From The Bride:
Tanner and I met in our first year of uni at SFU in residence. We met and fell in love almost instantaneously, with our relationship starting just as classes began. Although we fell in love right away, we dated for 4 years before getting engaged, and in that time we graduated university, travelled the world, lived together, moved many times, and shared lots of amazing life experiences together.
I love to plan so when Tanner popped the question I started almost that night to get the ball in motion. I had everything booked and organized within 2 months of being engaged, so the lead up to our wedding was actually quite calm and well-managed because I had done everything so far in advanced. This also allowed us to be really smart with our spending because I had made a very short list of things to splurge on and everything else was DIY or budget friendly. For example our families and I made all the decor by hand (or used what we already owned), I bought the flowers from a local charity to save money and give to a good cause and arranged them myself (with a ton of help from my mom), and I rented my dress!