Sylvia and Daniel

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Below is their interesting story. Enjoy it as well as their engagement pics and don’t forget to leave a comment for the lovely couple!

4:00 am. Usually we would prefer to sleep much longer than 3 hours, but with train tickets sitting out on the kitchen table and a departure time of 6:30am we knew we had to get moving. We had been planning a weekend getaway to Quebec City for a little while now and we knew that the enjoyment of the trip would far outweigh the pain of dragging ourselves out of bed at the crack of dawn. So with the sun barely making its way into the morning sky, we packed a few last minute things and set out.
We had decided to take the train, to avoid the headache of highway traffic and finding parking. The train was pretty comfortable considering its over 12 hours from Kitchener to Quebec City. There are 2 stops, one in Toronto and one in Montreal that at least gave us the chance to stretch our legs and grab a quick bite to eat. When we finally arrived in Quebec City it was about 7:30pm and raining lightly. We had booked a room at a cute little bed-and-breakfast hotel in the “old town” section of the city, and even though Daniel had practiced saying the address in French for a week, the cab driver still had no idea what he was talking about. In the end we figured it out, after an unrequested “tour” and the help of the driver’s GPS unit, we finally arrived at our first destination – Chateau de Lery.
When we awoke the next morning it was still wet outside. We enjoyed a small continental breakfast of fresh croissants and orange juice while we watched the sun break through the clouds and dry the streets for our first day on the town. Then we walked. And walked. And walked. We spent the entire day site-seeing in the old port town, wandering the cobble stone streets and browsing through art galleries and jewelry stores. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch on one of the many patios. We explored a museum and took in the splendor of the massive historic churches. When our feet could carry us no more, we spent another night at Chateau de Lery.
Our second day in the city we decided to just take it easy. We still walked quite a bit since it’s really the best means of travel in old Quebec, but we lingered on those road-side patios longer and spent more time just taking in the summer sun, talking, and enjoying each other’s company. For the third night we decided we should really take advantage of all the city has to offer and got a room at the Chateau Frontenac, which is really, a castle, right in the heart of the old city. With an amazing view of the St. Lawrence river and chandeliers in the foyer that are hundreds of years old it really seemed like we were staying in a luxurious palace for a night. We went for a refreshing swim in the pool and relaxed in the hot tub before getting nicely dressed for a more formal dinner at le Champlain, the hotel’s elite restaurant. We stuffed ourselves with roast duck for 2, and we had chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of wine sent up to our room.
Our room was not an ordinary room, but a “Signature” room. These rooms are in places in the hotel that have special character and charm. Ours was in the tower with a beautiful view overlooking the river from 3 huge windows. Since it was in a tower, the room itself was round, which really made it unique. It also gave us the space to have a few slow dances to some romantic music when we got back from dinner. Then Daniel took one of the chocolate strawberries and asked Sylvia to sit in the big armchair and close her eyes. When he was sure she wasn’t peaking, he switched the strawberry to the little jewelry box with the diamond ring in it he had managed to secretly bring with him. Daniel knelt on one knee, and asked Sylvia to open her eyes. Then, in the best Polish he could muster, he said the words “Wyjdcesz za mnie?” (“Will you marry me?” in Polish). Since all fairytales end well, we will confirm that Sylvia’s answer was a resounding “Yes! Of course!”
The next morning we were both up early – maybe still a little too excited to sleep in? – so we went for a jog on the boardwalk that runs along the river. That might not sound relaxing to everyone but we both enjoy being active and when day is young and most people are still sleeping it’s a great way to get in some fresh air. Afterwards we had our breakfast delivered up to our room and followed that with an hour long Swedish massage for both of us before checking out. All in all it was a weekend experience that we’re sure neither of us will forget for a long time.
Quebec City. It’s really a great destination with just the right amount of fun, fine dining and can turn a 4:00 am wake-up call into an unforgettable, romantic weekend of a lifetime!

Dawn Mantle - October 28, 2011 - 7:13 pm

Love the photos. They are all beautiful.
Can’t wait to see the wedding ones.

Daria Tatarek - October 30, 2011 - 11:58 pm

Beautiful photo’s. You both look so happy I especially love the one with the reflection in the water!!

Carolyn Wilker - October 31, 2011 - 12:27 am

Beautiful photos. Sitting on the tracks photo worried me, but I liked the others.

Krystyna - October 31, 2011 - 3:42 am

Beautiful photo’s.You both look so happy. Congrat’s
What a love story !!
Sooooooooooooooooo happy for you .

Hey Sylvia
Gratuluje, tak bardzo sie ciesze dla Ciebie i Daniela. Zadzwon jak Ci czas pozwoli.

Ela - November 3, 2011 - 3:01 pm

Wspaniale zdjecia. Wygladacie szczesliwi i bardzo zakochani – czego Wam zycze przez cale Wasze zycie – duzo milosci, zrozumienia oraz wspolnego wsparcia na kazdy dzien. Gratulacje, usciski – Ciocia Ela

Lisa Litwin - January 11, 2012 - 6:29 pm

Congratulations to you both. The pictures are amazing. Looking forward to celebrating your special day with you.

Lala Malik - January 13, 2012 - 4:36 am

Congratulations, the pictures are beautiful specially the one with your reflection in the water. keep smiling!!

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