Meet Natalie & Mazda, the official second couple to commission me for their wedding in 2012. When I asked Natalie for a ‘quick blurb’ as to how she met her husband to be, I got a very thorough and lengthy response. It’s probably best I just cut and paste for your reading pleasure;
“So basically our story is that we went to high school together, had mutual friends and we would all hang out in a big group but Mazda was always more gentlemanly towards me than most of the boys were, especially at that age. Our first conversation was on msn (haha) on christmas eve, we talked all night till 5am. I was in grade 10 and he was in grade 11… Hung out at school after that, nothing serious. He used to come and sit in my classes (even though he wasnt in the class) just so he could talk to me too lol. But about a month later, at semi-formal (jan 29, 2004) he asked me to be his “girl” lol and we were super serious about it, and it was clear that we were both the “committed” type… At 16 years old. Lol
We’ve been together since then, grew up together and matured together, went off to different universities but stayed in Toronto so we were still able to maintain the relationship. We live a couple streets away which is great too. We always knew we wanted to be married, and it was always just a matter of time. Finally, on may 5, 2011 we flew to NYC under the pretense of going with family members on a weekend shopping adventure (thats what i thought anyway) and the first day we went all over manhattan, hitting all the main tourist attractions.. I noticed he was particularly quiet that entire day but I also remember it being really peaceful and happy.. Except that he kept making a point about having to go to St. Patrick’s Cathedral before dark. We finally got there and on our way out, we were outside on the steps, I looked away for a second, and when I turned back he was on his knee. He didn’t say anything, I didn’t say anything.. We just huggedand that was pretty awesomelol good times.. But kinda funny because TECHNICALLY he didn’t ask me to marry him.. So I’m pretty sure I’m still single! Lol
Lastly, each of us have very separate interests, but what we always agree on is foodwe have the same likes and dislikes. As well, Friday is date night, by tradition. And we go out to try new places around town or make recipes for each other or together. Our goal is to keep that going throughout our marriage as well :)”
Natalie and Mazda were a blast to work with. As you can see from the photos, they were both filled with such zeal, energy and fun. I can’t wait to document their big day next year!
Just like how every photo tells a story, I’m realizing more and more that every couple has their own story that’s unique and special. Going forward, I will try to capture both sides for my blog as I feel it would really round out each post.