Their love story is so sweet, and unique. Jaime wrote about it here:
Jason lived in Orlando, Florida, and I lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, when we first met. In August of 2012 I was actually supposed to be traveling to Orlando with family for vacation, during the same week when Jason was set to compete in the Canadian National Waterski Tournament in Calgary. I chose to, however, stay back in Calgary because my employer at the time, Molson Brewing Company, needed my help working an event that just so happened to be the very waterski tournament that Jason would be competing in!
Just a few weeks before our paths crossed at this event we had both publicly sworn to remain out of relationships and take the time to be solo and just have some fun remaining unattached. Both he and I had separately vowed we would not date anyone for a long time. He wanted to be single, and I wanted to travel. Thankfully, the universe had different plans for us!
When our eyes first met there was an instant attraction, and thus began his parade of trying to capture my attention and get an invite out for drinks with my friends afterwards. Although I was skeptical and really didn't want anything serious to come out of it, I eventually invited him to join us after the event.
It was an instant chemistry, and two days later I drove him to the airport to fly home to Orlando. I never really thought we would talk beyond that because of the distance between us. Needless to say, we talked endlessly after that! From texting to Skyping, it was soon clear to both of us that this wasn't just a random encounter. Fate had truly had a role in the two of our paths crossing! After a couple weeks and hours upon hours of conversations, I decided to take a leap of faith and fly to Orlando for a week just to see if the connection we were still feeling would translate in person as well.
We originally planned to keep our wedding a secret and plan a big wedding with everyone thinking that it was our first, but we soon realized that our mothers would kill us if they ever found out we hadn’t told them. We chose to tell our families, who thought we were absolutely nuts, but thankfully they had faith in our judgment. Both of us had had major relationships before, and if this was special enough to risk it all, they were behind us. We gave our parents one week’s notice that we were going to get married that Halloween and my family booked a trip down to be there for the special event. Thankfully, the moment they met him and the moment his parents met me they realized what it was that we saw in each other.
So we got married 2 1/2 months after meeting each other, and one day after introducing each other to our families, and the rest has been absolutely magical! We continued to plan our big wedding, and it could not have been more perfect. We were always secretly concerned that people would think it was some big game of dress-up and would not understand why we chose to do what we did, but thankfully everyone was so supportive and our day was just as special as ever.
So there are some fun little facts about us and how we met. It has been the best love story that I could have never imagined in my life, and I am so thankful each and every day that we both took that leap of faith. We could not imagine our lives without each other. And now, we are excited to welcome a little baby boy in August of this year!
Congratulations Jason & Jaime!