LAURA MACFADYEN & MICHAEL GFELLER
JULY 2, 2016
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.