Sloan and Randall
How We Met
Well… How we met is not your everyday love story. My Mother was Randall’s boss at their workplace – I had never met Randall but my mom always praised his hard work and authentic character. When I was in need of a summer job in 2015 my mom had offered me a great position here. Little did I know that taking the summer intern position that I would soon meet the man I was destined to marry.
The first day we met went a little like this… Picture it is 6:00 AM and you are forced to go to work with your mom – as you are driving there you are half awake and your mom tries to reassure you that this will be a great experience & you might even “meet a cute guy”. Rolling my eyes at her comment we laughed and continued our way into work. Everyone arrives to work and I am given a tour – no cute guys here let me tell you. But half an hour late, cue the entrance of the cute guy (lol) – Randall walks in and was the man of the hour. Everyone had to stop and say hello and ask how his weekend was – even my own mom!! Of course, I introduced myself and well, one thing led to another. Going through the summer together working and eventually the rest of the year! He asked me out a month after meeting each other in Niagara Falls right before I went back to university.
How He Asked
I own a wedding planning company and have always dreamed of every aspect of my proposal, engagement party, bridal shower, & wedding in EVERY specific detail. However, Randall went above & beyond. On Christmas Eve we attended my Uncle’s Christmas party for the year with 26 family members. It was a great time and everyone was being super weird around me… I had a feeling something was up but my cousin, Natasha, convinced me otherwise. As the night ended Randall and I began to drive home to my parents’ house.
Christmas Eve the GTA in Canada was hit with a GIANT snow storm. Of course, Randall insisted on taking the longest route possible home because he wanted a coffee. He even made me get out of the car so I could record him doing “doughnuts” in the parking lot. Needless to say, I was cold and annoyed and just wanted to go home to spend Christmas with my family. As I went into the house there was no one to be seen.
As I entered the living room I noticed the backyard door open and candles leading the way. As I peeked my head out I saw all of Randall’s family and my family standing there. Everyone was cheering and crying – my sister had on my favorite love song (Thousand Years – Christina Perri). Randall, Natasha, & my sisters had created a Christmas Market in my backyard. Twinkle lights lit up my backyard with a wood burning fire, & hot chocolate galore.
They had all gone above & beyond. As I followed the path of candles I saw Randall on one knee in front of a sign that said: “MARRY ME?”. I cried, he cried, and our family cried. It was absolutely beautiful and more than I could have ever dreamed of!