High School Sweethearts – Madison & Ryan Hiemstra {Real Wedding Story}

WEDDING DATE: July 27th, 2019

LOCATION: Brescia University (www.brescia.uwo.ca), London, ON

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shawn Van Daele Photography (www.shawnvandaele.com) London, ON

GUEST #: 125

COLOUR PALETTE: Neutrals, Navy, and Greenery

CAKE: Heidi Ho Cakes (@heidihocakes) London, ON

BRIDE + BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: Garber’s Bridal (www.garbersbridal.com) London, ON

GROOM ATTIRE: Moores Clothing for Men (♥) (www.mooresclothing.ca) London, ON

HAIR: Hair by Moira (@hairbymoira) London, ON

MAKEUP: Makeup by Camryn Varga (@camvargamakeup) Strathroy, ON

DJ: AK Productions Wedding & Event DJ (www.akweddingproductions.com) London, ON

TELL US YOUR STORY: “Ryan and I first met on a warm spring day at my high school. I was reffing a badminton tournament, while Ryan was working the concession stand. When I heard there was free food available at the concession stand, I quickly ran over…only to find a cute boy sitting at the register. Sitting down beside him, I worked up the courage to strike up a conversation. A few snacks later, I unintentionally won Ryan over when I wiped my mouth with the napkin that was holding my powdered donut, asking, “Did I get it all?” Nope, I had covered my face in icing powder. After that, I’m pretty sure Ryan was won over, and he ended up convincing me that it was a good idea to send him my phone number. We made good use of this method of communication (when Ryan could decipher my poorly typed texts) over the next few months. On a mission trip, Ryan discreetly tried to sit beside me at every opportunity (without trying to give away his little crush). A few games of pool, a wooden roller coaster, and some flirty eye smiles later, Ryan and my friend Caitie devised a plan to give Ryan a moment alone with me. Turns out it took several moments of humming and hawing before I decided it would be worth it to give this cutie a shot when he asked me out. So on Friday, July 27th, 2012 we officially began dating. Six years later, on Friday, July 27th, 2018, Ryan asked another life-altering question, but this time on one knee with a ring in his hand. Exactly one year later, on July 27th, 2019 we were married at Brescia University and headed out on our honeymoon on the east coast of Spain. Two years
later, we are loving married life and look forward to many more years to come!!” – M

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