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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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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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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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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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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Courtney & Johnathan {postponement story}

Nearlyweds: Courtney Abrahams & Johnathan Schwemler Photography: Mirror Form Photography (mirrorformphoto.com) Tell us your story!: “John and I met like any traditional millennial couple of 2016, online! Our first date was going to be at a Kitchener Rangers game, except I messed up the dates and it was actually an away game – oops! Tim […]

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Tanya & Kris {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Tanya McLaughlin & Kris LaBelle Together for: 15 months (known each other through work for 8 years) The proposal: “I met Kris 8 years ago through work, we have the same job at an OHL hockey rink. We both were in long term relationships and had developed a friendship over the years. During the […]

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Reimagining your Dream Wedding

Photo by Hope Harbour Photography What does your dream wedding look like? Close your eyes. Both of you. Picture your wedding day. You’re at the ceremony about to marry. Standing in front of you is your soulmate, your best friend, your partner, your love. What does your wedding look like? Who is there? Is there […]

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How to plan your Wedding during Coronavirus

Congratulations on your engagement! You now face the unique challenge of how to plan your wedding during coronavirus pandemic. If you’re just starting to dive into planning, it’s natural to have a million “what if” questions about the future. While all of the uncertainty, we hope that in light of current events, this won’t take […]

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Weddings during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Photo above: Sourced on Google-Nadav C.J. Photographer via JTA Weddings During the Coronavirus Pandemic A wedding is supposed to be the best day of your life but most couples don’t plan for a viral pandemic to disrupt their plans for this big day. Engaged couples across the country and around the world are being forced […]

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