Saturday, June 11th, 2011
6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Canadian Museum of Civilization
100 Laurier Street
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Hotel Information:We have negotiated courtesy rates with the Four Points by Sheraton & Conference Centre, a nearby hotel. Rooms have been put aside at the rate of $129 per room per night on traditional floors or $154 per room per night on executive floors (plus tax).
35 Rue Laurier
Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9
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If you wish to stay here, please call their toll-free number:
1-800-567-9607 ext. 2094
...or email them at:
Identify yourself as part of the rooms being held for the Young/Heinecke marriage, which will make you eligible for the courtesy rate. The hotel agrees to hold the above noted room rate until May 9th. At that time, the courtesy rate will be released. They will continue to accept reservations after that date at the best available rate, subject to availability.
If you have any questions or concerns, please, do not hesitate to contact us.
Bride and Groom:David Heinecke - email@example.com
Rachelle Young - firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you be interested in purchasing a gift for us, we have prepared a registry at the Bay for your convenience. To browse the registry, click here and type in either of our names.
If you choose to purchase a gift from our registry, you may either pick it up at the store or simply have them hold it at our store. This also applies to international guests. You are free to purchase gifts from The Bay and have them available for us to pick up in Canada, since The Bay does not have international locations.
"National borders aren't even speed bumps on the information superhighway." - Tim May
Many people wonder how we managed to get where we are right now, considering we come from different countries. It all started with the internet. Both of us play an online game - World of Warcraft - and it is through that game that we found each other. We became very close friends, and constantly talked through all sorts of mediums - chat, messages, internet voice chat, texts, and over the phone. We were both taken aback by how easy it was to communicate with each other - to be completely open and honest about everything. It was a feeling neither of us had ever experienced before.
We met in person for the first time when Rachelle had a soccer tournament in New York, New York. She traveled to the States with her friend Leah, and the three of us had a fantastic long weekend. Afterwards, David flew up to Toronto for a week to help Rachelle move into her new apartment. We met one final time in Detroit/Windsor before deciding it was time to take the next step.
David moved to Canada in June with a visitor's visa. We stayed together and, before long, we were inevitably engaged.
After much research, we found the immigration process to be far more complex than we had originally anticipated. We needed our wedding certificate just to get started, and the application process itself can take one to two years. We decided it would be best to have a courtroom marriage with our parents present so that we could go ahead with immigration, but still wanted to be able to have a full and proper wedding ceremony with all those who wished to celebrate with us.
Thanks for visiting our site! We hope you've found it useful and look forward to seeing you all.
-David "Invis" Heinecke and Rachelle "Nika" Young