Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jericho Beach Engagement Session - Lindsay + Grant

My longtime friend, and past roommate, Lindsay, is getting hitched people! And I couldn't be happier for her!! After a string of frogs, she finally met her prince! (Linds, sorry, it just really had to be said!) Nevertheless, they found each other (Grant, her mighty prince, is his name) after Grant noticed Lindsay in a mutual friends photo three years prior to them finally meeting - what a patient man!

I have to admit in front of all my readers that I was suspicious he was going to pop the question weeks before it actually happened. Lindsay had made a comment to me one day while we were meeting for coffee about Grant going shopping with one of Lindsay's 'couple friends'. Ummmm hello, ring shopping maybe!? OBVIOUSLY!

We all waited anxiously for Lindsay and Grant to go away together on their trip to Turk and Caicos, and it seemed clear to us that it was the place he was going to pop the question. After a week, when they arrived back in Vancouver, we were all questioning why this couple wasn't engaged? They are SO in love! Well, fast forward a couple months and bam, what do you know...getting hitched! YAY!

Lindsay is a huge dog lover, and while visiting Grant's family in Regina, she was playing with his family dog in the kitchen while everyone was hanging out by the bonfire in the backyard. She had only gone into the kitchen to re-fill her mug of water when she got distracted by Max, the dog. Every minute that went by with her inside, little did Lindsay know that the family was scurrying around the fire re-lighting candles to set up the surprise. Grant had the whole family involved! So as she is playing with Max in the kitchen, she hears some music come on, and not just any music, but her and Grant's song! But does this click!? Nope. She just thought to herself, this song must just be popular on the radio. So finally, she heads for the door to the backyard, with her giant mug in hand and...

As she is about to take a step down the stairs, she halts herself to a stop. And wow… she realized in that moment, as if everything were flashing before her eyes, that their song was blasting on repeat and that the bon fire is gone! There, in front of her, was a giant white table with what looked like a hundred candles lit all over it. Rose petals were scattered everywhere, and a giant tree lit with beautiful LED lights casting a gorgeous glow all over the entire backyard. Oh, and not to mention, champagne in fancy buckets, glasses and strawberries. And there was Grant sitting at the table, all by himself in the middle of the yard, by the candles, with his family all standing together squished up next to the hot tub silent and staring at the two of them. Lindsay actually blurted out, “Umm.. why is everyone acting so weird!?” Grant approached Lindsay and as soon as he said, in a cracked voice, "Hi Baby," it clicked. The water works started, knees weakened and hearts raced. After being taken to the middle of the yard, he took her hand, told her why he loves her and how he knew she was his soul mate, and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her by his side. Between wonderful tears of joy, he got down on one knee and asked her to make him the happiest man in the world and be his wife!! She barely let him finish before blurting out, "OF COURSE" followed by an "OMG, it's huge" when she opened the box! After celebrating, Grant admitted that he was going to propose in Turks and Caicos but wanted the ring to be a perfect match for his bride-to-be!


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