Vineyards are sublimely beautiful. I have been fortunate enough to come across some in Italy, Spain, and Napa Valley, but there are also stunning vineyards not too far from Los Angeles where I live. In fact, Tor and I were so settled on getting married at a vineyard that we refused to look at any venues that did not feature one. So when I was invited to return to our own wedding venue, the villa at Sunstone Winery, I could not say no.
As soon as my husband and I made arrangements to return to Copenhagen, he of course left the itinerary responsibilities to me. I knew I wanted to visit some of the royal palaces throughout the city, but I realized as time went on in the planning that the itinerary was becoming more of a food tour of Copenhagen (an idea that my husband did not and would not say no to!) with a touch of royalty. Food and palaces – what could be better?
The last time Tor and I visited Denmark was in the summer of 2014. My family has history in Denmark – my Morfar (Danish for “grandfather/mother’s father”) was born and raised in Espergærde just outside of Helsingør. He immigrated to the United States when he was a young man, but we have always remained proud of our Danish roots. The first time I traveled to Copenhagen, I was sick so I wanted a redo. I wanted to be able to walk the streets of Copenhagen and see Nyhavn in the flesh, so my husband and I made it a priority to return as soon as we could.
In case you haven’t already guessed, I am unapologetically such a girly-girl. I’m also a romantic at heart, and it reflects a lot in my wardrobe and my approach towards certain things in life (including my own wedding this past year). I will never say no to the perfect dress, especially if it’s a dreamy or romantic one.
Spain had always been on our bucket list. I had always dreamed of visiting Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona. We were initially considering Spain as a honeymoon destination before we found out my husband’s job would be taking us there anyway post-wedding. Now my husband has had the chance to call Spain home for a little while, and it’s been an adventure adapting to the Spanish way of life.
One of the many highlights of my husband’s job is that we never truly know where we are going to end up. For the past 3 years we have spent our time in Toronto, and we had no idea what more adventures were in store for us. One year ago, we would have never imagined that my husband’s job would take us to Spain, and we are super grateful that we have gotten the opportunity to briefly call Cáceres home.