July 31, 2019 Amy + Graham
Words from the bride, Amy:
I knew Graham was the one shortly after he met my daughter and I watched them instantly connect! He says that he knew I was the one after we spent our first Christmas together.
Graham proposed to me 2 years after we started dating, while we were on a hike in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. We had hiked up to a vantage point overlooking the lake, and I turned around to find him on one knee! He also did a second mini proposal when we got home, so he could include my daughter, Grace. He gave her a special necklace that evening too.
Getting married in the Vernon area was important to us as we both have a special connection to that area. He grew up there, and I spent childhood summers at my family's Vernon lake house. We've always loved that we have that in common!
I have so many favourite moments from the wedding day! I think our ceremony was so heartfelt and personalized that we truly felt that it was a highlight of the day (many of our guests also said the same thing!). Our officiant spent a lot of time getting to know us beforehand in order to craft a personalized ceremony for us, and it was beautiful.
I loved the first moments we shared during our first look, where we exchanged vows in private and took photos. I also loved having my daughter as part of the day! It was meaningful to both of us not only for us being united as a couple but for Grace to feel like we were now a ‘family’. So we exchanged a ring with her too, and she read little ‘vows’ to us which was just wonderful.