Brandon and I met on a warm summer night on Lake Charlotte. I was with my girlfriends and he was at a groom's dinner that happened to be on that same lake! We knew the groom, so we decided to crash the party. When we did, it was the best thing that ever happened to me! I met Brandon!! He was witty and funny and said a line I will never forget. "Do you have your wedding shoes picked out?" Next thing I know, he invited me to the wedding and I must of been a pretty good wedding date, because less than a week later we were both in Florida dancing at another wedding! I hardly knew him, but something felt right. We have been together ever since!
Brandon and I were very fortunate to go to Costa Rica in November 2016. I knew he wasn't going to pop the question but I knew he might have the ring. Right when we got back, he solidified my answer! He had the ring because he kept dropping hints and nothing was adding up! This was a bit of a transition period for us because I lived in Milwaukee and he was still living in Minneapolis. We were both driving back and fourth to see each other, waiting for our lives to come together. Later that week he had a job interview in Milwaukee and I thought he for sure he was going to do it at our new home. I got all dolled up in my sweats and HE DIDN'T DO IT! I was so devastated because I knew he had the ring and was holding out on me. Later that night he drove back to Minneapolis with the ring in his pocket and I was still single. That next day I drove home confused because I didn't know what was going on. I headed straight to Annette's house to vent and get ready for our going away party. Later that night Kristen (the MOH) texted all of us girls saying that her boyfriend got us a hotel room so we could keep the party going long after the bars closed! Annette and I packed our bags and decided we were going to drop our stuff off before hand so we didn't have to worry about it later. When we got to the hotel, there he was. Brandon was waiting for us in the room, down on one knee. He looked absolutely stunning and was grinning from ear to ear. I started crying and couldn't believe it. Brandon and all of my friends pulled off the best surprise!! I was so shocked because I didn't have any idea it was coming. I was so focused on getting ready for our going away party. Brandon and I walked to the party, which was now our perfect engagement party! It was everything I could have asked for because all of our closest friends were waiting to party and celebrate our engagement!
~ Nina & Brandon
From the Photographers
Meet Nina & Brandon. This wonderful couple got in touch with us through hashtags on Instagram! And are we ever happy they did! The breathtaking background of Banff is the host of their upcoming wedding in 2018. They made the trek from the USA to scout their dream location and tie in some engagement photos at the same time. It doesn't get much more beautiful than snow in the mountains.. oh wait yes it does! - Brandon and Nina, with snow, in the mountains! This couple just made our hearts happy with their easy, loveable personalities!
~ Banff Wedding Photographers, Kate and Britt- Love Actually Photography