Angie & Dan met August Long weekend of 2012 at a pool party being thrown by a mutual friend (that same friend ended up being photographed by me in a bridal party just a few years later – but more on that in a bit…). They immediately caught each other’s attention, hitting it off instantly. They hung out practically everyday for the next month and the rest they say is history.
Together for just over 5 years, fast forward to an all too familiar long weekend (August) in 2017. It was the 3rd annual house boating trip for these two and their crew. Once they docked that first night, Dan found her trying to sneak in a cat-nap & stole her away. The proposal itself was a blur, as they often are, but without hesitation Angie said YES despite recovering from being in shock. They came off the boat to have 26 of their closest friends waiting for the thumbs up from Dan before they started cheering and holding up the Congratulation banner!
Speaking of that friend who threw the destined pool party that brought these two together, as I mentioned, he had been a member of a bridal party I’d photographed a few years before. Maria & Brad were married at Manning Park in summer 2016, and while Angie & Dan weren’t at the wedding, many mutual friends were. The memories & photographs captured stuck with Angie and sooner rather than later she reached out to me.
(One of the best parts of this all?! Not only was there familiar faces in this wedding travel group because of capturing many of them at Manning Park a few years ago, but many are from Kelowna (where I’m from originally!) with most of them graduating from the same high school. I certainly felt right at home with everyone). While we’re on the topic of community, it has to be said how amazing their entire crew was. From the first moments, there was always someone who went out of their way to ask if I wanted to join for a meal, drink, or activity and I had the best time with this crazy awesome group of people.
Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos is truly a spectacular resort and I could happily photograph my entire wedding season here. Set against the cliffs that lead to the Arch of Cabo, the resort finds itself draped over the mountain – hugging both Downtown Cabo and the harbour as well as the Pacific Ocean on the opposing side. It creates the perfect dramatic romantic setting for your dream Sandos Finisterra beach wedding. And did I mention the stairs?? Endless, spiralling, seemingly hundreds of stairs that lined the cliffs around the resort ensured our step goals were far exceeded and leg workouts more than done for the day and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Their day was everything you could want and hope for in a wedding day. The perfect balance of sun & cloud, laughter & tears, dancing & reminiscing. These two had plans for a sparkler send off to their night that quickly turned into a bunch of us Canadians loud & proud sing-shouting “Oh Canada” from the rooftop patio into the Cabo harbour for all to hear (sorry not sorry). Not to mention, the exact second A&D took the mic to begin their thank you speech, a spectacular firework show began directly behind them. You just can’t plan this kind of thing.. well I guess you can, but when they happen so magically on your wedding day, you know it’s kismet.
Honestly ever since I was young, I always imagined myself having a destination wedding. Something about the beach, the more laid back vibe etc. Plus having a week with friends and family rather than just 1 day sounded way more appealing. Plus we get our own holiday out of it too! 🙂– Angie & Dan
These two are truly spectacular – both as dynamic individuals and as a strong united couple. Their love & connection to one another knows no bounds. Between them and all the other lovebirds within their community in attendance, you could truly feel the love.
To continue to grow both independently and together as a couple. Travel somewhere new every year, and work hard in the hopes of early retirement to somewhere hot and near the ocean.– Angie & Dan
Here’s maybe the biggest selection of favourites from a wedding day I’ve had! Check out their Sandos Finisterra Beach Wedding Gallery… Congratulations again ya crazy lovebirds!
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I had such a great time and felt so welcomed by Angie & Dan and all their friends & family. I just wanted to extend another thank you to these two for the amazing trip. To end off the trip and thank everyone for coming down, they chartered a catamaran for the group and we had the best sunset sail around Cabo together. I didn’t bring my camera so I could soak it in (& in all honesty it had been pouring all day as well). It was a great way to end another great beach destination wedding – I hope to be back in Cabo soon.
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