A fairy tale of a day
A bride’s memories of her wedding day
Family and friends of Trevor Garland and Charlotte Killorn came together earlier this month make the couple’s wedding “a fairytale of a day.” The couple, who have been dating three years, had planned to get married this summer until Charlotte, who is fighting cancer, learned recently it had spread through her body. The couple then decided to move the wedding ahead to January 9, leaving very little time to plan the ceremony. That’s when family, friends and even complete strangers came together with their time and talents to produce a dream winter wedding for the young couple. Wedding photographer Nicole MacKay, who also works as a radiation therapist at the P.E.I. Cancer Treatment Centre, described the wedding on her blog and posted photos, which were picked up by media and readers far and wide. The Garlands said they'd rather not be interviewed right now but Charlotte provided the following commentary to let Islanders know how the day went and how much the couple appreciated their kindness and support.
On January 9th, my dream came true. I married the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with, Trevor Garland. Since getting married our lives have been filled with wedded bliss as well as media attention due to a blog that our photographer Nicole MacKay made public. Although we are private people we agreed to allow the stories to go through the media about the blog.
Not everyone who was involved inthe wedding was mentioned on the blog. I would like to take this opportunity express our appreciation to the community for coming together to make our wedding day a fairytale of a day. First and foremost our parents for loving us and being as supportive as they are. We decided to get married quickly and they were on board from the start. The many volunteers who helped put the food together for our potluck reception. Your generosity did not go unnoticed.
JoAnne MacPhail and her crew did a delicious job in creating our wedding cake and cupcakes, my sister Helen Killorn and her crew for turning the dance hall into a winter wonderland, Rev. Kevin MacKenzie and his wife Valerie for their efforts in making sure things went smoothly at the church, Meaghan Blanchard and her sisters for sharing their beautiful voices for songs during the ceremony, Adam McGregor and the Foes for their musical talents and helping keep the party going into the night.
Lots of people donated lights, decorations, and chair covers. I can’t forget Brittany MacMillan, the hairstylist, and Randi Doyle, our make-up artist as well as The Inn at Great George. I don't know you personally but know that your offering to the day did not gounnoticed. Pat and the Elephant provided the Transportation for us to getto where we needed to be, with the support of Halbert Pratt and the board of directors. Mary Kenny was our driver on our specialday. After leaving the party we whisked away to our honeymoon oasis where we relaxed. We also took the time to open the gifts and cards that people had brought.
We never dreamed that two people getting married would have such an impact on the community. It just goes to show how a small province like P.E.I. is just like one big family. To everyone, we express our sincere appreciation.
Trevor and Charlotte Garland moved their wedding up after learning of Charlotte's cancer diagnosis.