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      Maddie & Tim

      Maddie & Tim

      The proposal story

      In July, we took a day off to spend some time together. I planned a date in Kananaskis where we were going to hike Troll Falls and visit the Nordic Spa. I was not the slightest bit suspicious as I had planned the date. While we were hiking, Tim was practically running up the mountain. I asked him what his deal was, and he said he was worried about running into a bear. Which was not like him at all. However, when we got to the top it all made sense as he got down on one knee and proposed.

      Now a little back story, a few weeks prior-- my friends had thrown me a surprise party for my university graduation. At this get-together, Tim faked proposing. So, when he got down on one knee under the waterfall, I thought he was pulling my leg again. I used some very colorful language and told him this wasn’t funny. But, when he held up my dream ring, I knew he was serious. The proposal couldn’t have been more us. It will forever be one of my favorite days.

      How we met
       
      Well, Tim and I are what some might call high school sweethearts. We started dating when I was in grade 9 and Tim was in grade 11. However, this relationship didn’t come easy. I had been very persistent since I was in grade 6. I met Tim through our best friend Ally Hamel. We actually went on a double date when I was in grade 6, but-- it wasn’t with each other. From that moment on, I was on a mission. I even went to the extreme of blowing up Tim’s phone one weekend from my Text Plus account and then told him my friend had my phone for the weekend with high hopes he would answer me. Flash forwards a few years later, he finally answered me, and we went on a lunch date to A&W. The rest is history.

      Did you know you would end up together or was it a happy surprise?
       

      Although there was significant resistance from Tim in the beginning… He said after our first date, he knew that we would end up together. As I had mentioned above, I was persistent. After meeting that tall, ginger boy from Erskine I had high hopes that we would end up together. Boy-- am I ever glad I was that 12-year-old girl with a goal in mind.

      Favorite part of your relationship?

      I think both agree that our favorite part of our relationship is that we are truly doing life with our best friend. We can laugh and cry together-- and just be our most genuine selves. For me, I think my favourite part is the small moments. Spending a night in watching hockey, going on a road trip, and just slowing down to enjoy our time together. Tim’s favourite part is learning and growing together. We have grown up together and he appreciates that we have each other to go through the good and the bad
      times with.

      What do you look forward to for the rest of your life together?

      We look forward to growing our little family and building our lives together. I know that Tim is going to be the most amazing Dad, and I cannot wait to watch our dreams become a reality. We have truly grown up together-- and we cannot wait to grow old together. I am excited to continue to experience all aspects of life with Tim by my side. There is no one else I’d rather grow old and wrinkly with.


      Why did he or you choose the ring you did?

      I think my Pinterest board and best friend, Ally-- were fairly helpful in the design process of my ring. Tim took in one of my late grandmother’s rings so that some of the diamonds could be incorporated into my ring in her memory. Although, I had dropped some hints. This ring Tim helped design completely surpassed my expectations. It is the most beautiful, timeless piece of jewelry and I cannot wait to wear it for the rest of my life.

      Why Lawlor Jewelry?

      Being a Stettler girl and having known the Lawlor family for most of my life-- it was
      never a question. Lawlor Jewelry was always the first choice.

      Hope & Adam

      Hope & Adam

      The proposal story

      We have a small group of friends that have camped together for several years on May long weekend, at a private campsite down by the river. This past May long we had just arrived, all our friends were there, we were all unpacking and setting up camp. Adam’s twin brother came up to me to tell me that Adam was calling me over to the river bank. We have talked about this specific spot often and how it would be so special to get married there. 

      As soon as I started walking over to him, I knew what was going on.. Adam got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. We got to spend the weekend together celebrating our engagement with some of our closest friends in one of our favorite places.

      How we met
       
      Adam & I went to high school and graduated together in 2014. We had a lot of mutual friends but honestly didn’t spend much time together until years later. After high school we both played slow pitch baseball in Big Valley throughout the summer but on separate teams and we were often rivals, haha.

      Did you know you would end up together or was it a happy surprise?

       

      It was definitely a happy surprise! Adam went to university in Edmonton & I took my nursing degree in Red Deer so our lives were in separate places. We would see each other every May long down at the river and at ball tournaments in the summer but it just never transpired into anything until finally one May long about 4.5 years ago, I finally got Adam to ask me out on a date ;) about a month later, I found out I would be placed in Edmonton at the Stollery for my final nursing practicum that fall. Everything fell into place from there. 

       


      Favorite
       part of your relationship?

      We both love to have fun and enjoy the simple things in life. One of our favorite date nights is finding a fun place to have a few drinks, eat some yummy food & enjoy each other's company.

       What do you look forward to for the rest of your life together?

      We recently moved back to Stettler after living in Edmonton for 4 years and we just can’t wait to start our lives and build a family here.


      Why did he or you choose the ring you did?

      My mom and I went to look at rings around Christmas time, as Lawlor Jewelry was having a sale. I picked out 5 or 6 favorites but wanted him to pick his favourite for me when the time came. He ended up picking my favorite one.

