Photographer | McCormick Photographer Ceremony Location | Ocean Vista Azul, Varadero, Cuba Wedding Planner | Enith Gonzalez Dress Designer | Essense of Australia Casaundra and Ryan worked together at Van Gogh’s in Guelph and started dating in 2013. They knew […]
Casaundra and Ryan worked together at Van Gogh’s in Guelph and started dating in 2013. They knew a destination wedding was the best fit for them for many reasons. First off, it was very important to Casaundra to bring family and friends together and form new connections. She wanted to share livelong memories and new adventures with family that would force some people out of their comfort zone to experience new things. It was also important to the couple that they enjoy a full week with family and friends as opposed to just one day. They had been to Varadero, Cuba for another destination wedding so they knew that’s where they wanted to go. They decided on Hotel Ocean Vista Azul, a 4-star, all-inclusive family-friendly beachfront resort in Varadero.
I knew I was going to marry Ryan when we first moved in together. And that was only after a few months of dating. He’s just easy to live with, easy to love, we are way too compatible, its perfect. We like all the same food, candle smells, tv shows, pets, pass-times. He encouraged me to get 3 cats! Keeper! But the part that always steals my heart the most is that he would do anything for his mom. He says it was love at first site.
Ryan was taking me to his best friend’s cottage for the first time, I had absolutely no idea the proposal was coming. He even suggested I have my nails done “so they can be cute for the cottage”… still, I had no idea. The moment he decided to ask I was walking down the dock towards him, he was on one knee, I was so oblivious I almost walked around him. Once it finally hit me I rubbed my eyes, blinked a bunch and said: “Holy shit is this really happening?!” We cried, we hugged, he put the shiny ring on my finger. I took ten million photos, and it was the best day of my life.
Well, Ryan does say I make a pretty good sandwich. hahaha! I love that he is always doing little things to surprise me, and he always does something to make me feel loved every day.
Casaundra always wants so many pillows (that I’m not supposed to use) on the couch and beds, I just don’t get it.
We are looking forward to partying with all of our favourite people all night long!
Our favourite wedding trend is the destination wedding! That way you get to spend an entire week with all of your favourite people rather than one really fast day.
I was inspired by my rose gold vintage-style engagement ring which was specially designed for me by Ryan and Wisdoms Jewellers. It is so me. The wedding will have lots of pinks and golds and sparkly accents.
It is never too early to start planning, because time flies once you set a date.