Fall Ontario Brides
Tell us your love story!
We met on the dating site Ok Cupid in 2013! We messaged casually for a few days, and during that time I had a bad date (with someone else) and decided to cool it on the dating scene. I stopped messaging Becky and about a week later with no contact she asked her friends for advice about if she should try and reconnect with me, unsure, since she had not heard from me in a while. Her friends (THANKS GUYS!) encouraged her to give it one last shot, and thankfully she did because we arranged our first date and safe to say we’ve been HOOKED ever since!
What about the proposal?
It was not a surprise. We had been talking about getting married since about the third date! We did decide to keep the rings a secret though and made the plan to exchange rings and become officially “engaged” in March of 2016 at the Fisher Theater in Detroit, at RENT!
We got burritos (our kind of romantic), drove across the border (we live in Windsor, Canada) and I did manage to have one other surprise in store- I brought my photographer friend and her partner tickets to the show in exchange for some photos of us exchanging our rings!
When did you know that you were meant to be with each other?
Morgan- This is easy for me, I knew I wanted to be with Becky long-term but the “MOMENT” I knew for sure I wanted to marry her was when we were on a backpacking trip in Thailand and I got horrible news that my (ours at this point) dog had sadly passed away. I wanted and needed to go home immediately, even though family and friends questioned this decision (it’s just a dog! Why come home from the trip of a lifetime!?) but Becky was so unselfish, she moved heaven and earth to get us home weeks early without one complaint. She said, “if you need to go home, I’ll get us home.” Also, my family and friends all loved her more than me from the moment they met her, so that was a pretty good sign.
Becky- I had that feeling our first Christmas together- we each went to our own hometown for Christmas day, but I missed Morgan so much I drove through a blizzard 5 hours on boxing day to her family home to see her. It was my first experience meeting her family, her Mom hugged me in the door way and honestly from then on, they felt like my family too.
Going into the wedding planning, what did you know?
We knew we wanted it to be a fall wedding (best weather, best landscapes), ceremony outdoors, and open bar. The rest of the little details were planned along the way! We did NOT plan on having it on Morgan’s birthday originally- but it just worked out that way and it made our day a bit extra special. Plus, Becky doesn’t have to remember 2 important dates.
What surprised you during planning? What was easy, what was difficult?
The things that we thought would be difficult were surprisingly easy- choosing and booking a venue, photographer, caterer, etc. We loved everyone we met and hired everyone without seeing other options. We were VERY easy-breezy brides.
The difficult part was all the million tiny details to be attended to- it seemed like the list would get nearly to the end and then 20 more things would be added.
Any advice for couples planning weddings now? Anything you would have done differently or anything you’d like to add?
Everything is going to work out! (and what doesn’t work out won’t matter!) Details will go ‘wrong’ or go unfinished but only you will really be able to tell. The ONLY thing that matters is how much fun YOU have on the day- I didn’t LOVE my hair when it was finished, but I smiled and rolled with it. I didn’t have as much time to do my makeup as I would have liked, but I rolled with it, nothing could phase my mood on that day! I was on cloud 9 and I am glad because at the end of the day…. who cares?! All our photos are going to be dated in 20 years and our children will be laughing at us no matter what. Breathe, relax!
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
We felt so special and loved all day! All the hard work was worth it for a day that was completely all about us, it sounds crazy but having everyone you know and love all together in one room is an extremely rare thing- it will only happen once!