Yesterday, October 23rd 2010, I married Robyn, the love of my life. We were married in Fergus at the Breadalbane Inn, a 19th century building that has been converted into an Inn and Restaurant. No, I was not photographing my own wedding, we did hire a talented photographer, but as I always do, I brought my camera along for the ride, and mainly brought it out once our photographer had left for the evening.
They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck, so if that’s the case, Robyn and I have nothing to worry about. The rain began about an hour before the outdoor ceremony was to begin and continued for the rest of the day. That meant we had to move the ceremony indoors with standing room only. We had around 80 guests attending, and they barely fit into the room for the ceremony. We had a short ceremony which was officiated by Dan at Kettle Creek Weddings. He did a great job and even split up a line for me during the ceremony which I kept fumbling. I would definitely recommend Kettle Creek, my brother used them as well and he was very happy with his ceremony.
Instead of having a traditional guest book, Robyn and I had a wedding tree where everyone could put their fingerprint as a leaf on a tree which we are going to hang on our wall. It was a big hit with the guests, and something we feel we will be able to cherish from our day, rather than a guest book which will collect dust somewhere.
My 3 groomsmen were my 3 brothers, 2 older (Kevin and Brandon) and 1 younger (Preston). The 2 older ones are married and their wives (Susan and Courtney) made up 2 of the 3 bridesmaids as they are friends with Robyn, and the other bridesmaid was Joanna another close friend of Robyn’s. Robyn got each of her Bridesmaids a necklace from Erin Gallagher Jewellery, they worked out great. They each got a different stone so they could wear them in the future and not worry that someone else would be wearing it too. We didn’t have a Maid of Honour or Best Man, mainly because I didn’t want to choose between my brothers, or force them to give a speech. I was quite nervous about giving my own speech, so I was pretty happy when it was over and the dancing began.
We didn’t have a DJ due to space constraints and used an Ipod instead and it worked fabulously. There were people dancing at all times and that was a great relief since Robyn and I put together the dancing playlist ourselves . We were having so much fun on the dance floor that we almost forgot to cut the beautiful cake from Shannon Kotar (which was delicious). The cake actually matched Robyn’s dress, I thought that was pretty impressive.
We were so glad to have so many amazing people share our wedding with us. Thank you everyone who helped make our day so special!!!
Here are some photos I took during the day, you won’t see me in too many as I was usually taking pictures of Robyn, though I’m in a couple and those awesome Pittsburgh Penguins Cuff links are mine :) I’ll be uploading some photos from our 2 days in Quebec City shortly, so keep your eyes open.