We were both national level wrestlers. We were teammates for many years before falling in love.
What do you remember most about your first date?
We had ice cream, which we both love!
When did you know he was the one?
Even though we knew each other for a long time before we fell in love, once the feelings started, things progressed quickly. He is such a sweet, loyal, loving person. It was never the grand gestures, but just his every day kindness that won me over.
How did you feel the moment he proposed?
Were you surprised by his planning?He had the ring for two years before he finally proposed, while we were out camping. It was really special and I cried lots of happy tears.
Why did you choose this venue?
Deerhurst Resort is the perfect Muskoka venue. Picturesque and charming with the class of a modern wedding venue. Our family played by the water all day and then celebrated with us at night. It was so important to us that our guests had the best time!
If you could use 3 word to describe the theme of your day what would they be?
Golden. Charming. Summer.
Memorable moment from your waking up the morning of and getting ready for your day?
I didn't sleep at all the night before! I was too excited! Getting hair and makeup done with my bridesmaids, mom and sister was so fun! Feeling the anticipation building was so exciting!
Tell me your feelings about who and why you chose to be with you while you put your dress on?
My bridesmaids, Erica and Cara are two of my closest friends. My maid of honour, Sarah is my cousin. We spent our childhood together, so it was really special to share this moment. My mom and sister also joined us, which made the morning extra special because I was surrounded by so many people I love.
What did you feel and remember from your ceremony?
Playing rock, paper, scissors for who got to read their vows first. I lost but Jake's vows were so amazing! They made me cry!
Who and why walked you down the aisle?
I walked myself down the first half of the aisle and Jake met me half way. It felt right to walk to the alter together.
Comments / Tips about your venue for future couples?
I highly recommend our venue for couples who are looking to make their wedding a full weekend experience. Our guests enjoyed the beach, golfing and resort activities. It was a wedding and family reunion all rolled into one!
What did you talk about during your first dance together?We just sang the lyrics to our song to each other.
What did you do together the next day that was memorable?We enjoyed everything the resort had to offer. We played on the water playground and relaxed on the beach.
If you could tell engaged couples 3 things not to stress about on the wedding day what would it be?
Don't stress about anything you can't control like the weather! Also, trust your vendors-- they know what they are doing! Then mentally get out of planning mode and be a guest at your own wedding.