Brian and Shanna met through a mutual friend's birthday get together back in 2011. However, their interaction that night was fairly minimal. About a week later, on Shanna's Birthday, the same mutual friend invited Brian out to join in on Shanna's celebrations. Brian seemed to have caught Shanna's attention when he talked her into forming a Conga Line and weaving throughout the bar dance floor to see how many people would join in! A couple weeks later and Brian deployed to Afghanistan and Shanna didn't expect to hear much from him again.
Luckily, Brian had access to internet (however terrible) and would chat with Shanna on a regular basis via Facebook Chat. After a 9 month tour, the 2 knew each other like old friends. Upon Brian's return, they still did not start dating, as Brian went to Europe, and visited Ontario and simultaneously Shanna decided that hiking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal sounded like a fun thing to do. When Shanna returned, Brian had been sent to Vernon, BC to work with the Army Cadets for the summer. She was heading to BC herself for a music festival and told Brian she would be passing through Vernon. Finally Brian suggested they go out on a date, and the plan for their first date was set. It started with dinner then a trip to the drive-in theater. Brian tossed a mattress in the back of the truck and off they went for a double feature of Magic Mike and The Dark Knight. Well Shanna slept all through the first film (Magic Mike) but was wide awake for the Dark Knight, while Brian watched all of Magic Mike, then slept through most of the Dark Knight...something seems a little backwards here...
That all seems like many moon ago now, and the two have been through many ups and downs like everyone else. They took a big leap together and moved to Victoria, BC in 2014 so Brian could attend Paramedic School while Shanna worked at any job she could get just to make ends meet. After a year of struggling financially (shout out to their Parents that wouldn't let them starve or be homeless), Brian was hired onto the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and shortly after that Shanna began her career with the British Columbia Ambulance Service.
This past Spring, they both hit another milestone, and took their first big trip together. The 5 week trip down to Peru and Bolivia was definitely a make it or break it test as they are both avid travelers. Clearly, Brian was leaning more towards the "make it" side and proposed to Shanna on May 12, 2017 in the Sacred Valley, near Cusco, Peru...on the side of a mountain (see above photo).
Let us all come together to celebrate their marriage. #BSforever
Please leave a song request in the guest book if you so wish to get you up and dancing at our event.
Please email Shanna of any food allergies at firstname.lastname@example.org so she may advise the caterers in advance
Please RSVP no later than April 30th 2018.
Rooms will be blocked off for guests of the wedding until March 16th, 2018. If booking there, please do so beforehand to guarantee a room as there are only 40 rooms available at the resort
Please email Shanna of any food allergies at email@example.com so she may advise the caterers in advance.
Cocktails will be in the lobby bar if you so wish with dinner following at 1800hrs. Speech, dance and good times to follow.
Shanna met Tegan back in 1989. She really wanted a brother, but instead, got the sister she never knew she wanted. They had their ups and downs but were always by each others side when needed. Couldn't ask for a better person to have my back on June 16, 2018.
Shanna met Jackie (Bob) when she came back from her first trip to Thailand. Little did they know they would become best friends. Its not easy finding someone who shares your mutual weirdness. It all started with a girls trip to Banff, to Jack-Jack and Shanaynay-Poo heading to Europe to wonder the mountain faces and travel the world. It never stopped there and their adventures together continue. She's Shanna's schwester from another mister.
Brian met Matt when they were both stationed to Edmonton (Go Oilers) for their careers in the army. They happened to have lived in the same apartment building and shared all the same interests. Their relationship just continued to blossom and now are almost inseparable. Always having their bro-mances, even though apart, they continue to love each other every day.
Brian met Gordie also in the army, at the Edmonton base. They quickly became best friends and always there for each other. Gordie became an even bigger part of Shanna and Brian's lives when they moved to Victoria (Where Gordie was then living). He always had their backs and helped out in any way possible.