First roommates, then friends, and now brides-to-be, Jennifer and Jessica share a love so deep they want to shout about it from the mountaintops. So, Jennifer decided a mountaintop proposal was the perfect way to ask Jessica to be her wife. After planning a surprise-filled day for Jessica, which included all her closest friends and family, Jennifer got down on one knee at the summit of the Chief in Squamish. It was an unforgettable day that ended with the happiest tears and Jessica said yes to forever with Jennifer as everyone she loved looked on. Captured by Aileen Choi Photography, this epic mountaintop proposal will give you all the feels!
The Love Story
Jessica and two of her friends thought they had finally found the perfect house to move into in London, Ontario. But when they discovered it was four bedrooms, they realized they were one person short. Defeated, they left thinking their dream home was out of reach. That’s when their landlord came to the rescue and called saying she had found someone to take the fourth room. Her name was Jennifer. “When we all met each other for the first time, I swear I felt it in my heart that I met my person the moment I saw her,” Jessica says. “She was, and still is, the most beautiful, hilarious, quirky, intelligent woman, and I just wanted to spend more and more time around her.” But it still took Jessica some time to realize that what she felt for Jennifer went beyond friendship. “Before Jenn, I struggled to accept my sexual identity,” she says. “It took me four months to tell her how I felt, and thankfully, she felt the same way — we've been together ever since!”
“On August 6 — the day after pride and the day before my birthday — Jenn took me to climb the Chief, a difficult hike in Squamish, as it was the first hike we did together the year before,” Jessica says. They had been together for nearly two years, and Jennifer had an entire day of surprises in store for Jessica that began with a video she had made. “The video included clips of my best friends from back in Ontario and Jenn’s family,” Jessica says. “In each clip, people discussed love, our relationship and then they all ended by saying: ‘keep climbing!’ By this point, I was a mess with tears quickly falling down my face, and we still had an entire mountain to climb. As they worked their way up the mountain, Jessica’s best friend popped out from behind a tree with a note for her to read. “As we walked on, another best friend popped out and then another and another,” Jessica says. “It’s safe to say our two-person hike expanded rapidly.”
When they finally reached the top, Jessica’s mom, dad, siblings and cousins were waiting for her, and Jennifer announced she had one more surprise. “She took my hand and led me to a quiet spot on the picturesque mountaintop right in front of a picture frame I had made for Jenn a couple of months prior,” Jessica says. Then Jennifer got down on bended knee and asked Jessica to be her wife. Jessica couldn’t wait to say yes, as she’d been thinking about it since the very beginning of their hike. “I had a hunch from the bottom of the mountain it was happening,” Jessica says. “The moment she took out that video and I heard the messages, I just knew, and honestly, there was this feeling of completeness in my body. During the hike, I felt excited, nervous (in the best way possible), unbelievable happy and just overall grateful for this incredible human being.”