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In the summer of 2010, Raquel Gertzbein and her friend and future Maid of Honour Natalia Figura were buying supplies at the Alliston Wal-Mart for the upcoming long weekend. The girls bumped into Ryan Maltais and his friend preparing for their annual canoe trip. Introductions were made, laughs were had and they went their separate ways.

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told Natalia I thought Ryan and cute, and Ryan texted her asking for my number,” recalls Raquel of the day she met the man who became her spouse on July 16, 2016. “We double dated with Natalia and one of Ryan’s best friends, Guy Gagnon, who was also in our wedding party. After a few dates, it was clear we couldn’t be without one another.” Five years later at a baseball game in Beeton, Ryan invited Raquel to come onto the field and throw a pitch to his brother Matt at the plate. Though it was a good pitch, Matt merely bunted the ball. Puzzled, Raquel turned around to give the glove back to Ryan. He was on one knee holding out an engagement ring to his

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Church/hall The Club at Bond Head Music/DJ DJ Master Mix – Michael Roberts Hair stylist/Makeup Hair: Studio Magnolia – owner Traci Maidich, Angus Invitations Party Magic, Bolton

sweetheart as his parents, Raquel’s Mom and excited friends looked on. After looking at local venues for their wedding ceremony and reception, the couple chose the Club at Bond Head. “The staff explained everything very well and answered all our questions,” said Raquel. “They were accommodating and worked with our budget to give us what we wanted. The property is so beautiful with all its trees, greenery and open space. The lovely red brick building has stone patios and the large windows in the ballroom let in lots of natural light. It suited our rustic chic décor of natural wood, candles, light colours and flowers.”

Florist Mid Valley Gardens, Bradford Rentals Pearl Décor and Events – Candice Cole Photographer Kristin Peereboom Photography Total cost of wedding $28,000

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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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