An annual fundraising feast hosted by celebrity chef Michael Smith in eastern P.E.I. added a surprise wedding to the menu this year.

The Souris Village Feast raises money for the P.E.I.-based Farmers Helping Farmers, which does development work in Kenya, as well as some local charities. This year 1,300 people were treated to local lobster, steak, strawberry shortcake, and the added surprise of the wedding of Lawrence MacDonald and Charlene Landry.

Smith held out the microphone as MacDonald proposed, and Landry said she would only agree if they got married immediately.

"It's just something for the two of us to have memories by," said Landry.

The Nova Scotia couple says they were brought together by a mutual love of cooking. They are both big fans of Smith, so they contacted Smith's TV company about getting married at the feast.


Chef Michael Smith holds the microphone while Lawrence MacDonald proposes to Charlene Landry at the Souris Village Feast. (CBC)

"At the end of it it was just us up there," said MacDonald.

At the end of the feast the newlyweds drove off in a gold cart labeled "Just married."

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