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The Marriage of

Brennan+Jess

ABBOTSFORD
BRITISH COLUMBIA
CANADA

CLAYBURN
VILLAGE
SCHOOLHOUSE

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The Couple —

Jessica Macbeth

  • Designer
  • DIYer
  • "Snooty Art Bitch"
  • Crazy Cat Lady

Brennan Gleason

  • Designer
  • Builder
  • "Arrogant Computer Nerd"
  • Mountain Biker

Jess and Brennan met in university in the Graphic Design program. They both remember each other from orientation, but it wasn’t love at first sight, that’s for sure. Brennan remembers Jess as a ‘snooty art bitch (having been in the visual arts program at the time), and she remembers Brennan being an ‘arrogant computer nerd’, boasting his knowledge of Macs over the other students.

Once the program started, they began hanging out in the same group. Brennan offered to tutor Jess (with all of his knowledge of Macs and Adobe programs), and he started flirting with her shortly after. Jess was concerned at first, because Brennan was so much younger, and she’d fully accepted her future life as a crazy cat lady, but he wooed her and worked his way out of the friend zone!

They’ve survived job changes, new homes, and the ups and downs of life, and want to celebrate their commitment to each other with their closest friends and family... You guys!

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The Proposal

You’re wonderful. Can you be wonderful forever?"
— Brennan. A true master of words.
brennan+jess proposal photo

Brennan proposed to Jess in McCall, Idaho during a Gleason family get together. Jess awoke the morning of the 2nd of July to the promise of a nice walk and breakfast with Brennan, and to spend some time together to get away from the chaos of family. After a short drive up a hill in Ponderosa State Park they walked out to the cliffs overlooking the lake. After some awkward walking around on the mountains and admiring the view, Brennan mumbled some words ever so gracefully and then got down on one knee and asked Jess for her hand in marriage. She said yes, and did not fall backwards off a cliff, thankfully. Moments later they were greeted by the photographer Brennan had hired to secretly photograph the entire thing, much to Jess’s surprise. She’d mentioned to him years before that if he were to ever propose, that she wanted him to hire someone to secretly capture it, but she never thought he’d actually remember! The rest of the day was filled with many happy phone calls, texts, and hours on Pinterest already starting to plan the wedding.

The Wedding —

The Venue
Clayburn Village Schoolhouse

4315 Wright Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7Y8

What to wear
Keep it classy

No jeans or cowboy hats please.

Getting There
Canada is a backwards country

So that means we don’t get nice things like Uber and Lyft. We recommend either driving yourself or taking a cab. Also, please do not drink and drive.

Parking
There is a parking lot on premises as well as down the street near the candy store.
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The Wedding Party

Best Man

  • Steve James

Groomsman

  • Ben Archibald

Maid of Honor

  • Kim Ainsworth

Bridesmaids

  • Caitlin Celinski
  • Marissa Visnjak
  • McCall Gleason

Flower Girls

  • Abbie Ainsworth
  • Elayna Ainsworth
  • Olivia Edge-Gleason

Schedule of Events

1:45pm
THE CEREMONY

Will be held on the back lawn, under the shade of the trees. It’s going to be dreamy.

2:45pm
COCKTAIL TIME

While the family is busy getting their photos taken, please enjoy refreshments outside for cocktail hour on the lawn.

5:00pm
RECEPTION

Food and Dancing. Alcohol and Dancing. Cake and Dancing.

10:30pm
CLOSING TIME

...is a song by American alternative rock band Semisonic. But seriously, you have to get out by this time. Plenty of bars to hit up for an after party.

Travel & Accommodation —

Most Direct Airport
Vancouver International Airport
Getting to Abbotsford
Rent a Car

Many car rental options at the airport



Directions to Abbotsford
Where to Stay
Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

There are many options to choose from in Abbotsford.

Condos, Houses, B&Bs

Registry —

We’re lucky enough to have nearly everything we need for our home already. And since neither of us has ever been outside of North America, we want our honeymoon to be extra special! If you want to help make it unforgettable, you can contribute using the link to the right. If you would like to give us something to update our home, we’ve compiled a short registry as well.

Fund Our Honeymoon

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