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.
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)
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!
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!
This is where the cermony and reception will be taking place. We have reserved a block of rooms under our names, please call the hotel directly to reserve your room today!
The Colonial is a great, locally owned hotel about a 10 minute walk from the Resort (you will have to walk down a main highway (Hwy. 21), which is not OVERLY busy, but it’s certainly not a side street.
For larger groups, there are lots of cottages for rent in the area – check out Air BnB!
If you’re staying a while, or are into camping, we suggest The Pinery Provincial Park. It’s a beautiful Ontario campground, with great sites and an amazing beach! The park is about a 15 minute drive from the resort, but there are lots of taxi options available who are more than happy to go into the Park.
*Side note – the park is also a great day trip destination, with plenty of great hiking and biking trails!
The Bluewater Motel is a great, clean motel. There’s an on-site pool, and if you’re staying here, be sure to check out Aunt Gussie’s next door for amazing home cooked meals!
Can’t wait to see you there, the countdown is on!
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).
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!
MAID OF HONOUR
Nicole Muller (Friends since 9th Grade)
Meghan McLellan (Sister)
Jodi Gaiser (Sister)
David Laverty (Brother)
Brandon Brown (Friends since 7th Grade)
Phil Rodgers (Friends since 1st Grade)
Dale Brennan (Friends since 10th Grade)