- Mrs. Crocodrile
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
So amid all of the craziness of being in grad school, working full time and well, just trying to stay sane, I became a BEE! Since I’ve been frantically raiding ideas from all of your resourceful brides already, thought I should join in the fun and give a little back!
A little about the Crocodriles: Mr. Crocodrile was born and raised in Costa Rica. He is half Persian/half Costa Rican. Yes, ladies, this just means take your breath away exotic. He moved to the U.S. with the firm he was working with in Costa Rica and slowly learned English (I think primarily from ordering combo meals at McDonald’s and watching TV). I was born in the U.S., but did some of my undergrad in Paris and worked in East Asia as well.
Mr.C and I crossed paths at work after Mr. C had been in the U.S. for a few years. At first, I thought he was a gorgeous, but ridiculous know it all :). And then at some point I realized he was intelligent, funny, and well, basically a boy trapped in a grown man’s body. He had a child like innocence, but the wisdom of more than his years, with 10,000 hysterical moments and an adventurous spirit just waiting to bust out. We became best of friends. For 4 years, we saw each other regularly, often daily. All of our friends I think were just waiting for us to figure out that we were crazy about each other! Then finally, about a year and a half ago, we figured it out. I think I realized it one day when he busted out with “is that a crocodrile” instead of “crocodile” in his adorable little accent. Yep, ladies, I was finished. You know what they say about a man with an accent.
After a year and half of dating, we were travelling in Peru. I’m terrified of heights, but Mr. C talked me into hiking the highest peak (Wayna Picchu) that rises behind Machu Picchu in all of the pictures. At the very top, when I was somewhere between terror and hysteria from the height, he got down on one knee and changed everything between us in an instant.
So now ladies, buckle up for the ride. We’ve decided to get married in a whirlwind week of vacation and wedding in a private villa overlooking some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. With three cultures, three languages, and an ever growing guest list, it is going to be a crazy, but beautiful experience!