Nadia and John-Paul

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How We Met

John-Paul and I first met at the age of 16 years old through a mutual friend. Although we exchanged light hearted conversation and jokes we were not particularly close. Two short years later we met up again at a summertime outing, 7 years later and the rest is history.

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how they asked

On December 24, 2015 it felt like any other Christmas Eve in my very loud, very Italian childhood home. We sat down to our usual Christmas Eve dinner where we shared stories, and laughter. Memories were being made, and one big memory in particular that I will never forget. Once dinner was over and the dishes were washed desserts and coffee were being served. We began opening up presents which has become somewhat of a tradition in my parent’s household since we are all adult children and no one is around on Christmas Day to see everyone’s face light up with excitement and joy.

In rotation we began opening one gift after another taking photos and giving thanks each gift lead up to my biggest gift of the night. I received all of my usual favourites, perfume, chocolates, detailed and very pretty stationery sets. I received a few gifts that hinted something BIG was coming, but I still had no idea. I received a crystal ring holder, but as did my sisters. What ever gift I received they received the same so I thought nothing of it. Near the end of the evening the last gift to open was a detailed little mug (I have a wide collection of festive and fun mugs) that was not only my favourite colour pink but engraved on the front plaque was the message “Will You Marry Me?

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12.24.2015″ He got down on one knee and said “Will you marry me beautiful?”

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I have never cried so much in my life, waiting for almost a minute for me to compose myself I said “YES!” and gave him a huge hug and a kiss. I was not expecting it at all, I knew we had discussed in the past about getting married and went ring shopping and little hints here and there but I did not believe that Christmas Eve 2015 was my night. I am super excited to marrying John-Paul and I cannot wait to start our lives together.

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