Destination Mexico | Josie & Fuhai {destination real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Josie Rao & Fuhai Van

WEDDING DATE: November 22nd, 2019

LOCATION: Dreams Resort (www.dreamsresorts.com) Playa Mujeres, Mexico “Danielle, our sister-in-law found Judy Nguyen on Instagram and referred us. After seeing her portfolio online, Fuhai and I contacted Judy to set up a coffee meeting. Judy was so pleasant and funny in person, she felt like a cousin. Also, we loved her photographic style. So we decided to invite
her to Mexico!” – J

PHOTOGRAPHY: Judy Nguyen Photography (www.judynguyenphoto.com) Toronto, ON

GUEST #: 50

COLOUR PALETTE: “We wanted to go with natural colours and fabrics seeing that it was an outdoor beach and water setting. The palette was mostly white, cream, and blue.” – J

BRIDE ATTIRE: Custom made from a boutique bridal shop in Shanghai

GROOM ATTIRE: J.Crew linen suit with fabric sourced from Portugal.

TELL US YOUR STORY: “When I first saw Fuhai, I thought he had a unique sense of style. Dare I say hipster? He rocked a man-bun for crying out loud. LOL We worked on the same floor of a building but had only met in passing. Occasionally, I’d see him across the hall in fitted denim jeans, a pinkish-purple Ralph Lauren polo, and really, really well-worn leather wing-tip shoes! Oh, those awful shoes! One early morning on my way to work, I
boarded the bus and sat in the seat behind the bus driver ready for a nap. A few stops later with my eyes heavy and my head hanging, my eyes cracked open and the first thing I saw were those worn-out (I mean vintage) shoes again! There he was, Fuhai in his note-worthy appearance saying “Hey, good morning, we work on the same floor, right?” And the rest is history. Charmed at first sight? I guess you can say that :)” – J

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “Finding a destination resort that made us and our guests feel special. Dreams Resort had a fantastic wedding team and were attentive to all our desires and planning needs.” – J

BEST MEMORY: “Jumping in the pool fully clothed during our reception!” – J

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “Enjoy the process and leave the details to the professionals.” – J

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