Tell us your love story!
Ours was a very traditional 'girl-meets-girl on Tinder' love story. But in all seriousness, we were living in different cities and so we messaged on Tinder for a while before finally arranging a date. Dinner stretched into almost a whole weekend, and while I'm not sure that either one of us is the type to believe in love at first site, my words to my sister after that weekend were, "it's weird, but I feel like I could marry this girl." *Janelle will tell a slightly different and much less romantic story, involving us actually having met months before this at the gay bar, and me forgetting who she was. I prefer the other version.
What about the proposal?
I (Ali) had the ring for months, and brought it with us on a road trip through B.C. and the Rockies. We were camping by this lake near Banff, in an area where we had spent a lot of time when we were first dating, and one evening I suggested that we should paddle across the lake to watch the sun set. In this empty little field full of wildflowers, sharing a bottle of prosecco and listening to songs from when we first met, I asked if she would marry me (to which she cried, then I cried, and I'm still not sure that I ever got a clear answer). It was also really good timing, since about five minutes later a Parks Officer came through to warn us that there was a Grizzly bear in the area and that we should probably leave.
When did you know that you were meant to be with each other?
I think we would both say that while there were a lot of different moments, one that stands out was on a road trip to the coast during the first summer that we were dating. We had two flat tires and a four-hour long highway closure on the way there, but hanging out by the side of the road neither one of us seemed to care where we were.