Quiet your mind for a moment. Now, think of the what the most Canadian wedding of all-time might look like.
We’re sure the following images popped into your head:
- The happy couple saying their vows while wearing hockey jerseys, and the invited guests wear their own NHL best.
- They walk out as a married couple to the dulcet tones of Stompin’ Tom Connors “The Hockey Song.”
- The entire ceremony takes place at a Tim Hortons.
- The officiant is an anthropomorphic beaver.
Disappointingly, the wedding of Greg Arlett and Adonus Wiseman in Lethbridge, Alberta featured an officiant dressed as a hockey referee rather than an anthropomorphic beaver. But the rest of the details were the makings of the most Canadian wedding ever.
He wore an Edmonton Oilers sweater. She wore a Montreal Canadiens one. The Tim Hortons was born out of necessity: According to Global News, their destination wedding in Mexico had its plans scuttled, so the scrambling solution they brainstormed was a TiHos.
“I can’t remember who brought up Tim Hortons, but it was a perfect fit,” said family friend, Juanita DeVos. “They never go anywhere without a Tim Hortons cup.”
“I feel kind of naked without it,” admits Wiseman, laughing. “And we both love hockey so [Tim Hortons] just makes perfect sense.”
Appromixately 50 guests attended the wedding, filling the restaurant and sporting their own hockey jerseys. Adonus and Greg exchanged vows in front of an officiant dressed as a referee, with a live performance of the ‘The Hockey Song’ by Stompin’ Tom Connors playing in the background. Along with exchanging vows, the two also exchanged jerseys; Adonus revealing a custom Edmonton Oilers dress underneath her Canadiens jersey, Greg donning the Habs jersey himself.
Now that’s love.
But what if she were a Flames fan …
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