Courtney & Mike – what can I say about these two?! These two are not only crazy about each other, but they are passionate, motivated, caring individuals with a mutual fondness for exploring the world. After adventures in Mexico, Thailand, Peru, Italy and more, it’s safe to say these two have a serious case of the travel bug. They were destined for their Now Sapphire beach destination wedding. A chance meeting back in summer 2013 thanks to Mike’s roommate eventually brought these two together. They made things official in spring of 2014. From there, nothing could stop them. 2015 was Italy, 2016 took them on their own solo adventures and ended with them finding their way to each other – meeting in Thailand to continue their exploring together, but what 2017 would bring them was their future. And so, 2017 was here and their next upcoming trip was already in the works… A romantic meet up in England ended in Mike asking Courtney to be his wife after a day of playing tourist together on the streets of London. What followed was a Europe trip that would make all your bucket list wishes come true. Spain, Portugal, France & beyond. I think it’s safe to say these two have a lot more stamps in their passports in the coming years. Knowing them, I’m positive they’re already planning their next adventure.
If it wasn’t already evident by now, the passion for exploring the world & it’s cultures is held dear by these two. It was an obvious immediate decision for these two to take their love, once again, international. This time surrounded by their friends & family. They eventually decided on a Now Sapphire Beach destination wedding in Riviera Maya, just outside of Cancun. I couldn’t speak more highly of the resort. It’s no secret that Now Sapphire is an in-demand venue for beach destination weddings in Mexico. The Saturday I arrived at the resort there were 4 weddings that day – one of which was photographed by a fellow photog-friend of mine (also from Langley). It’s such a small world!
These two have an amazing group of people around them and YES I’m aware I say that every time but it’s SO true! Much of their bridal party was made up of family for these two as well as friends that have become family over the years. We had a BLAST with these guys! They kept us smiling through the humidity, sand, tears, laughs, First Dances and Best Man speeches! Their dance party at their reception was one for the ages and finished with an epic splash in the pool.
I feel so fortunate to have people as amazing as Courtney & Mike as clients! Courtney and I went to the same high school and grad trip in Costa Rica back in the day. The next year both Courtney and myself found our way back to Costa Rica both on our own adventures. The Pura Vida mentality left a lasting impression on us both, I think. Since being bus buddies on that trip to CR in Gr 12 to following each other’s adventures over the years – it means the world that I got to witness & capture these two start the next stage in their own journey in this wild crazy adventure called life.
We had a great time and I just wish we’d had twice as many days there together to explore & capture every inch of the resort… And okay, maybe sneak in a few more margaritas with these two and their friends!
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All Photos here by Meg Kristina Photography.
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