Kayla and Mitchell

How We Met

Mitchell and I taught at the same school last year. He is the basketball coach and I was the dance team director. All of my students tried since the beginning of the school year to get us together. He was married and I am divorced so that was my reasoning to hush my girls up. Little did I know at the time, he was separated and going through a divorce as well. After the Christmas holidays, I was on lunch duty and he always just happened to be in the hall “running errands” the same time I had lunch duty. We got to talking one day and he opened up and told me about his divorce. We ended that conversation with a high five for both being divorced.

The following week, my dancers had a performance at an elementary school. When we got back to school, I emailed all the staff to let them know the girls would be heading back to class shortly. Not 5 minutes after sending the email, Mitchell emails me back. We email back and forth and exchange numbers. Last year, I danced for a professional hockey team. We were in the play-offs at time. After Mitchell and I exchanged numbers, I invited him to a game with some friends. I was crazy into him, but knew he had a lot going on so I figured this would be at least something fun for all of us to do. After that game, we went on a date and talked all night long. The rest is history.

Proposal Ideas Grand Riviera Princess All Suites Resort and Spa

How He Asked

We have been looking forward to our trip to Mexico for months! The past couple of months, we’ve had some major expenses. I bought a new car, we bought a house, etc. We talked about setting a budget once we got back into town and start saving for a ring and wedding. We decided to have a nice beach dinner and take some nice pictures the first night just in case we got too sun-burnt or too much to drink! Saturday morning, we went and worked out at the gym then went to set up our excursions and dinner for each night. I ran back to the room to get the money to pay while he set everything up. Afterwards, we went straight to the pool! (Hello swim-up bar!) After we relaxed there for a while, we went down to the beach and got in the water. We got back on the topic of setting a budget and go look at rings. We decided to go in and get ready for dinner.

We went down to the Chill Out Bar for our dinner on the beach. He kept looking around for the photographer and couldn’t relax. I didn’t think anything of it since I knew we were taking pictures. When he finally saw him, he went and told him his plan. We start taking pictures at our table and then all around the beach/restaurant. I could tell Mitchell was getting annoyed. I told him to just relax and have fun. The guy was just doing his job. Little did I know, our photographer was wasting time so the lighting would be perfect.

He takes us over to a little deck and tells Mitchell to get on his knee and for me to hug him from the back. (That was his cue to propose). I look at Mitchell and wait for him to get down. At that moment, he begins with his speech. I still didn’t click for a second what was happening. When I did, I began saying ‘uh huh, uh huh!’ As he drops down to his knee, I start bawling my eyes out. As we hug, he goes ‘you still haven’t said yes..’ I just bust out laughing and say oh my goodness yes! He did so good!! I was so surprised!

Special Thanks

Carlos
Photographer