Ashleigh Banfield, the striking, famously bespectacled journalist, is never one to shy away from a challenge. She has reported on-air for NBC and MSNBC, was among the first to go to Afghanistan to cover the war on terror, and has been dubbed a "ballsy broadcaster" by Cosmopolitan. So it's no surprise that when she and fellow New Yorker Howard Gould, a financial-derivatives executive, decided to marry, choosing their site wasn't as simple as booking a Manhattan hotel. Instead, the two opted to marry on a restored antique yacht in northern Ontario. Ashleigh and her family have spent summers in the region around Lake of the Woods for years, and Howard "fell in love with it instantly," she says.

An anchor and a financier share nautical nuptials

Ashleigh Banfield, the striking, famously bespectacled journalist, is never one to shy away from a challenge. She has reported on-air for NBC and MSNBC, was among the first to go to Afghanistan to cover the war on terror, and has been dubbed a "ballsy broadcaster" by Cosmopolitan. So it's no surprise that when she and fellow New Yorker Howard Gould, a financial-derivatives executive, decided to marry, choosing their site wasn't as simple as booking a Manhattan hotel. Instead, the two opted to marry on a restored antique yacht in northern Ontario. Ashleigh and her family have spent summers in the region around Lake of the Woods for years, and Howard "fell in love with it instantly," she says.

Nautical stripes like these are wedding decor inspiration. Even though boats are the main mode of transportation in the area, the couple wasn't daunted by logistics; they planned a nearly 200-person wedding but kept it intimate, "not too formal," and full of local flavor.

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