A career with an ambulance service has countless rewards, little did Catrina and Daron ever dream that finding their respective soulmates would be one of those!
It was an ordinary day at the Dispatch Centre and Catrina was listening in on call taking, and Daron was dispatching. A co-worker introduced them and the rest was history.
Catrina was immediately drawn to Daron’s quick wit and sense of humour.
Catrina was immediately drawn to Daron’s quick wit and sense of humour. Weeks went by and Catrina knew she had to talk to him again. They met for coffee at Brekas, a sweet little café in East Vancouver, to discuss a volunteering project that Catrina had in mind. All she remembers is her heart being full to overflowing. They are each others best friends and feel they are the luckiest people in the world to have found the other.
Their journey has included many wonderful hikes to Green Drop, “of course our most favorite up to day date would be our perfect wedding day!”
In December 2016, Daron had planned a surprise, romantic weekend in Whistler to take Catrina showshoeing, which she was so excited about, as she had never tried it before.
Little did she know that her life was about to change forever! Little did she know that her life was about to change forever! They packed a lunch, had the dog in tow and headed up to the mountain with plans to find a secluded spot and have a romantic picnic at the top. It was a perfect Whistler day, bright and sunny with a fresh layer of powder After a few hours of climbing they found the ideal spot, secluded and untouched. As Catrina continued up the mountain, Daron paused for a moment to “get something” from his pack. Daron then asked her to hold the dog for a minute – as he waited, patiently (which to Daron seemed like forever) for Catrina to notice the big teal bow around Mara’s neck. Once she noticed it, he began to untie the bow, revealing the most beautiful ring Catrina had ever seen. As she burst into tears of joy, Daron got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. Catrina also fell to her knees and said “YES!!”
Catrina and Daron selected the Okanagan for their wedding venue Hillside Winery + Bistro, as they both love wine and the country, a match made in heaven in more ways than one!