We are super excited to introduce our November Real Bride, Erin and her husband Jeff Thiel! We got to see Erin quite a few times before her wedding, as she bought her bridal, maids AND flower girl gowns from us! We absolutely loved working with her each and every time she came into the store and we hope you enjoy reading all about these two's love story today!
How did the two of you meet?
"We are both involved with our local Agricultural Societies. Jeff is with the Zurich Ag. Society and I'm with the Parkhill Ag. Society. In February the O.A.A.S. holds a Convention at the Royal York in Toronto. I was sitting behind him in one of the seminars, we had to pass the little cards that were given to us when we arrived in this seminar. Jeff passed me the horse card he had and I gave him the sheep one that I had. (This was when we first saw eachother) That night we met in the Hospitality Suite. He knew the people I was with so that's how we started talking."
How'd you know your fiancé was the one?
"I've never met someone so supportive. I admire his passion, his love of family and friends. To be honest...when I saw how he handled everything after my car accident, I knew I could never find someone I'd rather spend my life with."
How did your fiancé propose? (from the brides point of view)
"We were camping, just the two of us, at Fisherman's Cove. The second day we were there it was raining. Once the rain stopped, Jeff said we should go fishing. We were catching just little fish, people would come and go from the dock. Jeff almost lost some stuff out of the tackle box when he accidentally kicked it over (knowing now what was inside - it would have been terrible!). We were out there for a while, he said "lets go regroup, maybe make some food back at the trailer" we went back to the camper, he said there was a special lure in the tackle box after we was talking about how old the box was etc. I was looking for a cool looking lure - Jeff said he thought it was in that little box. When I first saw the box my jaw dropped! I turned to Jeff and looked at him and then I opened the box and he asked if I would marry him! With a couple of teary eyes I was soo happy and replied with a yes!"
How did you propose? (from the grooms point of view)
"It was a rainy day. I was pretty nervous. We were camping - the rain let up long enough for us to go fishing. I hide the ring in the tackle box. I had planned on proposing on the dock, getting down on one knee when she caught a fish but we kept getting interrupted by other fishers. So I waited until we got back to the trailer. I asked her to look for a special lure, as she was looking I took my phone out to film her. At first she didn't noticed so I said "I think its in that little green box". When she opened it, that is when I asked her to marry me. Luckily she said yes!"