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About the couple

Bride: Wendy Thomson

Groom: Phil Marinucci

How they met: “I traveled from Glasgow, UK, to Niagara Falls for my cousin’s wedding,” explains Wendy. “Phil came on his own, as did I, and they couldn’t find a seat for him so they put him at my family table across from me. He smiled a lot and seemed nice so when the dancing started and a second cousin tried to get me to dance with him, I grabbed Phil instead!”

Engagement story: “After one year of long distance dating I moved to Canada. We lived together for 12 years then decided to get engaged. We bought a ring and Phil waited another year till we were on vacation in Sedona, Arizona, to propose,” Wendy recalls. “After a romantic dinner one night he popped the question on bended knee beside the fountain at Los Abrigados resort and spa on our way back to our room. I was a little tipsy after a few drinks so I couldn’t refuse. Then we were engaged for another three years.”

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