JULY 2, 2016

Wedding Bells (East) - - REAL WEDDINGS -

FROM LAURA: I met Michael at the 2012 Hal­i­fax Hy­pother­mic half­marathon. Though I def­i­nitely no­ticed that he was pretty cute (and ob­vi­ously an amaz­ing run­ner), I re­ally didn’t ex­pect to see him again. Ap­par­ently, and thank­fully, Michael had plans to meet me again. We chose a rus­tic- chic wed­ding theme. We’re an out­doorsy and low-main­te­nance cou­ple, and we fell in love with the barn set­ting. With the venue pro­vid­ing most of the nat­u­ral beauty we were look­ing for, we just needed to em­bel­lish what was al­ready there. We picked hun­dreds of lupins our­selves to cut costs. They grow all over Prince Ed­ward Is­land, on the side of the road in ditches, and they are so beau­ti­ful. It was one of the spe­cial touches that brought the Is­land land­scape into our wed­ding. We even gave away lupin seeds as favours to the guests—they should bloom ev­ery year around the time of our an­niver­sary. See­ing Michael as I walked down the aisle was the best mo­ment of the day. He was a pud­dle of tears, as I knew he would be. It was the hap­pi­est mo­ment of my life— I couldn’t be­lieve it was all fi­nally hap­pen­ing. We asked guests not to take pho­tos dur­ing the cer­e­mony and I think it made the whole ex­pe­ri­ence more in­ti­mate for every­one.

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