Kelsey and Justin held their wedding at Pictou Lodge in what I would call a family event. I don’t think there’s a better way to describe the day. When I arrived at the lodge, I found the atmosphere to be very relaxed. There was a tent setup out behind Kelsey and Justin’s cabin and people were having barbecue and lobster, just relaxing like a family trip to the cottage. The day was a scorcher with everyone feeling the heat, some were escaping the heat at the water while others relaxed in their air conditioned rooms. Kelsey and Justin, well, they went out with me for photos.
Kelsey and Justin had their daughter Chloe with them and that could be why this felt more like a family event, or it could be because they did everything in their power to make the kids at the wedding feel welcome and entertained. At the reception they had colouring books and toys for the kids and at the cocktail hour they had bubbles. When it came to the dance floor, it was the kids who stole the show, there was this one little guy who showed up everyone. I know there’s a growing trend to request people not bring their kids to weddings, and I understand that. But this wedding was the flip side, this wedding was what a wedding started out being, not a day about two people joining their lives, but two families, and there’s something to be said for that. I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the entire day and I know Kelsey and Justin’s guests did too.
Here’s a little insight into their celebration;