What a treat it was to travel to Calgary for this beautiful, elegant & touching wedding! Devin & Chris chose one of the most unique wedding venues we’ve seen – Calgary’s Aerospace Museum. But before we show them off, let me tell a story about how Devin & Chris fell into each other’s lives.
Originally, they met about 4 years ago, at an excruciatingly long financial planning conference, where they both had tradeshow booths, set up side by side. Devin knew there was something special about this guy… he was warm, kind-hearted and made her laugh. Really laugh. However, she decided not to take a risk and keep this a professional acquaintance. Fast-forward to January 2010, where Devin & Chris reconnected at the next conference. This time around, Devin couldn’t resist and they haven’t been apart since. Six months later, they were living together!!
Their engagement came 1.5 years later and is one of the most romantic ones I’ve ever heard! Here it goes. Chris had a vision in mind. There needed to be an amazing sunset, a private balcony with a sea of candles, Coldplay softly murmuring in the background, a perfect dinner for two, champagne … and a happy teary-eyed ‘YES’ from the love of his life. Chris searched high and low, finding the perfect penthouse suite in Chicago, a city they haven’t been yet together and have always wanted to go. The story Devin got – it was an uneventful work trip that she would be dragging along for. There were so many awe-inspiring details Chris planned for – having the ring Fed-Ex’ed to Chicago and picking it up with oblivious Devin in the car; getting staff members of two hotels AND one shuttle driver to play along with his brilliant plan … and executing his vision to perfection, including having a chilled bottle of Don Perignon that they had been saving for a special occasion. Ah, I would’ve loved to be hiding in the corner to capture Devin’s face as she walked out onto that terrace!
A final treat from Devin & Chris – the famous Alley Burger Food Truck… our veggie burger was soooooo good!
Warmest congratulations Devin & Chris, we can’t wait to see your family grow! 🙂