog!Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog. xoxo

  13. this is so sweet! can't wait to see pictures from your adventure!

  14. So pretty! Love that dress! Hope you had a lot of fun!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  15. soooo cute! i love the idea of taking turns - hope it was fab!

  16. Lovely outfit. Sweet Valentine plan.


  17. Too cute! Love Birds ♥



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