A Waterside Engagement Fit for Their Epic Love Story
June 30, 2017
CasualOutdoor Weddings
Kelsie and Tyler have a love story fit for a movie. From a just-missed encounter in London and a melt-you-heart kiss the day they first saw each other in person to Kelsie's sudden, devastating loss of hearing and a life-changing surgery, they've encountered it all hand-in-hand and are more in love than ever. Kirill Bordon Photography captured the sweet couple near their home on the water in British Columbia as they celebrate their upcoming nuptials. After melting over the gallery, be sure to read their full love story below, told by the Bride-to-be.
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From the Bride-to-Be... You could say that our love story began at the doors of The Maple Leaf Pub in London, England. I was nineteen, traveling alone, and had heard that a cute blonde guy was working there with his buddies - fellow Canadians from my own hometown in Ladner, BC. I remember resting my hand on the oversized brass knob of the pub's front door, pausing to debate going in, then quickly abandoning the idea and walking on to explore Covent Garden. Our love story truly began five years later when he asked to buy one of my paintings for his apartment as a cover to get to know me better. We talked back and forth for a month before meeting in person. When we finally met in May, he swept me off my feet with a first kiss that was straight out of a 1940s movie. We were inseparable that summer. I instinctively knew I had met a man who was my soul mate: funny, considerate, intelligent, and – not to mention – handsome. My soul felt at home with him. The pieces were falling into place.

In the bliss of a new relationship, I was not prepared for a huge life event that would devastate me that fall: I lost all my hearing. Over the next four years, I would learn Tyler's empathy, patience, and devotion. His strong calm presence persisted through highs and lows, including communication challenges and life changing surgery with an opportunity to hear again. Our relationship was tested, yet strengthened, as we navigated this new territory together as a couple.

On the twenty sixth of December, 2016, he surprised me in the best way possible when he proposed in a place that is very special to us: our home together on the water. I am so grateful to continue to journey through life with my best friend; I can't imagine my life without him, and thankfully, I won't ever have to.