Misel + Antony’s Calgary Winter Engagement
Winter engagement sessions in Calgary are so beautiful! Misel and Antony are such an awesome couple! They braved the cold to cuddle in the snow for their engagement session and still managed to have a bunch of fun! I can’t wait for their wedding!
Their Love Story:
We met about 5 years ago through mutual friends and nothing much happened since then until Antony reached out to me on July 1st of 2016. I was preparing for my usual summer vacation to Croatia when Antony found out about my trip and showed an interest in what my plans were. A few days went by of back and forth chatting and sadly I was on my way to Croatia for 3 weeks. While at the airport waiting for my flight, I found out Antony’s original summer plans fell through and he bought a last minute flight for the following week to go to Croatia as well. While flying and not having cell service, I was eager to land and hear more about his Croatia trip and if there would be a possibility of us meeting up. I was just so excited to hear back from him that I felt like a lil giddy girl. After days of chatting back and forth, we made plans to meet up with each other and a couple of other mutual friends who were there as well from Edmonton.
I can still remember how nervous I was that day when he came to pick me up, but the nerves quickly went away as he charmed me with his silly sense of humour. After only a couple of days together, a spark was ignited but I was dreading leaving him. The weekend after Antony got back home to Edmonton, he came down to Calgary for a brief visit, which was the beginning of our long distance relationship. So many endless drives back and forth on the QE2 highway, and many days apart, but I knew from the beginning that it was all worth it and that this was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
Fast forward now to just over two years later. I was stuck at the hospital working over the September long weekend. After three long day shifts in a row, I was exhausted but on my way to a family dinner at the Bow Valley Ranche, or so I thought. As I was walking towards the restaurant, my sister redirected me where to go and as I looked up, I saw Antony standing off to the side in this romantic setting, waiting for me. The tears instantly started flowing as I knew what was about to happen. As I approached Antony, I was shaking from all of the shock, but he just started telling me how much he loves me and simply got down on one knee and proposed.
September 7th, 2019, will be the best day yet to come for us as we get to celebrate the start of our lives together in the same city, with no more endless hours on FaceTime nor driving the dreaded 3 hour drive between Calgary and Edmonton. Since we are both Croatian, we have always wanted to incorporate some wedding traditions into our big day together, such as Antony coming to “pick-up his bride”, where he will have to “buy” me from my family prior to heading to the church together. I envision our wedding day to be elegant filled with lots of love for one another as we celebrate with many of our family and friends in happiness, laughter, and I’m sure, many tears.
The best is yet to come!