August is here and so is a new Once Upon A Time Weddings Real Bride! We are excited for you all to get to know Alexa and Ryan Wallace over the next 3 weeks. These two had known each other for 13 years before getting engaged which is why you can't help but see the happiness and love radiating off them in all their engagement pictures! Start scrolling to read all about their proposal!
How did the two of you meet?
"We met about 13 years ago in high school through a mutual friend (now our brother-in-law!)."
How'd you know your fiancé was the one?
"There was no big "a-ha" moment or anything like that. We've been together so long (6 years as a couple and 13 years as friends) that it's all those little moments and challenges and memories collected over time that make you realize you want this person in your life forever."
How did your fiancé propose? (from the brides point of view)
"We were planning a fifth year anniversary getaway to Huntsville for a few days, all winter activities like skating and snowmobiling. Then no snow in Ontario! We were going to cancel the trip then Ryan suggested we drive to Montreal, somewhere I've wanted to visit for a long time, so we re-booked some things and left on Boxing Day. On our first full day there we went for a walk up Mont Royal and found a quiet trail and he proposed! I honestly was surprised, which to this day he still doesn't believe, but we had looked for rings about a year prior and I was so excited then, and then nothing! So I told myself to stop anticipating it happening and just enjoy your moments together, so it was a lovely surprise!"
How did you propose? (from the grooms point of view)
"We planned a trip for our five year anniversary to Montreal, a last minute change of plans. We had talked about hiking up Mont Royal so on the first day after breakfast I suggested we do that first thing, I had bought the ring about 7 or 8 months before and was tired of trying to hide it! We found a trail off the main path and when we paused at a lookout I proposed and she said yes."
We can't wait for you to join us next week to hear all about how Alexa said yes to the dress!