Congratulations to Brandy and Calvin from Campbell River, BC, Canada on winning the Dinner4Two 2016 dream honeymoon to Secrets Papagayo in Costa Rica.
“We sat down with Brandy and asked her what she thought about being our 2016 Dream honeymoon winner? She was fun to talk to and here’s what she had to tell us…”I didn’t really believe it…but at the same time I was super excited. Who doesn’t want to win a free honeymoon and to Costa Rica. I don’t remember filling out the registration card but my husband does. I do remember attending the Dinner4Two culinary demonstration. We bought the cookware. What I like the best about the cookware is how it cooks vegetables, it’s simple and they turn out delicious.”
One of the things Brandy kept telling us was her wedding was simple…”Like my wedding Calvin’s proposal was simple – ‘I walked in the door from a pretty stressful day at work, Calvin was acting weird, he gave me this cute little speech then he got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. The first thing I said, is this for real and have you asked my dad.”
They were engaged for 2 years and married on Aug 6th 2016. The ceremony and reception were held at the home of childhood neighbors on the river; it was a colorful rustic outdoor wedding. Brandy shared this about the day of her wedding to Calvin, “the morning of our wedding was pretty stressful for me…it poured down rain and it hadn’t rained all summer. Luckily, by the time the guests starting arriving it had stopped and the rest of the day was pretty with blue skies.”
All her maids wore different color dresses of the same style dress. She loved the color palette and how it added and dressed the wedding without having the expense of decorations. The flowers her maids carried were beautiful large dahlias; they added to the fresh and organic woodsy wedding. Her groomsmen wore clean gray tuxes with gray ties without the jacket. Her groom wore the same gray tux but with the jacket.
Brandy’s wedding cake was Carrot Cake and iced with cream cheese frosting, of course – again, it was simple. She used flowers to decorate the cake. One additional signature piece of her wedding was her candy buffet. She had candy to match the colors of her bridesmaids dresses; but her favorite candy was the bon bons – “I love those.”
Our last question to Brandy…looking back is there anything you would have done different? “I wish I hadn’t stressed out so much about the rain. Everyone said it was going to stop. But in my head that’s not what was going on.”
Brandy and Calvin didn’t get to take a honeymoon; they’re both looking forward to going to the beautiful and tropical Secrets Papagayo resort and spa.
Life is Delicious!