Ioulia & Dan are Fun In The Sun Weddings’ newest Newlyweds! Proof that fate will always get its way, even if it takes a few tries.
Here is their story…
How they met
Ioulia and Dan met for the first time in an unusual situation. She was alone on the train late at night, and he was on the same train with a bunch of his burly buddies. He was mesmerized by her, but she was, understandably, frightened to find herself in an uncomfortable spot. After being approached by a few of the men, the train doors opened and she took off running in her high heels. Dan thought “Wow, I love Russian girls!”
But fate would not take no for an answer, and the next night in a far more comfortable environment; a bar, the two bumped into each other again! This time Dan wasted no time buying her a drink, and they have been inseparable ever since.
How they got engaged
Fast forward almost a whole decade later, and it was time to finally make it official. Ioulia and Dan were in no rush to get married, making life’s expenses a priority over a wedding. Dan enlisted the help of Lugaro’s jewelers where Ioulia used to work, to design the ring of her dreams (and somehow keep it a surprise!) Then he waited for a shopping trip to Malibu as the perfect moment to get down on one knee and propose to the girl of his dreams.
Why a Cancun destination wedding
They decided on a destination wedding in Cancun because they live far away from both of their families, so coming together from Canada and Russia, leaving behind their daily routines, and spending quality time with loved ones in Mexico felt like the best way celebrate.
The wedding details
Throwing wedding superstitions aside, Dan and Ioulia went shopping for her beach wedding dress together. She found her dress, Lottie, in the showroom of Grace Loves Lace, and it was perfect for the easy-breezy beach wedding she had envisioned.
Ana was her wedding coordinator at Dreams Playa Mujeres, and together they designed all the décor and details that Ioulia wanted to make a natural, all-white, cozy and intimate wedding on the beach.
The wedding day
The bride’s favorite moment? When their 4-year-old flower girl interrupted their first dance playing photographer.
And the groom’s favorite moment? It was watching his bride coming down barefoot through the Caribbean sand in her beautiful white wedding dress.
The bride’s advice
What advice does Ioulia have for the bride-to-be getting married on the beach?
Have a “care pack” with you for the photos after the ceremony. I was missing a bottle of water, mints, mirror, lipstick, and blotting sheets.
Ioulia and Dan, it has been so fun being a part of your big day, and we wish you every happiness as you start this next chapter in your adventure together. Congratulations!
So, are YOU getting married in Cancun and want the best Cancun wedding photographer for your beach wedding? Then contact us now! We are Fun In The Sun Weddings, for the best Cancun wedding photography.
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