Olivia & Raymond | Engagement Story

Olivia & Raymond | Real Engagement Story

“You know when I asked which day would be the best day of the trip? Well this is it….Will you marry me?”

How long have you been together?

2+ years but have known each other since 2011

Tell us how and where you met:

We met at MacEwan University in Edmonton while studying international business together. We started doing group projects together and became friends that way.

How did you know it was the right time?

After both of us got out of relationships we started hanging out more with our mutual friends and decided to go on hikes. We went to Waterton National Park to do the famous crypt lake hike and it went from there!

Tell us about the proposal! Was it a surprise? 

We had planned a big month long trip to Europe over a year ago. After he had passed his big CFE accountant test we had talked about taking next steps in our relationship. Before our trip he had sent me pictures of a place that he suggested we go check out in Sorrento, Italy. During the trip he wouldn’t let me look into his backpack so I knew something was up. As we got closer to Sorrento he told me that he had booked a fancy lunch at a Michelin star restaurant so I had to dress nice that day. So the day came and things got to obvious. He was telling me what to wear and how I should do my hair.


When we got to Bagni della Regina Giovanna, I saw a guy from afar taking pictures. As we got closer I knew that he was there to take photos of us. We got to the cliff and my fiancee said “It’s really nice here! let’s take a photo!” so he walks up to the photographer and asks him to take a photo of us with his phone but then the photographer replies “Oh actually i’m a photographer so I can take a photo with this camera and e-mail it to you after” so we begin to pose and my Fiancee gets down on one knee and says “You know when I asked which day would be the best day of the trip? Well this is it….Will you marry me?” I honestly didn’t know how to respond cause I knew it was going to happen, but actually having it happen in reality hit me and I froze and started tearing up.

What are you most excited about for in your future together? 

We’re super excited to plan our wedding and have a lot of fun things in store! We’re working hard to save up for a bigger house together to live with our dog Hammy!

Is there anything else you would love to share? 

We’re getting married at the JW Marriott in Edmonton, AB in Aug 2020.

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