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A Winter Wedding in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


The chilling winds may have forced Jonathan indoors to propose to his girlfriend Karen, but they didn’t interfere with the warm winter wedding that followed. Eighty guests joined the couple for an intimate celebration at the charming Fairholm Inn in Charlottetown. Festooned with classic Christmas decorations, the charming inn was ideal for a winter wedding filled with handmade details. In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, Karen baked her own red velvet cupcakes. Guests departed the winter wedding with bottles of mustard and jam that Karen and Jonathan had purchased from a local farmer’s market and customized with their own labels. “Buying local is something that is very important to Jon and I,” says Karen.

Karen and Jonathan Gillis, December 30, 2011, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Photography courtesy of Rachel Peters Photography (

Ceremony and reception location: The Fairholm Inn
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Groom’s tux: Calvin Klein from Moores
Bridal party attire: Le Chateau
Hair: Mientje’s Hairstyling & Aesthetics
Mientje’s Hairstyling & Aesthetics
Music: iPod playlist by the bride and groom
Cake: Cupcakes made by the bride
Caterer: Stephen Hunter of the Victoria Village Inn
Favours: Bottles of local jams and mustards from Sunshine Farms
Flowers: Flower Buds
Stationery: Kwik Kopy Design and Print Centre

See all of the photos from this winter wedding here.

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