About the Couple
Occupations: Financial Advisor (Steve), SPINCO Studio Operations Lead (Nicole)
How they met: They both went to Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, and rekindled 5 years after they graduated when they both moved from Toronto to Vancouver!
What attracted him to her: Her confidence, kindness, big heart and her big blue eyes
What attracted her to him: His charm, smarts and good looks. He’s the ying to her yang!
What was the best advice you received as a bride/groom? Always support one another through the good times and the bad, love unconditionally, keep the spark alive, pick your battles (but remember, happy wife= happy life).
Engagement story: We got engaged while living in Kelowna, BC. Steve prepared Nicole’s favourite night; a meal of charcuterie, local wine and chocolate, and then got down on one knee to pop the question surrounded by red roses and our pup Leo.
The Wedding Day
Wedding date: 11,20,2019
Number of guests: 55
Wedding colours: Dusty Blue, white and silver
Her most memorable moment: Everyone having the time of their lives on the dance floor, under the twinkle lights and mexican moon!
His most memorable moment: Same as Nicoles!
Advice to others: Enjoy every moment of the day, relax (Your Luxe wedding planer has it all under control) and cherish every moment you have with all of your loved ones together, making memories to last a lifetime!
Favourite wedding detail: we loved all of our personalized signs from Bells & Whistles Cabo. We also loved our personalized cigar bar, signature cocktails, and the comfort of our beach lounge area
Most unexpected moment: Our guests were so surprised and blown away by the Mariachi band!
Most romantic moment: we really can’t just pick one moment!
Honeymoon: TBD still
The day in three words: Best. Day. Ever
Ceremony location: The most beautiful Beach at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
Reception location: Zaffiro Beach, the same that we used for our ceremony!
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? We wanted to get married with our toes in the sand, under the Mexican sun!
Bride’s gown: Mikaela Bridal. Style 2208
Bride’s shoes: Le Chateau (but fixed to perfection by my dad so that they looked exactly how I envisioned)
Groom’s outfit: Empire Customs
Type of rings: Ann-Louise Jewellers & James Allen
Jewellery: Earrings: Etsy!
Bridesmaids dresses: Brand: Watters, Style: Aldridge, Colour: Blue Harbor
Groomsmen attire: Empire Customs
Wedding song: First Dance: I love you always forever (Mateo Oxley cover)
Signature drink: Leo’s Lemonade (to include our pup, Leo, on our big day!), Steve-o Fashion, and Mint-to-be Mrs. Matthias Mojito
Favours: Personalized Individual Tequila Bottles
Music: DJ and Mariachi Band
Flowers: All white floral with a mix of greenery. We included roses, lisianthus, mathiolas and ranunnculus to create a really full and textured look.
Photographer: Samantha Joy
Hair: Hyatt Ziva Spa Services
Makeup: Hyatt Ziva Spa Services
Stationery/Invitations: Etsy: Wild Confetti Workshop
Catering: Hyatt Ziva
Astrological signs (hers) and (his): Aries (her), Virgo (his)
What was old? My late grandmas broach pinned to my bouquet
What was blue? Blue ribbon pinned inside my dress from my seamstress
What did you put in gift bags? Bridesmaids: personalized RayBans, Groomsmen: flasks and their belts/shoes. Guests Welcome Bags: “Sun, sand and a Drink in my hand” tumbler, “#matthiYESIDOcrew” sunglasses, Hangover kits and itineraries
Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day? It was magical and perfect. The decor, weather, resort and staff were better than we imagined. Our guests were full of love, support and joy. Also, the mariachi band, signature cocktails, and beach location were fan favourites!
Tell us about your experience working with LUXE: It was amazing to work with Emily and Lizzie. Together, they helped create the wedding of our dreams. They were both approachable, positive, knowledgable and great to work with, and we felt fully supported from the start to the finish. Suggestions were recommended with our guests needs, our vision and budget all in mind. Having Emily travel to the resort for our rehearsal dinner and our wedding day made for the most fun and relaxed day for us! She ensured a punctual timeline, made executive decisions with confidence, knowing our desires, and made sure that both of us and our families were well taken care of. We highly recommend Luxe Destination Weddings for your future dream wedding 🙂