Love can find you in the most unexpected places. This could not have been more true for Charmony and David when they met at their local gym on a February day in 2014. When Charmony caught David's eye, he could not pass up the opportunity to get to know her. After three years of dating, the lovely couple became engaged and tied the knot in a beautiful destination wedding in Vancouver, Canada. Share in the joy of their gorgeous affair captured by FarawayLand Photography.
Bride: Charmony Lewis , 35, Insurance IT
Groom: David Lewis, 36, Network Engineer
Photography by: FarawayLand Photography
Place of residence: Los Angeles, CA
Wedding date: May 27, 2018
Wedding location: Brock House, Vancouver, British Columbia
Wedding theme/motif/inspiration: Rustic chic/travel
Honeymoon Destination: Morocco, Bali and Lisbon Portugual
Charmony and David love to travel and with it being Charmony's birthday week, they decided to head to Cancun, Mexico with friends and family. On their third day there, the group had reservations at a seafood restaurant on the water. After dinner, the waiters came out with dessert, and a plate with a cute cake, singing happy birthday. After smiling, dancing and posing for pictures during the birthday song, Charmony looked down to blow out the candle and there was the most beautiful sparkly pear shaped engagement ring in the middle of the cake! Her mouth dropped and she instantly started crying. David turned towards her, grabbed her hand, and asked her to be his wife.
What makes your love special?
My husband lets me be me and we love each other without conditions. We are both committed to making this last forever, whatever it may take. We also share a love for travel and have been traveling to now over 27 countries since we met.
From the Bride:
My wedding experience was a lot. Who know planning was so intense! I planned everything myself. It was a lot of work; like a second job in fact. We planned to get married in Vancouver, Canada. because we wanted it to be in a place David and I love, and also a place most of our friends and family probably had not traveled to or heard much about. We decided to get married the following May after our engagement on a Holiday weekend for Americans, Memorial Weekend. A long weekend, where everyone would have Monday off from work due to the holiday. Everything was exactly how I asked the vendors to set it up. Our wedding day was perfect. The love from our 100 family members and closet friends was overflowing, and my husband and I still call this the happiest day of our lives, thus far.
Your best/most memorable moment:
The most memorable moment of the day was when we said our vows. Since we decided on not doing a first look before the wedding began, my husband and I stood on opposite sides of a door holding hands and recited our vows to one another. It was beautiful! I cried my eyes out. Not seeing each other, but feeling each other's energy was very special during that intimate moment.
Wedding song, explain choice for song:
Our first dance song was "Best Part" by H.E.R and Daniel Ceasar. The words are beautiful and describes our love. It's sweet and simple, not too long of a song, and the chorus of the song says "if life was a movie, then you're the best part."
Favorite wedding detail:
My favorite wedding detail was the lovely flowers which had some of my favorites: Peonies, antique roses and hydrangeas. Also, I loved the table names. My maid of honor, Dana, made the gold sponge-painted frames with 10 of the country names that David and I have visited. They were really cute and had a map in the background.
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
I'm looking forward to it all; the good, the bad, the changes, and the fun times. That's what marriage is about; going through life with your partner there beside you through each chapter. I am also looking forward to growing our family, raising a child together and traveling with our future kids. We really want to show them the world like we've had the chance to do.
Advice for a Bride/Groom on their wedding day:
Don't stress the small stuff! My girlfriend, Nar, who got married the year before me gave me this advice. I did not get it at first, but the day of it made total sense. Don't rush through the moments because the day will go by fast. Remember this day is about you and your significant other.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish you a fruitful marriage and many years of wedded bliss!