From the Bride:
The proposal–We met through work at a rental car company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We started out becoming great work friends, and then I needed a “date” for my friend’s wedding in Saskatchewan (the 306 as Tariq calls it). That was really the beginning of our fairytale.
Not only did we share our first kiss on that trip, but he met my brother and father and made me Build-A-Bear named Jean-Bob who I still carry with me when I travel for work.
Tariq, hating the beach and hot weather, booked a trip for the two of us to Orlando, Florida, last April where he planned a great few days that included a beach day in Sarasota, Florida, where we laid in the sand. Being that it was April (where there was a lot of snow back home), I build a sand snowman for all of our friends and family left in the winter, decorating him with seashells. Playing in the water and watching a plane fly over the beach with a banner attached saying “Judy, will you marry me?” and not suspecting Tariq’s odd behaviour all day, I giggled about what if that girl said no. Tariq then asked me what I would do for a proposal. Taking a moment, I proceeded to tell him that I would bake a Black Forrest cake and write across it “Will you marry me, Tariq?”, because there would be no way he could say no to Black Forrest cake. Still laughing, I asked him what he would do for a proposal, and he said he would get chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne. Still unsuspecting, I just giggled and went back to building my sand snowman.
Getting back to our room at the end of the day, there were chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne sitting there. Tariq asked me to sit down, and he proceeded to tell me how much he loved me and asked if I would do him the honour and become his wife. I started to cry, saying yes, and he put the ring on the wrong hand– my right hand. We still giggle about that nervous moment for him.
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Design and Decor:Knotwood Event Rentals//Event Venue:Old Timer’s Cabin//Floral Designer:Spruce Grove Flowers & Gifts//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:The Paper Wedding by Carmen//Bakery: Triple L Cakes//Submitted via Two Bright Lights