MICHELLE BILODEAU & MATTHEW KINGSTON

DE­CEM­BER 13, 2014

Weddingbells (Toronto) - - IGNITE SOMETHING -

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.

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