September 2013 was where it all began for them. Serena & Alex met during their first undergrad year at the University of Ottawa. In Serena’s words, “they found chemistry in chemistry” (seriously, HOW CUTE is that)! Fast forward to the present; they now have been together for almost six years, have finished/are finishing up graduate and professional degrees, and are now just a couple of months away from their wedding.
It was such a joy to finally get to meet Serena and Alex in person for their engagement session. The moment we read their first email we could tell that these two had such a deep and passionate love for each other. As we got to know them throughout the session, it was obvious that their love wasn’t just present in the words they had written, but also in the way they carried themselves and how they treated each other with such admiration, kindness, and respect. Serena said, “we count our lucky stars that we found eternal love with one another at such a young age.”
(Honestly, every email or text I’ve received from Serena is filled with emotion and so much of her beautiful soul, it’s so hard not to love her and see love through her eyes.)
Serena and Alex, we have loved every moment getting to know you two! We are so happy that you two have found a true partner in each other. We cannot wait for your wedding, but more importantly, we can’t wait for you to be married. To spend the rest of your lives together. To continue to make memories and share your beautiful hearts with the family you’ll create in the future.
March 4, 2020
Today we celebrate three years of marriage and the only quote I want to post is one I’ve shared many times: “we don’t just get to grow old together, we get to grow up together-and that is the real adventure”
My parents were best friends. Growing up, all I knew was I was “supposed” to be best friends with whoever I was supposed to marry. There was supposed to be history. There was supposed to be time together before we started a new adventure. If you know our story, then you know 3 things: one, we dated for 3 months; two, we were engaged for 3 months; and three, we met online and I knew before I even met him in person that I was going to marry him. That was a really scary thing to know when you were taught your whole life to marry your best friend.
And so even though I had never met him, I knew where it was going to go. He knew it, too.
So maybe we didn’t have years together like my parents did or his parents did. But we have three years. Three years of adventures, three years of making and reaching goals, three years of hard work, three years of learning, three years of happiness, three years of tears, three years of cooking and dancing in the kitchen, three years of late night movie watching, and three years of SO MUCH FUN. And we have forever to go.
Remember, your legacy of love does not start or end with you (refer to my post from my parent’s anniversary). My fraternal grandparents’s legacy of love shows in how we dance together as a family. My maternal grandparents’s legacy of love shows in the way that no matter what life throws, we stick together. My parent’s legacy of love shows in the way we spend time together. And i hope that one day our children will see that our legacy of love is shown in the way we trust each other and the way we trust God and His timing
Here are some of our favourite photos from our anniversary session with Micaela Joy Photography!
August 1, 2018