MICHELLE BILODEAU & MATTHEW KINGSTON
DECEMBER 13, 2014
FROM MICHELLE: Matthew and I wanted to keep our wedding as local and low-key as possible. We didn’t even have a specific colour scheme. We hosted our ceremony and reception at Twist Gallery with a late-evening ceremony, a buffet dinner and lots of dancing. Before my father passed away, he wrote a letter for me to read on my wedding day. It was truly special to hear his words and know he was there in some way on the day of my wedding. In my father’s absence, my grandfather and my Uncle Johnny (my dad’s brother) walked me down the aisle. My grandfather said to one of our guests that it took two men to replace my dad. Although our details were minimal, we did have a wedding cake. Our friend Hannah, who is an amazing pastry chef in the city, created this delicious wedding cake for us. And because it was also my nephew’s birthday, we had her make him a mini version of it. The highlight of the evening was when our friends sang “The Weight” by The Band as part of one of the speeches. It was an impromptu jam that got everyone singing. And it was special that my grandfather also grabbed me for a dance.