OurStory

Get to know us better by reading our story. Click on each icon in the timeline below, to find out more about us, such us where we grew up, how we met, when was our first date, our engagement and other fun facts.

  • 1,092 KM APART
  • How We Met
  • First Date
  • First Kiss
  • First "I Love You"
  • The Proposal
  • Engagement
  • Going to the Chapel
Konrad & Marina lived 1,092 KM apart while growing up
Konrad & Marina lived 1,092 KM apart while growing up

1,092 KM Apart

While growing up, Konrad and Marina lived 1,092 KM apart. Though early into Konrad’s adolescence he decided to move away from Marina another 5,925 KM (total of 7,017 KM). She followed him 15 years later (so he claims).

Konrad asked Marina to dance
Konrad asked Marina to dance

How We Met

At a friend’s Birthday Party, Konrad spotted a girl in red. For 2 hours he wondered what is the best way to approach her, so after a while he decided to ask her to dance.  Marina only spoke French and Russian at this time so she didn’t understand the question but said "oui".

First Date was on gondola ride in Mont Tremblant
First Date was on gondola ride in Mont Tremblant

First Date

Although Konrad thought the first date was sometime in mid-July of 2008 (4 or 5 days after they met), Marina claims the first romantic date was on July 27th 2008 when Konrad took her to Mont-Tremblant on a gondola ride. Lucky for Konrad it was a chilly day so he had a good excuse to get close to keep her warm.

Happened on a first date in Mont Tremblant while dancing
Happened on a first date in Mont Tremblant while dancing

First Kiss

Not to get into too many details, it happened in Mont-Tremblant on their first date, while dancing once again, this time outside during some kind of a  concert (they think it was Salsa, but also could have been Blues - that’s one thing they can’t remember).

In October when Konrad brought Marina soup when she was sick
In October when Konrad brought Marina soup when she was sick

First "I Love You"

Sometime in October, Marina was sick so Konrad brought her Won Ton soup to make her feel better. Marina was really touched that Konrad cared for her, so she leaned in and whispered the 3 words into his ear. He definitely felt the same and replied.

Proposal

In a bit of a cliché type of way, Konrad proposed to Marina in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. However, the execution of it was slightly less ordinary, but very meticulously planned. During a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower at exactly 9:55 PM, Konrad blindfolded Marina and asked her to put on the iPod earphones, so she can listen to a 5 minute instrumental piece that he wrote for her. During the song, Konrad read a story poem about them and at 10:00 PM he finished with the words “I’d like our story to continue”.  Konrad took off her blindfold and popped the question as the tower illuminated with 20,000 sparkling lights.

To read a more detailed version of the proposal, refer to The Proposal page.

On June 17th, 2010 at 10:01 PM in Paris
On June 17th, 2010 at 10:01 PM in Paris

Engagement

Marina, overwhelmed by the emotions and tears said "I can’t believe you didn’t think of bringing tissues" to which Konrad asked "Is that a Yes?". Marina laughed and answered "Of course!",  after which they kissed and were engaged on June 17th, 2010 at 10:01 PM (though without a ring for another 4 months). Until about 11:00 PM of the same day Marina thought the 20,000 lights were specially ordered for the occasion. After 11:00 she realized it's sequenced every hour, but luckily she didn’t change her answer.

On September 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Saint Patrick's Basilica
On September 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Saint Patrick's Basilica

Going to the Chapel

Konrad and Marina are tying the knot at Saint Patrick’s Basilica on September 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 PM.

We invite you to celebrate our love and to witness the beginning of our new life together as one.