- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
Bees!! June 8th to 15th we rented a cottage up north, a place called Tobermory in Canada. It’s at the tip of the Bruce Pennisula. I have never been there before, FI (eek!) has been there many times before.
Little back story..we met 4.5 years ago. We became best friends very quickly after we met. Almost exactly 4 years ago, he left on vacation to Tobermory. The night before he left, he almost told me how he felt about me, as we were just close friends at the time, but he held back in fear of ruining a friendship.
So he left on vacation for a week, and the whole time he would text me and tell me how gorgeous it was. Then, in his room at cottage, there was a map of the area he was in. One of the cities nearby was my name, and he kept seeing that city name everywhere he went, and everything reminded him of me up there. He texted me that night and told me he was on the beach playing Iris (my all time favourite song) on his guitar by the fire, and one day he promised to take me there. The night he came back, he told me how he felt because he couldn’t stop thinking of me when he was on vacation, and the rest is history!
Flash forward to last Sunday June 9th. It was our second day there. Sunday and Tuesday are “our days,” as for the last 4 years, we would make sure to see each other on these two days, regardless of what was going on. He was originally going to propose on Tuesday but it forecasted rain so he chose Sunday. All day, he was being extra romantic.
The day began with a hike to the Grotto, an underwater cave with water so blue and clean that you can see the bottom. It was gorgeous. We went back to the cottage afterwards, which was on the beach. We got a fire going on the beach, and he brought out his guitar. Nothing unusual. He started playing every song of ours, ending with “our” song, Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. Still didn’t think anything of it.
Then he gets up (we went with my best friend and her cousin so they were filming this whole time) and tells me to stand up. Of course, being the dummy I am, I tell him “perfect, we can go take a photo of the skyline at the end of the beach because the sun was setting and it was gorgeous. The beach and sunsets are my favourite place to be in the whole world. Looking back at the video, he looked freaked out haha, he told me he thought I caught on and didn’t want him to propose!
We were standing on a small heart shaped rock with the water crashing against the shore. He followed me out with the two others, and as I’m taking photos, he asks me to look at him. Suddenly, he starts to say how 4 years ago, he promised me he’d take me here one day, how everyday he wakes up and thinks there’s no way I can make him any happier, yet I keep doing so. How he loves everything about me. And then he said, “I see you brought a sweater, did you remember your towel?” And smiled. He’s been teasing me the last 4 months, saying the only thing he’ll tell me about when/how he’ll propose is that I need to bring a towel and a sweater. So when he said that, I just started crying. I think I said shut up 5 times. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was literally just us, and my best friend and her cousin on the beach.
I truly believe there’s only a few moments in your life that you’ll always remember. This was the best one of my life so far.
The ring is custom made, it’s a Verragio replica, size 7, cushion halo with a pave diamond band and 1.5ct centre stone. Some photos…
This one is from the Grotto that I took from my phone….