The Proposal

25 Aug

The Proposal

Originally uploaded by Wes Devauld

WOW!!! What an amazing day August 19, 2010 was for Wes and I.

We were camping at Honeymoon Lake in Jasper National Park.

Wes asked me if I was interested in getting some couples photos down by the lake and of course I said yes (he knew I would say yes, i love getting photos of us together). Wes was hoping to get a sunset but with all the smoke in the air from the hundreds of BC fires, there was no sunset. So we went down to the lake in the evening to get some photos. Wes set up his camera and timer and then he took a few photos of us together. I was having a great time and had no idea what was about to happen next. Wes pressed the button on the camera and slowly came over to where I was. Then he got down on one knee and said “Sonja, will you marry me?” I was speechless and in my head was saying Yes but nothing was coming out. Then I said Yes to Wes and he went to hand me the box, I said “You have to put the ring on my finger”. So Wes placed the ring on my finger and we kissed and hugged and kissed and hugged and kissed and hugged. I am still surprised with myself that I did not cry.

Shortly after Wes proposed, a guy that was also camping at Honeymoon Lake came down to where we were not knowing what had just happened and told us a story. To the left of me was a bench next to the lake so you could sit and look out on the lake. This guy said the bench reminded him of a place in Norway where you take a woman when you want to propose to her and she has to say yes since the bench is the Yes or I do bench. Wes and I laughed and Wes told this guy that he just proposed and that I said yes but that we were not sitting on the bench. hahaha

What an amazing day!!! And an amazing moment to capture!!! I am very very very happy and so in love with Wes!


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  1. sharon williamson

    August 25, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    What a wonderful story. Congratulations to the both of you. Wishing you both happiness always.

  2. svanzwaaij

    August 26, 2010 at 5:25 am

    Thank you very much Sharon!!!

  3. Mira van Zwaaij

    August 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    That is so sweet & well thought of! Way to go Sonja & Wes!!!!!

  4. Mark Bennett

    August 27, 2010 at 7:24 am

    That is a great proposal! Congratulations to both of you!

  5. svanzwaaij

    August 27, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Thank you very much Mark!

  6. svanzwaaij

    August 27, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Thank you Mira!!!