Alex + Patrick
How did you meet?
We met doing our Masters of Science at University. We were immediate friends, however, it was definitely not love at first sight. Once we did finally start dating we were inseparable. He truly is my best friend.
When did you know they were the one?
Patrick has a cute story of when we were in Iceland a couple of years ago, and we decided to sleep in the van we rented. I fell asleep instantly the first night, but he was so nervous we were going to get murdered and stayed up all night “on watch”. He later told me that he thought to himself, “I wouldn’t have let you sleep, and wouldn’t have been so protective, if I hadn’t known you were the one”.
What are your three favourite attributes of your partner
Patrick is extremely energetic and upbeat. He is always so excited to go on a weekend adventure or try new things around the city. He is also extremely dedicated, not only to me, but to his job, his friends, and his family. Once he values something, he will give it his all. Lastly, he is pretty funny. He always has a one-liner up his sleeve, and for the most part they are pretty witty and hilarious (don’t tell him I told you that).
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
Like any horror story, I started stalking Stevie on Instagram. I absolutely loved the lace pattern and the deep back. I, however, thought I would look much better in an A-line and would feel very uncomfortable with a tighter dress. Once I finally tried her on, at The Modern Bride, in Guelph, Ontario, I immediately knew she was the one. She was so comfortable and light, while also being formal and elegant. The lace pattern was even more beautiful in person. She also hugged me in all the right places, and I never went back to thinking I needed an A-line again.
Who proposed and how?
Patrick proposed during a weekend trip to bike/winery trip we had planned. After dinner on the first night, as we were overlooking the vineyards with a glass of wine, he gave me a book with pictures from all of our holidays and adventures in it. On the last page, it said “what will our next adventure be?”. I thought he wanted to take a photo of this trip, so I stood by the railing with my wine and posed. He had another plan in mind and got down on one knee. I honestly cannot tell you anything he said, since I was sobbing the entire time. I’m sure it was all nice things though right?
Where did you go to Honeymoon?
Since I was starting a new job, we actually pre-wedding honeymooned in Europe in May-June this year. We went to London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Berlin. It was an amazing trip and I’m so glad we got to spend three straight weeks together. We definitely lived off of beer and cheese for the majority of the trip!
Ceremony was at Canadian Southern Railway Station (CASO) in St. Thomas, Ontario; Reception was in my parents backyard in Tillsonburg, Ontario.
Makeup by LisV- Lisa Vanleeuwen
Park and Fifth
Custom made by Mike at Select Diamond Imports
Custom from Surmesur
Chloe Jane Photo + Film
Your MWL stockist:
The Modern Bride (Guelph, ON)