Daniel & Robert

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Like a page out of a Hal­i­fax bar scene history book, Daniel Shep­pard and Robert Ryan met at the Pogue Fado at a Guerilla Gay­fare event. And like a page from a ro­mance novel, they got en­gaged on a bal­cony in Capri, Italy. “I car­ried the ring with me for three weeks,” says Daniel. “We wanted a lit­tle R&R in Capri at the end of the trip, and I knew I’d do it there.” The pair planned to marry later that year in Bac­calieu, at Daniel’s par­ents’ house, bring­ing to­gether a tight crew 24 guests to share in the day—a truly New­found­land day, where the sun showed its face af­ter three days of rain, the harpist hap­pened to live next door and

a jus­tice of the peace was also the mayor. “When we walked out and saw ev­ery­one there—it was so nice to see all of our friends and think, ‘Wow, ev­ery one of these peo­ple loves us a lot’,” says Daniel of his most mem­o­rable mo­ment. An in­ti­mate meal at the nearby Bac­calieu Trail B&B fol­lowed the stress-free and sim­ple cer­e­mony, and the next day Daniel and Robert hosted a ca­sual post-wedding cel­e­bra­tion with a bon­fire, gui­tars and mum­mers at his par­ents house. “You don’t need to have an ex­pen­sive wedding to have a great wedding. When you have a small wedding you can treat your guests a lit­tle more spe­cial,” says Daniel. “You can wine and dine them. If peo­ple are go­ing to come from away, I’m go­ing to treat them to a beau­ti­ful meal and wine.”

It was so nice to see all of our friends and think, ‘Wow, ev­ery one of these peo­ple loves us a lot.’

Pho­tos by Robert Thorn­hill

DEC­O­RA­TIONS De­ser­res

TAI­LOR Daniel’s Tai­lor

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