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they walk Ellie down to Blair’s Creek, near the couple’s home in Nobel. When they reached the creek’s shoreline, Joel proposed. “I had planned it for about six months,” said Joel, who works for the Town of Parry Sound. “I got permission from both her Dad and Mom and swore them to secrecy. When she turned around, I was down on one knee. It was a pretty cool moment.” “But my Dad almost ruined it because he kept asking does she know?” laughed Melissa. “My Mom put a kibosh to that!” Stylist Melissa became a customer at the salon on her wedding day along with her maid of honour and bridesmaids. “I’m so close to those girls in the shop that I didn’t have any nerves,” said Melissa. “It was just another day at work. They had another wedding party after us. Then, they left to attend my wedding.” The couple’s wedding day was cool but brilliantly sunny as guests were invited to ‘pick a seat, not a side’ in rows of white chairs on the Club’s lawn. Pails of daisies and purple flowers lined the aisle. Joel walked his mother to her seat and joined his groomsmen who sported purple plaid socks with their light grey three-piece suits. Bridesmaids in flowing strapless dark plum and lavender gowns were followed by flower girls carrying the sign “Here Comes the Catch of Your Lifetime” for the fisherman groom. Melissa, in a lace Mikaella gown with beaded straps and cathedral veil, walked down the aisle with her Mom and Dad. The couple, who wrote their own vows, were surprised after the ‘I Dos” with a shower of pennies for luck from Joel’s grandfather. They walked back down the aisle with tailwagging flower dog Ellie. After a sociable cocktail hour with hors d’eouvres on the patio, guests were served dinner in the Club’s log-walled Whispering Woods dining room. The bride made centrepiece vases of fresh lavender. A sweetheart dining table for the bride and groom with a lantern centrepiece sat in front of the room’s stone fireplace. Melissa loved that the dance floor was packed all night thanks to DJ Dave Tucci of Encore DJ Entertainment. “Joel’s grandma and grandpa requested one very old song from our DJ,” she said. “He had it and they busted out a waltz to it.” The bride’s grandmother, Emmaline Madigan, created the couple’s white fondant frosted wedding cake. Emmaline is well known as the last keeper of the Point Au Baril Lighthouse where she runs a local bakery. She raised her six children in the lighthouse, including Melissa’s Mom. The cake topper saying ‘Best day Ever – 09.12.15’ reflected the day. Melissa and Joel relaxed on a minimoon to Quebec City after the wedding and hit the beach for a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico in January 2016.

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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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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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