Hunter & Trey {engagement story}

Nearlyweds:  Hunter Markle & Trey Smith-Craig Together for: 4 years Tell us your story!: “2020 has been a year like no other for everyone. The start of our 3rd year together was shadowed by the passing of several family members and our relationship was challenged. In the coming months of social isolation and physical distancing, we […]

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Rebecca & Connor {engagement story}

Nearlyweds:  Rebecca Long & Connor Hayes Engagement Photos: Digital Daydreams Photography Together for: 6.5 years Tell us your story!: “Connor and I went to high school together, but failed to see just how perfect we would fit! I reached out to him on Facebook after I had graduated and he ended up asking me on our first date. […]

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Liz & Rob {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Liz & Rob BadleyPhotographer: Honey Photography (www.honeyphotos.ca)Wedding Date: 21-Nov-2020Original Guest #: 40Original Budget: 10,000What was your original plan?: “We were to be married in Cayo Santa Maria Cuba with 40 of our close friends and family.”Ceremony & Reception Location: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (www.cambridgebutterfly.com)Colour Palette: Marine (navy) Blue and Amethyst Tell us your […]

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Maggie & Dan {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Maggie Horsburgh & Dan DeruytterWedding Date: 12-Sep-2020Photographer: DA Photography (daphotostudio.com) Wedding Ceremony: Doon ChapelWedding Reception: NithRidge Estate Weddings and Events (eventdepot.ca/nithridge-estate) Original Guest #: 150Original Budget: $15,000What was your original plan?: “We are #RepeatOffenders so our original plan to was to invite all of our friends and simply have a party. We […]

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Kortney & Patrick {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Kortney Weichel & Patrick SchmidtPhotographer: Anne Edgar Photography (anneedgarphoto.com)Wedding Date: 08-Aug-2020Original Guest #: 115Original Budget: $50,000What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to get married inside a church (Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo) and have our reception at THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener). We ended up having a small intimate outdoor […]

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Sophie & Ryan {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Sophie & Ryan Chubb Photographer: Bride’s best friend, Anne Lecomte (@elann.comete) Wedding Date: 11-Jul-2020 Original Guest #: 200 Original Budget: $30,000 What was your original plan?: “We were supposed to have an international wedding at Madsens Greenhouse (madsens.ca) in Newmarket with 200 guests including 50 people from Belgium.” Ceremony Location: Groom’s parents’ […]

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Meghan & Brett {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Meghan & Brett Wingfield Wedding Date: July 11, 2020 Photographer: Beatrice Elford Photography (beatriceelford.com) Original Guest #: 140 Original Budget: $25,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to have the ceremony at my home church in Paris, Ontario (Cedarview Church). The ceremony was to be short and simple, then […]

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Sharad & Hasnat {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Sharad Protiti & Hasnat Khan Wedding Date: 22-Aug-2020 Photographer: Woodgate Photography (woodgatephotography.com) Original Guest #: 1000 Original Budget: $40,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to get married in Bangladesh on 1st January, 2021. The whole arrangement would have 3 parts: A turmeric ceremony, a wedding ceremony and a […]

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Amelia & Nick {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Amelia & Nick Sarantakos Wedding Date: Sept 26, 2020 Photographer: Jorge Polio Photography (jorgepoliophotography.com) Original Guest #: 115 Original Budget:$29,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was more or less the same as what we went ahead with, but on a larger scale and with the ability to have a […]

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Erica & Frank {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Erica Boccia & Frank Daigle Photographer: Purple Tree Wedding Photography (purpletree.ca) Videographer: Twan Productions (facebook.com/twanproduction) Wedding Date: 21-Mar-2020 Original Guest #: 80 What was your original plan?: “Ceremony and reception at the Village Loft at Bayview Village. We are both the first children from either family to get married so it was […]

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Marko & Marly {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Marko Laban & Marly Faltas Photographer: Creative Photos GTA (creativephotos.ca) Wedding Date: September 7th Original Guest #: 250 Original Budget: $40,000 What was your original plan?: “We originally scheduled our wedding on May 31st, 2020. We planned it over two years ago and originally were planning to have 250 people at the […]

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Tell us your Love Story

LET’S FILL THE WORLD WITH LOVE! Only 80% of 2020 weddings have been postponed to 2021 or beyond. (Can you believe I said “only”??) But that means that 20% of couples have decided to reimagine their dream wedding day. Were you one of them? Did you replan your 2020 wedding to take into account the gathering […]

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Steph & Tara {real wedding story}

Bride & Bride: Steph Walter & Tara Piper Photographer: Lyn Schmidt Photography (www.lsphotography.biz) Wedding Date: June 23, 2018 Guest #: 75 Ceremony & Reception Location: Imperio Banquet Hall (www.imperiobanquethall.com) Officiant: Something New Officiant (somethingnewofficiant.ca) Colour Palette: Pastel rainbow Tell us your story!: “I began a new journey in life, one that started with recovery. I never knew what that choice would bring […]

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Alex & Tyler {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Alex Antle & Tyler Bennett Photographer: Hatt Photography (hattphotography.com) Wedding Date: September 5, 2020 Guest #: 5 Ceremony Location: Gros Morne Mountain (www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/activ/experiences/randonnee-hiking/mgm-gmm) Colour Palette: “The theme of our wedding centered around love for the land and culture. We spent our entire wedding day hiking to the top of Gros Morne Mountain, […]

