Ashley and Tom
How We Met
Tom and I met working at Swiss Chalet in 2009. We worked with all of our closest friends, so it was always so much fun. The first day I started working at Swiss Chalet, I instantly had a crush on Tom. Then I was mortified to learn I was put in a section with him! I was a brand new server and was so nervous embarrass myself in front of him! We worked together and had fun with friends, but within our first year we fell in love… the rest is history!
How He Asked
Tom and I had been together for almost 7 years. We are lovers of travel, the ocean, the mountains, and nature in general. Also, I have very large love for Disney! Tom and I have travelled across Canada and the United States several times, and this past summer we took what would prove to be the most amazing trip of our lives. We drove from our small hometown in Northwestern Ontario through several states down to Florida.
Since Disney is such a huge part of my life, I planned our time at Walt Disney World® very thoroughly. We made our Disney dining reservations 6 months in advance! We had four days of solid Disney action all booked, including rides, shows, character experiences, meals, from open to close at all of Disney’s parks and water parks. We also purchased Memory Maker, Disney’s photo service that allows you to stop at any photographer in the parks and have your photo taken. This way we were able to have many professional photographs in digital format, so we can do what we want with them.
We arrived at Disney’s Magic Kingdom® and as we walked through the entrance in amazement, I spotted our first photographer. He was stationed right on Main Street in front of Cinderella’s Castle. I was so excited to be at Disney that I had absolutely NO clue what was about to happen! We posed for a few photos, and then Tom turned to me and said “feel my heartbeat.” At that moment I knew! He told me I have waited too long (true!) and that it would make him the happiest man in the world if I spent my life with him. OF COURSE I screamed YES! We spent the rest of our four days at Walt Disney World® enjoying congratulatory greetings from Disney’s Cast Members and other Disney Guests. I can’t wait to marry my Prince Charming and live Happily Ever After!