Congratulations to Mike Holmes Jr. and new bride Lisa Grant, who tied the knot this weekend in a romantic ceremony in Ontario’s Georgian Bay.
The intimate gathering of about 120 family and friends included a few of Holmes’ colleagues from HGTV, with the bridesmaids wearing white lace while both bride and groom were barefoot.
According to ET Canada’s Sangita Patel, who attended the wedding, Holmes “couldn’t stop crying” during the emotional ceremony, recalling that the sun poked through the clouds like as the bride started her walk down the aisle.
The newlyweds first met 11 years ago at a charity golf tournament, with their paths crossing throughout the years, and Holmes explains to ET Canada how he knew that Grant was “the one.”
Shortly after they began dating, he says, Grant took off on a previously planned year-long adventure to travel the world, leading the couple to break up. However, they continued to keep in touch and wound up running into each other over the years. When they eventually reconnected with each other, Holmes recalls telling a co-worker, “I’m going to marry this girl.”
Prior to the wedding, Holmes described the couple’s plans for their big day as “something outside the box. We don’t want it to be your traditional wedding, we want it to be a big party.”
Holmes also didn’t want his tux to be traditional, and ET Canada helped him pick out the perfect duds for his nuptials. Watch:
Holmes proposed to Grant in late 2016, and wrote a blog post about the planning that went into his elaborate proposal.
After hatching his plan and picking out a ring, he admits “all of a sudden it became very real. I am going to ask the love of my life to marry me, and for whatever reason, I started to feel very stressed.”
The groom and proud papa Mike Holmes took to Instagram to share their celebrations, with the “Holmes on Holmes” star gushing about the big day.
“What a wonderful day celebrating Mike Jr’s wedding to Lisa,” he wrote. “Welcome to the family, I’m so happy for you both!”
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What a wonderful day celebrating Mike Jr's wedding to Lisa. Welcome to the family, I'm so happy for you both! ・・・ @mikeholmesjr The life that I have is all that I have And the life that I have is yours. The love that I have of the life that I have Is yours and yours and yours. A sleep I shall have A rest I shall have Yet death will be but a pause. For the peace of my years In the long green grass Will be yours and yours and yours. – Leo Marks