Daralan and Brandy met on an online dating app back in 2015. From the very beginning the spark was there. Although they lived provinces apart, they never went long without seeing each other. After many travel adventures shared, Daralan knew she wanted to propose to Brandy on her next trip out to Vancouver. She contacted the SHE team to collaborate and execute a true west coast marriage proposal that would completely surprise Brandy.
For our proposal location, we chose the Sea to Sky Gondola because of the couple’s love for the outdoors. On Daralan’s trip out to Vancouver she surprised Brandy with a weekend away to Whistler. Together they love spontaneous adventures together. That morning, on their way up to Whistler, Daralan pulled into the gondola’s parking lot to surprise Brandy with gondola tickets. The gondola was a bucket list item they always wanted to do. Although the weather wasn’t ideal, the tickets were non-refundable (or so Brandy thought). They embraced the rain and cold temperatures and headed up the mountain on the private gondola. At the top waiting for them was a moment that Brandy could never have imagined happening that day.
As they entered the room they saw a wood shingled wall filled with photos, memories and love notes of their favourite moments together. Around the corner were wood and gold brass lanterns, candles and a wood sign with the words Will you marry me painted in white calligraphy. Daralan took Brandy’s hand, got down on one knee and asked those four little words. Brandy said yes and they were engaged!
Following the proposal, the photographer and couple explored the gondola for a mini engagement session. With the weather conditions the couple had the entire area to themselves allowing us to get some great images.
When they returned, a table for two was waiting for them with wine and beer, a Say Yes Dirty Apron wine bottle and engaegment announcement christmas ornament for their tree (a yearly tradition the couple do together). The couple sat for hours smiling and reflecting on that moment they just shared. It was an incredible moment to be invited into their lives to create something so personalized and intimate for them. Later that evening, another surprise was waiting for Brandy at Araxi Restaurant. At their table waiting for them was an arrangement of tulips (her favourite flower) and a love letter keepsake of what Daralan had said to her earlier that day when she proposed.
The wedding plans are underway and I am thrilled to take this beuatiful couple from Before the Yes to I DO next year!
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