This Vancouver surprise proposal that Alex asked me to capture will truly be an evening that I’ll never forget. True love at its absolute finest. On a green rooftop in Coal Harbour overlooking the water/mountains, Alex asked Katelyn to marry him and spend the rest of their lives together. She said yes! I’ll admit right off the bat, I was holding back tears myself as I captured it all. I have no words to say how grateful I am to have captured this moment in their lives! I could go ahead and describe the evening, but it was so special that I thought hearing it from Katelyn herself would do it all justice, and on my side, I’ll let the photographs speak for themselves.
“We had been planning our vacation in Vancouver for awhile and I always thought it would be the perfect time to get engaged. Our trip was off to an amazing start but I couldn’t help but lose a little hope when our vacation plans unfolded and saw the chances of a potential engagement growing slimmer. On Thursday morning while Alex was showering, I let my curiosity get the best of me so I searched his bags. Yes you read that right, I looked for the ring. When my search came up empty, I couldn’t help but feel a little crushed. A girl can dream right?
That day we paraded around Vancouver doing what we do best: shopping and eating. As the evening approached, Alex reminded me we needed to head back to the hotel so we could get ready. He told me how excited he was to take us to Botanist for drinks before going to English Bay for a seafood dinner. It was the perfect date night, or so I thought.
During the cab ride to Coal Harbour I day dreamed about the day we’d finally get engaged. We were so ready. I reminded myself about the snooping and that there was no ring and dismissed the thought before I got too upset.
Alex suggested we take some pictures before going for drinks so he led us to a rooftop overlooking the ocean. At the top waited a romantic setting on the grass complete with flowers and champagne and I thought to myself “awe that must be for another couple.” I quickly looked away before I could get too hopeful and in the same moment Alex turned to me and said “this is for us” and that’s when my whole body melted. He led me to the hand-painted backdrop adorned with greenery and surrounded by pillows as I said over and over “This is happening, it’s finally happening.” With shaking legs and tears streaming down my face, I said yes to marrying the man of my dreams. Nothing could ever be more perfect than that moment.
(The biggest thank you goes out out to Stephanie and Elizabeth of Sweetheart Events who brought Alex’s proposal dream to life and to Joel who made the trip from Kelowna to capture this incredibly special moment. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making May 25th the best day of our lives.)”