Stephanie and Alec
How We Met
Alec and I met by chance (or fate, as I consider it!) when we were in our second year at McMaster University. On January 4, 2011, on a whim, I decided to change my plans for the day. Alec saw me as I got off the elevator, and let people standing between us in the lineup go in front of him, so he could talk to me. We have been inseparable ever since that day!
How He Asked
The week of the proposal, Alec insisted on bringing us back to Hamilton “to try a new restaurant”. Being a Canadian winter, the days leading up to the proposal were super snowy and cold. The morning he proposed, he kept insisting on going back to Hamilton despite the bad weather. On our way to the restaurant, we passed Tiffany Falls, which is where we would often go on hikes throughout the years. Alec suddenly said that we should stop and look around. This is when I started getting suspicious! The setting could not have been more beautiful – it was like being in a snow globe! It was all white and magical, and we were the only ones there (or so I thought- the photographer was waiting behind some bushes!). We walked down the trail to the waterfall, taking our time on a really sunny and warm day. Alec suddenly turned around and I knew what was happening. I burst into tears as he got down on one knee – it was the happiest moment of my life!