Kalen Halverson & Ashley DeOrnellis

Our Story

 OUR PROPOSAL:

Kalen surprised Ashley on a normal Thursday night with plans to go out for a nice dinner. As usual, Kalen tried his best to keep the destination a secret and as usual, she guessed right the first try! THE SPACE NEEDLE! 

They took the LONG elevator ride to the top and stepped off into the restaraunt lobby, where Kalen (nervously) and Ashley waited to be seated. 

Several minutes later, they were taken to their table where Ashley was greeted to a beautiful view of the city and a nice bouquet of red roses. Ashley was starting to get suspicious... 

After looking over the menu for a few minutes, Kalen excused himself from the table to begin the proposal process. He brought the engagement ring to the front desk and the wonderful staff took it from there. He returned to the table to order dinner and she was none the wiser...

After dinner, which took MUCH longer than Kalen had planned because Ashley is notorious for being a slow eater, it was time to wait for dessert! Kalen planned to have the engagement ring placed in the Space Needle's signature dessert called The Lunar Orbitor. This is a combination of ice cream and dry ice (shown in the picture above).

At this point, Kalen was QUITE nervous. He had to make sure everything happened at the right moment. The dessert had to be prepared, the photographer had to be ready and waiting, Ashley's sister Autumn needed to be ready with the video camera... And to top it all off.... SHE STILL HAD TO SAY YES!

Then the moment came. The waitress with the dessert in hand, came up from behind ashley with a bowl overflowing with dry ice and placed it down in front her. Not quite sure what was happening, Ashley nervously waved away the dry ice to see what was happening and there it was...

A RING! Ashley's face lit up with a huge smile and Kalen walked around to her side of the table and dropped down to one knee.

What Kalen had planned days in advanced to say to Ashley and dreamed of saying his whole life, went right out the window when he looked into those tearful eyes. He muttered through what he could remember and before he could even finish "Will you marr-", Ashley was nodding her head and saying, "YES!"

After hugs and kisses were exchanged and the applause from the other guests subsided, Kalen and Ashley (still in shock) enjoyed the REAL dessert with Autumn and then drove back to Ashley's house... Calling and sharing the great news with family and friends along the way!

Our Honeymoon

Destination(s): Hawaiian Islands

 

Wedding Date:

Jul 06, 2013

Honeymoon Dates:

Jul 08, 2013 - Jul 13, 2013
Gifts are still appreciated and will be used toward our trip expenses.

Registry Items


Accommodations

Ocean View Suite

We would love to upgrade to a ?room with a view? so we can enjoy the ocean and the evening sunsets!
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$100.00
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Champagne and Roses

What a romantic way to start our honeymoon with champagne and roses upon our arrival!
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$50.00
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Fun Activities

Parasailing Excitement

I?m hoping that parasailing will help cure me of my fear of heights! I?ll be hanging on tight!
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$100.00
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Helicopter Tour

It?s time for some excitement as we take-off in a helicopter to explore the coastline, waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and the dynamite views!
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$200.00
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Haleakala Park and Crater

A guided tour will enable us to explore and hike the park and see the spectacular sunrise from the summit of the volcano, as well as the equally beautiful sunset.
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$50.00
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Horseback Riding on the Beach

We?ll explore on horseback as we ride through sweeping ranch land, the lush Waihe?e valley, and isolated beaches!
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$120.00
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Snorkeling Adventure

Can you image swimming with colorful exotic marine life in crystal clear water? Sounds like paradise!
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$50.00
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Kayaking Exploration

With perfect ocean conditions, our hardest decision will be picking out the color of our kayaks!
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$60.00
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Dance the Night Away

When the sun goes down, we'll hit the dance floor and dance the night away!
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$20.00
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Gear

Sunglasses

Some new shades will keep us in style and more importantly help provide some eye protection from the bright sun!
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$30.00
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New Luggage

We?ll need to buy new luggage before our honeymoon, as our old vagabond luggage simply won?t do!
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$50.00
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Shopping, of course!

You should see our shopping list: travel clothes, swimsuits, sports watch, sandals and intimate lounge wear ? of course!
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$25.00
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Digital Camera

We?ll capture the excitement and create memories of our honeymoon with our new camera ? and share the photos with you!
Gift Value
$75.00
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Pampering

Facial for Her

After all the sun and fun, I?ll be pampered with an exotic facial that will leave my skin radiant and beatutiful. No photos please!
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$40.00
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Couples Massage

After a day of adventure, we?ll indulge in a soothing side-by-side massage pampered with exotic oils that will leave us revitalized.
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$150.00
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Champagne In Our Room

We?ll pop the cork on our first honeymoon night and toast our new life together!
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$25.00
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Transportation

Convertible Rental

What a way to see the island with the top down and the sun shining on our faces. No need to fix the hair for this trip!
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$100.00
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Honeymoon Airfare

Any help getting us to our honeymoon destination is a wonderful wedding gift.
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$200.00
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Wine & Dine

Gourmet Dessert

After getting into shape for the wedding, it will be a real treat to have some decantant desserts!
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$10.00
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Beachfront Cocktails

No doubt, we?ll enjoy delicious tropical drinks while sitting by the pool or lounging on the white sandy beach!
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$10.00
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Excellent Bottle of Wine

Our dinner will be enhnaced with a great bottle of wine. We?ll include you in our toast!
Gift Value
$75.00
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Casual Lunch

When we are out exploring, we?ll stop at a charming local restaurant to have a burger and fries.
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$30.00
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Breakfast in Bed

We will need the breakfast of champions to energize us for all our fun activities!
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$10.00
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Romantic Candlelight Dinner

We?ll dress up and have a quiet, intimate candlelight dinner. The food and the service should be over the top!
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$100.00
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Picnic Getaway

It?ll be fun to pack a gourmet lunch, fresh fruit, and a bottle of wine and have a romantic picnic at a nearby park!
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$20.00
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Sunset Dinner on the Beach

It doesn't get any better than having a sunset dinner right on the beach while sipping tropical drinks with your sweetie!
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$75.00
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Charity

Charitable Donation

Please consider helping others less fortunate by donating to one of our favorite charities.
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$10.00
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