Pop Goes The News — Canadian social entrepreneur Craig Kielburger married Leysa Cerswell last weekend — only three months after announcing their engagement.
The 33-year-old co-founder of Free the Children and its annual We Day events shared photos from the wedding on his Facebook page late Wednesday.
“Happy to announce that it’s official,” Kielburger wrote. “We’re head over heels in love!
“I’m so excited to share this next chapter of my life with the kindest and most extraordinary woman I’ve ever met, and to continue the amazing adventure that we are on together.”
Singer Nelly Furtado performed at the wedding, which was held in Scarborough. Guests included Toronto mayor John Tory.
The couple, who met through Free the Children, wanted a socially-conscious wedding so they asked guests to bring photos with personal messages on written on the back in lieu of gifts.
Kielburger tweeted on June 5 that he married his “best friend & a saint for putting up with my travel schedule.”
Cerswell wore an ethically-sourced, conflict-free diamond ring and the newlyweds were sent off by guests tossing wild flowers instead of rice.
Cerswell, a native of Simcoe County, north of Toronto, is a Ph.D. candidate in psychology who works at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto.
Photo by Vito Amati