Le grand amour. If you’ve been keeping up with our most recent blogs, you know that we are newlyweds. We will have a more detailed blog about our wedding later on, but we thought it would be fun to share our engagement story with you all. Let’s go ahead and paint the picture for you. It was a beautiful July weekend. On our one-year anniversary we traveled to Quebec City to celebrate.
It was the closest we could get to a European style city without having to fly overseas (funds and PTO were limited at this point in time). Quebec City is a French-speaking city with picturesque architecture, mouthwatering food and all the romantic feels. We ate, biked and explored around the Old Town for days.
The day before we were to head home, we rented Vespa’s and drove to Montmorency Falls to see the beauty of the tallest waterfall in North America. We took the cable car up to walk to around and see the views of the falls and the city from the top. There is a zipline at the top of the falls that adventure seekers could zip over to see the magnitude of them from above. After some major coercing on Jeremiah’s side, I (Noelle speaking) agreed to do the zipline. If you know me, you know that I have a deep, irrational fear of heights. Jeremiah had to do some serious schmoozing to get me to agree. I couldn’t believe how insistent he was on me doing the zip line with him. What I didn’t know was that he had a photographer waiting at the end of the zipline and only he knew the surprise in store on the other side. With a big gulp of courage, we took the zipline side by side over the sprawling 272ft waterfall. At the end of the zipline we walked over to a beautiful gazebo that overlooks the falls and the St. Lawrence River and Jeremiah started to tell me how proud he was of me for conquering my fears and how he’s looking forward to our many adventures to come. At that moment, he dropped down to one knee and asked me to marry him.
I was in complete shock! I lunged into his arms, nearly knocking him over, and immediately accepted. We spent the rest of the day scootering around Ile d’Orleans visiting various wineries and local farms (if you haven’t gone here, it is worth a visit).
It was the most romantic day of our lives and we are so excited to continue our adventures together as husband and wife. Comment below and share with us your proposal stories and recommendations you have for experiences in Quebec City.