This has been one of the most exciting packed year. With one brother married a month ago, and a month later another brother is engaged. Its all happening so fast.. how is it even possible that two siblings can be married within a year apart? I don’t know but lets just say my brothers lucked out with these gals. Congratulations DEVON & HALEIGH you two are the reason they came up with the saying, ‘match made in heaven.’
Now.. the details of how it went down. With this proposal, the main goal was the surprise element. To take the opportune moment to pop down on one knee before she even realized what was going on. Haleigh was ‘on call’ to work the Saturday of the proposal. So with Devon’s diligence and creative thinking, he phoned her boss so someone could cover her shift (of course without Haleighs knowing.) That next day they went to her favourite breakfast spot in Vancouver then off to Stanley park for a little stroll (where it would all go down.) Meanwhile myself along with some of the family hid in a bush in the park, ready to snap shots when they walked by. This was HIGH stress fyi. Once they had pulled into the park.. literally two minutes into walk he pulled her aside and asked the big question. She thought he was joking at first but when he didnt get up (he was on his knee for quite sometime) she caught on to what was happening and just repeatedly said yes.
Plenty of hugs and kisses later, they went on their way to their favourite casual date spot, Luckys donuts. Now backtracking a bit, Devon had arranged their favourite booth to be reserved and a special heart shaped donut to be made just for them two (and of course extra were made for the family to try!!) So when they arrived, in the glass container there were the ‘Haleighs Special,’ otherwise known as Coconut Boston Cream goodness. We snapped some pics and headed off. From there they had some time to talk wedding plans and headed to the Aquarium (which she had been begging Devon to take her to for quite some time..btw she is an animals rights advocate so it only seemed fitting.)
That night, both families came together and surprised Haleigh with a celebratory dinner at her very favourite Pizza Place. Whatta hoot!
Haleigh what a gem you are. We are over the moon that you are joining the Penner family and becoming a sister. Our love for you is quite immense ♥