When I got to Tracey’s house, it was pretty obvious that she was a little dejected over the weather. It was cold, windy, and raining. Who wouldn’t be disappointed that their wedding day was going to be this way? I made my way to the church before the girls to setup and when I arrived, the Groomsmen were also arriving. We all ran through the pouring rain and got soaked. I used paper towel in the bathroom to dry my hair and camera. When the girls arrived they were fortunate enough to have a break in the rain.
After the ceremony we decided to go to Alderney Landing for photos as our original location was going to be too wet. Before everyone had arrived, I took just Tracey and Cameron for a few photos before it started raining. When everyone else arrived, we powered through the photos to use every dry moment possible. Much to everyone’s surprise, the rain never came. The wind did remain however, so that was a bit of a challenge, but we managed. The girls all put on their best smiles even though I know they were probably quite a bit cold on the waterfront.
The reception was at the Wardroom at CFB Halifax – Stadacona. This was my first time on a Canadian Forces Base, so I was fortunate enough to be following a few members of the wedding party into the base, otherwise I’m not sure I would have found the right building once on the base (as was evidenced by my attempt to get off the base at the end of the night).
I didn’t have the highest of expectations for the reception venue but boy was I wrong, it was fantastic. The reception took place in 3 separate rooms, one for the cocktails, one for the dinner, and another for the dancing. The speeches were good and the slideshow put together by Tracey’s sisters brought tears and laughter to many. From the look in the eyes of both Tracey and Cameron, you could tell how much they appreciated everything and everyone there.
The dancing certainly brought out some interesting moves, that’s for sure, but you don’t see that unless people are having fun, so I can assure you, people were having a great time. Here’s a few shots of the day.