Our story begins fourteen years ago. It's been a great adventure and as we begin this new chapter together through marriage, we want to share how grateful we are for the the part you have played in our lives.

All the details you will need to know in regards to the wedding day and related events leading up to it will be posted on this website. Check back regularly and if you still have questions please feel free to contact us! Thanks for visiting!


My best friend, the love of my life, my sweet pea. We met back in 2000 during high school and although I may not have known it the moment we met, it wasn't too long after I realized just how important this girl would be to me.

Nothing makes my heart melt more than her beautiful smile. She's a passionate, creative, strong willed woman who isn't afraid to speak her mind or stand her ground. Which is one of the main reasons we've been so successful in planning our wedding. She definitely keeps me on my toes!

It feels like it was just yesterday we were two young teens sitting on a rock outside our school, revelling about our day on the slopes, simply enjoying getting to know one another.

Now, over a decade later, after a long journey and plenty of adventures, I've won the heart of my princess. There isn't anyone else I could imagine spending my life with.

Her selfless serving heart inspires me to be a better man each and every day. I couldn't be more elated in knowing I'm marrying my best friend. Here's to looking forward to our future and growing old together!



Meet my best friend and soon to be husband. He is the best, well at least I think so ;) He is the most patient man I know, which is one quality I have certainly tested over the years.

Matt and I met in high school at some unknown point near the beginning of grade 9 and we hung out with the most amazing group of mutual friends.

Through all our high school adventures and shenanigans, Matt and I grew closer together. Most of our friends joked about us being ‘married’, but I resisted his advances. Even though we spent endless hours talking, going on car rides and adventures I refused to admit that my friends and family might be right.

Well after many ups and downs, and years of flying around the globe I could no longer deny that Matt was the perfect man for me, the one I always came back to. He is endlessly supportive, and considerate, and has taught me so much already about loving others.

We love to create, dream, and serve God together, and of course laugh! I am so grateful for all the ways he complements me and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.


The Proposal

It was the first week of November and I had been thinking about proposing for some time. Seeing as the Christmas rush was beginning I knew it was now or never. There was tons be done. Research to be had, Reservations to be made. The day I proposed had to be a momentous occasion filled with all of the things I knew Liz would love. It’s amazing how everything aligned and fell into place.There wasn’t a flaw in the plan. That was until Liz mentioned she had an interview that evening. How was I going to swing that one. Well I managed to push dinner up and figured instead of her roommate prepping the place I could do it during her interview.

I remember that morning clearly. My stomach was turning; I was so nervous during the drive down from Barrie and I kept thinking, “Liz is a smart girl she’ll figure it out”. “There’s no way I could sneak this proposal past her. How will I manage to pull this off?” Anyways, by the time I arrived in Hamilton I had calmed myself down and was ready to take on the day.

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I didn’t see it coming at all. Matt and I had talked about getting married but it was a vague distant thing that we both knew we would eventually want to seriously consider but weren’t really in a place to right now. He was in Barrie and I was finishing my MSc. in Hamilton and we were both broke.

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We had a refreshing service at church. Managed to get some homemade brunch in before we ventured down to Niagara to go horseback riding. Liz had been wanting to go for a while so she didn’t think it was anything special. The day was turning out even more perfect than I could have planned. The forecast said rain, but the clouds held back and it was the warmest day that November. Before we left I had managed to sneak back into the house and prepare some dresses I had bought for dinner, but we’ll get to that in a bit.

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Completely happy with our lovely ride, I wasn’t expecting more when Matt cautiously explained that he had booked reservations for dinner at a restaurant I had been wanting to go to since I had moved to Hamilton. Since we were on a tight budget I was a bit surprised that he would book dinner after a private ride but I was happy to indulge!

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As usual once we were back at her house Liz complained that she had no idea what to wear, so I subtly suggested to check her room for something. She found the 3 dresses I had bought, which fit perfectly (phew!) and of course looked great on her. While Liz was getting ready I went to work filling the mason jars with candles and getting everything ready for when we returned. Time seemed to fly by and within no time we were headed out the door for dinner. She looked beautiful BTW!

