In our 9 years of being together, Eric and I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day. Shocking, right? 😉
It’s not that I don’t believe in LOVE, because I really do! But it’s because Valentine’s Day can get a little too busy for me. Flowers and chocolate cost more that day, reservations to restaurants are almost impossible to find. If you know me, I tend to be practical so celebrating the day after Valentine’s Day, has become OUR day.
We call it LOVE DAY!
In honour of our TENTH Love Day together, I want to share our most special celebration: the Love Day we got engaged.
Right here, from our wedding blog is the story of how our married life began. ENJOY!
February 15, 2010
Once upon a time, there was a handsome man named Eric who lived in a darling little apartment with a beautiful woman named Corinne.
One day, during the span of the Winter 2010 Olympics, Eric decided to ask Corinne out on a Magical Mystery Tour date after work. He gallantly rode up to her place of work, once her day had ended, in his 2007 Hyundai Accent. Corinne had no idea what was to happen on this date. All she was told was to dress up fancy but make sure her clothes were warm enough for an evening walk outside.
Eric whisked her away to the Island of Granville (Granville Island) where there was a series of tents set up by different countries (like Switzerland) to commemorate the Games that were taking place in their city. Eric and Corinne enjoyed the sights, smells and sounds of the festive location and were even witness to a monster parade! What fun!
Soon after the parade, Eric grabbed Corinne’s hand and led her in the direction of her favourite restaurant, the Afghan Horseman, where they serve Afghan meals in a Yurt (Afghan tent) style room. The food was amazing (as usual), and the red wine (Corinne’s FAVOURITE drink)was a real treat to have on a weekday night. After the delicious meal, Corinne leaned on Eric’s shoulder and said, “This was a great date! Thank you. Now let’s go home and play with our puppy (Champagne).”
But Eric said there was one more stop after this. Corinne had no idea what was in store.
It was dark as they left the restaurant. They both got into the car, once more, and headed down an unfamiliar road that soon became recognizable. Corinne saw signs. This way to the Planetarium. As they turned the corner to the parking lot, Corinne gasped as she saw the search light show that was set up just for the Olympics! The amazing lights were dancing in the sky, creating patterns in the night. Eric parked the car and asked Corinne to take a walk with him down to the water where the lights were so they could have a better view of the lights.
As Corinne and Eric walked down the grassy field of the planetarium, Corinne was surprised that there wasn’t a crowd of people around to watch the lights. They must all be Downtown, she thought. Corinne stood in front of Eric, in his arms and the both of them watched silently as the lights looked for areas of sky to shine on.
All of a sudden, Eric pulled away from Corinne. Corinne turned around to see where Eric had gone. She turned around and there he was. Down on one knee, with a beautiful ring in his hand.
Corinne was so excited and speechless that she immediately grabbed the ring from Eric, put it on her ring finger and began to cry.
Eric had to calm her down to finish asking her, “Corinne, will you marry me?”
“Yes. Of course.” she replied.
And they drove off happily into the night, ending their Magical Mystery Tour date, but beginning the ride of their Magical Mystery Tour life.
And what a ride it has been so far. 💖💖💖💖💖
Do you have a proposal story to share? I want to hear it! Comment or message me and we can gush about proposals 😘