Ra­jean & Leroy

The Coast - Halifax Weddings Guide - - Wedding Album - Al­li­son Saun­ders

The love story started via text mes­sage, but Ra­jean Boutilier and Leroy Wil­lis were des­tined to be fam­ily even­tu­ally— their grand­par­ents were friends, their par­ents went to school to­gether and a cousin in­tro­duced them. Five years af­ter first meet­ing, Ra­jean came home to find a trail of flow­ers lead­ing to a mas­sive heart—and her man on one knee, ask­ing her to be his wife. That mas­sive ro­man­tic ges­ture was matched with a plan for a mas­sive wedding, 450 in­vi­ta­tions and a wedding party of 60. “Re­ally, my hus­band has a lot of close friends so I kind of just matched him. I never en­vi­sioned hav­ing a wedding party so big! But that was im­por­tant, making sure who­ever we wanted to be in the wedding could be in it,” says Ra­jean.

“It’s a re­flec­tion of us. We’re big fam­ily peo­ple. We love be­ing around peo­ple we love. To be able to have all of our true sup­port­ers be­hind us was just amaz­ing.” Classy and time­less, the cou­ple’s cel­e­bra­tions took place at Dal­housie’s McInnes room, where over 1,000 pa­per flow­ers (hand­made by Ra­jean and her cousin Saun­dria over al­most a year) pro­vided a stun­ning Kanye-and-Kim-in­spired back­drop, un­for­get­table speeches (and even a wedding rap) made for un­for­get­table mo­ments. “It rained, poured, but it didn’t ruin the day at all,” says Ra­jean. “I was sit­ting at my grand­par­ents’ house, say­ing, ‘Rain please stop!’ And it did when it needed to.”—

It’s a re­flec­tion of us. We’re big fam­ily peo­ple. We love be­ing around peo­ple we love.

Pho­tog­ra­phy by Ryan Wil­liams, North by East Pho­tog­ra­phy

DRESS Chester & Felic­ity

BRIDESMAID DRESSES David’s Bridal

DECOR Sun­light Home and Events Dé­cor, Saun­dria Rolle

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