In this article: Posted October 10, 2018, 11:05:00 A single mom has her dream wedding.
“We have a great reception, and I’m happy and it feels good,” said Heather Linn, a mother of four from Toronto.
The two-hour ceremony at a lakeside mansion in the rural Ontario town of Rancourt, Ont., was arranged by an anonymous donor who donated her own money to cover the costs of the reception.
“I’m thrilled to have the support of the family,” she said.
The event was held in a lavish home, complete with a gourmet kitchen, gold-and-black chandeliers, and a gilded bar.
The ceremony was attended by more than a thousand guests, including the groom’s wife, a royal wedding, a host of guests, and even a couple of former prime ministers, including former prime minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen.
“This is a very private ceremony,” said Linn.
“It’s one of those things that we do with great dignity and sensitivity, and it’s not the kind of thing you want to see in the media.”
Linn’s wedding was arranged with a $2,000 donation from the Ontario Ministry of Finance, and is being billed as a first for the province.
Linn said the reception was attended not just by the bride’s family and the groom, but by all of the guests.
“Everyone was so wonderful and welcoming,” she told CBC News.
“A big thank you to the people who came out and were so gracious and gave us so much joy.
And of course, it was a lovely day.
I can’t say enough about it.”
The money raised for the wedding was used to pay for two reception rooms, and for security for guests, who were allowed to bring in their own booze.
Linti and a friend brought the booze, and the bride and groom were accompanied by guests, but not allowed to drink alcohol, as they were to do at the ceremony.
The bride was not allowed her own wedding band, and her friends were not allowed the band they wore.
Linsons son, who is 17, was allowed to have his own ring.
The money from the donation will help Linn get a ring that matches her wedding band.
“Our wedding was an absolute dream, but it was also a real struggle,” said the bride, who lives in a two-bedroom apartment in Rancott, Ont.
“If we didn’t have this support, I wouldn’t have had a chance to get married.
I’m very grateful for all of this, and very happy for the people that helped me along the way.”
The two attended the wedding on Saturday, October 11, at a luxury beach resort in the resort town of Haldimand, Ont, on the coast of Lake Huron.
Louts of champagne, champagne flutes, and other extravagances were the order of the day, but Linn was also in attendance for a second reception, which included a dance party.
“The wedding was wonderful,” said her husband, who added that he was also invited to the reception by former prime ministerial Justin Trudeau.
“But I think it was more fun to be there for the second reception.”
Linson, who said she is currently struggling to keep her husband’s health in check, said she plans to attend another wedding in two years.