M & R

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Wedding

Melissa Yan & Ryan MacDonald were married in Vancouver on Saturday, August 17, 2013, surrounded by their closest family & friends.

Thank you to everyone for your ongoing love and support. The wedding photos and video have been posted below - take a peek!

Our Story

Ryan & Melissa initially met more than 15 years ago, although they never exchanged words. They went to the same high school, and played in the same school band. They even traveled on several band trips together, to Edmonton in 1999, and the UK, in 2000.

In 2005 where they were both attending SFU, Melissa was introduced to the Student Marketing Association (SMA), an academic club at SFU, through her close friend Brian. There was a certain someone that he wanted Melissa to meet, as she was single at the time (it wasn't Ryan). Ryan happened to be the President of the SMA, and through planning numerous events together, they finally had their first conversation, and well, the rest is history.

On August 6, 2012, Ryan proposed to Melissa at the top of Whistler Mountain on a surprise ATV tour during a thunderstorm with torrential rain.

Watch our engagement story video.

The Wedding Party


Yiling Chai
high school friend of the bride

Bernelle Yan
sister of the bride

Wendy Li
elementary school friend of the bride

Angela Ho
high school friend of the bride

Vivian Chan
friend of the bride


Blake Sandher
nephew of the groom


Nick Cehelnycky
high school friend of the groom

Jeff Arseneault
high school friend of the groom

Frank Wong
university friend of the groom

Norm Hiller
friend of the groom

Brian Zhang
elementary school friend of the bride

Photos & Video

Messages welcome at wedding@melissa‑ryan.com