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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ellen & Hugh {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Ellen Hachborn & Hugh Gillen Together for: 6 years The proposal: “Hugh and I have been together for 6 years, but we’ve known each other for 24. We met in kindergarten in Ottawa, where we both grew up (in the kindergarten photo below, I am the snow white with the yellow shirt on the […]

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Danielle & Ryan {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Danielle Babos & Ryan Schmitt Together for: 8 years The proposal: “Ryan and I have been together for 8 years. He’s always been one to pay attention to those small details. We had planned a family trip to Florida March 2018, my brother and sister-in-law were bugging for us to take our 3 year […]

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Shanelle & Jon {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Shanelle Showers & Jon Devison Together for: 2 years The proposal: “I met my fiance for the first time when I was ten. We never talked. Growing up, we lived so close to each other but never once crossed paths. In high school, our lockers were right next to each other, we had mutual […]

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Dakota & Trevor {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Dakota Hegler & Trevor Grummet Together for: 10 years Photography: Glassworks Creative The proposal: “My grandma and his mom were best friends. We grew up around each other. I grew up crushing hard on him but of course he didn’t know who I was. We have a eight year gap between us so he […]

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Amber & Gregory {engagement story}

Photo above: Alexandra Del Bello Photography Nearlyweds: Amber Rinehart & Gregory Murdoch Together for: 3 years The proposal: “We actually met on tinder the very first time, we went to The Mule and it was love ever since. We have a favourite band and song that when I first listened to it made me think […]

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Jess & Tim {engagement story}

Nearlyweds:  Jess Dulmage & Tim Anderson Together for: 2 years The proposal: “I like Harry Potter. Like really like it. Okay – I’m obsessed. My fiancé – not so much. He may have read the first chapter of The Philosopher’s Stone and fell asleep during the movie. Both are key points to the story. It was October […]

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Victoria & Brad {engagement story}

Nearlyweds:  Victoria Campana & Brad Craddock Together for: 2 years Photography: @Studiobylensqueen The proposal: “My fiancé is actually American and I am Canadian! We met online and talked for a bit and then officially met up in Niagara Falls for the first time. He proposed to me at my 30th birthday party in front of all […]

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Olivia & Jon {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Olivia Howell Abel & Jon Bowles Together for: 4 years The proposal: “My now fiancé and I took a vacation of our dreams in November 2019 for my 30th birthday. We went to Ireland with a tour company – it’s been a life long dream to go here so I was thrilled to be […]

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