The title has several connotations depending on how you say it but needless to
When I got engaged we never had an engagement party because we were very young when we got married and I don’t think it was done, so my husband and I wanted to throw an engagement party for my daughter and her fiancé. Unexpectedly, even though she was super busy, my daughter planned and executed the most beautiful detailed catered engagement party for approximately 25 -30 people in their home in Lion’s Bay, Canada. We flew in to attend it. We had to do nothing except minimally help with the final preparations and bring out two cases of wine that we had bought in Burgundy France in 2010 especially for an occasion like this. My daughter did an absolutely brilliant job of this event, so much so that the caterer asked if they were open to
Oaxaca is one of the poorest parts of Mexico and at one time it was riddled with drug lords because these people could ply their trade and support the community. It has since been cleaned up but is still a very poor area of Mexico. They knew of a hacienda that hosted events outside the city and only the availability determined when it would take place, January 6th, 2019. From the time of the engagement party (we did not have venue confirmation yet) to the time of the wedding was about 10 weeks to plan. My daughter is a designer and very detail oriented. A destination wedding meant it was going to be a small mostly family affair, about the same size as the engagement party with a number of twists. Since we knew little about the area and were in Bangkok there was very little we could do from our end
We left to go to Mexico on December 26th, 2018 and the time leading up to that was
My daughter had made all the arrangements and when people complained whether it was directed at her or not she felt it, this upset her and it did me as well because she was upset. The wedding ceremony and reception were at the hacienda. The florist set up an arch of flowers where the bride and groom stood for the ceremony, which was officiated by his sister, reciting their plus we
The late afternoon and evening of the wedding were absolutely magical. Just like the weather where it went from the heat of the afternoon to coolness of evening to the night chill. My daughter and her husband said it was everything that they dreamed it would be and forever etched their memories; in ours as well, not always easy but definitely worth it.