Emily and Frank’s sun kissed Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort engagement was pure Florida. My sweethearts flew in from Illinois in search of a wedding venue for their special day along with a beach engagement. Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a special place to Emily and Frank as they stay their often along with their family. Memories of going to the Disney parks and laying out by the pool have started and continued at the resort.
Frank and Emily’s story began back in middle school when they first met. He had been chasing her since they were in high school and after graduation from Deerfield High School the two parted ways when they went off to different colleges. Frank went to Illinois State University to study Recreation Management and Emily went to The University of Dayton in Ohio to study Early Childhood Education. During their sophomore year winter break, they reconnected and Frank knew that this time he wasn’t going to let Emily go. Monthly anniversaries quickly became years and although they were long distance for over two years, their love was so strong that they found ways to see each other every other weekend. Their shared love for Disney World, their friends, and families anchored their hearts with one another even more as they experienced life together.
After graduating college in 2016, they both moved back to Deerfield and were thrilled that the long distance which had separated them for so long had finally come to an end. Emily found a job as a kindergarten teacher and Frank as a recreation supervisor.
In January 2017 on a trip to their favorite place in the world, Disney World, Frank brought Emily to a private beach at the Polynesian where there was a heart in the sand decorated with rose pedals. Holding Emily’s hand, he dropped to one knee and asked his best friend to become his wife. Emily of course said, “yes” and couldn’t have been happier! Turning around to head back, Emily was completely surprised to see her whole family in front of them. Frank had invited Emily’s family to share in the moment and celebrate their engagement! Truly the most magical place in the world has a special spot in Frank and Emily’s hearts.