Photos: Doug and Chenin Boutwell, Boutwell Studio, Ladera Ranch, CA
Tiffany & Gene in Vanua Levu, Fiji
Tiffany Carl and Gene Leon-Guerrero first met when their best friends started dating, but at the time, sparks didn’t fly. Years later, they reconnected; they eventually moved in together and started a family -- all that was missing was the ring. Then, on Valentine’s Day, Gene proposed.
The Bride Tiffany Carl, 29, homemaker
The Groom Gene Leon-Guerrero, 34, engineer
The Date July 7
For the wedding, the couple hosted an intimate destination wedding in Fiji with just nine guests. Tiffany and Gene chose the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort both for what it had -- fun activities for the adults and kids in a beautiful setting -- and for what it didn’t have -- phones and televisions. After choosing the site, their part of the planning was almost complete. “We opted to do a very intimate destination wedding where everything would be done for us,” Tiffany explains. “Literally, all we had to do was show up with our clothes.”