It’s a love affair that began over triple-triples. So it only made sense that Meranda and Tom Robicheau of Belleville, N.S., would say “I do” at their favourite Canadian coffee chain. The couple’s wedding at a Yarmouth Tim Hortons on Sept. 16 had all the trimmings of a typical ceremony.
But there were a few key, coffee-themed additions.
The wedding party posed for photos with a giant coffee cup mascot, and after the ceremony, staff promptly handed the bride and groom their usual drink orders. The newlyweds even rode off in a 1966 Mustang trailed by Tim Hortons coffee cups.
“Everybody gets married at a church or a backyard or at a beach,” said Meranda, who works at the location as a baker. “Well, nobody that I know of has gotten married at Tim Hortons and I wanted something different.”
She came up with the idea during a late-night shift with a co-worker. When she told her then-fiance Tom, he admits “my face got a funny look, but then I just thought about it and said, ‘You know what? That’s a good idea.’ The store’s owner was on board, and after that everything fell into place. The Tim Hortons off Main Street shares the building with a Wendy’s, and as vows were shared, partygoers mixed with patrons. “Everybody just stopped, and I mean including drive-thru, and everybody wanted to see,” said Tom.
The unique location also meant Meranda’s co-workers, who had to work that day, could take part in the festivities.
“When I walked in my eyes got big because I was shocked how many people showed up,” said Meranda. “There were a bunch of people that we knew, but there was also a lot of people that we didn’t know.” The couple had their first date two years ago at a different Tim Hortons in Yarmouth.
While they share a love of motorcycles and vintage cars, they soon realized there’s one major difference between them: Tom drinks coffee and Meranda tea.
They didn’t let that come between them.
“It was amazing, always laughing, always joking,” said Meranda of their first date. “He ordered his triple-triple coffee and I had my triple-triple tea.” The coffee chain continues to play an important part in the couple’s lives. They spend most evenings there with friends.
“Everybody I talk to says it’s awesome,” said Tom. “It’s a Canadian thing.”
Story Credit: CBC
Photo Credit: CBC / Gina Muise