Ben and Jen met when Ben rented one of Jen’s condos. They didn’t actually meet in person or speak on the phone until the day Jen handed over the keys. Up until then, all of their communication had been via email. The day they finally met in person was a hot June day in the trendy King West neighbourhood of Toronto. Jen instantly thought Ben was handsome and was glad when he introduced the girl with him as his sister-in-law. Ben was surprised Jen was not an eighty-year-old woman who hoarded cats for fun. His vision of “landlady” was changed that day.
Over the next few months, they often communicated via email. Jen wanted to ensure Ben was happy at the condo; Ben kept coming up with little notes to mention to Jen about the unit. Wanting to get to know Jen better, Ben finally caught a break. A few pieces of mail came to his place marked with her name. Ben sent Jen an email and suggested they meet for drinks or a quick bite so he could give her the mail. She quickly accepted…all the while wondering why he didn’t just leave the letters with the concierge.
A few days later, Ben and Jen met for drinks. They were so comfortable with each other and having so much fun they decided to stay for dinner. Ben and Jen laughed until late that night. They remained in touch and became friends, but neither wanted to disrupt the delicate tenant-landlady relationship.
Several months later, after another wonderful date as friends, Ben told Jen how he felt about her. Needless to say, Jen was thrilled! They shared their first kiss that night and have been together ever since.
Ben and Jen cannot believe how lucky they both are to have found their soul mates and best friends in one another. They have learned to always believe in love.
DJ: DJ Dominick of Mobile Sound Entertainment
Flowers: Libby’s Flowers
Officiant: Laurie Pallett (bride’s cousin)
Rings: Finch Centre Jewellers
Dress: DaVinci Bridal
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair and Makeup: Mary Rando, Marco Island Marriott Spa
Cupcakes: Marco Island Marriott
Wedding co-ordinator: Alyssa Durno, Marco Island Marriott