Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Future Savannah Wedding: Sarah and Les

LESSARA-112 Sarah Rowland and Les Canady

Date Engaged

September 4, 2010

  Where did you meet?

Our meeting was a completely happy accident.  I flew to Savannah to visit family and attend my cousin's wedding on May 16, 2009.  I met Les at the rehearsal dinner and we had so much fun together.  We had several opportunities to hang out over the course of weekend, and eventually made plans to see each other again for the fourth of July.  After that we made plans to visit again in August, and then September, October, November, and December =).  For the first year of our relationship we traveled around the US (and the Bahamas and Jamaica) so that we would see each other even though we were living so far apart (I was in Idaho and he was in Savannah).  We have been so lucky to have made it work despite the distance, and are now together and happy in South Eastern Idaho.

How did he propose?

Les proposed while we were hiking in Jackson Hole WY.  I almost ruined the surprise because I was feeling tired and grouchy and didn't really feel like hiking, and I couldn't understand why Les was being so persistent =) Eventually we stopped to take a break and Les was acting really strange.  He asked me to take a picture of us (see picture attached) and when I looked at it I turned around and asked what was wrong with him.  He got down on one knee and proposed right there.  I guess you know it's true love if he still proposes after listening to you be a big baby all day long =)

When is your wedding date?

May 26, 2012 - Around the three year anniversary of the day that we first met!

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?

We wanted to get married in Savannah because it is where we first met, and a city that we have returned to over the last several years to visit one another.  We chose the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel because it is has a classic, yet elegant feel and when we saw it we knew that it would be the perfect setting for a summer wedding.

Where do you reside now?

We live in South Eastern Idaho about two hours from Salt Lake City - and we can't wait until our lives bring us closer to Georgia! It's beautiful here, but we are ready to be closer to our families and to the ocean

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day?

We haven't planned anything unusual yet.  But, the most crazy and exciting part of our wedding will be that all of our friends and family members will be traveling to share our special day with us.  We have friends from Alaska, Canada, and Washington State traveling all the way to southern Georgia to join us! That will make it unusual for sure. 


We are counting down the days and cannot wait to be a part of this special occasion with you both! –The MG Events Team