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      Tessa & Davis

      Tessa & Davis

      Tell us your proposal story

      Davis: I wanted to do it in front of our closest friends and I had two occasions in 2020 to choose from, her 30th birthday in February or a group camping trip planned for Canada Day weekend in July. I got in contact with Mike in early January and it just so happened we were able to come together with the design and weight of the ring. The turn around was so quick that her birthday became the perfect time to propose. I had rented a private room at a local eatery on Whyte Ave, surrounded by our closest friends, much of which was our probable wedding party, and waited until dinner was over to clink my glass and get everyone’s attention. I made a speech about how I was thankful everyone could come out and make Tessa’s 30th such a special day, and wanted to add just one more thing! I got down on one knee, said a few special things to her, and asked her if she would make me the luckiest guy in the world and marry me. The rest is history!

       

      How we met

      Davis: We met through Tinder in December of 2017, and our first time meeting was our first date at a board game cafe on Whyte Ave!

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

      Davis: I knew early on in our relationship we would end up together. Two months in and we both told each other we loved the other! We gelled in so many ways, made each other laugh, and had an instant chemistry and spark that spread into a wildfire.

      Tessa: I definitely knew there was something special about Davis from our first date onward, as unbelievable as that may sound. The chemistry and instantaneous connection between us was unlike anything I’d ever experienced! I’m a bit more of a pessimist than Davis however, so I can’t say I knew we’d end up together for sure, but I surely hoped so!

      Favorite part of your relationship?

      Davis: Going to concerts and events, taking long bike rides together ending in brunch, exploring new spots in our city together, getting drinks on patios on hot summer days, skating in the winter, trips together and with friends, and spontaneous laughing fits about the stupidest little things. But if I HAD to choose one, my favorite part is after I have cooked us a delicious meal for dinner, and we are cuddling together on the couch, we turn on 90 Day Fiancé or Married at First Sight and talk the upmost trash about the couples featured. Haha, she turned me on to trash TV and I have never looked back!

      Tessa: My favorite part of our relationship would be how we share such similar senses of humor! The ability to sass one another without either of us taking the other too seriously. Plus our shared interest in garbage television (I may have played a major part in Davis’ introduction to said media) definitely is a major bonus!

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

      Davis: The next steps! Buying a home and raising a family together is definitely what I look forward to the most! 

      Tessa: I look forward to more travelling together, buying a home, and most of all, beginning our family! 

      Why did he or you choose the ring you did?
       
      Davis: I listened to the times she said she disliked certain shapes and styles, and made notes in my phone. Mostly I took inspiration from her grandmothers ring she wears daily to go into the details and style of the band and diamond! That, and Mike definitely pushed me in some right directions on bands I didn’t know about, and weights of diamonds that would nicely feature set in it!

      How did you hear about Lawlor Jewelry?

      Davis: I grew up in Red Deer, and my best friend Mitch Orobko had a long time friend which whom he was living with, and that man was Mike Lawlor! Not only that, but all 3 of us worked together at EB Games in RD and quickly grew thick as thieves and great friends! And it's not just because of my close relationship with Mike and Alexis, it’s also their wealth of knowledge in the field, ability to educate, and their creative minds to know what would look good. Plus their turn around time in my case was phenomenal!

      Callie & Riley

      Callie & Riley

      Tell us your proposal story

      Every summer, for as long as I can remember, my family has taken our horses and multiple friends to a place called The Little Elbow in Kananaskis. We LOVE camping in the mountains. We trail ride and hike every day. Our favorite mountain to climb is Forgetmenot Mountain. It's been 'our mountain' as it holds so many memories for me and my family (even dating back to my parent's early 20's and their accidental overnight adventure). So, two years ago, my dad and I took Riley on his first climb up Forgetmenot Mountain. It takes a good 2.5-3 hours to reach the top and about 1.5 to come back down to the bottom. Riley was a trooper and seen just how much it meant to me and my father. I think it was then that he knew where to propose. So fast forward a year, same mountain, same people, same hike...different weather. That morning Dad and Ri were awfully secretive, obviously, dad was in on it. I remember having a brief thought of, "wouldn't that be funny if Riley proposed," I laughed in disbelief and went on with my life. This hike was unlike all others in the past. We had crazy weather, we had to hide under trees waiting out two flash rainstorms. It was a true test of how committed Riley was to his proposal idea. When we finally reached the top the sky had cleared and we went to take our annual 'made it to the top' picture. Unbeknown to me, my dad was filming. Riley got on one knee and proposed...AND I BLACKED OUT! So thank God that Dad was filming because all I remember seeing was Ri on his knee with a ring saying, "Callie Ann Turigan...." then nothing, I remember nothing! Haha! I even had to ask Riley if I said yes to him or not. I felt awful and excited and emotional all at the same time. And yet, I wouldn't change it. The ring, the crazy hair, no makeup, me blacking out. I wouldn't change anything because it was perfectly us. He's a planner, a grand gesture, a romantic man and I'm a fabulous mess haha. It was the best messy day ever! 

      How we met

      Riley and I met working for Skaley Landscaping one summer. I had a huge crush on him but neither of us were in a place to pursue anything more than a friendship. One day that sticks out for both of us is when Len left us at ATB with a work truck full of materials to redo the flowerbeds but no shovels, no tools, AND no keys to the work truck. We were stranded with nothing to do and no telling how long Len would be. We became friends that day. It was one of the happiest days of my summer.

