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The first time Collin and Christine actually met is unknown, or, more precisely, not remembered. Collin was born in Vancouver, BC, but moved to Calgary with his family in 2000, where he attended grade four at the same school Christine went to, though she was in grade two. However, it was not quite love at first sight. While Collin did switch schools after grade four, years later they both went to the same high school, and despite never actually meeting during the year they went to school together, they did end up in similar circles of friends thanks to one Collin’s friends, Christine’s older brother. The two officially met in 2010 at a mutual friend’s birthday party. While, again, that night they didn’t fall in love, the next time they met at another friend’s party in 2011, Christine knew Collin was someone she wanted to get to know better…
Over the summer, they grew closer, and, despite Collin’s shy nature, Christine persevered and continued to invite him out to movies and the bar with her and her friends, trying to casually get him to fall in love with her. And, surprisingly to her, it actually worked. They officially began dating in December of 2011 and moved in together the following December. They bonded quickly over a love of the Beatles, food, travel, finding that they and their life goals were really quite similar. As the years went on, they just kept growing closer, supporting each other through lay-offs and job changes, and the pains of Christine constantly being in university. But, who pays for groceries never became a big enough fight to tear them apart!
After nearly eight years together, despite Parks Canada having different plans, Collin managed to create the perfect moment and completely floored and surprised Christine with the ring. Mid-June 2019, Collin planned to take Christine camping at a cute campground up the Icefield Parkway towards Jasper. However, they discovered after the three-hour drive that the campground was closed (because why would Parks Canada put that information online? That would be too easy!). So, rather than getting home at midnight and ruining the special weekend, they stayed the night in Banff. While the proposal didn’t work out that night, Collin persevered and suggested they stay the second night at the Johnston Canyon Cabins and Bungalows. Once at the bungalow, the picturesque front porch and secluded location gave Collin the perfect idea for his proposal moment. After dinner, when the light was perfect, he set up the tripod to take photos of the action. But nerves seemed to get the best of Collin; he thought Christine saw him pulling the ring box out of his pocket through the front window, and, in an attempt to play it cool, sat down in the rickety porch chair a little too fast and busted out the bottom of the chair. Hearing the commotion and seeing his face through the window, Christine guessed what happened and ran out to help. Luckily, Collin managed to get onto one knee and open the ring box just in time.
Although his last year has been a bit of a whirlwind, Christine has still managed to plan nearly every detail of their June 26th, 2021 wedding. The couple is planning to get married in Banff, AB. A simple ceremony will be held at the stunning Tunnel Mountain Reservoir, followed by a night of fine-dining and dancing at The Bison restaurant for the reception. While the wedding might be a bit smaller than they originally intended, they still intend to go ahead with the dream wedding Christine had been planning … for about five years. We love urban fall rooftop engagement sessions in Calgary! Head over to the link to read about more!