Dawn Marie and Darryl met in high-school drama class, but the two chose to take different life paths once they graduated. Something brought them back together over 20 years later though. “An email arrived in my inbox asking if I was the same Dawn Marie from all those years ago,” explains Dawn Marie. “I agreed to meet for a drink and… the rest… well, you know.” A few years later the couple took a vacation to British Columbia and one of their first stops was the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino for a romantic dinner the night before Dawn Marie’s birthday. “After dessert arrived, Darryl gave me my birthday card, and at the bottom he had written ‘look up’, there was the ring and he asked me to marry him,” explains Dawn Marie. “It was the best birthday present I could ever ask for.”
Dawn Marie Schlegel and Darryl Matthews, June 16, 2012, St. Catharines, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Taralea Cutler and Mark Ridout from EyeContact Photography.
Ceremony and reception location: 13th Street Winery
Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal
Wedding planner: Chelsea Dominguez-Smith (email@example.com)
Caterer: Chef Dan LeBlanc from Benchmark, Niagara College
Favours: Rheo Thompson Candies
Hair: DIY by bride
Makeup: 100 Fountain Spa at the Pillar & Post
Flowers: Robert Morassutti of Zuzu’s Petals
Others: Cheese provided by Nadine Evans from The Tipperary Bog
See all of the photos from this casual summer wedding in St. Catherines, Ontario.