A chance encounter reinforced by the foreshadowing of a fortune cookie, ushered love into the lives of Izabella and JD.
The two met while bartending an event. Buzzing past each other behind the bar mixing drinks for guests, Izabella and JD had no clue they’d one day marry. As the evening progressed so did their conversation—the two were so captivated by their discussion they hardly noticed all the staff food was gone. The only edible food remaining was a fortune cookie with this fortune inside, “you are about to embark on a new relationship.” JD asked Izabella out at the end of the night and the rest is history.
The couple flew out to Vancouver under the pretence of JD needing to do work there and having to deliver a gift to a family friend. On their way out to dinner for the anniversary of the day they met (September 22) they were going to drop off the gift. The recipient of the gift said he was going to be on his yacht and meet us at the harbour. It turned out that the boat was there but the owner was not so instead they were invited for a little cruise around the harbour. After spending some time on the top deck Izabella and JD were invited into the cabin to warm up. After venturing downstairs a cellist and violinist from the Vancouver symphony orchestra started to play and JD got down on one knee to propose. Katya Nova Photography captured the moment followed by a dinner prepared by Samid Haliman (head of culinary team Canada). The evening was ended with an evening tour of the Vancouver coastline.
The Big Day
On a white winter day in February, Izabella and JD tied the knot at Emerald Lake Lodge—the first place the couple vacationed together. The intimate space with dim lighting, soft elegant glow from the chandelier, and a myriad of flower species fawning over the corner of a life size gold picture frame created a romantic atmosphere. The romantic ambiance was evident in similar décor at the reception, however the couple decided to stir things up with a silent disco instead of loud blaring music, which the newlyweds report was “both hilarious and awesome.”
Izabella: “When the snow started falling. It was like a winter wonderland.”
JD: “Seeing my new wife walk down the aisle.”
Engagement Ring Cut
‘I Wanna Grow Old With You’ – Adam Sandler
Advice from the Newlyweds
“Get a wedding planner, worth its weight in gold. Jordan was amazing!”
Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married
For Izabella and JD love came around full-circle and now, they are most excited about babies.