It was July 11, 2018 when I wrote to a long-time Facebook friend. He had commented on a picture from my graduation and I had noticed he was single. Over years of dating other guys, I had developed an appreciation for the kind of depth of character and honesty he exuded. I wrote asking how he was and stated something like, “Hey Blake....You have one of the most honest faces of anyone I know.” He quickly wrote back and from there we wrote back and forth, with the messages getting longer and longer, realizing how much we understood each other in quite a deep way. Before we knew it, we were falling in love. He was the first to say it, I was shocked...and thrilled. I cried. I felt I couldn’t say it back yet, because I thought I couldn’t until we saw each other in real life again. However, while out hiking Lake Superior with my sister, I realized that whether or not it was normal or ok, that I too had fallen in love and that I should tell him. He cried.
Several months later we saw each other at the airport in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It felt awkward, but he held on to me so tight that there was no room for awkwardness (photo above). Months later, we were standing by the bridge in Frankenmuth when I looked over and saw him kneeling with my beautiful gold bridged diamond ring. He asked me to marry him that day, to which I whole-heartedly agreed.
I never dreamed I could fall in love so deeply that I would love talking to someone for eight hours and want more. I can not wait to spend the rest of my life with this man. He loves me so deeply, still is the most honest person I know, listens to me, prays for us, and is now my very best friend. Certainly hoping you can all join us on August 3, as we make this love official matrimony!! ❤️💕
Mr. and Mrs. Harold and Martha Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. Mike and Becky Myers
Request the honour of your presence at the wedding celebration of their children
Saturday, August 3, 2019
St. Joseph Island Free Methodist Church
1589 Hilton Rd, Hilton Beach, Ontario
A light reception and receiving line will follow the ceremony.
We are so excited to see each of you this August long weekend on beautiful St. Joseph Island, Ontario, Canada!
Bob was my boss years ago while working in the flooring installation industry. He helped my out during times that I was struggling and was there for me with wisdom, encouragement, Scripture, and prayer. He always pointed me to Christ. He has my absolute highest respect and means the world to me.
Hayden is another amazing brother! As the youngest brother, 18 years younger, he use to be my little buddy. At over 6'7", I now have to look up to him to talk to him haha! He loves art and is an AMAZING artist, but he is more importantly a very good friend.
Wesley is an amazing brother who loves cooking and I love eating his delicious food! We both enjoy wearing watches, but most of all, I really enjoy and appreciate his friendship and support.
Jonathan is my to-be brother-in-law. I haven't known him for long, but he's already become my friend, and I'm looking forward to the friendship growing.
Quentin is another amazing brother. He's always encouraging and pushes me to better myself. He also loves helping others, not only in the physical fitness realm as a personal trainer, but in life in general. I really appreciate that he's always there for me.
Kevin is a great friend who I met through my church. He is a firefighter by trade and a committed husband to his wife, Nikki. He is always encouraging and a lot of fun. Ruthie and I are looking forward to some great double dates.
Bennett is my oldest nephew, He has such a good heart and outlook on life. He is always smiling when I see him. He makes me very proud to be his uncle. Love you Benny!
9:00 AM Ceremony Rehearsal
For Wedding Party and Parents
Coffee made by Rachelle Myers!
3:00 - 10:00 PM Beach Party
For Wedding Party and Immediate Family
Please join us at 16304 Hwy 17, the Stewart’s cottage, for an evening of relaxation, visiting, and fun on Big Basswood Lake before the big day.
Arrangements have been made for chili-dogs and make-your-own sundaes.
Bring your swimsuit, chips, a beverage, and your sense of fun!
DIRECTIONS AND MAP
The cottage is between Thessalon, Ontario and Iron Bridge, Ontario (a 50 minute drive from St. Joseph Island and 1 hour drive from Sault Ste. Marie). There will be signs at the Highway entrance.
If you would like to google or GPS the location, use this GOOGLE MAPS LINK, or enter Meyers Road, Huron Shores, Ontario and continue past on Hwy 17 when coming east from Thessalon, turning left (north) into our driveway; or if coming west from Iron Bridge, enter Fowler Drive, Huron Shores, Ontario and continue past on Hwy 17, turning right (north) into the cottage. 16304 Hwy 17 is between Meyers Road and Fowler Drive on Hwy 17.
The evening dinner reception is by invite only for immediate family and out-of-town friends! We wish we could include everyone attending the wedding, but we only have so much money and had to trim down our list! :-/
If you got a dinner invitation, please join us!