Wow. I can’t believe it’s been a week since Steve got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!
One of my favourite things has always been hearing other people’s engagement stories! Each one is so unique and so perfect for each couple. I love watching the look on a bride-to-be’s face while she tells her story. Sometimes it’s a huge smile that spreads across her face, a glance at her fiancé, or that dreamy look that says she can close her eyes and relive each moment like it was yesterday, that makes each story absolutely perfect!
Today I thought I’d share my story with you!
My family, Steve, and I had been looking forward to our Whistler snowboarding trip since we booked our flights in the fall. The first three days on the mountain were amazing, and I couldn’t figure out why Steve was so bothered that it was cloudy. He was obsessed with checking the weather each day, but seemed more concerned with sunshine than snowfall! Wednesday February 22nd, the sun finally decided to peek through the clouds, and Steve couldn’t have been more excited as we put our boots on that morning!
That afternoon, as the sunshine shone through the clouds and Steve got down on one knee I remember thinking what a beautiful day it was! My actual train of thought was more like “Wow, is this actually happening? Right now? On Whistler?! This is unreal!” After seven years of dating my best friend, I had always just assumed I’d have some idea of when this day would come, but Steve caught me completely by surprise!
Weeks before, Steve had asked my dad and both my grandpas’ for their blessing. Days before, he had told his parents about his plan. Hours before, he had chatted with my dad about some of the best spots on the mountain to pop the question. Moments before, he moved the ring to his pocket and handed our camera to my friend Larissa. It wasn’t until I heard “T, I want to spend the rest of my life with you..” and his voice went a little shaky, that I finally clued in! That’s when it all became real. I remember thinking it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day! “This is actually happening and it’s absolutely perfect!”, but those words never quite made it from my brain to my mouth and I just stood there and nodded like crazy!
That’s our story! The best part is that our family and friends were there to capture the whole thing!
We’re engaged!! 🙂
Here are some of the images by Larissa Haltigin & video by Paul Cameron!