Last week, I had the huge honour of being a part of a very special moment in Josh and Erica’s lives – their engagement!
Josh had planned a week of outdoor adventures for his and Erica’s first trip to Vancouver from Toronto, but that wasn’t the only thing he was planning. We’d been in contact through email for about a month prior to their trip planning out the details of his surprise proposal. We decided on proposing at the top of Grouse Mountain after a nice dinner at the award winning Observatory Restaurant. I’d ran up the grouse grind (in 45 minutes 😀 ) a week prior to their arrival to scout out some locations on top of the mountain so that Josh would know exactly where to propose. I found a beautiful low traffic spot with an incredible view of the city – it was absolutely perfect!
On the day of the proposal, I’d taken the gondola to the peak and waited in my spot, ready to get some ninja shots in. Unfortunately, there were some delays with dinner so I wasn’t able to use the spot I had picked out ahead of time because the sun had gone over to the other side of the mountain. With some quick thinking and text messaging, I picked out a new spot at a chair lift that was not in operation. The lift had stopped at a perfect spot on top of a hill making it possible for Josh and Erica to have a seat. The sun was also just about to set and was casting a gorgeous orange glow where Josh would propose.
Our plan went off without a hitch and Erica said YES! After emerging from my hiding spot, the three of us spent the rest of the evening taking photos at the top of Vancouver. It was such a beautiful evening and I feel so blessed to have been a part of this joyous occasion. Josh and Erica, I wish the two of you the best of luck in your future endeavours and happy wedding planning.