She was the ring bearer at my wedding, and now her big day has arrived! My darling cousin Elise fell in love with a tall gentleman named Ryan while she was living in London, Ontario for university, and last year they decided to make things official. I can't wait for Ryan to join our family, but most importantly, I can't wait to watch them tie the knot this fall.

On the day of their engagement session, after giving me a tour of their lovely wedding venue, we explored some favourite corners of Oakville and Burlington. During the last part of our shoot, we were suddenly serenaded by a marching band as they began rehearsing in the parking lot where we were. Playing with gusto, the young musicians marched circles around us, flag bearers and baton twirlers leading the way. It was the most hilarious and yet undeniably romantic accompaniment as Elise and Ryan danced in the midday sunshine.

Congratulations to my cousin and her beau. All of us in your family are counting the days until your nuptials!!