Nicole and Zack

How We Met

Zack and I have known each other and started dating in 2009 during our Freshman year of high school in Napa, CA. Although we had known each other for a while, during our Freshman year we became close friends and fell in love.

After 4 years of dating, we both got into UCLA and spent another amazing 4 years together in Los Angeles. Upon graduation in 2016, career opportunities brought us to Salt Lake City, UT, where we have lived for almost 4 years.

Where to Propose in Banff, Canada

How They Asked

Back in September 2019, while out to dinner in Park City, Zack surprised me by announcing he had booked a trip for us to experience Banff, Canada in the wintertime. I found out later that while Zack visited the area that summer and he knew instantly that a wintertime trip would be the perfect spot to propose.

On our first day of our trip, he casually suggested that we check out some of the famous lakes in the area before heading into town for a late brunch. At our first stop, Lake Minnewanka, he lead me up to this viewpoint overlooking the lake and dropped down on one knee to ask me to spend the rest of our lives together amongst the most spectacular scenery.

Proposal Ideas Banff, Canada

Chantal of Paisley Photography was there the entire time to capture breathtaking photos of this special moment. Chantal was essential in consulting with Zack to the spot he popped the question to create everlasting memories in a secluded spot.

After a mini-engagement photo session, we celebrated by going to the Vermillion restaurant at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

Special Thanks

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