Our Story

Edward

Christie and I both started working in retail liquidation in our early 20’s, in the late 90’s early 2000’s. This is an industry where most consultants at the time were 30 to 50 years older than we were. So, when I was told there was a beautiful girl out there my age that also doing this work, I called BS. Then on top of this I was told she was also into motorcycles. This was too much. I then shouted BS! Impossible! In all my travels, I never did meet this mythical “yeti” that some people say existed. Others had had sightings, and even worked with her, but our paths had never crossed, until November of 2012. I can remember everything about that day. Everything. From the very first moment I saw her in person, our conversation throughout the visit, how taken back I was at just how beautiful she was, how well spoken and professional she was, the almost nonstop smile she gave, and how giddy I was after she left that I had finally met her! Christie and I spent the next 4+ years slowly becoming what would be the best of friends. So, when I think about Christie during the years before we were together, I just thought of her as unattainable, a total fantasy, girl of my dreams, all of those things. I knew her, we were friends but Christie always seemed to have a boyfriend (no surprise there!) when we were working together. So all I could do was just imagine myself being that lucky guy if ever we could be together. Which I did, secretly.

Christie

And when I think about Ed, back in the days when we were just colleagues and travel buddies, I knew he was very smart, respectful, strong and protective. And very funny in ways you don’t get right away. There wasn’t any romance, but in the back of mind, I always thought very highly of him as a fellow colleague. Ed was the kind of friend the greatest novels were written about.

Edward

Then my luck changed. In late 2016, we were on a project in Winnipeg together. Christie was not in a relationship. I kept my feelings to myself out of respect, but I was secretly hoping that maybe she might see me as more than a friend. I knew this may be my chance but I didn’t want to lose my best friend nor my job. After some serious soul searching, and a bunch of heart to heart talks with my sister (thank you Becky!) I decided I was ready to risk it all.

Christie

We had shared a lot of conversations in the years preceding our romance. We’d been working on many GB projects together, chumming around with colleagues in Germany on our Sundays off, and staying in touch a few times a month between projects. I was always happy to chat with Ed as the scope of his knowledge and perception of life was so varied from mine, he was just so interesting to converse with.

Edward

Oh man nothing prepared me for courting Christie or opening up my heart to her. Scariest thing I’d ever done ‘cause the stakes were so high, and I’d done plenty of scary things. But I’ve never been anything but honest about my feelings, so I just found the right time and told her how I felt, and let the chips fall where they may. I mean I wasn’t going to spend the rest of my life regretting that I held back.

Christie

I was all about immersing myself in my work and enjoying the company of my colleagues and the small successes we would have each day. But the winters sure are long in Canada, and the longer you’re with somebody and get to have those quiet, meaningful talks, the more you see someone in a different light. I was incredibly intrigued by the person Ed was under all his layers. Who you first see when you interact with Ed is not the highly intellectual, deeply thoughtful, and funny person I was getting to know. He was risking everything and I was finally listening.

Edward

It was the most magical time in my life when Christie came around to the idea that we could be more than friends. That we could be a couple. I had to pinch myself that it wasn’t a dream. I had her on such a pedestal, and then to have her in my arms, there was no better feeling in the world. I have read about it in books, and have seen it in movies, but to actually be in love with my best friend, to be MARRIED to my best friend? Wow. It feels good folks. A dream come true.

Christie

I found Ed’s sincerity to be very disarming, and his willingness to prove his affection was enough to make any girl blush. You know, you look for commitment. You look for consistency. You look for intimacy and honesty, and Ed was all of that. I was swept off my feet in so many ways…. And so, our love story began…

Edward & Christie

Which brings us to this very special day we want to share with you all. We work on contract usually seven days a week for months on end somewhere in North America. These retail contracts are often with public companies and our engagement is very Mission Impossible style. We get a call and a lovely lady on the other end that says here is the zip code, it starts in 24 hours if we win the bid and it will last 12-24 weeks. Do you accept this mission? And poof we are off… Now, planning a wedding with a mission impossible type of schedule was daunting! Not to mention Ed’s family and friends are from PA to NJ to FL. Christie’s family and friends are from AB to ON Canada… and then all our close Gordon Brothers friends and colleagues who at any given time are all over the Continent. So, with this we decided to do something special just the two of us and document it as best as we could to share it with you all in the comfort of wherever you may be today.

So please, raise a glass, and we hope you feel like you were right there with us as you explore the website. By the way, if any of you ever dreamt about a spur-of-the-moment elopement to a far away, windswept seaside hilltop, we highly recommend it! Know you were in our hearts at this very special once in a lifetime moment!

Wedding Materials

Wedding Map

Wedding Map

Ceremony Text

Ceremony Text

Invitation

Invitation

Guest Book

To our family and friends, it means the world to us that you shared in our special day here. THANK-YOU for the support, encouragement, and love and laughter you have contributed to our lives. You are our teachers, partners in crime, guides and favorite people in the world! We hope that you enjoyed our celebration as if you were there with us. Please leave us a little note, a gift of marital advice or a favorite memory we share, but most of all let us know you were here!

Photo Gallery

Enjoy a look through the photos from our special day and our week spent in Scotland. A few notes of significance are: Ed did not know how to put his very complicated American Irish attire all together. Ian the piper had to help him while the Bride waited patiently for her Groom. Isn’t it usually the Bride who is late? The gentlemen on the beach were all so very well dressed for the perfectly chilly Scottish summer day. However, the Bride in her little white dress was frozen! Even with wool socks and Hunter boots underneath! The whole way through the ceremony little black seals were popping their heads up in the water to watch us, though chilly, it was the best day we could have asked for with the sunny clear skies. It was very touching when Ed took his fly plaid stole off and wrapped Christie up to keep her warm. We choose this special place because Ireland is visible in the distance, and a Campbell tomb is in the background dating to the 1700’s, it was the perfect combination to complement our lineage. All photos are downloadable, feel free to keep the ones that may speak to you!