      Why Lawlor Jewelry?
      We love supporting our community & small family businesses. It’s just a bonus that Lawlor Jewelry is simply the best!


      Couple: Hope Skocdopole & Adam Ternes
      Photography: Sweetlight Photography
      Ring: Lawlor Jewelry

      Morgan & Parker

      Morgan & Parker

      The proposal story

      Parker was quite sneaky about his proposal! After designing my ring, he spent a few months conversing with my sister and best friends about how and where to propose.

      It was Christmas morning; we woke up, had some coffee, made some breakfast, and we began opening each other's presents in our living room. After we had gone through our stockings and sufficiently spoiled each other with gifts, he pulled out a book I had written for his birthday about all the reasons why I loved him.

      He flipped to a page where he had written, “A Christmas proposal. This book has made a lot of miles in my truck, and whenever I see it, it reminds me of my love for you. Will you marry me?”

      The only thing I could focus on was the word proposal, as he reached for the small box sitting on our mantle. At that point, I was crying, and he said he blacked out, and he could barely finish asking me to marry him before I said yes and had the ring on my finger!

      How we met
       
      Parker and I both grew up in the town of Stettler, separated by only two years in school, yet our paths never crossed until we were in our 20s. A few years after high school, I joined the Shit Kids, a ball team that is now filled with my closest friends and soon-to-be family members!

      During my second season with the Shit Kids, we were at a tournament in Bashaw in August of 2018, a late ball tournament and one that we were not sure if we were even going to play in. I had grown to be very good friends with Drew (Parker’s younger brother) and Sky (Drew’s then-girlfriend, now wife), who were on the team, and on that weekend, Parker passed through Bashaw on his way home from work.

      While watching the home run derby, Sky started working her magic and tossed around the idea that Parker and I should start talking. We began talking and casually seeing each other but didn’t officially date for quite a long time.

      However, while Parker was away at work and I was in university, we would call each other every Sunday and have great long chats, and I knew that he would become a very special person in my life. We began dating in May of 2019 and have been inseparable ever since.

      Did you know you would end up together or was it a happy surprise?
       
      I think i knew before we were even dating that Parker was the man I wanted to marry. One of the biggest characteristics I was looking for in a partner was kindness, and Parker is one of the kindest and most generous souls I have ever met, even when he tries to put on a stoic front.

      We had gone on a trip to Mexico shortly before we started dating, and on one of the excursions, we were supposed to swim through a dark tunnel, and we needed goggles to do so. One lady had forgotten to bring her contacts, and the goggles wouldn’t go over her glasses, so Parker proceeded to guide her all the way through the dark tunnel, alerting her to deep areas, sharp rocks, and sudden corners.

      Not only is he extremely kind and thoughtful, but he is probably the hardest working man I know, and we both challenge one another to continue to grow as individuals and as a couple. He embodies all the characteristics I want and need in a partner, and I am so thankful that he is my soon-to-be forever partner in this life.

      Favorite part of your relationship?

      My favorite part of our relationship is that he's truly and fully my best friend. He is the one I want to spend all my happiest days with, the one I want to confide in and run to when I've had a bad day, and most importantly, the one I want to grow old and grumpy with.

      We enjoy many of the same activities, such as camping, side-by-siding, playing hockey, and travelling. We also enjoy competing against one another (in the most friendly manner), and we even have a crib scoreboard in our house where he is beating me by quite a significant amount. We are constantly trying to out-wit one another, and there is so much joy in my life when we are around one another.

      What do you look forward to for the rest of your life together?

      I look forward to building a life in Stettler, hopefully on an acreage, where we can raise our kiddos and new puppy Cash, just like how we were both raised.

      I also look forward to spending many hours attending our kids’ sporting/extracurricular events, whatever they may include. We are both determined to coach our kids in hockey and already have a competition about who will be the better coach!

      I mostly look forward to the many more memories I will get to share and create with him. I even look forward to the mundane, busy, or messy memories as I know he will be right by my side through it all.


      Why did he or you choose the ring you did?
      I definitely gave some pretty strong hints about what I would like, but he and Mike custom-designed my ring, and it blew any expectations I had out of the water!

      I have always loved the look of a three-stone ring as it is traditional and is said to represent a couple’s past, present, and future. However, my favorite detail on my engagement ring is that it has 19 stones on it (by a total fluke), and 19 is my favorite number!

      Why Lawlor Jewelry?
      Parker and I are local Stettlerites and try to support local businesses where we can. Parker has bought a few pieces of jewelry for me from Lawlor’s over the years, and I wear them every day.

      The whole team at Lawlor Jewelry is so fantastic to work with and craft the most stunning pieces of jewelry, which made them the obvious choice for our rings.

      My engagement ring, wedding band, and Parker’s future wedding band, have been purchased at Lawlor’s because we know and trust that the quality will be exceptional and last a lifetime!

