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Wedding guest Bill Van Allen played a major role in bringing the couple together. Mikayla and Joseph both attended Georgian College for the Police Foundations program, but he graduated as she was enrolling. After Mikayla graduated, they both volunteered to teach and mark students’ arrest scenarios for teacher Bill Van Allen. The pair kept in touch for three years, becoming friends before going on a first date. “When we called him our matchmaker in our speech, he stood up and walked to the podium,” recalled Mikayla. “Bill is a retired police officer and brought handcuffs as a joke. He stepped up and handcuffed us together as we were doing our speech. It was really cute and fit the background of how Joe and I met.” Guests enjoyed a marche-style dinner with food stations set out on the spacious veranda adjoining the resort’s barnboardaccented dining room. Stations featured sushi, poutine and tacos plus barbeque chicken with vegetables, corn on the cob and baked potatoes. Later in the evening, guests who worked up an appetite dancing could visit a make-your-own nachos station. Much of the simple, rustic décor for the couple’s reception was made or supplied by the bride and groom and their family and friends. Table centrepieces were bouquets of baby’s breath set in mason jars wrapped with twine and a navy or gray ribbon. The jars and tea lights sat on natural wooden discs cut by the bride’s grandfather from a tree on his property. The couple’s wedding favours were small jars of honey from the apiary of friend James Murray, a beekeeper.   The bride’s Aunt Andree supplied another sweet for guests  -  a one-tiered white wedding cake wrapped in a wreath of baby’s breath and topped by two Muskoka chairs.  “My Aunt makes the best cakes, called chocolate mayonnaise cakes, for all of our family birthdays,” said Mikayla. “That’s how I knew our wedding cake would taste really good.” After the marvellous meal, guests watched the newlyweds come together for their first dance. The bride also danced with her Dad to “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns and Roses, a song chosen by her Dad for its personal meaning to him.   “We didn’t have time to practice, so we just winged it and it worked,” Mikayla said, smiling. It was important to Mikayla and Joseph that their family and friends have a good time at their wedding, that it be a celebration where everyone could come together. Being able to spend the day with everyone they love was the best part of their special day. “So many family and friends pitched in and helped that it made things easy for us,” Mikayla said, looking back on their wedding day. “All of our vendors were spectacular. It was a great day all around. A little rain didn’t do us any harm.”

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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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