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Meeting & engagement
Hubby and I met online - I was new to the city but getting tired of the online thing and was going to delete my profile. His message was the last I returned before I deleted my profile and I decided my date with him would be my last. I wasnâ€™t totally smitten with him (at all) on our first date (drinks on a patio), but he asked if he could take me for a nice dinner the next week, and I decided to give him a chance. That second date was the best date of my life, and we have been pretty much inseparable ever since! We got engaged the opening night of the Vancouver olympics (my home town) and celebrated with pizza and champagne. Itâ€™s been over 2 1/2 years and I couldnâ€™t be happier.
We knew we wanted to get married in the Mayan Riviera because weâ€™d heard it was beautiful and it was a good distance away for our families to travel, but not too far. Fi always makes fun of me for making spreadsheets for everything, and I had one to help me choose a resort. I narrowed it down to a few, and ended up going with the Valentin Imperial Maya partly because of the beautiful gazebo they had to use for the ceremony and all the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. It was the perfect choice and we LOVED it!
Fiâ€™s ring was his great great grandfatherâ€™s, and even has his wedding date (July 7th, 1909) engraved inside.
Will you be my bridesmaid cards (just a flat card, and I wrote a note to each girl on the back and sent with the save the date). Printed from the WeddingChick.com
Save the date:
We sent out STD cards a year in advance. I made little tags. Nothing fancy, but they were cute. My DIY skills were much improved by the end of the wedding planning!
Colours: It took me a while to decide on colours... but I went with tropical colours orange and fuscia, with cobalt/sapphire blue and a touch of neutral.
Invitations - were all DIY as well. I got most of the paper supplies from cardsandpaper.com. They were a lot of work but I was really happy with how they turned out!