Welcome

WHERE & WHEN

We’re both so excited to have you join us in Grand Bend for our wedding.
Lake Huron is very special to both of us, as we both grew up on this beach.

Ceremony & Reception:

The ceremony will take place on the Terrace Deck at Oakwood Resort in Grand Bend beginning at 5:00pm, followed by cocktails on the deck, and dinner and dancing inside.

Accommodation:

We have reserved a block of rooms under our names at Oakwood. Please call the hotel directly to reserve your room today! 1-800-387-2324. There are plenty of alternative accommodation options in the area, visit the ‘Accommodation’ section to learn more!

Please don’t drink and drive – here are some local Taxi options:
Grand Bend Taxi – 519-238-8790
Star Taxi – 519-238-STAR (7827)
Home Please (a local "Keys Please" service) – Nik Jeromkin 519-670-0376 (reservations are recommended)

Grand Bend:

If you haven’t been, Grand Bend is a GREAT vacation town. We encourage you to come, stay a while, and enjoy the area before or after the wedding. There’s lots to do - plenty of great bars and restaurants, mini golfing, batting cages, and of course, the BEACH! We love this place so much and are so excited to share it with all of you - so if you’re thinking of extending your stay, please feel free to get in touch for some great local recommendations of things to do!

Accommodations

Below are some accommodation options, including both the resort where we are getting married as well as some alternative options. We highly recommend booking early because Summers in Grand Bend book up fast!

Can’t wait to see you there, the countdown is on!

OUR STORY

Our Beginning

We met online, and had our first date (drinks) at The Cadillac Lounge in downtown Toronto on June 19th, 2014. We quickly bonded over our shared family cottages on the shores of Lake Huron, and our similar upbringing. Bill knew he wanted to see Michelle again after she drank her beer faster than him, and Michelle knew she wanted to see him again because he kept her laughing all night long. We instantly had our own inside jokes and got along so well. We quickly followed with more dates to see a Blue Jays game and then Bill took Michelle to an all Vegetarian restaurant and sent flowers to her office the very next day – and that’s when she knew he was a keeper ;)

Moving in Together

After 8 months of packing overnight bags, Michelle making the long haul out to Scarborough, and making plans to hang out on an almost daily basis, we realized it might make more sense to have a place of our own together. We moved into our Annex apartment in downtown Toronto. Bill quickly learned to appreciate the necessity of cleaning the apartment on at least a bi-weekly basis, and Michelle soon realized the value of having a solid video game collection (well... we're working on it).

The Proposal

Bill proposed while we were on vacation together in Europe. We were sailing along the Amsterdam canals on a beautiful nighttime cruise and we had just had a perfect day, biking through the city and enjoying an amazing local meal. We decided to go to the back of the boat to get a better view and a photo together, and Bill got down on one knee as our photo was being taken. We will always cherish having this moment captured (even if half the photos are un-usable because Michelle was crying like a baby).

AND ON AUGUST 26TH... WE ARE GETTING MARRIED!

BRIDESMAIDS

MAID OF HONOUR

Nicole Muller (Friends since 9th Grade)

BRIDESMAID

Meghan McLellan (Sister)

BRIDESMAID

Jodi Gaiser (Sister)

GROOMSMEN

BEST MAN

David Laverty (Brother)

GROOMSMAN

Brandon Brown (Friends since 7th Grade)

GROOMSMAN

Phil Rodgers (Friends since 1st Grade)

GROOMSMAN

Dale Brennan (Friends since 10th Grade)

GIFT REGISTRIES

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