tanis & dennis – watermark beach resort, osoyoos, canada

Tanis and Dennis are Fun In the Sun Weddings newest Newlyweds! This Bride and Groom might be a case for both ‘Love At First Sight’ AND ‘Love Conquers All’.

Here is their story…..

Tanis and Dennis met five years ago in a local bar, and the bride tells us she had joked with her friend at the time that he might be ‘The One’. Apparently, she was right.

A month after they began dating, Tanis became seriously ill with Menengitis, which left her with complications. This came back to haunt them when, shortly following the birth of their son, Ryley, she found herself in and out of the hospital for six months, and ultimately fighting her life in the ICU.

The Bride battled back with Dennis by her side, and the unwavering support of her friends and family. Tanis tells us,

“The adversities we have endured have brought us so much closer and so much stronger that this wedding was more than a union, it was a celebration of the journey we overcame together!”

Dennis proposed to Tanis in the spectacular Banff National Park, in Alberta, Canada. He threw her off the scent of a proposal by scheduling a surprise weekend getaway for her birthday.

“We pulled into a beautiful horse stable, where we had a white carriage for two awaiting our arrival. Well it didn’t dawn on me, as I thought this was all set up for my birthday, so we headed along the river and there Dennis got on one knee and surprised the heck out of me by asking me to marry him!”

Then they had a beautiful weekend celebrating their engagement, and the wedding planning began!

After a day of dress shopping with her favorite people around town in a motor home, Tanis still came up empty. She finally said YES to the dress a few months later at Bliss Bridal.

The bride and groom knew they wanted a destination wedding, and settled on a ‘Stay-cation’ event at the spectacular Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, BC. And we were very fortunate to be asked to make a return trip to the homeland to capture their special day.

Their wedding went off without a hitch, and the couple send a very special thank you to Lara Taylor of Coco Events and Weddings for her personal touches, time and effort.

We asked Tanis what was most important to her and Dennis when planning their wedding, and she told us,

“We wanted our wedding to be just a celebration, fun for everyone, happy tears and lifelong great memories made which I believe we most definitely did. The feedback we received was very positive and everyone had a blast!”

The Bride shares,

“Marc Andrew, we had a blast with you and Brett (assistant photographer)! The ideas and collaborations were amazing and the humor along side the day made it epic to work with you. We are so thankful that Marc was able to capture our day and we will forever have the photos as memories to show Ryley as he grows up and for our future kids.”

And we thank YOU, Tanis and Dennis, for allowing Fun In The Sun Weddings the opportunity to share in your special day! We wish you every happiness, and good health, as you start this next chapter of your lives together!

And if you are looking for a professional wedding photographer here in the beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico, (or Osoyoos, Canada!) contact us here today. We are Fun in the Sun Weddings, your number #1 choice for wedding photography in the Riviera Maya.

Special thanks to the talented vendors who all made their wedding day incredible:

Makeup: BriStein Artistry, Hair: Jenna Jones Beauty

Videography: Pixel Pro

Wedding Cake: Sweet On You Cakes, Florist: Polka Dot Door DJ: Profound Sound

Commissioner: Casey Brouwer

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