Iris and Michael

How We Met: Michael and I met while working part time at a Nike store the summer of 2004. We had our first date in October and were a couple one month later. We moved into our Loft at Yonge and Eglinton a couple of years later and adopted our dog Rylie in 2007.

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How He Asked: We were in Paris on vacation and booked a nice dinner at the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday, June 30th. After dinner, we planned to hang out in the area and wait for the light show as we heard the Tower lit up and glittered at night. He mentioned that he wanted to check out this pedestrian bridge as he heard you could get a great shot of the Eiffel Tower.

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When we arrived at the bridge, a photographer came up to us and asked if she could take our picture as she was taking photos of well dressed couples in front of the Eiffel Tower for a photo book. She seemed genuinely nice so we agreed and posed for a picture. I went to reach over to give the photographer my phone and ask her to take a photo with my camera when I realized that Michael had grabbed my hand and was getting down on one knee!

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He told me all these amazingly romantic and lovely things about us and I burst into tears. After being together for over 10 years, I didn’t think I was going to be surprised or cry so he did it perfectly. I realized afterward that Michael had hired the photographer to help capture the proposal (I still thought she was a random passerby lol) and to take some engagement pictures so we could share our moment with our friends and family.

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Photos by: Krystal Kenney for Flytographer