Jesse learned firsthand how lonely big cities can be when she moved from Edmonton to New York seven years ago. She turned to world of online dating and found Jason, another recent NYC transplant. The two immediately clicked—literally—and started dating in the Big Apple.
Jason planned an early-morning horseback ride through Central Park’s scenic bridle path—early enough that they practically had the trail to themselves. They stopped under a gorgeous bridge to enjoy a moment of tranquility, and that’s when Jason dismounted and dropped down to one knee.
The Big Day
The couple were married in the beautiful synagogue that Jesse grew up attending and incorporated family heirlooms into traditional Jewish ceremonies to honour loved ones who have passed on. They chose the nearby Westin Edmonton hotel as their reception venue and decorated the room in vibrant shades of pink and pops of gold. The newlyweds danced together on their custom-stamped dance floor before Jason took the stage to belt out “Jesse’s Girl” with the band.
Since many guests travelled for their wedding, Jesse and Jason wanted to give them a little piece of Canada to take home; every out-of-town guest received a coffee table book about famous Canadians. They love seeing this book when they visit their friends for dinner, and look forward to getting their own home, travelling and starting a family.
Engagement Ring Cut
“Lady”—Lionel Richie & Kenny Rogers
Advice from the Newlyweds
“Have your caterer or planner put aside food for you for either after the reception or before! It’s true when they say you really won’t have time to eat.”
Italy, Spain and France