A true Princess proposal, wedding & baby

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#1
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Our love story started 6 years ago, but I know the Ruby Princess is forever in our hearts.

In October 2007, Chris and I went on the Caribbean Princess on our first vacation alone. Chris got down on one knee and asked me to marry him on a excursion to Honeymoon Beach in St Johns. Of course I said yes!

So how more appropriate to get married at sea on a cruise ship!

Chris and I were married upon the Ruby Princess Cruise ship in Dec 2008. We were married by Captain Yeomans on deck 16 aft. Everything about our wedding was perfect including the 40 friends and family that came along for the ride. Princess made our dream wedding happen.

We have been together for over 6 years and have been talking about starting a family for quite some time now.

We hoped and prayed for a honeymoon baby and we were so blessed on Dec 30th that we found out we were expecting. A true honeymoon baby, aka Ruby Baby. He was our nautical baby, we even decorated his nursery in boats and anchors. And had the official nautical chart from our wedding cruise, won at the art auction framed to put in his room. It was just meant to be.


On May 7th 2009 4 months after our wedding cruise, our world was turned upside down with some very scary news of our baby boy. We prayed and fought so hard for him. I ignored all the Doctors that said he wouldn't make it, I knew in my heart he was a fighter.

Nolan Michael had to make his appearance on 6/8/09 at 14 weeks too early because I was coming down with Pre-E & HELLP syndrome. Little Nolan was only 13oz and 10.5 inches, he wasn't even a pound. He put up one good fight for 3 days, until the fight got too much for him and he had to go to heaven to be an angel on 6/11/09.

How is this romantic? Its romantic because, our family truly started on the with Princess. A proposal, a dream wedding & our first born all at sea. Our son was nicknamed the "Ruby Baby" for the entire pregnancy. Our son through his trials and hard fight brought me and my husband closer than I ever thought possible. My husband is romantic and I fell in love with him all over again when I saw him look at Nolan for the first time. Our love takes on a whole new meaning now after we went through this. The Ruby Princess to me is the most romantic ship, because of that ship...I have a family.

In November we are taking a Princess cruise, once again on the Ruby in honor of our precious Ruby Baby, Nolan. Princess is our real life Love Boat, our life began on Princess and look forward to making new memories sailing the sea.

(Our wedding video)
Nolan's Story Video
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#3
52 Posts
Joined Nov 2006
Originally posted by smashrt
Our love story started 6 years ago, but I know the Ruby Princess is forever in our hearts.

In October 2007, Chris and I went on the Caribbean Princess on our first vacation alone. Chris got down on one knee and asked me to marry him on a excursion to Honeymoon Beach in St Johns. Of course I said yes!

So how more appropriate to get married at sea on a cruise ship!

Chris and I were married upon the Ruby Princess Cruise ship in Dec 2008. We were married by Captain Yeomans on deck 16 aft. Everything about our wedding was perfect including the 40 friends and family that came along for the ride. Princess made our dream wedding happen.

We have been together for over 6 years and have been talking about starting a family for quite some time now.

We hoped and prayed for a honeymoon baby and we were so blessed on Dec 30th that we found out we were expecting. A true honeymoon baby, aka Ruby Baby. He was our nautical baby, we even decorated his nursery in boats and anchors. And had the official nautical chart from our wedding cruise, won at the art auction framed to put in his room. It was just meant to be.


On May 7th 2009 4 months after our wedding cruise, our world was turned upside down with some very scary news of our baby boy. We prayed and fought so hard for him. I ignored all the Doctors that said he wouldn't make it, I knew in my heart he was a fighter.

Nolan Michael had to make his appearance on 6/8/09 at 14 weeks too early because I was coming down with Pre-E & HELLP syndrome. Little Nolan was only 13oz and 10.5 inches, he wasn't even a pound. He put up one good fight for 3 days, until the fight got too much for him and he had to go to heaven to be an angel on 6/11/09.

How is this romantic? Its romantic because, our family truly started on the with Princess. A proposal, a dream wedding & our first born all at sea. Our son was nicknamed the "Ruby Baby" for the entire pregnancy. Our son through his trials and hard fight brought me and my husband closer than I ever thought possible. My husband is romantic and I fell in love with him all over again when I saw him look at Nolan for the first time. Our love takes on a whole new meaning now after we went through this. The Ruby Princess to me is the most romantic ship, because of that ship...I have a family.

In November we are taking a Princess cruise, once again on the Ruby in honor of our precious Ruby Baby, Nolan. Princess is our real life Love Boat, our life began on Princess and look forward to making new memories sailing the sea.

