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It was the thoughtful little personal touches that made Chantelle Marchand and Allan Rivett’s wedding day so welcoming, warm and memorable for their 108 guests last summer.

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heir ceremony and reception were held on June 25, 2016 at the Bear Estate at Cranberry Resort in Collingwood. “We added a lot of our own personal things to the reception,” said Chantelle, who met her future spouse through mutual friends at the YMCA in their hometown of Midland in 2008. “I had a basket of flip flops for guests who wanted to take their high heels off. I had little water bottles labelled with our names and wedding date. Guests could grab a snack anytime at the candy table that was full of the things we like – varieties of popcorn and chocolate, wedding cupcakes and cake pops. We also had a little memorial table with candles and pictures of our grandparents who had passed.” Allan proposed to his love right before Christmas during a photo session in Parry Sound, where the couple live, for a family Christmas card. He wore a green plaid shirt, and she was in red plaid. “During the shoot he proposed to me, just randomly,” said Chantelle. “We were on a little bridge near the water. He got down on one knee and pulled the ring out of his pocket. We have pictures of the whole thing, which was his plan. He hadn’t told anyone he was going to propose so we were able to go home at Christmas and tell everyone. Allan designed my ring and had it six months before he proposed. Knowing the snoopy person I am, he took the ring hunting with him twice.” The couple immediately fell in love with Bear Estate when they saw it. Chantelle knew it had everything on her wedding checklist including a gorgeous area for an outdoor ceremony on Georgian Bay. The wedding coordinator proved fantastic to work with and

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Profile for GoodLife Magazine - Simcoe County

Wedding Trends 2017  

Wedding Trends is a magazine published once a year featuring local weddings and resources as well as a 9 page planner to help future brides...

Wedding Trends 2017  

Wedding Trends is a magazine published once a year featuring local weddings and resources as well as a 9 page planner to help future brides...

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