It was the last weekend of July when Dan planned it all. He had Emily’s step-dad come up with a fake excuse to get the entire family to Emily’s family cottage at Charleston Lake. Emily had no clue what was in store for her. On the Saturday morning, Dan took Emily out for a seadoo ride to the middle of the lake. He stopped the seadoo, repositioned himself to face her straight on and proposed to a very surprised Emily!
It was December 2011, they had just finished writing their final exams and a group of friends were hanging out afterwards celebrating the much anticipated down-time that comes after the grueling exam period. Lauren and Skylar were first introduced through a mutual friend at this one hang-out and immediately bonded over their love of country music. It wasn’t until a few months later, and several asks from Skylar, that Lauren agreed to go on their first date. Lauren knew Skylar was the real deal when she moved away to London, Ontario on a 6 month-job contract and he whole-heartedly supported her career choice.
Audra and Mike first met as students back in 2003. They lived in the same residence at McMaster University and naturally became friends. After flying home together to Ottawa for Thanksgiving dinner, they made the connection that Mike’s dad had been Audra’s family doctor when she was really little. Small world! These two had remained friends over the years and bumped into each other now and again as they both started their teaching careers in Ottawa.
How does it go when you meet someone who you feel like you’ve already known your entire life? Someone who makes you laugh so deeply and effortlessly EVERY SINGLE DAY? That is Jaimee and Marc’s beautiful story of friendship turned true love that has been in the making over the last 10 years.
Jaimee and Marc first met through a mutual friend when they were in high school together. Through a leadership retreat later that year and the opportunity to be in a play together, their effortless friendship became something more serious. A few years later, attending the same university, they moved in together and bought their first home. Marc proposed to Jaimee in a pre-engagement question book they had been working through together.