Real Wedding: Vickie & Daniel

Vickie and Daniel looking at each other lovingly on a beautiful beach Photo: Cristina Gisselle Gonzalez Flores
Where it all started

Vickie and Daniel were friends in high school, but it wasn’t until they reconnected at a pool party years later that a romantic connection sparked between them. At the party, Daniel was accompanied by his two-year-old daughter, Rosalie, and upon seeing what an exceptional father he was Vickie agreed to go out with him. After a lovely first date planned by Daniel which included rollerblading through Parc Moussette, the pair fell head over heels – both literally and for one another.

Two years later, their happy family grew with the addition of a beautiful baby girl. Vickie and Daniel decided they wanted to get married to celebrate their love for one another and their two daughters. They made a deal that Vickie would be the one to pop the question and staying true to their deal, she planned an elaborate proposal, which took place at a close friend’s wedding, that swept Daniel off his feet.

Beautiful wedding altar looking out on the ocean Photo: Cristina Gisselle Gonzalez Flores
Planning the wedding

From the start, both Vickie and Daniel had their hearts set on a destination wedding. From the simplicity of planning to the breathtaking settings and the opportunity to spend an entire week with their loved ones, it seemed like the perfect plan.

For their first vacation as a couple, they travelled to Grand Oasis Cancun. So, when they began planning their destination wedding, they were certain they wanted to return to celebrate in Cancun and loved the idea of revisiting this resort since it offered a wide selection of delicious restaurants and fun-filled activities that their family and friends would enjoy.

Vickie and Daniel decided to host their tropical nuptials off-site at Mandala Beach Club Cancun, located just a short drive away from the resort. The venue checked all of their boxes, offering a stunning beachfront ceremony location and a stylish pool area, perfect for their private reception.

Vickie and Daniel pose with their daughters in front of the sparkling ocean Photo: Cristina Gisselle Gonzalez Flores
Day details

On January 16th, 2019, Vickie and Daniel said “I do” beneath a trendy geometric altar during a picturesque ceremony by the sea. The couple wanted to include their daughters in their big day, so they incorporated a special sand ceremony for the family and surprised their daughters with heartfelt vows addressed to them.

Afterwards, the party moved over to the pool which was beautifully decorated with bright marquee letters and a dancefloor covering the pool where Vickie and Daniel shared their first dance to “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston. During this magical moment, the sky lit up with a spectacular firework show which was Daniel’s favourite part of the celebration. The newlyweds spend the rest of the evening celebrating their love in paradise surrounded by their family and friends.

Vickie and Daniel seal their marriage with a kiss Photo: Cristina Gisselle Gonzalez Flores
Wedding day wear

Vickie’s gown: Ivory dress with a mesh back decorated with pearls by Berta

Vickie’s shoes: Gold high heels

Vickie’s accessories: Gold bracelet and earrings

Daniel’s attire: Custom teal blue suit and a white shirt from Indochino

Daniel’s accessories: Loafer-style leather shoes and a cognac brown belt from Le Patcha and a pink bow tie

Wedding bands: Gold rings decorated with diamonds from the Jacques Charron jewellery store

The bridesmaids wore: Long pink dresses in a variety of styles from the 1861 boutique in Montreal and the maid of honour wore a lace dress.

The groomsmen wore: White, blue and pink flowered shirts from Club Monaco with teal-blue trousers from Vincent d’Amérique store and pink bow ties

Vickie and Daniel posing in front of a marquee Love sign Photo: Cristina Gisselle Gonzalez Flores
Small details

Flowers: Roses, Protea and small pineapples

Colour scheme: Teal blue and soft pink

Photographer: Cristina Gisselle Gonzalez Flores

First Dance: I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Favours: The couple made wedding recovery bags which included bandages, Advil, antacids tablets, Tide to Go, tissues, mint candies, rehydrating drinks, lip balm and ear plugs

Invitations: The couple shared their wedding and travel details in a Facebook group

Welcome gift: Bubba mugs

Vickie and Daniel holding hands with their daughters looking out at the ocean Photo: Cristina Gisselle Gonzalez Flores
Tips for future couples

“Start planning the wedding in advance. Give yourself some homework to do each week. Don’t plan things at the last minute, leave the last minutes for the unexpected.”

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