Fe­bru­ary 27, 2016

Wedding Bells (East) - - REAL WEDDINGS -

FROM BECCA: Ian and I met in a warm­ing cabin while we were cross­coun­try ski­ing in Gatineau Park. The plan­ets were aligned that night, mak­ing for a gor­geous evening ski. I knew that night Ian and I would spend the rest of our lives to­gether. To hon­our the place we met, we chose a mag­i­cal win­ter wed­ding theme. We wanted to cre­ate a win­ter won­der­land full of snow, sparkles and rus­tic- chic de­tails. Sil­ver can­de­labras, brooch bou­quets, sparkle- cov­ered pine cones, New­found­land hand- knit mit­tens and vin­tage fur coats were just a few of the things that made it into the decor. Our first stay at the Château Mon­te­bello was dur­ing the Cana­dian Ski Marathon— a two- day, 160- km cross- coun­try ski event we’ve done to­gether for the past three years. We knew im­me­di­ately it would be the per­fect place to hold our wed­ding, as it has a sim­i­lar am­bi­ence to the place we met. Com­plete with a stun­ning six-sided fire­place, cross­coun­try ski trails, sleigh rides and a log cabin to ac­com­mo­date all of our guests, it was truly the ideal set­ting. A light dust­ing of snow be­gan to fall just in time for the cer­e­mony. As my friends sang “Hal­lelu­jah” a cap­pella, Ian had the sweet­est look on his face and I was just beam­ing!

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