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A Canadian Tulip Festival Engagement

When Amy met Christopher at The Village Country Club, she never would have thought that he would become her future husband. They were friends for four years before they started dating, and even then, it wasn't until 2012 that Christopher asked Amy out on their first date.

Looking back on it, Amy fondly remembers the adorable hairstyle that Christopher had that day, and the fact that he ordered a baked sushi roll with scallops that almost made her sick. In this interview, she shares the details of their love story and how Christopher proposed.

Q: How did Christopher propose to you?

A: Christopher proposed to me at a place called The Den. It's a lounge area where I work, and my friend Ana convinced me to come inside to pick up some dog treats for our pups. When I walked in, I saw Christopher standing in front of the fireplace with tons of fun flowers. He gave me a speech, and it was a very emotional moment for both of us. The bricks he was standing in front of were from The Village Country Club, where we first met in 2009.

Q: Can you tell us more about your first date with Christopher?

A: Our first date was at a place called Blue Sushi. I was already falling in love with Christopher, and the date just made me want more. However, I had a bit of a mishap with the sushi. Christopher had ordered a baked sushi roll with scallops that smelled delicious, but I couldn't handle the fishy taste. I tried to keep it down, but I must have made a face because Christopher asked if I was okay. I almost got sick, but thankfully, I managed to get through it without embarrassing myself too much.

Q: What has been the most challenging part of planning your wedding?

A: The most challenging part of planning our wedding has been dealing with the pandemic. We had to change our plans several times due to restrictions and safety concerns. It was stressful, but we managed to adapt and come up with a plan that works for us.

Q: What are you most looking forward to on your wedding day?

A: I'm most looking forward to walking down the aisle and seeing Christopher waiting for me. It's going to be a very emotional moment, and I can't wait to share it with him and our loved ones. I'm also excited about the reception and dancing the night away with our friends and family.

Q: What advice would you give to other brides-to-be?

A: My advice to other brides-to-be is to enjoy the planning process and not get too caught up in the little details. Remember that the most important thing is marrying the person you love, and everything else is just icing on the cake. Also, don't be afraid to ask for help and delegate tasks to your friends and family. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but it's much easier when you have a support system.

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