Cherry Blossom Engagement


He swept her into his arms, bending at the waist to swoop her into a majestic dip, then – rising tall – he swung her back and forth in quick, rhythmic, glee around and around.  It’s their own – signature – swing dance move complete with crazy, dramatic, silly faces.  That combination of classic romance and goofy playfulness perfectly encapsulates their relationship: tender love, yes, but also carefree fun.


While we wandered around the campus of Trinity Western University embracing the last vestiges of flowery brilliance for their cherry blossom engagement session, I felt as though I was shadowing kindred spirits down their very own white way of delight (a la Anne Shirley) transplanted from eastern Canada’s Prince Edward Island to my very own British Columbia.  I think I fell in love with BC just a little bit more during this perfect evening of delightfully charming, hysterically fun, happily-in-love Greg & Sarah.

I definitely can’t wait for their Chilliwack wedding this summer, but might be even more  excited for the second part of their engagement session at the Lake where they met on a rock.  Yes, it’s a swoon-worthy story.

“I suppose you are Mr. Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables?” she said in a peculiarly clear, sweet voice. “I’m very glad to see you. I was beginning to be afraid you weren’t coming for me and I was imagining all the things that might have happened to prevent you. I had made up my mind that if you didn’t come for me to-night I’d go down the track to that big wild cherry-tree at the bend, and climb up into it to stay all night. I wouldn’t be a bit afraid, and it would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry-tree all white with bloom in the moonshine, don’t you think? You could imagine you were dwelling in marble halls, couldn’t you? And I was quite sure you would come for me in the morning, if you didn’t to-night.”

Anne of Green Gables

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