Two things you should know about us when it comes to storytelling. First, I love telling stories and I tend to go off on a lot of tangents…but I always get back to my point. How I manage to always circle back is quite bewildering to a lot of people. Secondly, we have a rule in our house: if you start telling a story, you’re not allowed to back out. There are no never minds in this house. So, you’re kind of stuck with me now!
Since this is the beginning of our wedding story, I naturally wanted to start it at the beginning of us. The start of our relationship was a magical time for us, but it was also pretty stressful. The TLDR version of how we met is simply through friends, but there are a few details that are worth noting. The beginning sets the foundation of your relationship, and while those few details aren’t ideal, they make up our story.
When I met Mr. Narwhal in the summer of 2012, I was in the process of moving home to Muskoka after living in Ottawa for seven years. I had just been on a Europe trip (seven countries in three weeks) with one of my best friends (and bridesmaids) Click and was ready to move home for the best summer ever. BM Click was also moving home after being on exchange in Europe for law school. The plan for summer was sunshine, dock days, and a lot of fun.
Personal photo / Eastside Gallery Berlin