I had mentioned to the restaurant when making the reservations that it was a proposal dinner but knowing full well that Liz wouldn’t appreciate a public proposal I had no plans on doing it then and there. However the information I provided went to good use because we had a nice table for 2 tucked aside and a jazz guitarist playing through dinner.

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Dinner was fabulous, with an intimate table, the music and wonderful food at Koosh. Even though everything was so perfect I noticed that Matt barely touched his food and seemed a bit off. I thought at the time that he may be getting sick, little did I know he was nervous about the next phase of his plan!

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After dinner, it was go time. Liz wanted to do her interview downstairs with me listening in, but that would not work for my plan. I had a heck of a time trying to convince her to go upstairs to the office. After I gave every reason why a quiet space would be much better than the living room, she finally gave up and went upstairs.

I only had 30 minutes to get all of the mason jars setup and candles lit. I covered every space I could find with the candles. I even snuck up the rickety staircase so I could light a path for her to follow. I lit the last candle when I realized I still had to setup my computer for music. I crept back down the stairs and heard Liz’s interview ending early. What! I wasn’t finished setting up! I quickly queued up the song and waited with a dry mouth and sweaty palms for her entrance.

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After my interview, I opened the office door to a dark hall with candle light flickering. I stood at the top of the stairs and the though entered my mind that maybe Matt was planning on proposing!

My heart started pounding and I hesitated to go downstairs as I didn’t know what to expect, so I called his name but he didn’t respond. I had no choice. I had to walk down the stairs to see what he was up to. Was he just being romantic, or was this something more?

I got to the bottom of the stairs and stepped into the living room, which was lit up with dozens of candles set in mason jars covering every surface available. It was beautiful. Matt was standing to the side of the room and there was music starting to play. He asked me to dance with him and for a moment I thought that he was just spoiling me and I reassured myself he wasn’t proposing so as to not get my hopes up…

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As everyone knows I’m not much of a dancer; proposing at the same time felt next to impossible. I think I stopped dancing quite a few times as I tried to express my feelings and ask that important question. As the music played and I spoke, it got harder to keep it together. Tears were rolling down my cheeks as I got down on one knee and asked Liz to marry me.

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I think I really knew what was happening once the song Matt had chosen said “marry me” in the background as he starting talking about gushy romantic things. I don’t remember much of what he said because I was crying at this point. Yes… I cried. I always said I would never cry if a man proposed to me, but I did. If anyone can make me do something I said I would never do it’s Matt.

So as he knelt on his knee and waited while I cried my only thought was, “how can I say yes, I’m crying too much!” So I kissed him instead, until I managed to whisper YES!

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A chapter of our lives completed and a new one just beginning, my princess and I danced into the night elated to start a lifetime of adventures and write a story to remember.

Our Wedding

Date: October 12th, 2014

Place: WaterStone Estate & Farms

Time: 3:00 P.M.

Important Dates

Buck & Doe - June 21st, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.

Rehearsal - October 10th, 2014 - 5:00 P.M.

Honeymoon - October 13th - 26th, 2014

We advise against wearing stiletto/narrow heels! [read more]

Our ceremony will be held on a grass lawn in the open air, weather permitting. If you would like to wear heels you may want to consider bringing [heel guards] or having another pair of shoes to wear for the ceremony.

Please be prepared for our unpredictable Canadian weather and dress appropriately.

Please help us keep our ceremony unplugged! [read more]

We would like to create an intimate, reverent atmosphere and ask that you please leave your phone in your cars. If you would prefer a more accessible option we will be providing a "phone-check" that will be monitored the entire time.

