How We Met
We met six years ago in college and instantly became best friends. Just a few weeks after meeting Brett I knew in my heart I was going to marry this man someday. Fast forward through five years of dating, traveling the world, and making memories we are happily engaged!
how they asked
I kept seeing pictures on Instagram of Banff National Park and just had to go, so my mom, dad, sister, and I planned a vacation there for July 2018. We were all so excited for every part of the trip, but Brett kept asking me what I was most excited for. Besides time with my family, I told him I was most excited to see Moraine Lake. Little did I know he was asking because he was planning a surprise proposal!
Rewind to four months prior to our vacation, Brett devised a plan to fly to Canada and surprise me with a proposal. After asking my parents permission to marry me they started planning every detail and came up with a plan to keep it a surprise. I was under the impression that we would be taking “family pictures” with a photographer at Moraine Lake. My family loves pictures, especially in beautiful places, so I didn’t think anything of it, I was super excited.
On the morning of August 1, 2018, we woke up at 3 am to get ready for pictures because there is limited parking at Moraine Lake and we wanted to arrive before sunrise. Brett & his brother (who had already been in Canada for three days without me knowing) rode with the photographer, Justine, that Brett hired so that they could arrive before us and be in place.
After a short hike up to the top of the rock pile at Moraine Lake, Justine had us stop in the most beautiful spot and suggested we start there. After a few family pictures she said she wanted to take a few pictures of me and my sister, Abbey, facing the lake but she had to change her camera lens first. Again, I didn’t think anything of it, I was just enjoying taking in the scenery with Abbey when all of a sudden I heard Brett’s voice behind me…
After asking me to spend forever with him as his wife we got to take sunrise engagement pictures in the most beautiful, magical place in the world.