How We Met
It all started on a sunny afternoon in Calgary, Alberta, when Nicole’s friend asked her if she would like to go on a blind date with a friend, a banker who was newly arrived in town. She accepted, and was put in touch with Taylor. Both were very excited, and more than a little nervous, and agreed to meet up at the Cactus Club on Stephen Avenue. Being a country mouse, Nicole was afraid to come downtown, and because Taylor did not know Calgary, he had no idea she was coming from the ‘burbs. Suffice it to say this led to some confusion, and by the time Nicole arrived she was 18 minutes late, and madly texting Taylor that she had not forgotten him. When she caught sight of her handsome date, it was all worth it. Over fancy green kiwi drinks they got to know each other, trading stories of travel, family and life. They agreed to meet again, and the rest is history!
How They Asked
Nicole: The proposal came as a total shock to me, but Taylor had been planning it for months. Every time I teased him about it he said “wouldn’t you like to know.” One dark night after school when the snow was softly drifting down and the streets were nearly empty, he told me he wanted to go for dinner, but first wished to check out the “ice sculptures” on campus. I had just been there and hadn’t seen them, but decided to humour him. He had just come off work and I was expecting to tell him “I told you so” when he couldn’t find them, and then we’d go for dinner. Unbeknownst to me, this was all part of his plan. As we were “looking”, he pointed out some bunnies in the snow, and when I turned around he was on one knee! He asked me to be his wife, and we forgot the world, including the -22 degree cold .The proposal could not have been more perfect, and was in a place that was so special for us both.