Erin and Tom on their engagement day


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We're getting married, and you're invited! At 5:30pm on October 27th, 2023, we'll meet up in Halifax for an evening of celebration.

Coming up in

    The Venue

    Alexander Keith's

    Nova Scotia Brewery

    We'll convene at Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery, located at 1496 Lower Water Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


    We'll have a short ceremony in the enclosed courtyard outside the brewery proper.


    Following the ceremony, we'll proceed upstairs to the Black Sheep for food and drinks, and the adjacent Stag's Head pub for more drinks and music.


    We'll wrap up the party at around 11pm. You don't have to go home but you can't stay here! (You can stay at one of the hotels we've suggested below)

    The City


    Halifax is the capital of and largest city in Nova Scotia. It's located on the traditional ancestral lands of the Mi'kmaq peoples, who call it Kjipuktuk ("che-book-took", meaning Great Harbour).

    Where to Stay


    Coming from out of town? There are a number of hotels within easy walking distance of the brewery.

    Courtyard by Marriott

    A 2 minute walk to the venue.

    Four Points by Sheraton

    A 3 minute walk to the venue.

    Muir Autograph

    A 5 minute walk to the venue.

    The Hollis Halifax

    A 5 minute walk to the venue.

    About Us

    Our Story

    We met back in 2010 at a political rally in Washington DC, but didn't really get to know one another until Tom moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2011, and reconnected during COVID in California. From there, we've made the journey North to Canada together, first British Columbia, and now Nova Scotia!

    The Bride

    Erin Henschel

    Erin lived in Halifax, NS while attending Dalhousie University at the very same time that Tom lived in Wolfville, NS while attending Acadia University. The two somehow managed to avoid ever crossing paths while living in Nova Scotia, despite visiting each others campuses, and didn't meet until years later. Erin is excited to have found her lobster, and to bring him back with her to the lobster coast.

    The Groom

    Tom Heinan

    Ever since Tom ended up in Nova Scotia during his university years, he's had a goal of getting back. In the past year, he and Erin finally made good on that quixotic dream, becoming permanent residents of Canada. They're now in the process of finding a home in Nova Scotia, and Tom is excited for Erin to finally make an honest man out of him this October.

    You're Invited

    Let Us Know

    if you can make it


    Don't Forget Your Passport

    If you are visiting from outside of Canada, we are so honoured that you will be making the trip to see us! Double check that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond October 27th, 2023. For information on getting or renewing a US passport, visit the State Department's website here.

    Registry Information

    Do Some Good

    We don't have a traditional wedding registry, but if you would like to make a charitable donation to celebrate the occasion, we've selected some organizations below that we would so love for you to consider supporting!

    Raven Trust

    Raven Trust is a registered charity with a mission to raise funds for Indigenous People's access to justice. Donating to Raven Trust helps provide Indigenous Peoples with reliable, long term support so they can defend their legal rights within a thriving natural habitat.

    Equality Now

    Equality Now's vision is a world in which women and men have equal rights under the law, and full enjoyment of their human rights. Their mission is to achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.


    The ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws, and share resources with shelters across the United States.


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