Valentine’s Day may be the most controversial holiday in our calendars, however we believe cupid has a special station right here at CircusWest! Colleen and Ian met here, coach here, and even got married here! I spoke to Colleen about how they met, how they keep their marriage strong and what advice she gives to singles that are still looking for “the one.” If you are single, married or just having fun, we promise this story has something compelling for everyone!
How did you meet?
We met at CircusWest at one of the informal training sessions. Ian walked in with his cloud swing and was asking whoever was in charge if he could set it up. My training buddy, Jamie introduced herself and everyone else to him.
Was it love at first sight?
It wasn’t love at first sight, but we did joke about getting married that night because he wanted to move to Canada and I wanted an EU passport!
How long have you been married?
We got married here on was Jan. 3, 2009 in a snowstorm! We’ve now been married for four years.
Why did you choose to get married at CircusWest?
We wanted a circus wedding! We chose to get married at CircusWest because we wanted to be married in the air and to put on a show for our friends and family. Jay had a heart shaped trapeze, so we were married on that and did a little act on it. Then we had our friends performing on lyra, rope, tissu, trapeze. Oh, and Tami did an awesome diabolo act! Before the ceremony we had our guests try out juggling, hula hooping, diabolo, etc.
What qualities do you think are necessary to make successful marriage?
Don’t take everything so seriously! Always remember you don’t always have to do everything together.
Do you have any advice for single people who are trying to find “the one”?
Take a class at Circus West. You never know who you’ll meet!
CircusWest is hosting a Single’s night with Events and Adventures on March 22, 2013. What are you waiting for? Register today at http://www.eventsandadventures.ca/ and you may find that special someone at CircusWest!