It’s the dream wedding: walking down the aisle, moving slowly toward the person of your dreams as friends and family stand with tears in their eyes. Now, replace the aisle with Toronto’s main thoroughfare and your friends and family with thousands and thousands of LGBT revelers at Pride Toronto, and you’ve got New York City residents Carter Etherington and Breken Elwood’s winning wedding. The two men are the lucky winners of Tourism Toronto’s contest. In order to win, the couple had to take a photo with a cake installation where gay and lesbian couples were able to enter to win by having their photo taken posing with the cake. Photos were snapped June 1st-3rd, in New York City with more than 100 entries received. Couples’ photos were hosted on Tourism Toronto’s Facebook page, where participants tagged themselves and shared their entry. Tourism Toronto selected the winning couple based on charisma, enthusiasm, and a statement submitted on why they’d like to get married during Toronto’s Pride Festival.
These lucky soon-to-be-married boys will receive an exclusive wedding gift from Tourism Toronto, including two round-trip Executive Class airline tickets from New York City to Toronto on Air Canada, hotel accommodations at the luxurious Windsor Arms Hotel, ground transfers, marriage ceremony as part of the Pride Parade, and more, valued at more than $20,000.