      Erica & Bobby

      Erica & Bobby

      The proposal story

      It was an event, to say the least lol. Here is the short of the long: Bobby...he’s such a patient man. It took him hours to get me to a private location on Parksville Beach in BC. When he finally got me somewhere where there wasn’t an audience, he looked off into the distance, thought he saw a pod of whales and asked me to check it out on my zoom lens. I didn’t even hesitate! Whales?!! To my surprise, when I turned around he was on one knee. I tried so many times in the past to envision what my feelings would be in that moment...and even though I’ve experienced it, I’m still not sure how to describe it. But I cried...so much lol. The best part was how he asked me... "Wanna be my wife?” and I appropriately responded with, “Ya”. And then I said thank you haha.

      How we met
       
      Funny enough, we lived in the same town, went to the same high school, and knew some of the same people... But our paths wouldn’t cross until 3 years later after Bobby graduated and moved to Stettler while I was still in school. My sister and I worked at the same restaurant for a bit, and when Bobby came back to Airdrie to visit friends, he would have breakfast at the restaurant and hang out with my sister. One day she introduced us... And on that very same day, Bobby offered to drive me home after work, I texted my mom, told her I was getting a ride home from a guy, and then we drove around talking for 4 hours... It was the most instant connection I’ve ever had with someone.

      Did you know you would end up together or was it a happy surprise?
       
      I knew I wanted to be with Bobby for the rest of my life after only being together for 2 months. I was only 17 at the time. I knew what I wanted and who I wanted to be with. I didn’t doubt it then and I don’t doubt it now.

      Favorite part of your relationship?
       
      Bobby is my Soulmate. We do everything together and we always have. Our relationship is honest, silly, and sometimes secret. We love to laugh, we make each other laugh, and we support each other. No matter how tough life has gotten, we come out better than we went in.


      What do you look forward to for the rest of your life together?
       
      Whatever comes next! Some of the things we’ve talked about for so many years are about to happen. or aren’t too far ahead from today. Marriage, babies, and maybe a home? Seems so traditional and yet, the relationship goals we had that once felt so far away, are now so close to becoming real. I’m getting butterflies just thinking about it.

      Why did he or you choose the ring you did?
       
      Oh man...this incredible ring was a TEAM effort I think. Bobby had seen a jacket wedding ring/band in Lawlor so many years ago and I just didn’t care for the Style to be honest. I knew I wanted a cushion or round halo and Bobby carried that with him for sure! What surprised me was how much he cared about the diamond and included my birthstone into the ring as well. I’m so happy he got to work with Mike on that part of the ring! Then I got the privilege to be apart of the second portion of the ring. When Bobby was describing the idea to me, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. So naturally (because I’m so impatient) I tried googling or building the ring he was describing and kept getting double halo rings. I was sold once I saw that. What’s so cool about the ring is each component that went into it making it came from so many different perspectives and made it the piece it is now. I love my ring so much because of the amount of thoughts and opinions that went into it.

      How did you hear about Lawlor Jewelry?
       
      We chose Lawlor because of so many things! We have been shopping with Lawlor for years, they're a local business, their product quality is always the best, there is so much care for customers in the store, we were remembered/greeted by name each time we entered the store...and not just by Mike and Alexis...but by all the staff! Lastly...its the overall genuine atmosphere. It’s that family feeling and it’s the kindness. That's why ♥️


      Couple: Erica Stevens & Bobby Stevens
      Photography: Chloe Photo
      Ring: Lawlor Jewelry

      Breana & Ryan

      Breana & Ryan

      The proposal story

      We sledded up to the Olive Hut on top of Catamount Glacier for a two-night stay (if you research the hut you might think we are insane lol). Once we got up to the hut, Ryan got down on one knee and asked me to be his adventure partner for life! We then popped a bottle of champagne and cooked up a pot of dehydrated pasta. It was the perfect evening!

      How we met
       
      I was at Lake Louise waiting in line for the chair when I heard my name get called. I turned around and a guy I had seen before while working as a waitress at Earls was calling my name. We then ran into each other at the chalet during lunchtime, he and his friends joined us for lunch and some drinks. We then went for a couple of snowboards laps together and we have been together ever since.


      Did you know you would end up together or was it a happy surprise?
       
      We both think so. <3

      Favorite part of your relationship?
       
      Our thirst for adventure and our love of food.

      What do you look forward to for the rest of your life together?
       
      Retiring in a small mountain town with as many dogs as we can fit!

      Why did he or you choose the ring you did?
       
      He chose it because he knew I loved it from the first time I saw it and didn't stop sending him pictures and hints of it for 4 years.

      How did you hear about Lawlor Jewelry?
       
      A couple of my girlfriend's rings came from Lawlor Jewelry and they are exquisite. Also, I worked with Mike back in the day at West 49 and thought it would be cool to support his family business!


      Couple: Breana Cook & Ryan Bennett