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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

      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

      Jaycee & Kirk

      Jaycee & Kirk

      Tell us your proposal story

      Kirk rented a small plane for us in Calgary. I thought we were heading to Stettler to have lunch with my Mom. Shortly after we took off, Kirk told me that the plane was running low on oil and we needed to make a quick stop in Sundre before continuing on our journey. As soon as he landed the plane, I saw a cute dog running towards us. I say to Kirk, “Look there’s a wiener dog here!” We climbed out of the plane and I quickly realized... “Wait, that’s our wiener dog!”. Henry (our dog) ran right up to the plane with my ring tied around his neck. Kirk got down on one knee as he untied the ring. It truly felt like a movie!

      How we met
       
      Kirk and I met through working at WestJet. He was a junior Pilot and I was a junior Flight Attendant. We hit it off as friends right away, we went for dinner at a pub in Kamloops that evening.

      Did you know you would end up together or was it a happy surprise?
       
      Kirk and I were friends for about a year and a half before we starting dating; he was always so kind and respectful so I had no idea that he had feelings for me. For me, it was a happy surprise. For Kirk on the other hand, he said that he knew almost immediately. One of the first pairings we worked together we had a 30 hour layover in YellowKnife. There's not a whole lot to do in the -40 YellowKnife winters, so our crew of four drank at the local brewery. Later that day I had the most embarrassing moment of my life. I dropped a bottle of red wine in Shoppers Drug Mart and it smashed everywhere! Kirk had a good laugh over it. After that, we got lost walking around the town and eventually ended up sharing a platter of chicken fingers at a restaurant. The next day Kirk told our Captain, “I’m going to marry that girl one day.”.

      Favorite part of your relationship?
       
      My favorite part of our relationship is that we truly are best friends that have the utmost respect for each other. Whether its travelling, boating, snowboarding, or having a rave dance party in our PJs at home, we’re always doing something fun together. I feel so lucky that I found someone who shares the same interests and passions as I do. 

      What do you look forward to for the rest of your life together?
       
      I’m looking forward to experiencing all life has to offer, with Kirk by my side. The thing I am most excited for is building a family together. We also have a lot of travelling we want to do, it's an ever expanding list of destinations.

      Why did he or you choose the ring you did?
       
      There is something so timeless about a solitaire diamond, but I also wanted something slightly unique. I have always loved pear shaped stones. Kirk did a great job of researching different diamonds and settings and decided to go with the hidden halo with diamonds on the band. I couldn’t be happier with his choice!

      How did you hear about Lawlor Jewelry?
       
      Lawlor Jewelry was one of my first places of work in High School. The Lawlor family has always been so good to me, it would have been an obvious choice for me to have my ring made by them. Not to mention, I know that Lawlor Jewelry sells nothing but quality. Kirk and I live in Calgary, so I didn’t want to pressure him into buying from any specific store. Kirk emailed Lawlor Jewelry to inquire about diamonds and Mike immediately knew who Kirk was after only meeting him briefly a year prior. That's the type of service Lawlor Jewelry provides; everyone is treated like family.



      Couple: Jaycee Murray & Kirk Desjardins
      Photography: Rose & Range Photo
      Ring: Lawlor Jewelry

      Aimee & Robert

      Aimee & Robert

      Tell us your proposal story

      Robert and I had a weekend getaway planned to Jasper. It was just the two of us to do some hiking and cross-country skiing. On our first night, we got dressed up and went for dinner and drinks. Our hotel had a beautiful outdoor fire pit with the mountains as a background. When it was just the two of us, Robert got down on one knee and proposed. After I said yes I found out that Robert had driven ten hours in one day in a snowstorm to ask my father's permission to marry me, knowing how important this was to me. We spent the rest of the evening calling all of our family and friends.

      How we met
       
      It all started with a swipe to the right. We went to Bower Ponds where he had planned a picnic and a walk on our first date where Robert spent the entire time staring far too long at me and being terribly nervous. I’m still not sure how a second date came out of that!

      Did you know you would end up together after you met or was it a happy surprise?
       
      The day after our first date, Robert sent me a text that asked “Did you have a good time last night?”. After that, I knew that he was someone special. Dating isn’t easy these days as so many assumptions are made, but Robert was the exception. We have always had clear intentions in our relationship which I think is rare, especially at the beginning.

      Favourite part of your relationship?
       
      Oh my gosh, do we ever laugh! Whether it’s kitchen dancing with our little guy, an impromptu wrestling match or laughing over something ridiculous one of us has said. We love sharing our lives together, and doing it while truly being happy is the best feeling.

      Short or long engagement?
       
      We have a date set for the end of October. We’re hoping the pandemic cooperates, we are ready and excited to start our life together as a married couple.


      What do you look forward to for the rest of your life together?
       
      Robert is already an amazing father to his son Robbie and we cannot wait to see where life with our little family takes us. We have big aspirations career, life and family-wise and love that we get to have a partner to support and share all of these moments with along the way.


      Why did he or you choose the ring you did?
       
      Robert sat down with Mike and made this custom beauty of a ring. I had always wanted a pear shape and rose gold but hadn’t imagined it would be this beautiful. It’s more than a piece of jewelry to me; it has mine, Robert’s and Robert’s son’s birthstones within it, accents of my grandmother's wedding band as well as Mike and Alexis’ creative touch- it reminds me of our family every day.


      How did you hear about Lawlor Jewelry?
       
      Our best friends happen to own Lawlor Jewelry. Mike and Alexis have been Robert’s best friends and have been there for Robert for years. They welcomed me into their family with such grace. We are beyond lucky to have them in our everyday life.