Mia and Reid

Mia and Reid's Engagement in Devonian Botanical Garden in Edmonton, AB Canada

How We Met

Our Story In the summer of 2009 this dashing guy walked into my backyard. My brother had organized a bonfire. He walked right towards me and introduced himself as Reid. He told me I have the softest hands. I am 16, and in love. The following week a group of us go out for a bite and I sat beside Reid. In a typical clumsy move I managed to spill ice cream all over the arm of the suit he was wearing… The rest is history!! So began the wild ride that is Mia and Reid. 7 years later Reid and I were engaged on a sunny Saturday afternoon on September 10th 2016.

How He Asked

How He Proposed Reid told me to get all dressed up because we were going to take couple photos at Devonian Botanical Gardens and I was a bit annoyed that he didn’t give me any notice… So he reverse psychologied me and told me we would do it another time- so you can bet I got all dressed up!! When I arrived at the gardens and gave my name, the lady at the desk said she had something for me. She pulls out a Star Wars lunch box (BACKSTORY: STAR WARS IS MY LIFE) Inside the lunch box is a tablet- with a photo of us when we first met saying “The year our journey started will start this journey for you today” so I put in 2009 as the pass code the year we met. It worked! The tablet opened up to photos of us over the past 6 years, with a poem on each photo about our relationship along with instructions of where to go throughout the gardens to find him.

I walk through the gardens nervous and excited of what could possibly be going on- people were watching me with smiles and curious glances. My last stop on my treasure hunt was a tall tower overlooking the gardens. When I reached this path, suddenly one of our favorite songs “At Last” by Etta James starts blaring from the tower!! As I walked up, there was an arrow on the window ledge of the tower and so I looked out… On the ground below it said “WILL YOU”, and as I turn around Reid was on one knee, holding a ring, and asked me if I will marry him. Happiest day of my life!!

Mia's Proposal in Devonian Botanical Garden in Edmonton, AB Canada