Love is patient. Lara and Greg felt a connection the day they met at work, but they were both with other people. One month later the two met up for lunch, which lasted 4.5 hours — a server commented that they “seemed really in love.” They made the decision to end their relationships knowing that they were meant to be with each other. They shared their first kiss on a set of old train tracks.
One night, Lara thought they were just having a date at Characters restaurant, but after dinner Greg swept her away in a limo to Churchill Square where they had said “I love you” for the first time. A busker started playing “Wonderwall” by Oasis and at the end of their dance Greg got down on one knee.
The Big Day
Lara had always dreamed of a winter wonderland wedding, but the couple wanted to keep it local. They chose the Oasis Centre for its timelessness, and dressed the party in “vintage elegance.” The only thing missing to make their day perfect was snow—the day before the wedding everything was still brown. Fortunately nature delivered 25 cm of snow the morning of to blanket the city in white.
Lara and Greg broke some traditions; their speeches were complimented with music videos as an extra thank you and keepsake for the wedding party. Lara gave Greg his own version of something old, new, borrowed and blue which included family heirlooms and blue Joe Boxer briefs.
Lara: “On the morning of the wedding, I opened the curtains and saw snow falling from the sky. It was fluffy, soft snow. I quickly turned to the weather network to read that it was an anticipated 25 cm of snow in a high of -2 degrees Celsius weather. I remember the glee I felt – it was fate. I was going to get my winter wonderland wedding.”
“Favourite moment? From the moment I woke up to the moment I went to sleep. I guess the BEST BEST BEST moment is knowing I get to spend the rest of my life with my husband.”
Greg:“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Typically, this endearing wedding tradition is intended for the bride to follow for future prosperity and good fortune. However, in our case this well-known tradition came with a twist and was planned for me to experience – and what an experience. A perfect moment that surprised me, the groom, and imprinted on my mind as one of the fondest memories of my life. I’ll remember and cherish it forever.”
“The other moment that I’ll cherish forever, was right after the ceremony standing on the stage when we looked out into the crowd to all those who love and support us. It felt like we owned the world – wow, I’ll never forget it. I gained such a sense of strength in that moment that it’s hard to explain, but I find myself going back to it again and again.”
Engagement Ring Cut
‘Wonderwall’ – Oasis
Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)
Father-Daughter: Martina McBride – ‘In My Daughters Eyes’
Mother-Son: Leanne Womack- ‘I Hope You Dance’
Advice from the Newlyweds
“Work together! When Greg came with me to my meetings with vendors and to pick out the little details, I felt like our wedding wasn’t just a day to come, it was a marriage in the making.”
Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married
The couple is looking forward to travelling the world together and spending time in their new home together. Greg is glad he can now call Lara his wife over fiancé. “Let’s be honest, we all know you can’t possibly say that word without sounding pompous.”