By: Alex Karn
Ryan and Amy’s Story
On August 8th, 2015, Peterborough This Week’s own Ryan Kelly and his high school sweetheart, Amy Boucher, were wed. “We had been together for eight years and we were finally in a position to have the wedding we always wanted,” explains Ryan.
He proposed to Amy on his birthday, April 24th, 2014. “I wanted her to be totally surprised. To throw her off, while she was making me breakfast for my birthday, I called her into another room and asked her if I could have my birthday present. I then surprised her with the ring she had shown me a picture of two years earlier.” The couple hosted 125 guests at the Ranch Resort in Bethany, and decorated the venue with rustic chic elements. Following their beautiful outdoor ceremony, photographer, Jenn Austin-Driver, took them to Aunt Laura’s Tea Room, just down the road to capture fun and memorable images of the bridal party and groomsmen. While the couple and their crew were gone, guests were able to entertain themselves with yard games and indulge in a drink or two from the cocktail lounge. Amy wore a strapless A-line dress, and her bridesmaids dressed in matching pink gowns, while Ryan wore a smart grey suit and his groomsmen sported grey suits with pink vests and ties.
“The food was delicious,” adds Ryan. “It was supplied by my aunt who is a professional caterer, and for dessert we served a variety of cupcakes as well as a small cake for the cake cutting.”
The day featured many special moments which reflected the happy couple’s personalities, from a game played with gigantic dice to make the couple kiss, to unique vows which the bride and groom surprised each other with during the ceremony.
“Our wedding went great, all of our vendors were great to work with,” says Ryan. “I wouldn’t change a thing, except for maybe being a little more organized,” he adds, recalling the moment he realized that he had left the marriage license on the kitchen counter at home just before the wedding. Luckily he was able to retrieve it and get back to the venue just in time. “But you can’t sweat the small stuff,” he says. “In the end everything worked out and we were able to enjoy an amazing day.”