We started crushing on Austin & Ryan when we first laid eyes on their engagement shoot and we haven't stopped since! Their Cancun wedding was nothing short of stunning! Welovebeach weddings!
From Austin & Ryan...
How did you meet?
We met online through OKCupid - I (Austin) was still living in Japan when we first started talking and we went on a date as soon as I returned home.
Tell us about the proposal!
Ryan proposed - we were snowed in for the weekend (Dec 2013) and Ryan called me into the living room. Candles were lit and he asked me to open my stocking. He wrapped individual scrabble tiles that eventually spelled "Marry Me?" and a ring was in the bottom of the stocking!
Tell us about the details of your big day!
Feb 20, 2015 - Riviera Maya - Now Sapphire resort.
We had a beach ceremony in the afternoon followed by a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing.
The setting was on a terrace overlooking the ocean. It was perfect.
Going into the wedding planning, what did you definitely know?
We didn't know anything - and there was a lot of discussion over whether to have a destination wedding. We looked at a few places in Chicago, but we eventually decided to opt for a week long vacation with friends and family. I wouldn't change a thing.
What surprised you during planning?
How much work it is. Another plus about having a destination wedding is the resort takes care of most of the work for you. The difficult part is choosing the resort - and of course some of your closest friends just can't swing it. But overall, it was an amazing experience.
Any advice for couples planning weddings now?
You can't please everyone. Just make sure you keep the day about the two of you. And enjoy every second!
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
I loved writing our own vows. We had many personal touches to the ceremony, but writing our own vows made it so much more personal.