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OUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS!!!!!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I am SOOOOOO excited to finally be able to share with you our ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS by our amazing photographers Jonetsu Studios!

Yes yes, we got engaged a year and a half ago, but we only just got around to doing our engagement session… what a busy year! Time just flies. Can you believe we are just a week and a half away to our wedding?!?! Just crazy.

Our Engagement Photos!

This is by far our favourite photo from the day. Allan and I climbed up this 8 ft stone structure in the middle of a park in my dress and his suit! Good thing we both spent lots of time climbing things in our childhood ;)

Jonetsu Photography did this deluxe engagement session with us that took place over the course of an entire afternoon and evening. I am so happy and proud to say they are also our wedding photographers. We absolutely cannot wait to share our special day with them and know that we are in good hands. We are friends with about 6 different couples who have also gotten their photos done with Camille and Chadwick Bensler, and the number one thing they say about Jonetsu is they make you feel both comfortable and beautiful. This was 100% true.

Allan and I were both super nervous going into this shoot and within 5 minutes they made us feel relaxed! They let us focus on the connection with each other instead of worrying about how we were looking or what we were doing. I think it’s resulted in some of the most natural photos Allan and I have ever taken! And that’s saying a lot because anyone who knows me knows I am suuuuuuper posy ;)

Without further ado… here are our engagement photos!

 

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

 

Our Engagement Photos!

Our Engagement Photos!

Thank you again so much Camille and Chadwick. We cannot thank you guys enough for being both amazing friends and amazing photographers. We really truly love you.

For more information on JONETSU STUDIOS or to see more of their Vancouver and international wedding photography, click here! You can also check out their blog, Twitter, and Facebook.

11 more days till our wedding in Tofino!

What do you guys think of the photos?

A BIG SURPRISE

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Are you surprised? Because I am totally… out of my mind… completely shocked and surprised.

Surprise Proposal!

Yes, yesterday Allan blindsided me… and proposed to me. I cried my face off. But I said yes!

A surprise proposal!

Watch the video below if you’re interested. We were about to head out grocery shopping when suddenly grabbed me in a big bear hug and told me that he loved me. He then grabbed my arm and pulled me outside onto the patio. To my surprise there was a camera set-up and rolling and Allan brought us to our favourite corner of the patio. He started reading an amazing speech to me that completely blew me away. I was crying the entire time and couldn’t stop crying for about an hour afterwards. He pulled out a gorgeous artisan wooden box that he had purchased (somehow behind my back) while we were in Tofino with my favourite Tofino chocolate and a shell that we had collected together on a beach in Tofino. He asked me if I would marry him and through my tears I said… “Of course!”.

Heirloom Ring

Amazing beautiful box from Tofino

It’s still sinking in that we’re engaged. I seriously cannot believe it.

Heirloom Ring

Believe it or not, the only thing that was NOT a surprise was the ring! Several weeks ago, I found out inadvertently through my mom that Allan had hand-written my dad a formal letter to ask for my hand in marriage a few weeks ago. My dad and Allan went out to dinner where my dad gave Allan his blessing and surprised him by offering an heirloom ring in the family. Since I had already found out about the scheme, Allan showed me the ring and asked me if I loved it. I did… it was everything I had ever wanted in a ring — yellow gold and a beautiful solitaire diamond. I didn’t want to see the ring when it was finished so Allan had picked it up without me.

Can't believe it!

We always knew that we wanted to be together, but we had discussed not getting engaged for several months. I’m usually good at guessing surprises and figuring things out… but I got completely blindsided on this one! I could not be happier.

Beautiful artisan box from Tofino

We’ve known each other for four years and have been dating for three years, so I’ve known that Allan was the one for me for a long time now… so I shouldn’t be surprised… but I totally am. He means everything to me and he’s the man I want to spend the rest of my life with. I’m incredibly lucky to have such an amazing man.

Allan and I smooching in the water

We’re extremely happy and just enjoying the moment. We’re not setting any dates in stone yet, but aiming for around September 2011 for the wedding.

Outside at Hornby Island

We spent the entire evening yesterday breaking the news to our closest family and made sure to tell our closest friends by phone so they didn’t have to find out by Facebook status update. It’s all just a blur right now! Will this turn into a temporary wedding blog? Haha… I guess that remains to be seen…

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