However, in 2016 Parry and Hoekstra’s stars accidentally collided. The firefighter was home in Ontario visiting family and friends when the pair bumped into each other at a bar. They exchanged numbers and soon started talking over the phone.
Their calls quickly progressed to dates. Then, less than a month into their whirlwind romance, Parry knew that she was the one. So, he wasted no time in asking Hoekstra to marry him during a visit to Louisiana. And he was over the moon when she said yes.
The couple made plans to marry a year later, on September 10, 2017, in Galveston, TX. With the date fast approaching, Parry and Hoekstra started buying supplies for their big day. They purchased everything from decorations to wedding favors and stored them in Parry’s home.