(Our wedding video)
Nolan's Story Video

You guys are a true Princess Romance story! I love it! XOXO
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#4
72 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Your video brought me to tears! HUGE hugs to your family! I know your beautiful baby boy is watching over you! I entered this contest but my love story is nothing close to yours!
Being a mom myself I know how much little ones touch are lives even before they enter the world!
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#5
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It was truly the most romantic wedding that I have ever attended. I hope that people read their story it is inspiring and full of love and romance. Our beautiful Ruby baby was a gift and we will always smile when see that ship.
#6
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Joined Oct 2007
Thank you for sharing your story. Wishing you and your husband all the best
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#8
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Joined Dec 2005
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#9
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After watching your video which brought me (a big full grown 32 year old man) to tears, I've decided to not even enter the contest so you guys will have a better chance of winning. As a minister, I have had to take part in a few funerals for infants and it is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to endure, and it helps me to have tremendous empathy for anyone who has suffered the loss of a child. As the proud parent of three little girls, may I say to you that I admire your strength and love for one another.

Thank God that your outlook is so positive, and that you have chosen to cherish the time you had with that beautiful little blessing, and look back on it without bitterness, but with tremedous love for what was clearly a special little boy. God bless "Ruby Baby" Nolan Michael, and God bless his parents.
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#10
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Joined Dec 2005
Originally posted by dfa1
After watching your video which brought me (a big full grown 32 year old man) to tears, I've decided to not even enter the contest so you guys will have a better chance of winning. As a minister, I have had to take part in a few funerals for infants and it is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to endure, and it helps me to have tremendous empathy for anyone who has suffered the loss of a child. As the proud parent of three little girls, may I say to you that I admire your strength and love for one another.

Thank God that your outlook is so positive, and that you have chosen to cherish the time you had with that beautiful little blessing, and look back on it without bitterness, but with tremedous love for what was clearly a special little boy. God bless "Ruby Baby" Nolan Michael, and God bless his parents.
That is so sweet of you to say. Your right, we chose to celebrate his life and not look on the negative. We gave him life, when all Dr's said he would never make it. He was my ruby baby, and I knew he had it in him. It's all about hope and faith.

As for the videos, my best friend made the Nolan video to play at his service. I promise you not a single dry eye in the church. Everyone wore red/navy blue because those were his favorite colors (nautical nursery colors). And the most amazing thing happened, I had them play "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" on the piano as the closing song for our Ruby Baby and I kid you not, the sun came through the stain glass windows and made a rainbow on the floor right in front, EVERYONE saw it!

And for the wedding video, we never had intentions of ever watching it. But again, my best friend put it together shortly after Nolan passed because she knew it would put a smile on my face. I love it! She captured the moments perfectly.

Thank you so much for your kind words, they bring warmth to my heart.

Feel free to email me at nolesgirl724 @ yahoo if you want to read Nolan's Story. I kept a blog the entire pregnancy, and it really shows what a true miracle our Ruby Baby was.
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#11
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Originally posted by smashrt
And the most amazing thing happened, I had them play "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" on the piano as the closing song for our Ruby Baby and I kid you not, the sun came through the stain glass windows and made a rainbow on the floor right in front, EVERYONE saw it!
Ashley, even more proof that Nolan was a miracle baby.

Janette
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Kingston ON
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Joined Sep 2007
Originally posted by psuajblue
This is amazing. You guys deserve to win.
Keep that thought and remember to vote when the time comes. We are sailing this fall with Ashley & Chris, and all I want to do is give them both big hugs.

Janette
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Joined Jun 2004
God bless you both!!
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#17
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Originally posted by Theresa522
God bless you both!!
For the over 1,100 people that have read and empathized with Chris & Ashley's story, please come back and vote for them to win this cruise. I can't think of any couple more deserving.

Janette
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Joined Dec 2005
You are too sweet Janette! I can't wait to meet you guys! November 24t, sail away party!
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#19
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Ashley {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} Your story has me with a lump in my throat. Your wedding was very dignified and the reception was lovely. I "enjoyed myself".

Your beautiful son was truly a fighter and just some words of comfort to you and your husband...'that one day soon Jesus will call out those in the memorial tombs to a resurrection of life'. Nolan will never be forgotten in God's memory as well as your own.

Stay sweet and kind to each other. Incidentally, we were married on October 4, 2008, and while we are a couple in our early 50s, for the first time in my life and him as well, we have found true happiness.

May you both be as happy as you are TODAY...forever
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#20
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Thank you Shorbr, I am happy you enjoyed our videos. Our wedding one just makes me smile when I watch it, it really captures our love and our dream Princess wedding. I would have posted the reception one if it didn't include all the speeches, it gets pretty lengthy but I am glad you liked it.

And for Nolan's video, it just proves what a perfect little miracle he was. If you haven't watched it yet, please do... it's amazing to see how small he really was and what a true fighter he was.

I hope that my family's story makes people realize that true love can overcome death, poor health and adversity. I hope my story uplifts people and gives them hope.

And I would also like to add, I would have STILL posted our romantic story even if my son lived or if I was still pregnant like I should be. It's romantic either way I looked at it, we just have a little different ending than normal.
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