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Joy & Walker Engaged

Dec 20, 2013
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We asked:

How did you two meet? Tell us your story.

We met one fateful day as I was walking down Spadina Ave. I saw a sandwich board sign for a personal training studio. For some unknown reason there was an urge inside of me to call the number and ask if they had a nutritionist on staff. Walker of course answered the phone and we made an appointment to meet one week later. Fortunately for me, his previous nutritionist had just left and he was indeed looking for another one. The timing was perfect. Even though we didn’t start dating until several months after meeting, the moment I met him I felt like I’d known him forever. I “knew” he was the one although at a conscious level I couldn’t grasp the magnitude of this thought!

Describe the proposal.

The proposal was simple and perfect but the story leading up to it was hilarious. We were in Paris, France the summer of 2012. We decided that we would each plan out 1 night and have it be a complete surprise to the other. So it was his turn. He planned to take to me to some hotel bar on the 50th floor overlooking the Eiffel Tower so we could see the sparkly lights at 10pm. We decided to walk there since that’s what you do in Paris — walk everywhere! Although what he didn’t realize was that it wasn’t really a “walkable” distance. After walking for about 2 hours in heels and my belly rumbling with hunger, we finally found a cab that knew the location he had in mind. All the while I had no idea what was going to transpire because it was still a surprise. We finally got to the hotel bar which was a 20 minute cab ride after walking 2 hours (we were laughing that there’s no way we could have walked all the way). The bar was super cheesy with blue lighting and Americans everywhere yapping about pharmaceutical stuff (not the kind of ambience you might look for in Paris when you want to propose) and the drinks were 25 euro each. His plan was to propose to me there, but when he realized it wasn’t perfect he delayed it. So we travelled by cab back to the hotel. It was well after midnight, my feet were full of blisters, my tummy rumbling and Walker was anxious to go for another walk in the gardens near our hotel. I was like “are you nuts? Let’s go to sleep!”. HAHA! So he proposed to me right then and there. It was perfect, joyful, tearful and magical.

What’s your favorite memory from your proposal?

My favourite memory of the proposal was Walker’s sweet face and the look in his loving eyes. They say a picture says a thousand words, but Walker’s eyes say a thousand words!

What do you love most about each other?

I love so many things about Walker. He makes me laugh, he’s goofy, he is so freakin’ dependable, he gives great hugs, he always shares his food with me, he’s healthy and we have the same core values about life, love and everything in between. I asked Walker what he loves about me and he said “your unconditionally loving eyes, playful spirit, you’re a good cook and I love your eternal sense of optimism and confidence”.

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