💎 Tying the knot with Mr. Z ❤️

After a long unannounced hiatus since last September, I am happy to be finally back to blogging! Forgive me as I took on the responsibilities of a full-time Master's student while working a 60% teaching load in the 2014-2015 school year. In addition, I had to plan a City Hall wedding in Toronto in March, plus a symbolic wedding vacation away at Dominican Republic for April. Everything turned out fabulous as I had a fantastic, heart-warming wedding vacation where I experienced un-anticipated "dream-come-true" moments, and all of our guests bonded beautifully. Graduation for the M.Ed program is in line for June, and I will be taking on the challenges of a new position at work. Lots of exciting things happening for sure! 

Today's post will give you a little sneak peak at engagement photos (of myself only for the most part, respecting privacy of my husband) taken in Taipei during Christmas of 2014, and the symbolic ceremony in Dominican Republic in April 2015. 

We chose Taipei Royal Wedding Photography because we were attracted by their range of photography styles, large selection of gowns and excellent reviews for their service. We went to the studio three days before our appointment date and picked out dresses (which they tailored each one to my measurements) and confirm photo spots. 

Mr. Z and I had the most amazing and fun-filled day taking photos, and it was not exhausting for us as we had expected. Even though our schedule ran from 9am makeup/hairstyle until 5pm, the photographer, his assistant and our makeup artist kept us calm and relaxed. Their professionalism made the experience smooth and enjoyable. In the end, we bought many more photos extra to our package because it was just so difficult to pick!

Now onto Dominican Republic. Like I mentioned in a post last March break, we held our ceremony at the Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana. Other than its breathtaking property, quality restaurants and luxurious guest rooms (even the most basic room type!), their on-site Romance Team went above and beyond for the preparation and setup of our wedding. I was very tense and anxious because I had customized most items in my wedding package, and many of our songs were Mandarin songs. Raquel and her team did a perfect job setting up according to my spreadsheets and our decor company, Caribbean Celebrations did not disappoint. Below you can see photos taken by TropicOne Studio.

My room balcony wearing the Watters Lena gown (2012 fall, I believe)
Silk bouquet by Ardenian Flowers
Accessories: Le Chateau necklace & Swarovski Earrings
Photo shoot before our ceremony at the Oriental Garden gazebo..another great place for a wedding ceremony <3

beach gazebo on NAOs Beach
 Coral and pink sash with floral accents. Golden Tiffany chairs and white lamps, ivory pomanders.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed these photos. I still get all smitten and excited when I go through the photos <3 Cheers to marriage and our adventures ahead!

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