Getting married on a Translink bus.. if anything, Rihanna says it best when she sings “we found love in a hopeless place”
A Vancouver couple recently exchanged vows on a Translink bus and reignited memories after meeting on a No.3 route a year and a half ago. Nina Schmidt (the bride) explains meeting Jarred Greff (her husband) as fate while sharing her story:
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012 around 11:40 a.m., Jarred and I met for the first time on the number 3 bus going up Main Street. I was sitting in the folding accordion-like section when Jarred walked by and sat down a couple metres away from me. We couldn’t stop making eye contact. Then he stood up and sat down to the closest available seat to me. We had about three stops to talk before I had to get off the bus. We didn’t exchange numbers, but he told me he worked at Main and 23rd. With the encouragement of good friends, I chased him down at work later that day. A couple days later, we went on a 22-hour date and we’ve been inseparable ever since.
It sounds cheesy, but I would call it love at first sight, something I definitely didn’t believe in at that point of my life. But Jarred and I are perfect for each other, and we are so blessed and thankful.
There is never a week we don’t talk about our first meeting on the bus. It’s just so random. I had to run after that bus that day, and Jarred didn’t plan on taking it, but he was running late to work. What are the chances that a girl from Germany and a guy from the prairies would meet on a bus and fall deeply in love?
Here’s how the wedding played out:
30 wedding guests were told to arrive at the Burrard Street and 15th Avenue bus stop at 3 p.m. Ten minutes later, a chartered bus picked them up. While the guests believed the actual wedding would take place in a nearby church, they were surprised to learn the ceremony would take place right in the bus, right where the couple fell in love.
To the surprise of many, Translink also sponsored the wedding and supplied the service for free. They have announced however that it was a one time thing and they’re not taking requests for anyone else getting ideas!
Would you ever get married on any form of public transportation?
Images via Translink