Amy and Owen
How We Met
Amy and I had been talking for about 6 months having met online. I was living in West Palm Beach, FL and flew to Calgary, Canada to meet Amy for the first time on April 22, 2015. I can remember it like it was yesterday. When we met for the first time I started to get really nervous and for good reason because she is even more beautiful in person. I was blown away at her beauty the first time I saw her! My nerves quickly settled and we spent the next three days exploring all the sites and beauty of the area including downtown Calgary restaurants, hiking in Banff, and Lake Louise. We had the most amazing three days. Our love quickly blossomed from there and we spent the next three years doing long distance.
How They Asked
Amy is an award-winning wedding coordinator. She was nominated for an ILEA Esprit Award and the gala was being held in Denver, CO. I wanted to support her at the event on August 17, 2018. Amy flew from Calgary and I flew from West Palm Beach. We met at the airport and headed into the city. I had been planning on proposing for a couple weeks at this point. I was just trying to find the perfect time. I didn’t want to take away from her nomination and gala on the 17th so I decided to propose the following night on 8/18/18. I really wanted to make this night special so I rented out the top 5 floors of The Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower. The tower was built in 1911. It has amazing views of the city and rocky mountains.
I told her a few days before that I wanted to take her out for a really nice dinner on the 18th in celebration of her nomination and told her we had a reservation at 7 PM. Saturday the 18th came and we got ready and headed out for what she thought was just dinner. We walked downtown and came upon the clock tower. I told her I would like to go up and see if they had an observation deck. We went inside and headed up to the 17th floor. We walked in and as she entered our Keith Urban’s – Somebody Like You started playing. Rose petals were on the floor leading up to a table in front of one of the clocks that were set up with chocolate and sparkling wine. We sat down and I started telling her how much she meant to me and how much I loved her.
Unbeknownst to Amy, I had hired a photographer and she was hiding in the corner behind a drape. I then got down on one knee and asked her to be mine forever. The photographer popped out from behind the drape and captured the moment perfectly. Amy was totally surprised. We hugged, kissed and shed a few tears. We then went around and saw the rest of the clock tower taking pictures along the way. We then spent the next hour face-timing our families and friends and telling them the exciting news.
After we watched the sunset we headed down and walked to an amazing restaurant around the corner for dinner. It was the end to a perfect evening that we will never forget. By the way Amy’s wedding won for Best Wedding at the gala the night before. It was an amazing weekend for us and we are so excited for the journey to begin!