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

      We had no idea! Ending up together was a very happy surprise.

      Favorite part of your relationship?

      Us. Our favorite part is simply us. I like adventures and he thinks he's the funniest guy in the room (even if he's the only one laughing) lol. We make a pretty good team. Like all relationships, things can get interesting at times, but we always end things with a laugh, even if it's a reluctant chuckle.

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

      We are looking forward to starting a family and having a new adventure in a new stage of life. The idea of embarrassing our children and being that cute, goofy, old couple is pretty exciting!

      Why did he or you choose the ring you did?

      He chose the ring. I was no help. If we were in the mall shopping he would try to get me to try on rings or show him what I liked. I would clam up and refuse to enter any jewelry store with him. He did however take an old phone of mine, hack my Pinterest and find the ONE picture of a ring I had. So he went off of that and I couldn't be happier.

      How did you hear about Lawlor Jewelry?

      Lawlor Jewelry has always been the number one choice! ♡



      Couple: Callie Turigan & Riley Anderson
      Photography: Naomi Marina Photography

      Haylie & Blair

      Haylie & Blair

      Tell us your proposal story

      We went out for an early dinner at Boston Pizza for our anniversary (which also happens to be Valentine’s Day), because the next morning we were flying to Hawaii for a family vacation. As I was finishing packing for our trip, I could hear Blair in our bedroom moving things around, but I didn’t pay too much attention to it. I was putting the final things into the suitcase when I heard Blair come in behind me, and he said “Should we pack this too?”. My first reaction was to be a little annoyed since he hadn’t been helping with the packing. So, I quickly turned around to find him kneeling behind me holding a ring. I was completely shocked and surprised. At first, I didn’t say anything, and just stared at him. Eventually after what felt like a lifetime, Blair said “Will you marry me?”. And I said “Yes!”. For the rest of the night I couldn’t sleep because I was so excited. As a side note Blair wanted to propose in Hawaii but was scared he would lose the ring traveling or it would be discovered by me or security at the airport. And he couldn’t handle the pressure of giving it to my mom for safekeeping.

      How we met

      I don’t remember the exact moment we met. We went to high school together at William E. Hay, and eventually ended up hanging out with the same people at parties. We were friends first for a couple of years.

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

      At first, we were just friends, but I think everyone around us knew we would end up together before we even did. Blair made the first move, and I couldn’t be happier that he did. I think it was a happy surprise, but deep down we always knew we would be together. Seven years together before he proposed to me!

      Favorite part of your relationship?

      My favorite part is how easy it is to laugh together, and have fun with each other. We seem to be smiling, and laughing all the time and are always making fun of each other.

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

      I look forward to experiencing life together as a married couple, all the good and bad times. As a couple we plan to travel the world starting with our honeymoon to Europe (crossing our fingers we can travel soon). We want to have children, and raise those children on a family farm outside of Donalda, Alberta.

      Why did he or you choose the ring you did?

      Blair designed the ring completely by himself! I didn’t have any idea, and I didn’t give him any ideas either on what I wanted. It was November right before he got it designed and my sister-in-law was assigned the task of getting ideas out of me, but she completely failed. At the time I was more interested in completing my Christmas shopping list rather than going into jewelry stores. Blair and Mike did a really great job, I love it! 

      How did you hear about Lawlor Jewelry?

      Blair and I grew up in Stettler, and knew about Lawlor Jewelry growing up. We have many family and friends that have always had great experiences dealing with the Lawlor crew. Plus, our younger siblings worked at Lawlor’s an amount of time a couple of years ago.



      Couple: Haylie Renschler & Blair Mueller.
      Photography: Sweetlight Photography

      Alicia & Connor

      Alicia & Connor

      Tell us your proposal story

      Connor and I were in Lake Louise for his company Christmas Party! We went on this beautiful walk around the lake and at the end of the trail, he popped the question! It was seriously so beautiful!

      How we met

      We were at the Buck Lake rodeo, a very romantic setting...NOT! Connor had strategically placed himself right beside my horse trailer and started chatting with my Dad, and then after my run, he started chatting with me! My Dad was a big fan and told me I should really consider dating this guy! What a good wingman! So I listened and we started talking and met up at a few more rodeos and four years later here we are!

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

      I knew we were going to end up together! Connor and I were really made for each other and there’s no one else I’d rather spend my life with! I was so happy when he proposed, but I did sense it coming! He is usually so cool, calm and collected and that day he was acting just a bit different! It was so sweet!

      Favorite part of your relationship?

      We love to do all the same things, it makes everything so fun! We love to golf together! We also both rodeo so you can usually find us traveling together or riding horses together. It is so fun having the same interests!

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

      I’m so excited for life with Connor! We are looking at houses and getting ready to move in together after our wedding in August! I am excited just to see him every day! We did long distance for a while and still are a bit away from each other! So seeing him every day is going to be the best for me!

      Why did he or you choose the ring you did?

      Oh man did he ever kill it on the ring! I loved the style of the double halo and he and Mike customized it just for me! I love the thought they put into designing it! It is so perfect, I couldn’t have dreamt of a more perfect and beautiful ring! He totally surprised me, he knew the general style I liked, but I’m still in awe of how amazing it is!

      How did you hear about Lawlor Jewelry?

      Connor grew up in Stettler and it was important for him to use Lawlor and support local!



      Couple: Alicia Hartzler & Connor McComish
      Photography: Twisted Tree Photography

      Miranda & Grant

      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