August 4, 2013 9:30 am
Updated: August 6, 2013 8:56 am

Tim Hortons employees get hitched in coffee shop

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WINNIPEG — Breaking away from traditional weddings is a popular trend and a Winnipeg couple has put a Canadian twist on their nuptials.

Curtis Fazackerly and Karla Janine exchanged vows at a Tim Hortons at the corner of Pembina Highway and Grant Avenue on Saturday.

It’s where they first met as employees.

“It was her first day,” Fazackerly said. “I showed up and asked her to make me a large ‘double double’ and it went from there.”

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The couple has been together for almost three years and nearly nine months ago, they got news of a baby on the way with a due date of Aug. 28, the was the same day Fazackerly was going to propose — so the couple decide to speed up the process.

“Curtis and Karla came to us about five days ago and said they wanted to get married in the store,” franchise owner Mavis Mikolajek said. “I thought, no big deal. The commissioner came and met with us and said it would take about three minutes.”

Staff continued to serve customers during the ceremony and even created a special edition “Karla and Curtis True Love” doughnut.

Friends and family stood on one side of the restaurant and customers on the other. With so much support, they hope their life will have a ‘double double’ amount of love.

The newlyweds plan to have a more traditional ceremony next year.

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