Eric & Caity | A Destination Wedding in Cozumel, Mexico
Eric & Caity’s destination wedding in Cozumel, Mexico is finally on the blog and will surely brighten up your week!!! This blog post is simultaneously the easiest & hardest post I’ve ever had to write — easy, because every single photo is more beautiful than the last (plus Eric & Caity are truly wonderful people). Hard, because every time I think of my friendship with this woman I get teary eyed and no amount of words seem to do our relationship justice.
It would be SO easy for me to write an entire essay on my friendship with Caity, how physically & mentally strong she is, or how every life she touches is blessed by her spirit… there aren’t many memories from my last 15 years that don’t involve Caity. However, as I started writing this post my thoughts & words quickly focused on Caity’s relationship with Eric. There is an essence to their relationship that cannot be quantified with words — you see them together and it just makes sense. In life, we often times hear the phrase “He/she completes me”, which is true for Caity & Eric but what I think is even more remarkable is that they COMPLIMENT each other in the best way. Two separate people from two different worlds who were designed to be in each others arms.
When I think about how to adequately describe Caity & Eric as a couple, I keep circling back to one repeating theme: privilege. As their friends, we are the most privileged people on this earth to be touched by their love. Destination weddings are traditionally small — a handful of people that you can count on two hands that would travel across the world to celebrate their friends. Caity & Eric’s wedding? Nearly 50 guests. To have that many people enthusiastically travel to stand by Caity & Eric’s side speaks directly to the character of this couple. We are the most blessed individuals to have such shining examples of love, character, strength, commitment, and kindness in our lives and even luckier to call them our friends.
As we sat on the beach together after their wedding, Caity said “This is better than anything I could have ever dreamed.” As she spoke, I thought back on Caity & Eric’s journey together — everything they’ve dreamed of… dating each other, getting engaged, buying a home with land to grow, bringing home a puppy from thousands of miles away, pledging their lives to each other with their toes in the sand… every dream they’ve had together has come to fruition. With a smile on her face, Caity leaned over and said, “I guess we’ll need to start creating some new dreams now!”. And do you know what? Just like their wedding day, whatever they set their sights on next is sure to be better than anything they could have ever dreamed.
Caity & Eric, WE are the lucky ones to know you. As you continue this journey of building a life together, keep growing together, keep dreaming together (& dream big), and never stop blessing the world with your kindness. Xo
Caity had her shoes custom dyed to match her favorite shade of aqua!
Caity wore her mom’s original engagement ring on her bracelet! So sweet!
Loved this sweet moment when Laura (Eric’s aunt & officiant!) reached over to grab Eric’s shoulder right before he saw Caity.
Caity, you are GLOWING!!!!
There were so many tender & emotional moments during the ceremony!
I HAD to share this set with my best friends — over 15 years of friendship here!
An absolute favorite.
Loving the pure bliss in this photo!!!
The sunset was seriously a painting for Caity & Eric!!!
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