DEBORAH WAINES & RYAN BAUER

Weddingbells (Toronto) - - IGNITE SOMETHING -

FROM DEBORAH: We met while work­ing at St. Joseph Me­dia, the pub­lisher of Wed­ding­bells. Once we learned that we had both com­pleted our un­der­grads at Ry­er­son Univer­sity in the same year, and had even at­tended the same con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­mony, we quickly be­came friends. Over the course of a year, we worked to­gether on pro­duc­ing videos of var­i­ous com­pany events—I would as­sist Ryan with in­ter­views as he wielded a cam­era. With time our friend­ship turned into some­thing more and we started dat­ing. The gor­geous grounds and scenery of the Old Mill made tak­ing our wed­ding pho­tos a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence—we made an ad­ven­ture of it with our wed­ding party and fam­i­lies. We were also par­tic­u­larly happy with our choice in venue be­cause it had ev­ery­thing we could pos­si­bly need un­der one roof: ho­tel, restau­rant, florist, and cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion space. The string duo we hired added to the day’s el­e­gance. The sound of a vi­olin and cello wel­com­ing you as you walk down the aisle was ro­man­tic; it made a small, in­ti­mate gath­er­ing feel grander. One of the high­lights of the evening was see­ing my father moved to tears dur­ing the pro­ces­sion in the gar­den; he’s usu­ally the strong and silent type. This pow­er­ful mo­ment was ap­pre­ci­ated by ev­ery­one and con­firmed to us that we had achieved our goal of hav­ing a per­sonal, el­e­gant wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion. Bridal Gown Galina Sig­na­ture from David’s Bridal, davids­bri­dal.ca Cake Pa­tri­cia’s Cake Cre­ations, pa­tri­ci­a­cakes.com Favours Daniel Chocolat Belge, daniel­choco­lates.ca Groom’s Tux Hugo Boss, hugo­b­oss.com Hair Alyssa Caron, bridezil­l­abeauty.com Mu­sic Welling­ton Mu­sic, welling­ton­mu­sic.com Pho­tog­ra­phy Wil­liam Kwok, knot­tingtree.ca Venue Old Mill Toronto, old­mill­toronto.com

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