Tamara and Phil officially met in Vegas on New Years day January 1, 2011, at a concert at the Hard Rock Hotel—but ironically a few days prior, they laid eyes on each other at West Edmonton Mall. After their initial passing at the mall, they discovered the next morning they were on the same flight to Vegas and exchanged numbers to meet up for a concert. The night of the concert Tamara knew Phil was her soul mate—it was a love at first sight moment.
The storybook encounter was later accompanied by a romantic proposal on a Mediterranean cruise where Phil asked Tamara to marry him on a balcony overlooking the vast sea off the shores of Croatia. Phil’s long awaited desire to take Tamara to Croatia to share his heritage with her made the magical life altering occasion extra special.
The Big Day
The couple wasted no time planning their wedding incorporating unique elements such as a shot table for guests when they arrived at the reception and booking a Croatian band alongside a DJ for entertainment.
Tamara: “Seeing Phil smiling at the alter while walking down the isle.”
Phil: “Our first kiss at the ceremony”
Engagement Ring Cut
‘Cant Help Falling in Love’ – Andrea Bocelli and Katherine McPhee
Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)
‘Over the Rainbow’ – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
Advice from the Newlyweds
“It is never too early to start panning and purchasing items for your wedding. If you start planning early it gives you the chance to book your first choice vendors.”
Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married
“We are excited to start a family.”
St. Lucia-Sandals Grande