Ying Ying and Alvin’s Engagement Session – Richmond Green Park – Markham / York Region Wedding Photographer

Alvin welcomed Ying Ying over to his place on the morning of Christmas Day. As she walked in, she noticed that there was a massive silver and gold wrapped box sitting by a small Christmas tree. “Who gave that to you?”, Ying Ying asked. “Actually, it’s for you!”, Alvin responded. She was surprised as they had promised not to gift each other anything for Christmas.

So, she picks up her gift, sits down, opens it, and finds a stuffed toy: Anges’ fluffy unicorn from Despicable Me. Back in the summer, while they were at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), they passed by a carnival game booth that had the fluffy unicorn displayed as a prize. Ying Ying turned to Alvin and said, “If you win that for me, I’ll marry you”! Alvin’s competitive nature sprung into action … only to fail the challenge not only once, but twice. They received a consolation prize that day, but now Alvin had actually gotten her a fluffy unicorn!

Ying Ying had also previously said, “Don’t get me a diamond ring. Just get me a lifetime supply of chocolate!” So Alvin found a chocolatier who crafted a white and pink coloured chocolate box that contained a chocolate engagement and wedding ring. As she opened the box to reveal the rings, she finally knew what this was all about and screamed, “It’s happening! It’s really happening!”

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Bridal Shower Brunch – The Bayview Golf and Country Club

Even though it was grey, cold, and raining outside this weekend, it was bright and warm inside at this bridal shower brunch, especially thanks to the mimosas! This bride-to-be celebrated with 11 of her closest friends and family — a ladies / girls date day out!

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Jaynelle and Ernest’s Engagement Session – University of Toronto / Royal Ontario Museum

Since Jaynelle is a teacher, she let Ernest know that she would prefer to be engaged before the end of the summer, so that they could get a head start on wedding planning before the hectic school year started. But he understood “the end of summer” as the fall / autumn equinox, so in his mind, he still had plenty of time left as the school year ramped up!

In mid-September, Ernest took Jaynelle on a drive to Hamilton. However, on the ride there, she started to feel very sick and nauseated. Eventually, she felt so terrible that he had to pull over and they had a bit of an adventure finding ways to relieve her nausea. Afterwards, they decided to return home and she felt awful for ruining his obvious attempt to make this a special trip. Interestingly, while on their first overseas trip together to Japan, Ernest had also succumbed to food poisoning. They were out and about and Jay had to literally drag him back to the hotel, nurse him back to health, and clean up his multiple messes. Apparently, there’s something about caring for someone when they have vomited that brings a relationship closer together.

The next weekend (ie. late-September), Ernest decided to try proposing again — his “end of summer” deadline was fast approaching after all! Jay totally knew what was happening and even asked, “Are we going to Yorkdale?”. Of course, Ernest denied it and even drove an alternate route. But, they ended up going to Yorkdale Shopping Centre for frozen yogurt anyways which was reminiscent of their “first date”. After they got back in the car, Jay asked, “Are we going to Hamilton?” and of course she was right (even if Ernest denied it again). When they arrived, they hiked a park trail up to an escarpment that overlooked the water. They sat on a nearby bench, Ernest got down on one knee, and she said “Yes”! :)

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