I’ve known Chad for a few years, but until a couple of months ago, I hadn’t met Jordan. My older brothers are friends with Chad, so I had seen him at a number of different things in the Kitchener area (it was great to see them at the wedding since I don’t see them much since moving to Halifax). Chad is a huge baseball fan and I’m sure that will be obvious by the time you finish looking through the photos. Until a month or so before the wedding, I hadn’t met Jordan, but I had heard good things about her from my brothers and their wives, all of which was confirmed the first time I met her.
Chad and Jordan actually met through baseball. Jordan’s sister Candice was playing on the same team as Chad, and Jordan came to one of the games, I don’t know all the details, but as they say ‘the rest is history’.
Their wedding was on June 9th at the Hubertushaus, a German/Canadian Hall in Mannheim, Ontario (just outside of Kitchener). The weather forecast was not looking good and the morning was wet and grey. When I arrived to Chad’s for some getting ready shots, it was raining with a 90% chance of rain during the reception time, the percentage wouldn’t change. I went with the guys to the Hall and got setup. The rain came and went every few minutes and it looked like the ceremony was going to have to move indoors, so the guys setup all the chairs inside. When I got to Jordan’s the weather was still the hot topic and no-one wanted to make the decision on where to hold the ceremony. A text message suggesting the ceremony would be better outside was sent to Chad from Jordan’s and when we arrived at the Hubertushaus, the chairs were all setup outside and the sun was shining.
The ceremony was performed by Chad’s friend and groomsman Jose (yes double duty). It was his first wedding and he did a great job, I especially liked that for the first kiss, he stepped to the side as to not be in the picture, I thought that was very thoughtful and something most seasoned professionals won’t or don’t think to do.
After the ceremony, we started to take pictures with the wedding party and about two minutes in, it started pouring. We were in the woods so we were a little sheltered from the rain, but we still got wet. Chad and Jordan were awesome and were game to take pictures in the rain. When Jordan’s father arrived with an umbrella for us to walk inside, the rain stopped. We certainly got lucky and were able to take some more photos. It was a hot day in the mid 30’s and over 40 with the humidity but that didn’t matter and we got some great photos.
Inside, the reception went off well with some touching speeches and a lot of dancing. Jordan and Chad were planning on having a makeshift photobooth with some props and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to test out a photobooth of my own. They were onside with me trying it, so I rigged together a few things and we were set. I think the results were great and I’m sure Chad and Jordan will enjoy looking through all the craziness that happened.
Here are a few photos from their awesome wedding day.