emma and aaron first met at a beach volleyball training camp on canada day weekend, five years ago. they both noticed one another from afar — but as aaron tells the story, emma was one of the girls that always seems to have another girl close by so we didn’t really talk too much together. it wasn’t until the ferry ride home from vancouver island where emma & aaron sat next to one another, shared an iPod–bonded over similar tastes in music–and got to know one another.
throughout emma & aaron’s [almost] five years together, they’ve always had distance as a factor. emma has traveled all over to model [paris and sydney, to name a few cities] & even when she is in vancouver, their homes are an hour apart. [her closer to the city, aaron out in good ol’ langley. represent!]
i love their relationship — some of the little tidbits they shared with me on their questionnaire include that they love dinner dates. aaron cooks, emma bakes. [apparently her first meal as a girlfriend included frying sliced deli meat — aaron took over the cooking as soon as he could.] the three things aaron loves about emma are: she understands who i am & complements me very well, she is extremely driven & puts her entire heart into everything she does, she shows me & tells me she loves me the minute i walk into the room. emma loves that: he makes me a better person. he is strong in his faith. he puts the happiness of others before his. he knows how to make me laugh. he is 6’6” and since i’m 5’9” i get to wear giant heels and he’s still taller!
they have a huge love of music, aaron is always looking for the newest band or song. [it was their first “moment” after all!] another one of emma’s favourite memories was a few months into their relationship when aaron played stephen speaks song, “out of my league” for her. emma wrote, i think i melted on the spot. look up the lyrics and you’ll see what i mean.
it’s her hair and her eyes today, that just simply take me away
& the feeling that i’m falling further in love
makes me shiver but in a good way
all the times i have sat and stared
as she thoughtfully thumbs through her hair
and she purses her lips, bats her eyes as she plays,
with me sitting there slack-jawed and nothing to say
coz i love her with all that i am
and my voice shakes along with my hands
coz she’s all that I see and she’s all that I need
and i’m out of my league once again
pretty good lyrics, i guess. ;)
i’ve done enough rambling now. emma and aaron are having a fabulous winter wedding in january 2013 at the roundhouse community centre in yaletown. they are working with corinne colledge of filosophi event planning and i just knowww it’s going to be the most beautiful day.