Ruth and Jason

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How We Met

I moved to Vancouver Canada 5 years ago from Ireland with 2 of my best friends. We decided to celebrate our move with a trip to a bar. I saw a guy in the line for a drink, he looked at me and gave me a smile. I smiled back. Went up to the bar to order a drink and he let myself and my friend cut the line. He then asked us to sit with him. We chatted all night. Unfortunately I celebrated the move a bit too much and got a quite tipsy. The next morning I woke up with a note in my bag with his number on it. I messaged him to apologize for my drunkenness and he asked me out. I went because I figured, why not, first date with a Canadian. 5 years later and here we are. I guess I was meant to move to Canada after all. It’s crazy how life works sometimes.

How He Asked

We were camping on sombrio beach. It was the second night. The sun was setting and I was clearing up our plates from our dinner. Whales swam by, I was pretty happy. I went to rinse some more cups and I walked back to our site, Jason was standing there in a fresh shirt. In my head I was very confused and quite annoyed he was wearing a very fancy shirt when we had sand EVERYWHERE.

I say “you changed” he says “yea I was dirty” so then I’m cleaning the stove and he says “ruth” I turn around and he is down on one knee. He asked me to marry him. I was so shocked I said “are you sure!?” He even out cologne on!

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We laughed and hugged. Made a campfire & spent the night just us enjoying our moment. We will never forget that camp trip.

Special Thanks

cavalier gastown
They designed my beautiful ring
Becca Naen
Photographer