Tomorrow, Eryn and Jon are being married.
They won a wedding from #popupweddingsyeg! I’m so excited to be part of their day and loved them from the moment I met them.
They have such a perfect, poignant story. I’m thrilled that they won the package, I think that they are amazing, and I’m so glad that we were able to support two amazing people who really deserve it. Here is the submission by Eryn’s friend Erin Rayner. It won them a wedding:
Eeryn and Jon met online and they’re the kind of couple who online dating
commercials are made of; the kind of couple who give us singles hope. In
April 2016 Eryn told me she went on a great date with a really attractive
man who’s nick name promptly became ‘Hot Guy’. A few weeks later, in early
May, they set up ‘date 2’ that happened to be on the same day of my
birthday party and a going away party for a mutual friend returning to
Europe. Eryn took a risk and rather than cancel the date, she invited ‘Hot
Guy’ to the party with all her friends. He showed great courage and
accepted the invitation. That night he won us all over with his charm, his
intelligence and his amazing talent for Cards Against Humanity. That was
the night he became ‘John’ rather than ‘Hot Guy’. A year later in June 2017
they purchased their first house. Then, in May 2018, John planned a
beautiful proposal in Canmore, AB at the top of a hike and managed to
record the entire thing! This couple has been through a lot this year –
both of them lost their jobs – and something that would have torn many
couples apart, seems to have only brought them closer together. They’re
excited to get married and start the next chapter but having been recently
unemployed, funds for a wedding are a bit tight. It would be amazing to
see them rock a Pop Up wedding in 2019. They deserve it.
I never thought I’d be one of those coupes that met on the internet. .. but
boy was I wrong. After 35 years of not finding the right guy I finally tried online dating, and I met Jon. Our first date was great, we just grabbed a
coffee at Remedy, but both of us didn’t want the date to end so we1 … cold
coffees for more than 3 hours. Neither one of us wanting to admit that our
coffee was cold or our cups were empty. Jon is the most
amazing man I have ever met, and I knew early on I wanted to marry him. We have so much fun together, we are both each others greatest
supporter and cheering squad, and push and challenge each other to try
new things. He made me try chicken feet and Crossfit, I made him try
canoeing and mojitos – chicken wings not a taste we have in common. I’m so grateful that we found each other. We both agree that we make each other better and happier people… not perfect, but we are a perfect fit together.
Boy, do I have a story for you.
Jon and I decided to not start planning our wedding until after my brother
had his wedding (July 2018). I knew my whole family would be there and didn’t want to take away from his special day by fielding questions about our own plans. So in July we started planning, and seeing as neither of us has any particular wants out of the wedding we were all over the place, first it was a May wedding in Canmore, then Edmonton, then our
backyard. We had trouble nailing down a location and with Jon working as
much overtime and night shifts as possible so we could …for the wedding, he was barely around to help decide what we should do. Once he came off the last night shift for the season in the middle he was laid off.
Less than 4 days later, the company I worked for notified me that they were
downsizing and had to cut my position and gave notice. What are the chances. Jon was with his company for 9 years and I was with mine for
over 4 years. We didn’t see it coming.
Granted, we have some savings that, but we ensure that our bills were paid. And so the plans of the wedding were put on hold.
It definitely puts things into perspective when all of the sudden, all the fun
plans you were making have to go to boring things like mortgage, and
groceries. I joke to my friends and family that we may just have a surprise
wedding in our basement. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter to us where we get married, we really just want to share our day (or hours) with our closest friends and family.
ALBERTA CANADA AND BEYOND
BRANDS, PORTRAITS, WEDDINGS
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