How We Met
Kyle and I met on Tinder! He super-liked me on the application which sent a push notification to my phone, and his picture caught my eye. We planned on going salsa dancing on our first date (since we both had listed that as our interest in our profile) but ended up talking for hours, missing the salsa dancing session…and the rest is history!
How They Asked
Kyle and my best friend Emily (who is also a professional wedding photographer) decided to surprise me in one of the most beautiful spots in Vancouver: Stanley Park’s Third Beach, during sunset. Earlier that week, Kyle made up a lie about receiving recognition at work and he asked me to join him for dinner and a bike ride around Stanley Park to celebrate. He also told me he had booked an appointment with a Goldsmith later that week to start designing my ring (which was a trick to throw me off, of course… he had it made weeks before this).
After a lovely dinner by the water, I convinced him that I had a “food coma” and couldn’t go for a bike ride. Kyle was still set on seeing the sunset, so he insisted we drive instead. This was complicated by the fact that my best friends, Emily, Elyshia, and Ahla were setting up the scene for the proposal. They were supposed to have more time, and they were expecting us to arrive from a different direction. Kyle warned them and they managed to hide before we arrived…
When we arrived, I was reluctant to walk the beach since it was cold; however, Kyle persuaded me to watch the sunset with him by the water and I finally caved. As we walked towards the beautiful proposal set-up, all I could think about was that he must be pranking me. I asked him if this was someone else’s spread and continued to say how someone else was being so romantic.
Kyle started talking, and I heard absolutely nothing. All I could think about was… is this really happening? He goes down on one knee and in slow motion I hear, “Will you marry me”, in which I say, YES!
Once I put on the ring and turn around, I see my best friend taking our pictures and my other two best friends appear from behind some trees.
I never suspected that Kyle would be able to surprise me, but I guess the prankster has met her match!