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The $100,000 Valentine's Day Gift From Plenty Of Fish

There will be a fishbowl centerpiece at their wedding to honor the online dating site that brought them together and awarded them with $100,000.

Andrea Ellis and David Mazur were announced as the winners of Plenty of Fish's wedding contest today.

The contest that began in December where users on the site could vote for their favorite engaged couple was created to celebrate an exceptionally loving couple according to POF founder, Markus Frind.

The couple from Edmonton was told that the top 3 couples would be flown to POF’s head office in Vancouver, where the winners would be announced. Little did they know that they would be the only couple to walk through the doors at the office and be showered with confetti and presented with a $100K cheque.

Ellis and Mazur met on POF in 2011, and got engaged last March.

While Mazur knew he was in love after one week, Ellis admits it took her a few months before she was convinced that he was the man for her.

POF product manager Sarah Gooding told CTV News that she hopes that their 55 million users are inspired by stories such as Ellis and Mazur's.

The couple doesn't want to make their wedding overly elaborate, even though they won the money. Ellis says her ideal wedding is a "warm location and some familiar faces."

They are planning on using the money to pay for the wedding and to have a romantic honeymoon at a Sandals resort. Mazur adds that a new motorcycle may be in the works, since he sold his to buy Ellis' engagement ring. 

Posted by Aimee O'Connor
2013-02-14, 12:22:08

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