You often hear about people falling in love at first sight, whether in a crowded room or passing one another on the street. It was years ago when Lyndsey and Kris were out with a group of friends one night, their eyes met and they both felt an instant spark and connection, that was all it took for their love story to begin.
Kris went to University in Victoria, BC and quickly developed a love for the island city. So he took Lyndsey on a trip to the charming city and arranged for a horse drawn carriage to take them to dinner. On their way to dinner they made a stop at the beautiful Beacon Hill Park, they got out and went for a stroll in the park. Kris found the perfect opportunity to stop, get down on one knee and ask Lyndsey to marry him. Lyndsey shares, “it was a surreal moment that I will never forget.”
The Big Day
Lyndsey and Kris were married on July 13, 2013 at St. Basil’s Catholic Church. The church holds a significant meaning, it’s where Kris went to pre-school as a young boy and where the newlyweds want their future children to grow up. When planning their wedding day, Lyndsey and Kris pictured a celebration that was romantic, soft, and glamourous. It was important for them to find a reception venue that had that “wow” factor! They also wanted their guests to be able to enjoy themselves while the couple went on with their wedding day business. The Oasis Centre was everything they were looking for, they were able to arrange for champagne and tapas in the gardens of the Oasis while the couple and bridal party were busy taking their formal photos. Unlike most weddings, the entire bridal party was formally suited in black and white. Even the bridesmaids were glammed up in Vera Wang wedding dresses with black sashes and the men looked dapper in black and white tuxedos. Lyndsey wanted her bridesmaids to feel just as beautiful as she did on her wedding day. In true fairytale fashion, the Oasis Centre also arranged for fireworks to go off at the end of the night.
Lyndsey: “Walking down the aisle and seeing Kris, as well as our family and friends who had travelled from all over to witness the joining of our new lives together. It was a feeling of pure joy and we could definitely feel the overwhelming love!”
Kris: “The anticipation of being introduced as Mr. & Mrs. Ricci, and then walking through the grand entrance to all of our family and friends is a moment I will always cherish. There was so much energy and happiness filled in that grand room, my heart was pounding. I then gave my beautiful bride a nice spin before we took our seats at the head table, which I loved every second of.”
Engagement Ring Cut
Frank Sinatra – “It Had To Be You”
Advice from the Newlyweds
“Always remember that this day is a celebration of the both of you uniting and becoming one. Once your special day finally comes, it flashes by, and you realize all that really matters is the love you share.”
Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married
“We are most looking forward to creating everlasting memories and starting a family of our own!”
Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Hotel/Resort: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora