Whistler Wedding Photographer | Whistler | Miwah & Jonathan | Part 2

How did he propose and what made you say yes?

He proposed to me at sunrise on a cliff edge that overlooked the Sydney harbour.  It was a place where I usually go do yoga or meditate by myself at sunrise before big competitions I may have coming up.  He said we were going for a morning power walk with our two little pups Missy and Malty at 6am after only coming home from work at 3am that day.  I thought he was really needing to let off some steam so agreed to go walking with him though I had only gone to sleep at 3am.  When he proposed at Sunrise I was completely surprised as for what made me say yes? There was definitely never going to be a no to the love of my life.

How did Whistler become your number one choice of where to tie the knot?

We originally planned to hire a castle in Southern France and hold our wedding there in the winter as we really wanted something magical with a snow setting – seeing we both didn’t really like the heat.  Living in Sydney with 40 degrees celsius summer days getting away from the heat was on our list of wants for our wedding.  Everything was actually lined up for France however due to some issues with family members not being able to get to France we had to change our plans and go back to the think box. With it being November already and our planned wedding to be held in January this was really leaving it to the last minute.  So my partner and I got out notebooks and both wrote a list of what we wanted our wedding day to be and what were our three top must haves.  Then we jumped on the net to do some research and look at possible other locations Calgary – Canada, South Island in New Zealand, Norway then we found Whistler- Canada.  I had been there previously and the words I had always used to describe it was “Santa’s magical wonderland” also the fact it had the Inukshuk as it’s symbol suited us to a T seeing we were best friends who had come together after 10 years.

The poem on our invite was:

It’s been 10 years from the start,
We share one soul, we share one heart, 
Today I marry my best friend,
 
Our bond complete, it has no end,
With these rings we share together,
Love so close to last forever.