I love that Christine used the Knot's personalized wedding website (http://weddings.theknot.com) to post lots of info and photos of herself and Mike, how they met, and fun facts about the wedding party. It's a really cool idea to share some personal moments with friends and family before the wedding...plus there's a wedding registry, guestbook, tips on things to do around the city, and maps to make sure no one gets lost on the wedding day.
Mike and Christine met while they were attending university in Kingston, but it took them a while to realize they were meant for each other as more than friends. They spent their first summer as a couple in different countries, while Mike completed flight training at home, and Christine spent several months traveling around Europe. When it came time to propose, Mike arranged a weekend away at Mont Tremblant in February, but with Christine taking on a new job, his engagement plans were spoiled. Later that winter they took a trip to Ottawa and spent the night at the beautiful Chateau Laurier Hotel. While skating on the canal, Mike proposed to Christine.
Fast forward to May 28th, 2011. The day before the wedding was miserable, with a constant rain threatening to carry over to the weekend wedding. Saturday started off really overcast but it cleared by the afternoon, making it possible to hold the ceremony outside on the terrace overlooking Lake Ontario. Inside, the Vimy Officers Mess has lots of character and old-world charm, and the incredible scenic views at the Royal Military College were perfect for wedding photos, and held special meaning to Mike as his alma matter.
Congratulations Mike and Christine! May you always share an incredible sense of humour, and hope you get to travel the world together.
Click here to view a "highlights video" of Christine & Mike's wedding.
Angelique Duffield, LSWPP