Check out the great beaded foot bracelets that Susan made for her special day! Perfect for a beach wedding and also a great DIY detail.
How did the two of you meet?
Kirk and I met June of 2008, before that date we never even heard of each other. A really close friend of Kirk’s happened to be enrolled in the same college program as me. She and I didn’t know each other all that well until our second year of college and every now and then we would hang out. One Saturday morning I got a call from Eryn asking me to drive 2 hours out of the city to come to a party with her. It didn’t take much convincing since it was summer and most of my friends left the city for the next few months. On the drive out to this party she sent me a text saying I was going to meet a really nice cowboy! My first thought, “She was playing match marker!” I just laughed and went along with her plan. When Kirk and I where introduced we were shy, but the topic that keep our conversation going was that we both traveled to Australia to work.
Tell us about the proposal!
The second date with each other happened the following weekend. Kirk invited me out to see his farm and tour around the beautiful country side by ATV. Kirk and I both have a love for the outdoors so quadding through a treed valley with a river located at the bottom was amazing. Leaving the Pembina Valley we stopped at this massive bolder and took our very first picture together. It was 2 ½ years later Kirk took me back to that same bolder and got down on one knee and asked if I would like to see “A Big Rock Beside Our Big Rock!” And of Course I said YES!
What made you choose to have a destination wedding?
Both of us felt that planning a huge wedding was not our style, we just couldn’t picture ourselves going through the motions of having a traditional wedding. We love spending time with our friends and family, but living far away from everyone we figured that the destination wedding would be a great idea since everybody would have a beautiful relaxing holiday and we wouldn’t feel rushed since we had an entire week to hang out.
How did you know your destination would be the perfect place to hold your wedding?
The thoughts of walking down the aisle barefoot with sand between our feet, hearing the waves roll in on the shore, being married at sunset and beach-side dinner with friends and family screamed no other words but romance to us. We figured that was a great way we would love to remember our special day.
What was the most memorable moment about your wedding day?
The most memorable moment of the wedding day was when we both exchanged our own written wedding vows to each other. We stood facing each other and held each others hands as we read our own thoughtful words to one another.
What was your favorite detail from your wedding day?
The most favorite detail from our wedding day was how the wedding coordinator set up the bamboo tent in front of the ocean, and had rocks lying along the aisle way, everything looked and felt so natural and earthy. Everything looked so beautiful no words can describe it.
What was the best part of having a destination wedding?
The best part of having a destination wedding is that everybody gets to have a week long holiday in a beautiful tropical climate with close friends and family. The second best part of having a destination wedding is nobody has to plan or help out on the day of the wedding. Everyone gets to hang out at the beach side bar and relax, then join up with friends and family for a night of celebration.
Anything else you would like to share about your wedding? We would love to hear more!
The best memories that we will have forever from our destination wedding is very beautiful photos from the week long trip to look back on and a huge purple/orange swirl sea shell we found on the beach that is kept for holding our rings.
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Dreams Resort & Spa
Photography: Keyhole Photography & Design
Florist/Caterer: Dreams Resort & Spa Wedding consultants
Makeup Artist/Hairstylist: Chelsey Staples
Shoes: Handmade beaded anklets by Susan
Thank you so much Susan for sharing your wedding with us and also to Keyhole Photography & Design for submitting your awesome photography!
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