Rachel and Dan’s wedding was on Saturday July 16th at the Ancaster Old Mill. The day was a hot one, but it certainly could have been hotter as we all found out later that week when a bunch of records were set for the heat, so I can’t complain too much about the temperature.
I met Rachel and her gorgeous bridesmaids at Rachel’s parents house in Oakville where we took some photos before heading to the Old Mill in Ancaster. On my way over from Burlington, I noticed that the highway was pretty jammed, so I stole Jessica, one of Rachel’s friends for my drive. By having an extra person in the car, I could take the HOV lane. Unfortunately the HOV lane also ended up slow, so we all arrived later than planned (but still early) to the Mill. When we got there, I met up with the guys and Rachel and her Bridesmaids went and got ready.
The outdoor ceremony went off without a hitch, the sun even ducked behind some clouds for a little while giving some relief from the heat. Rachel’s grandmother was in the hospital and unable to attend the ceremony, so they setup a laptop in the front row and used Skype to let watch. The next day, Rachel went and visited her in the hospital with her dress on and everything, I’m sure her the surprise was a great one for her grandmother.
Once the ceremony wrapped up, we did the family photos and a few with the wedding party before the reception. I don’t normally like to compare weddings, but Dan’s father gave the funniest speech I have ever heard. I was actually in tears laughing and my stomach muscles hurt. I don’t think there was a single person at the wedding that wasn’t laughing. The rest of the speeches were full of good humour and some emotional moments. It was definitely memorable. I would certainly like to see the Videographer’s recording of those speeches again.
The party that happened after dinner was certainly one for the ages. I mean seriously, when did you last see a groom bust out a powder blue tuxedo? The 70’s? Ya, that’s what I thought. Dan came out for the garter toss with the tux on to everyone’s surprise. He also had a sweet frilly shirt on underneath, pure class.
The wedding was so much fun to be a part of and Rachel and Dan, you are two of the nicest people I’ve ever met, I know you guys will have great future together. Congrats!
Here’s a photographic account of the day:
www.DustinHallPhotography.caDan’s Reaction to seeing Rachel walking down the aisle: