Eloping always stirs such romantic visions; young couples climbing down ladders to escape disapproving parents or couples who don’t want to share their romantic experience with anyone but each other. True love has always found a way to conquer all. Recently I was captivated by a wonderfully romantic story which all started with an elopement 81 years ago and has endured all these years later. That’s more than a lifetime for most of us and John and Ann Betar are a testament to “true love conquers all”. Ann’s father had plans to marry her off to a man 20 years her senior, but that wasn’t to be. Defying her family, Ann and John fled Bridgeport, Connecticut and eloped to Harrison, New York on Nov. 25, 1932. These breathless 81 years later, John and Ann, now 102 and 98 respectively, have 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. And, yes they are still in love.
Are you inspired by Ann and John’s story? Are you planning an elopement in Toronto? There is no place more romantic to celebrate and sanctify your love than at the Toronto Wedding Chapel. A breathtaking symphony in white, we offer a magical and stress free experience in our stylish, affordable and elegant wedding chapel. All of our weddings include the Officiant and we will be delighted to provide the witnesses at no extra charge. Our Officiants are multilingual and can perform non-denominational, religious, spiritual or interfaith wedding ceremonies in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Russian. Should you decide to share your elopement, the Toronto Wedding Chapel can accommodate up to 25 guests.
All roads lead to the Toronto Wedding Chapel. We are conveniently located at Yonge & Eglinton and we’re open 7 days a week by appointment only. Love and romance is always in the air at the Toronto Wedding Chapel and wedding magic is our business. We’ll make sure that your elopement in Toronto is a wonderful celebration of your love. There are many wedding packages to choose from in addition to fabulous options to enhance your wedding experience.
Planning an elopement in Toronto? Don’t worry; we’ll keep your secret. Contact the Toronto Wedding Chapel today to reserve the date and take the first step towards your new life together.