We know that many of you would like to bless us on this special day with gifts. However, for various reasons we ask that you consider our request of giving a monetary gift as an alternative. To help make things easier for you, we have provided a button below if you would like to bless us now.

jessica lymburner

Jessica Lymburner

I am the third of the Lymburner sisters and am currently at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and work for the Brain Injury Association of Durham. I have waited for this day since Matt first came over to hang out with Liz during high school and I'm so glad I will finally be able to call him my broskie. Some of my best memories I have shared with these two and I can't wait to share more adventures with them.

mark farmer


I'm Matt's younger brother and am extremely excited for the joining of these two soul mates. I met Liz about 14years ago when I was only ten and let me just say that this marriage has been a long time coming. I've always known that my brother would marry Liz as far as I can remember. They balance each other so perfectly, and there is always something new and exciting going on with these two. It's almost hard to keep track sometimes. Congrats and all the best!

judith lymburner

Judith Lymburner

I'm excited for October 12th when Matt and Liz will tie the knot. Liz and I both love to be active, run and take ballet/hip hop together. It has truly been a year of new additions, with myself recently getting married, having a son and now gaining a brother. I have always known that Matt and Liz would get married. I wish them every blessing in their marriage and am honoured to stand with them on their wedding day.

troy hockley

Troy Hockley

I've had the pleasure of getting to know Liz twice, first, through the Ajax Alliance Church as kids and second as teens while attending Durham Church Network. I met Matt also while attending DCN and we immediately hit it off. We spent our free time rollerblading, going to the gym and having long conversations during which Matt and I became greatest of buds. Matt has helped me a lot through my life and has been a strong voice of reason for me. They have both been dear friends of mine for a long time and I'm honored to stand beside them during a day which is a turning point in their lives. May their relationship grow and flourish forever.

victoria ketteringham

Victoria Ketteringham

I met Matt and Liz through church, about ten years ago. One or both of them have been present for most of the most defining memories I have of that time, and I would absolutely consider them two of my best friends. We have worked, played, cried, laughed, built and traveled together, and now I am excited to celebrate with them on their special day!

jeremy smyth


I've been a family friend of the Lymburners since we were kids but Liz and I really became great friends when we met up again through the Durham Church Network in Whitby. This was around the time I also met Matt and the three of us became part of, and experienced, a beautiful example of living in community. Liz and I have similar passions with social justice and global issues, and Matt and I are on the same page with discussing life and experiencing it in a child-like and fun way; they both mean the world to me.

calla paleczny

Calla Paleczny

I met Liz on the first day of our undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and have been close friends ever since. We share a love of culture, travel and art in all forms and enjoyed many lovely hikes in the Rouge Valley exploring. I met Matt during that first year at U of T and was part of many conversations with Liz as she contemplated their future together. I am truly happy they will tie the knot finally and can't wait to celebrate on this special day with them.

yak deng

Yak Deng

I have been a friend of Liz and Matt from within the first few months after I arrived in Canada. I came to know Liz through a student organization at the University of Toronto and she later introduced me to Matt. People always ask me two things, something related to my height, and questions about my name. I am just 6'3" but will likely be the tallest person in the bridal party. I was born and grew up somewhere far far away, however due to my adventuresome spirit, I showed up in Toronto five years ago. I now live and work in Vancouver but I promise I will be in Ontario for the big day. I am more excited about this wedding than the couple themselves because two of my favorite people are getting married; there's nothing more exciting than that!

hannah bakermans

Hannah Bakermans

I'm Liz's youngest sister. I like riding horses, love dogs and my favourite thing to do is eat candy. I am eight years old and also love to bother Matt in my spare time. I will be a bridesmaid at Liz and Matt's wedding and can't wait for Matt to be my new brother!


East of Toronto

Merge onto ON-401 W

Follow ON-401 W to ON-404 N

Merge onto ON-404 N

Take exit for Green Lane/Regional Road 19

Turn left at lights

Follow Green Lane/Regional Road 19

Continue onto Miller's Sideroad

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West of Toronto

Merge onto ON-401 E

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