Miranda & Grant

Tell us your proposal story

It was so special! Every February we spend a weekend in Canmore and usually do some sort of outdoor activity. Well, that year, Grant wanted to take me skiing and I hadn’t skied in years! So Saturday morning we were on our way to Nakiska for an 8:00 am lesson, and when we drove by Barrier Lake, Grant mentioned there was a nice hike around there that he would like to check out. Well, skiing only lasted about 3 hours because it was seriously -30 plus a wind chill, like sooo cold! So when leaving Nakiska, we stopped at this trail at Barrier Lake. I was like, “Are you serious? It’s way too cold for a hike”. Needless to say, he convinced me to go along and a little way into the trail he suggested we take a timed photo. He got the camera set up and I ran down a little hill to pose. As he came down the slope to pose with me, I noticed the camera wasn’t flashing to indicate the timer. I pointed it out, so he went up to “fix it”, then ran down again. And again, I pointed out that it wasn’t flashing. So I decided to go up to fix it myself and I realized it was set to record, not a timer. He said, “Oh my bad” (playing dumb) and came to 'fix it' a third time while I get back into position. Now we’re posing for the third time, the camera still isn’t working, and I am freezing, so I said “Let’s go, it’s way too cold for this” and started to walk away. Grant replied, “Just one sec.” and as I turned back around he was pulling the ring out of his pocket and getting down on one knee! I was in shock! I think I said, “OMG no you’re not” like 3 times! Once I got over my shock, I said “YES!” and to my surprise, Grant filmed the whole thing! Now we’ve been engaged over a year and are 6 months away from our wedding.

How we met

Good ol' Facebook! He says he saw me at the Renschler’s once a long time ago. And I knew of him too as this hottie who was friends with my friend’s older brother.

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

I never saw it coming but it was the most pleasant surprise! Now I can’t picture life without him.

Favorite part of your relationship?

 I smile a lot, but I smile the most when Grant is around. He makes life fun and exciting and is often taking me on neat little adventures. He’s an extrovert and I am an introvert but we balance each other out so well.

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

We can’t wait to start a family, Grant is going to be the best protector and partner.

Why did he or you choose the ring you did?

Grant did it all, I didn’t have a clue! He truly made it unique, which is what I love most about it. He always tells me he loves me "Head to toe" and got that engraved on the inside of the band.

How did you hear about Lawlor Jewelry?

Mutual friends and just being from Stettler! Lawlor Jewelry is the absolute best!

Couple: Miranda Parker & Grant Mailer
Photography: Sweetlight Photography & Chloe Photo