Holly and Michael
Dear Friends and Family: First, we would like to say that your presence at our wedding is the greatest gift we could ask for. We are fortunate to have the most incredible people in our lives, and we couldn't imagine celebrating this day without every one of you. As many of you already know, Mike and I began building our home together slightly before our wedding day (sorry grandparents). We are fortunate to already have many of the things that most newlyweds put on their registries. For that reason, and because the bride-to-be would not agree to a Jeep parts wedding registry, we have decided to forgo the traditional wedding registry. Instead, our goal is to focus on having an incredible first couple of weeks as husband and wife. Because we have apparently decided to never have an actual relaxing vacation, even for our honeymoon, we have opted to spend three weeks backpacking through Europe. Neither Mike nor I have gone to Europe before, and we had a very hard time narrowing down our itinerary. The generosity of our friends and family will help us to see and do as much as we possibly can while we are there and to truly have the experience of a lifetime. Plus we will be able to buy ridiculous souvenirs like a hat with the British flag on it or a cup in the shape of the Eiffel Tower. We love you all and can't wait to see you at our wedding.Munich, Germany London, United Kingdom Paris, France Rome, Italy France
At some point during our trip to London, we will take a break from pubs and shopping to enjoy some of the incredible museums and historical sites, including the British Museum, London Transportatio...
Because we don't want there to be any confusion about the fact that we are tourist in the one place we had any chance of blending in, we will be jumping on a double decker bus tour. The tour we ha...
As an English major, the list of sites the bride wants to see in London is endless. When asked, the groom only had one request "I want to ride that big ferris wheel." Help make Mikey's internation...
While there are plenty of cheap, greasy pub eats in London, Serpentine Bar and Kitchen will be our London splurge. The restaurant has out door seating on a gorgeous lake in Hyde Park. It is a luxur...
Because apparently driving on the left side of the road is something we must experience.
When we are not stuffing our faces with pastries, we will be seeing some world masterpieces. A Paris Museum Pass will not only get us access to the Louvre, Notre-Dame Tower, and Versailles, it will...
The only life threatening adventure we will be taking: trusting Mikey to navigate the streets of Paris on a scooter.
A trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower and then a picnic and bottle of wine in the park below it. Could we be more romantic?
Help us to drink coffee in the most pretentious way possible, in a cafe in Paris.... Fair disclosure, there is a decent chance Mikey will refuse to drink coffee anywhere but Starbucks, but I can pr...
I don't feel like a witty comment is appropriate here, so I'm just going to go with we are taking a day trip to Normandy.
Because the groom won't learn Italian to serenade the bride, we need to upgrade to the singing gondolier.
The public transportation in Venice is boat rather than bus, which makes day passes for public transportation both an awesome and practical gift.
After the bride remembers she gets sea sick, we will have to find a non-boat related activity to do in Venice. There are many cafes in Venice where we can get a drink and enjoy the sounds of duelin...
Tickets and audio-guide to the Colosseum, because nothing says romantic honeymoon like a death arena.
There is no shortage of history in Rome, and we want to see it all. Help us buy passes t o the Roman Forum and other historic sites.
Since we didn't get to get married in Disney world, we are making up for it by taking a day trip to see the inspiration for the Disney Castle.
To make up for dragging him to every Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Dickens landmark in England, the groom will be taking us to a BMW Factory tour, but the best part will be ending our tour with a high ...
Help us to create our own Oktoberfest in the Munich beer gardens. You can contribute to our drinks or buying Mikey one of these outfits.
Yes, we can literally sleep in a Castle, but we are just hoping not to have to sleep on the ground in train stations. Whether we make it to a castle or just upgrade from a hostel to the Hilton, ...
We will be traveling from London to Paris, Paris to Normandy, and Venice to Rome by high speed train. The trains are said to be the most comfortable way to travel, they will allow us to see some of...
I know this isn't a very exciting category. Hopefully the photograph helps to make contributing to our plane tickets more epic, but a huge expense in our trip is just getting to and from Europe, an...