In 2017, Virgin Radio London held the ultimate contest to commemorate Pride. And when Todd and Dalton won, they not only had the opportunity to ride a float in the parade, but they also had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to declare their love for one another as the whole city looked on in support. As the float made its way down the crowded, rainbow-flag lined streets, Todd and Dalton exchanged vows in between exuberant cheers from Canadians, which the grooms say was an incredibly special and emotional moment for them. With their best men in tow and Life is Beautiful Photography to capture the incredible moments as they said “I do,” Todd and Dalton’s Pride Parade wedding was a day they’ll never forget.
The Love Story
When Todd checked his Plenty of Fish account, he had a message waiting from Dalton. “I read his profile, and he almost seemed to good to be true — I never thought that such a ridiculously good looking guy like him would ever have any interest in me,” Todd says. “I responded back to his message, and it was like we were meant to meet.” Conversation between them flowed easy from the start, and it wasn’t long before they realized they had a lot in common. “We both wanted the same thing, and we spoke of the future as if we had already lived it,” Todd says. “I have to say, for him being 13 years younger than me, he has an old soul and completes me in every way — he is exactly what I needed in my life.”
On July 30, the day of London, Ontario’s, pride parade, Todd and Dalton, along with their best men and a few family members, boarded the small float where they would officially tie the knot. As the float made its way through the crowded streets, Todd and Dalton exchanged vows in an emotionally charged ceremony. “Our officiant Laurie made our ceremony perfect,” Todd says. “She allowed us to pick our vows, and our ceremony flowed perfectly as our float made its way down Queen Street. So many people from the crowd were screaming congratulations, and we even had the float stop because a little girl made us rainbow bracelets.”
The excitement that filled the air was invigorating, and the grooms say it made their ceremony incredibly memorable. As they neared the end of the parade route, hundreds of people were cheering them on as the officiant declared “you may now kiss your husband.” “The crowd erupted with cheers and tears, and we both got so emotional,” Todd says. “I felt so honored to be married to the man who stood across from me.”
There are so many moments from that day that we will never forget, and we have to thank Sandra Henderson from Life is Beautiful photography for capturing our day for many years to come,” Todd says. “The moment I will never forget is when I kissed Dalton for the first time as my husband and the way the crowd cheered us on — it gave me the chills.”