Wedding Bells (West) - - White Haute -

the time came for Bryant Ram­doo to pro­pose to Ash­ley Houlden, he drew in­spi­ra­tion from some­thing they both loved— Ger­man Christ­mas mar­kets—repli­cat­ing the mag­i­cal at­mos­phere in his own back­yard. “I was away for a busi­ness trip and I came home late one night to find Bryant had cre­ated this Christ­mas mar­ket,” Ash­ley re­calls. “And one of the ‘stalls’ had the ring dis­played in it.”

Plan­ning their wed­ding day, the cou­ple wanted an equally charm­ing scene for their cer­e­mony, opt­ing to tie the knot at pic­turesque St. An­drew-by-the-Lake, a his­toric Angli­can church on Toronto’s Ward’s Is­land (ac­ces­si­ble via ferry or wa­ter taxi). “It was the per­fect lo­ca­tion,” the two ex­plain. “Michael Mar­shall, the church’s min­is­ter, per­son­al­ized our cer­e­mony and the mood was joy­ous and light. His style brought in­cred­i­ble warmth and in­ti­macy to the cer­e­mony.”

For their re­cep­tion and cock­tail hour, Ash­ley, Bryant and their 100 guests headed to the Royal Cana­dian Yacht Club (RCYC). “The venue was very cool be­cause even though it’s lo­cated so close to the city, in many ways it felt like a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding. It has a lot of old-school charm and the wil­low trees on the prop­erty added a very romantic feel. And the view of the city sky­line at night is un­par­al­leled.”

The venue also al­lowed the cou­ple to host parts of their wed­ding out­side. De­li­cious canapés, fun lawn games, and cus­tom drinks were served on the RCYC’s sprawl­ing green lawn, while a string quar­tet pro­vided ac­com­pa­ni­ment.

“For Bryant and I, one of the best mo­ments of the en­tire day was def­i­nitely the cock­tail hour. It was a beau­ti­ful set­ting to have

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