{Real Wedding Story} Proposal Abroad | Deanna & Andrew

BRIDE & GROOM: Deanna & Andrew Patenaude

WEDDING DATE: October 11th, 2019

CEREMONY: Ancaster Mill (♥) (ancastermill.ca) Ancaster, ON

RECEPTION: Earth To Table: The Farm Flamborough, ON

PHOTOGRAPHY: Sandra Monaco Photography (sandramonacophoto.com) Kitchener, ON

VIDEOGRAPHY: DePlonty Creative Media (deplontycreativemedia.com) Brantford, ON

THE PROPOSAL: “Two years ago while camping, we decided the next year we would use all of our vacation and travel to Europe. Fortunately, we were able to travel for four weeks. We opted to travel to the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Croatia. I knew immediately I planned to propose on this trip, so I started to research locations and ultimately decided on Prague. Deanna’s friends somewhat put a bug in her ear, but when I didn’t ask her at our first stop in the Netherlands or the second week with my relatives in Belgium, she didn’t think it was happening this trip. It was difficult because the Czech Republic was our fourth country to visit and I had to keep the ring hidden for three whole weeks! She had no idea! Once we arrived in Prague, I confirmed with the travel photographer that the proposal would be the next morning at Letná Park overlooking the city and the Charles bridge. While getting ready in the morning, I received a message from the photographer saying he was very sick and couldn’t come. Instant panic set in. I quickly said I was running to the store and before Dea could even get a word in, I was gone. Luckily, the photographer had arranged a backup the night before in case he woke up not feeling better. When we made it to the lookout,  I got down on one knee and she said YES!”-A

GUESTS: 170

BUDGET: $55,000 – $60,000

DÉCOR & FLORALS: Sue Gallo Designs (suegallodesigns.com) Hamilton, ON

BRIDE ATTIRE: The Modern Bride (tmodernbride.com) Guelph, ON

BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE: White Toronto (whitetoronto.com) Toronto, ON

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

GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Andrew’s Formal Rentals (andrewsformals.com) Toronto, ON

HAIR & MAKEUP: Dolluxe Beauty (dolluxebeauty.ca) Toronto, ON

CAKE: Grandma’s Oven (grandmasoven.ca) Aylmer, ON

LIMO: Dorchester Limo (dorchesterlimo.net) Dorchester, ON

DJ: K Toss Entertainment (ktoss.ca) Guelph, ON

OFFICIANT: Grant Shenker – Kettle Creek Weddings (grantshenkerofficiant.com/kcw) Hamilton, ON

Venue: Ancaster Mill | Photo: Sandra Monaco Photography

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