Guest Post – Katy Widrick’s Honeymoon Story

I want to thank Leslie for letting me guest post about my honeymoon while she’s currently in the process of planning hers — I got married in 2006 and didn’t have a blog at the time, so I’ve never been able to share my adventure!

My honeymoon was also a healthy turning point for me because after I returned, I decided that as a married woman, I wanted to get healthy so I could truly enjoy my new life. You can read more about my blog, Healthy Living in a Hectic World, at

My wedding was one of the best days of my life…

But after 13 months of planning, I had just two things on my mind. The cake:


And getting the HECK out of town. Lucky for me, I had the honeymoon of my dreams waiting for me…starting with a first class flight from Orlando, Florida to London, England.


I’d love to tell you that I made lots of healthy choices during the 2 weeks abroad, but between my decision to wear high heels while walking across the city (gotta look cute in pictures!):


To embracing ice cream, crepes and cappuccinos as a food group once we headed to Paris:

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I indulged at every turn and did *not* do my body any favors. Sure, we did plenty of sightseeing…

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But we also did plenty of drinking. And eating.


And laughing. And loving.
My honeymoon was everything I hoped it would be. It was the perfect respite from a stressful year of planning our wedding. It was a chance for my new husband and I to see two of the most romantic cities at the most romantic time in our lives. And it was an incredible opportunity to put the rules of healthy living aside and just enjoy everything that came our way.

It’s been nearly five years since this picture was taken, and both of the people in it live different lives. But we still both consider our honeymoon to be one of the best experiences we’ve ever had.

How did you spend your honeymoon? Or if you aren’t married, what would the honeymoon of your dreams look like?

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  • Reply Luna December 13, 2010 at 9:26 am

    nice story Katy 🙂 (btw, I read your blog but I don't know if I've ever left a comment…oh well!here I am!) How do you insert the "red angry devilish faced emoticon" in here? Because my comment would be: "Yeah, we did not go in honeymoon…but I don't care…(insert said emoticon here)"

  • Reply livingoneday December 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

    i would love to go back to africa for my honeymoon (either south africa or zambia/zimbabwe to see vic falls again), but i know my boyfriend has his heart set on egypt, and since ive already had the chance to spend time abroad, i think i owe it to him. as much as we both love the tropics, we want an adventurous honeymoon. thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply Nicole-Lynn December 13, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Very nice and beautiful wedding photos!

  • Reply Patty O December 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I was married 32 years ago and our honeymoon was in Bermuda! Love Bermuda, the perfect mix of British for me. For one thing, it's a beautiful place, so quaint, and the perfect place for a honeymoon! I can only say that today's destinations have surely changed!

  • Reply starstruk December 13, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    We were married 35+ years ago and we didn't have a honeymoon. We spent the week before our wedding in Maine creating our ceremony. That summer, Maine had rain every weekend…great weather weekdays…rain every weekend. Of course, we married on the weekend…under a tent, with homemade (by friends) food in my mother-in-law's house…so many memories…wouldn't trade it for anything.

  • Reply Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) December 14, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Gorgeous wedding photos. And honeymoons are definitely meant to make new foodgroups- like the cheese-croissant-wine food group. You did good.

    Our honeymoon was 17 yrs ago and we did a totally unconventional train trip from the English countryside (where Derek is from) to St. Petersburg thru eastern Europe and finally to southern europe. Staying in a russian youth hostel with whole families wasn't typical, but it was pretty amazing.

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