We first met at McMaster since we were in the same undergraduate program. It wasn't until 2 years after we initially met that a mutual friend (who is now officiating our wedding) set us up! At the time Michael was in Winnipeg and I was in Hamilton, so we were getting to know each other through FaceTime and text messaging. He came home two months later, and we've been together ever since!
What do you remember most about your first date?
We went to the Toronto Christmas Market (with our mutual friend in tow), and I remember being so nervous! It felt so real, so fast, and that feeling was overwhelming, but amazing all at the same time. I love Christmas and winter, it was a magical day!
When did you know he was the one?
Oh boy, it didn't take very long! Not even a month into officially dating. This may sound silly, but one major thing was he can cook, and loved to cook for me. To know me is to know, 1) I love food, but 2) I can't cook for the life of me. The way to my heart is through my tummy that's for sure.
How did you feel the moment he proposed?
Were you surprised by his planning?Utterly shocked! We knew quite early on that we would get married, but he always talked about how he wanted to be at a certain point in his career before we did (or so I thought!). When it happened earlier than that timeline, it was super unexpected for me in the moment! We got engaged in Sweden while we were visiting some close friends of ours, and I couldn't believe he travelled all that way with the ring!
What do you like to do as a couple?
We love to travel/adventure around. No matter where we are we always find some place to enjoy and explore, it's so fun!
If you could use 3 word to describe the theme of your day what would they be?
Winter, rustic, chic
What is it about my photos that speaks to you?
The candidness! You truly capture people in their natural element.
What is the one thing that attracted you most about your partner?
Abbey describing Michael - His smile, and willingness to learn about everything and anything in life
Michael describing Abbey - Her beautiful blue eyes
Tell me 3 things about your partner that describe them best?
Abbey describing Michael - 1. He is a bookworm and would read all the books in the world if he could 2. If he wasn't an astrophysicist, he'd be a LEGO engineer 3. He loves to cook, and make things from scratch
Michael describing Abbey - 1. She loves to garden and grow her own food 2. She loves to play games, and is slightly competitive 3. Is always seeking for an adventure
Tips or advice that you would give to future couples when planning a wedding?
Enjoy the process, it's going by so fast!
How did you feel about the engagement session after it was all over?
You made us feel super comfortable and relaxed. It was very enjoyable, and it did not feel like that was the first time we had met you!