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Preparation for the wedding included landscaping the ceremony and reception areas on the property to make it easy for guests to move from one area to another. Friends and family generously helped out, as they did for so many parts of Lindsay and Kyle’s day. “Our parents, siblings and family friends put in wooden framed stairs leading to the ceremony site and reception area,” said Lindsay. “My Mom, who is a flight attendant, brought small glass candle votives from Beijing that we hung in the trees. At night, we saw all these little candles floating in the air. My uncle made café lights to illuminate the whole area for the reception. We really couldn’t have pulled off this wedding without so much help from everyone.” At the sunny ceremony, 14 siblings and friends stood by the bride and groom as their wedding party. Lindsay’s sister Carryn Ouellette was Maid of Honour, and Kyle’s brother Scott was one of his seven Best Men. Décor for the reception was kept simple to let the scenery take centre stage. Centrepieces were created from a collection of various vases with candles. Table numbers were set in silver frames. Glass charger plates at every setting added to the sparkle. Guests were treated to a sumptuous buffet before gathering outside of the tent beneath the willow tree’s twinkling lights at the live edge bar. The bar was built by Lindsay’s Dad, Kyle and his Mom for post-dining lounging and chatting. Lindsay’s brother’s cover band Wasted Measures kept the crowd on their feet long into the wee hours. “My brother and his band took care of the music for us, playing some covers and classics,” Lindsay said. “They were such a hit! I wanted him to enjoy himself too, but everyone loved them so much that they ended up playing the majority of the wedding and didn’t mind. It was fantastic and so memorable. As well as the live music, we created a playlist that we simply plugged into the band equipment.” Family also was involved with the couple’s wedding cake. Lindsay’s Mom baked the naked vanilla cake skimmed with buttercream icing and decorated with sparkling jewel-centered gum paste flowers. The most important thing to the grateful couple was how everyone came together to help them and create beautiful memories of their wedding day. “Walking down the aisle was memorable because Kyle and I were both in tears,” recalls Lindsay. “Dancing with my Dad was special and, again, there were lots of tears. It was a very emotional day. I didn’t think it would be, but it was.”

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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...

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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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