claire + corey’s LeMarchand Mansion engagement session – edmonton wedding inspiration

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who doesn’t love a perfect sunset engagement session!? Claire, Corey and their adorable wheaton terrier teamed up with Zokah as the sun set over the river valley from the picturesque vantage point of the LeMarchand Mansion in Edmonton. with both the river valley and the stately historic building’s architecture as a backdrop, this session has the best of both worlds.

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here’s our story:

Corey and I met back in grade 10 during gym class. It was the first day of track and field and it was colder than usual outside. The boys were all standing together in one group and the girls in another. I think Corey could see that I was a little chilly, so he walked over to me without even knowing who I was, and offered me his hockey jacket. I thought he was pretty cute so I’m sure I was blushing as he handed the jacket over. It was pretty big on me but it smelled amazing so I wore it the entire class!

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the engagement…

We were kind of at that point where friends and family were hinting about a wedding for a few months already (Corey says it was more like a year). Anytime we went out for dinner or a special event (like a trip to Disney World), someone would always ask if he proposed. Corey didn’t want me to see it coming so he did it in a way that definitely surprised me. About two weeks before he proposed, he brought home a beautiful walnut ring box with my name engraved on it that he made by hand… But there was nothing in it. The day he proposed, we were looking our absolute best in our ragged work clothes demolishing our ensuite. When we finally sat down to rest, we were talking about plans for our home when all of the sudden he said my name. He never says my name, so that definitely caught my attention. He started saying the sweetest things about how happy he was and then he asked me to marry him. He’s such a joker so I had no idea he was serious and he wasn’t holding a ring, so I asked, with what? I didn’t see that he put the box he made two weeks prior on the coffee table so when he pointed to it and asked me to open it, I instantly had tears in my eyes. I opened the box, but I couldn’t see the ring because of the happy tears. When I could finally make out that there was a ring in the box, of course I said yes!​

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