to: the girl that never wanted to get married
That was me, still kind of is to be quite honest but when you can see yourself spending the rest of your life with the person proposing, it really doesn’t matter. It’s not about just what you want but what they want as well. Mind you, I still joke that just because I’m engaged to him doesn’t mean that I’m going to marry him but he knows I love him.
I never wanted to get married. I was never the girl who dreamt about my dream wedding. Maybe it’s because I didn’t really watch or read a lot of fairytales while I grew up. Maybe it’s because to me, marriage nowadays seem like just a piece of paper that can be ripped apart at any moment. This may seem odd since I do have parents who have been together for longer than I have been alive but I’m a psychology student who took a lot of sociology classes and well we talked a lot about statistics.
You must be wondering, what has changed my mind. I have to say, meeting my fiancé has changed everything. Honestly, we haven’t even known each other for a year but somehow it just felt right. I have honestly never met a person who I have been able to be myself fully with until I met him. Our relationship is based on honesty, trust and silliness. We encourage each other because we want to be better for each other not because one of us thinks the other should be doing better. I needed someone to be with me where I am at and I’m lucky to have found that person. We don’t look down on each other. Instead we support each other with whatever we decide to do. I’m so grateful for that.
I was going to post this when I first got engaged on March 26 but it took some time to tell people that I got engaged. There will be another post that follows in a couple of days with our proposal story.
Last but not least, we would like to thank Alexander MacPherson for the lovely photographs. You can check him out on tumblr or on instagram. If you are in the Vancouver, BC area and are looking for a photographer, he’s awesome.