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WEDDING DATE: October 23rd, 2021

LOCATION: Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre (♥) ( & The Rose Chapel
(, London, ON “We weren’t originally planning to have our reception at a hotel, but Natalie had impressed us when she showed us around. Natalie took all the time in the world with us, had booklets with all the information one may need ready at her fingertips. She answered all of our questions with photos and real wedding examples. We said we would be in touch and went to look at another two venues in London. After those tours, we knew Stoneridge was right for us. We called Natalie from the car and booked our day. Through all the meetings, phone calls, and emails Natalie never failed to make our wishes happen. She’s willing to accommodate, and she understands the importance of this day for you. She will never treat you like a number or just another wedding.” – H

PHOTOGRAPHY: TMC Weddings ( London, ON “We found them on Instagram. Their skill in capturing so many variations in types of couples they worked with and the all-inclusive pricing was amazing. I knew I loved them with the pre-calls, calling twice to make sure we are all on the same page prior to the big day – H

GUEST #: 70

COLOUR PALETTE/THEME: “Navy and Red. The theme was Red Fall Harvest Truck, with 25 red trucks placed throughout the reception.” – H

BRIDE ATTIRE: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe ( London, ON

GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Collins Clothiers (♥) ( London, ON

BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: David’s Bridal ( London, ON

HAIR & MAKEUP: The Beauty Brigade

FLORAL: Judy Nicholls Flower Studio ( Hanover, ON

DJ: DJ Heather Hill (@djheatherhill) Owen Sound, ON

CAKE: Denyse’s Specialties ( London, ON

MAPLE SYRUP FAVOURS: Sauble River Farms (@saubleriverfarmsmaplesyrup) Allenford, ON

TELL US YOUR STORY: “I was living in Toronto, absolutely hating it and he was living in Flesherton, and he suggested I come up there. So, I decided to move to Owen Sound about 40 mins away to continue my studies to be a nurse. During that time, we stayed friends and hung out weekly. We still just claimed to be friends, but everyone was asking. We then went swimming. As we got out of the water this sweet lady kept raving about how cute we were together, and how she hasn’t seen a couple just laugh and talk for hours like we had and that she truly enjoyed watching us. That’s when I turned around and was like thank you but we’re just friends. I turned to smile at Allan, only to see he was heartbroken (I’m permanently scarred by this look on his face, knowing I had just broken his heart) but we had always just referred to ourselves as friends. The next weekend we were at a big BBQ, and he referred to me as just his friend and I was like “okay, so we are just friends, yet you acted like I hurt you just last week.” I was so confused. That night we were having a bonfire just the 2 of us and he kissed me, just kissed me, and didn’t say anything. Later that night he kissed me again and asked “Do you want to be my girlfriend?” I said yes and he smiled and said that was easy. I just remember laughing saying “Where is the Staples Easy Button?” The rest was history. 3 months later we had promise
rings and a year later we were engaged.” – H

BEST MEMORY: “Standing at the end of the aisle before walking down and just realizing that I was about to marry my best friend. I was so emotional, and I didn’t think I would be. ” – H

ADVICE: “Make a list of what’s do or die, you’d be surprised that there’s a lot you actually don’t need that you thought you did”. – H

Featured in the Spring/Summer 2022 edition of The Wedding Ring Magazine

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