Amy & Ryan met through mutual friends in their hometown of the Rocky Mountains. They were an unlikely couple as neither of them were looking for a relationship at the time and Amy was heading off to university in Edmonton. When the time came for her to move, they realized that their ‘something special’ was not something that they were prepared to give up on and decided to give a long distance relationship a shot.
Ryan had a ‘feeling’ on a mid-July day that it was the right time for his proposal. He had been hanging on to an engagement ring since April, waiting for the moment that felt perfect to him. It was a gorgeous summer day and they had just finished having dinner and glass of wine at a local restaurant’s patio. He asked Amy if she wanted to go for a walk in a park close to his house that they quite often visit in the summer. They grabbed their favourite drinks from Second Cup and walked around the pond. He pulled Amy off the main path to where there was a small gazebo and duck pond. They sat down on a park bench where Ryan paused mid-conversation and said ‘You know, Amy, there is something I have been wanting to ask you for a long time now…’ and he bent down on one knee. Before he could even get the words out, Amy was saying ‘yes, yes , yes, of course!!’.
The Big Day
The couple wanted a beautiful beach ceremony so they whisked away to Los Cabos, Mexico. The Hyatt Ziva offered the flexibility that they were looking for. They had a small group travel with them and really wanted a relaxed, comfortable, but up-scale venue for everyone to enjoy. They had heard about how romantic the area is, from the moment they saw images of Cabo sunsets, beaches, and the stunning resort setting, they were sold. Having a destination wedding on a gorgeous resort with a fabulous wedding coordinator made the process so much easier for Amy & Ryan.
Amy: Coming around the corner, on my dad’s arm, taking in the ceremony setting. I couldn’t believe how everything (from colors to décor) came together even more beautifully than what I had pictured in my head. And seeing how handsome by soon-to-be husband looked.
Ryan: When I saw my bride-to be for the first time in her dress. With the setting of the ceremony, it was the perfect moment.
Joey Cape and the Scorpios- “International You Day”
Enjoy the process! It is easy to get caught up in all that needs to be planned and coordinated for the big day. We had to stop and remind ourselves that we only do this once and we need to enjoy the time we get to spend together planning the biggest day of our lives so far!
Our photographer gave us the BEST advice on the day of the ceremony and suggested that after all the pictures were done, that we take a little bit of time to ourselves to soak up the moment. It was wonderful just to sit under the gazebo that we had just said our vows under, after everyone had left and the resort was quiet, just the two of us, and just share the excitement of the day with each other.