Chris and I met in University through a blind date. My cousin had been talking for months about setting me up with “this guy” but I refused to meet him. She took it into her own hands and arranged for a dinner date. We exchanged numbers, started talking frequently, and spending a lot of time together. This went on for sometime although neither of us seemed interested in having the “relationship” talk. It wasn’t until a Halloween party when a friend asked if he was my boyfriend that we made things official.
We dated for 5 years before getting engaged in 2017. I was totally blindsided! Chris was going to be moving to Calgary for one year in September to complete school. He had always said we would not get engaged until after he was done. Our engagement happened while in Banff. We had taken a little getaway during reading week. On one of the afternoons we were walking through town, Chris had decided we should walk down by the Bow River. We stopped on a bridge and he suggested we take a photo. I was all prepared to take a selfie but Chris asked somebody else to take the photo. Now all truth be told I might have overindulged in wine the night prior so this entire process had me frustrated. Chris handed my phone over to a lady on the bridge and we posed for our picture. At that moment he got down on one knee and pulled the ring out of his pocket! Thanks to the lovely lady on the bridge we now have photos and a video to keep forever.
Our wedding day was October 20, 2018. We got married in Canmore, AB, at the stunning Silvertip Golf Course. I loved the rustic feel of the venue. The wood beaming is beautiful and you cannot complain about a wood burning fireplace! The day was perfect in every way. There had been some stress leading up to the big day as the weather had been terrible snowing all through September. By some wedding day miracle, we lucked out with sunny skies and a gorgeous 15 degree day. The entire day flew by so quickly but I will never forget the way Chris looked at me when I took my first step down the aisle. We were so blessed to be surrounded by our friends and family. It is a day I will remember forever!