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Tiffany & Kiana {real wedding story}

Bride + Bride: Tiffany & Kiana Hill Photographer: Kelsey Goodwin Photography (kgoodphoto.com) Wedding Date: June 20, 2020 Guest #: 20 Ceremony & Reception Location: The couple’s backyard in Delta, BC (Ladner) Colour Palette: Forest green, white, gold. Theme: Rustic, elegant, botanical. Tell us your story!: “Tiffany proposed to Kiana. It was a surprise proposal where […]

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Jamie & Thomas {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Jamie Silk & Thomas Wagner Photographer:  Flair Cakes, Photography And Entertainment (facebook.com/FlairCakesPhotography) Wedding Date: October 26th, 2019 Guest #: 115 Ceremony Location: The Rose Chapel (rosechapel.ca) Reception Location: Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre (stoneridgeinn.com) “We chose the Best Western Stoneridge Inn because we were able to have the ceremony at the Rose Chapel, the […]

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Carol-Lynn & Michael {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Carol-Lynn Chandler & Michael DePaepe Together for: 8 years Tell us your story!: “We first met at army cadets in 2010. I remember taking a double look into the classroom since there was a cute guy sitting alone. Then at a training weekend in early 2012, my brother had talked to him and told […]

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Mary & Kevin {postponement story}

Nearlyweds: Mary Aitken & Kevin Ceh Together for: 3 years Tell us your story!: “Kevin and I have been together for a little over 3 years. We fell in love the first time we met. We moved into a house shortly after but like they say “when you know you know.” He proposed to me […]

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Cailey & Brendan {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Cailey Bradshaw & Brendan Hambleton Together for: 4 years Photographer: Oak & Pearl Photo (oakandpearl.ca) unless otherwise noted Tell us your story!: January 24, 2016, while Cailey was still ill from Lyme Disease, recovering at her parent’s house in Guelph, she was having a motivational day and got herself out of bed and went […]

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Michelle & Michael {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Michelle Nicol & Michael Wise Together for: 6 Loving Years! The proposal: “Six years ago, Mike and I met on Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square! We knew it was love at first sight and there were definitely fireworks! Since then we have loved being fur-parents to our sweet dogs Willow + Tilly and […]

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Jasmine & Tim {postponement story}

Nearlywed: Jasmine Collins & Tim Gilroy Photographer: Meghan Bond Photography (meghanbondphotography.com) Tell us your story!: “June 20th, 2020, is our wedding day and although we have to push everything over to 2021 thanks to Covid-19, we are still having a “minimony” on the day. June 20th is a very special day for us, and we […]

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Jessica & Andrew {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Jessica Williamson & Andrew Mitchell Together for: 5 years The proposal: “Andrew and I met on Tinder. I almost didn’t show for our first date, but my mom made me go after me changing out of my clothes 3 times. We hit it off and I cannot thank her enough obviously! We had been […]

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Brooke & Mitchell {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Brooke Bettencourt & Mitchell Forster Photographer: Maddie Young Photography (@maddieyoung321) Wedding Date: September 22, 2019 Guest #: 131 Ceremony Location: Victoria Park, Kitchener, ON Reception Location: Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener, ON Colour Palette: Sunflowers, burgundy and charcoal grey Tell us your story!: “The first time I saw Mitchell’s beautiful, deep, blue eyes was when I […]

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Tracy & Shawn {engagement story}

Photo above: Jess Doukas Photography Nearlyweds: Tracy Johnson & Shawn Hass Together for: 1.5 years The proposal: “Shawn and I knew one another growing up, we lived 3 houses from each other. A bunch of us kids in the neighbourhood would gather in his family’s backyard as he has 3 younger brothers and they were […]

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Shelby & Brian {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Shelby Defoe & Brian Aspinall Together for: 5 years Photographer: Focus & Filter Photography (focusfilterphotography.com) The proposal: “The day of our engagement I came home from my work (a daycare) with a huge migraine. I was greeted by my now fiancé and I insisted that I needed to go to sleep it off. He […]

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Sarah & Kevin {real wedding story}

Your Name: Sarah & Kevin Rampelt Wedding Date: September 14, 2019 Guest #: 110 Ceremony & Reception Location: Grey Silo Golf Club (golfnorth.ca/greysilo) Photographer: Stephanie Canada Photography (stephaniecanada.com) Colour Palette: “Our theme was rustic elegance, and our colours were navy, burgundy, and blush with accents of rose gold. We used plenty of florals and greenery along […]

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Rebecca & Michael {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Rebecca & Michael Drier  Photographer: Kelly Taylor – The Bridal Lounge Photography (thebridallounge.ca) Wedding Date: July 6, 2019 Guest #: 84 Ceremony & Reception Location: Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort (weddings.discoverchicopee.com) Colour Palette: Blush, Mint, Gold & Rose Gold with antique/wooden accents. “I wanted simple but pretty utilizing some of my family farm and […]

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Alyssa & Adam {engagement story}

Photo above courtesy of: Carly Kratzer Photography Nearlyweds: Alyssa Clarke & Adam Martin Together for: 2 years and 1 month The proposal: “Everyone knows there are two sides to every story. Here are ours. Hers: I was duped!! Let me take you back to last winter. One February afternoon, we sat at the computer, planning […]

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