Hollie and Colin are Fun In The Sun Weddings’ newest Newlyweds! They were married at the Now Jade Riviera Cancun. The Bride tells us that
“We knew we wanted to have a destination wedding somewhere tropical. I have been to the Riviera Maya previously and love the area! It’s warm, friendly and easily accessible for travelers.”
We couldn’t agree more! Here is their story….
Hollie and Colin have the Mother-of-the-Bride to thank for their happily ever after.
Colin and Hollie met at a small local bar and grill. She was out with her family celebrating her Mom’s birthday and she noticed a very handsome gentleman walk in. As fate would have it, Colin worked with Hollie’s Mom and she recognized him. They talked a little bit that night and the rest is history!
Fast forward to engagement time, and Colin really pulled out all the stops. The Bride recounts that they went out for a romantic dinner and then he took her for a hike around a nature reserve that they like.
“Colin knows me well and packed me a pair of running shoes, since I had on very inappropriate footwear that evening. We walked to the top of a lookout tower, he had beautiful flowers and his guitar. He got down on one knee and sang me a song that he wrote and composed. The lyrics to the song ended with him asking to marry me. Through all my tears I say Yes!”
The Bride and Groom chose to do a ‘First Look’ photo session before their wedding ceremony.
Hollie found her stunning wedding dress at Erika’s Bridal in Neenah, WI.
“It was the second dress I tried on, and I knew it was ‘The One’. The back of my dress was reminiscent of my mother’s wedding dress, which was her mother’s, worn by her and many sisters. I also wore my mom’s garter on my wedding day.”
There was a small locket on the bridal bouquet. Hollie explains that the locket was a gift that Colin had saved his money for and bought his mother when he was eight years old. Inside was a picture of Colin at eight years old. How fabulous is that for your ‘Something Old’ good luck charm?
“We wanted our family and friends to be relaxed and take in the day without any worries. I was also concerned about the timing of the whole day as I am very much an organized planner. But it all went perfectly.”
With thanks to wedding coordinator Pilar Gonzalez Fernandez.
At the reception, the Bride and Groom used her parents’ own cake topper on their wedding cake. It was most important to Hollie and Colin that their wedding guests had a good time, and they did, with help from DJ Diego, Evolution Mix Audiovisuals.
Hollie and Colin, we wish you every happiness as you start this next chapter of your lives together, and we thank you for the honor of capturing your big day! CONGRATULATIONS!
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