planning honeymoon adventures

Thank you all for your sweet words on yesterday's post.
One of the two girls has now declined to attend my wedding, and I'm actually okay with it.
I don't want or need the drama on my big day,
and if she can't put the issue with the other girl aside, then it's not worth her being there.

But enough of all that!
Ryan and I have started to plan some activities for our honeymoon,
and while many people think we're crazy to escape the cold to somewhere colder, we can't wait!

Quebec City offers so much variety in terms of activities.
We're staying at Le Chateau Frontenac, so we'll be in heart of the Old Quarter,
which is chock-full of history, fantastic French eateries, amazing excursions and more.
We'll be spending five nights up there, then one night at the Mountain View Grand Hotel,
so we're going to make the most of all our time together.
^^^ images via here, here and here

Chateau Frontenac plays host to toboggan races every winter right behind the hotel,
which I think is probably what Ryan is most excited for.
They offer you fresh frozen maple syrup candies at the bottom, and we're gluttons, so I'm sure it will be epic.

Quebec City is also renowned for its seasonal and yearly Hotel de Glace,
or the Ice Hotel,
which is exactly how it sounds...crafted entirely of ice.
Though we're not staying there (it's like $300+ a night), we're definitely going for dinner and drinks one night.

Quebec is also known for the stunning Chute de la Montmorency,
which is a stunning waterfall that completely freezes over in the winter.
Visitors can actually hike right up to the falls and, if they're super daring, climb the ice.
We won't be climbing the ice, but we'll definitely be exploring the beautiful scenery!

Ryan and I were talking last night, 
and we can't tell you how very excited we are that our day is almost here.
We are so, so, so excited to finally be able to escape all the stress, distance and planning,
and just have a week together as husband and wife.


  1. I can't decide which looks more fun - the toboggan races or drinks in the ice hotel. Y'all are going to have so much fun!!

  2. You will have so much fun! I haven't been to Quebec in a long time, but I know there are so many fun things to do there! You're so close! :)

  3. That sounds like such a fun place. I know you will have a great time.

  4. That looks INCREDIBLE. You are going to have the best time there! And as for that guest - the last thing you need is a party pooper on the weekend that is all about you two! SO excited for you!

  5. Oh my gosh that will be so fun!! It sounds like the perfect trip for you guys! And glad to hear you resolved the issue from yesterday :)

  6. ohhhh so jealous!!! you're going to love your honeymoon !

  7. I am soooo jealous. We planned our honeymoon and then Nick's orders got amended, we had to leave a month earlier and cancel the whole trip. THEN when we got here we sat around for a month before he started class. Anyways, so happy that you DO get this time together. And this trip sounds freaking awesome

  8. I really want to visit Quebec City. You'll have to let me know how it is! Glad everything worked out and she bowed out before you had to kick her out! ;) No stress needed!

  9. It looks like a great place to go visit! Is that an ice bar? I went to one of those in Prague and it was great, esp when we came out and it was so hot outside, it was the strangest feeling in the world!

    Corinne x

  10. Looks SO beautiful! I can't wait for you guys either!!!!! I'm excited to see pictures! Maybe we can Photoshop my body where the girl who isn't going anymore was supposed to sit?! ;)

  11. looks amazing we did a half warm(cancun)/half cold (lake placid) honeymoon it was awesome, your gonna have a ball, I love snowy looking places its just magical, that ice hotel looks awesome, before you know it Jan 4th will be here!!!!

  12. ohh this is a dream! i swear getting on the plane for our honeymoon we felt every bit of stress just melt away! you're going to have the most amazing time:)

  13. That looks like a great place to visit!