I’m a big fan of lighthouses, I’ve seen some really old, and cool ones in different countries, and Point Prim’s lighthouse ranks among my favourites. I had only seen the lighthouse at night for some astrophotography before, so when Jennie and Spencer sent me the itinerary for their wedding, I saw that they both had cottages at Point Prim, and I knew I had to go check out the lighthouse, thankfully I had enough time, but that’s the benefit of arriving early.
The getting ready portion of the day managed to end up ahead of schedule which always keeps a day relaxed, not like these guys needed it. Jennie and Spencer both just seemed excited to get things going. I love that they wrote their own vows which clearly had a very personal meaning to each other. Spencer made reference to making Jennie coffee, and it was awesome when the Pastor decided to move the microphone and made a joke about Spencer making him and Jennie coffee while he walked away. It’s little moments like that which can make your ceremony more memorable.
After the ceremony we went outside of 200 year old St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Belfast, PEI, church for some refreshments. There was a small wood shingled building behind the church which Jennie loved, so we took all the family photos there and a few of the wedding party before heading to Orwell Corner Historic Village. We made one last stop for a quick photo at the Stratford Library before heading to Fox Meadow Golf Course for the reception.
If you didn’t know before the reception, you certainly knew pretty quickly that Jennie and Spencer were book people. Looking across the room you could see the tables all named after different books. The centrepieces had flowers atop piles of books, the seating plan was on library check out cards, the guest book table had a quill and inkwell, you get the point. To say guestbook isn’t quite right though, it was more of a guest Jenga set. Each guest could write their name and/or message on a Jenga block so Jennie and Spencer can play at a later date and read what everyone wrote.
Everything throughout the day, from the ceremony to the speeches, was a reinforcement of how great a fit Jennie and Spencer are for each other. You don’t need to know them, you just need to see them together to know that it’s true. That being said, here are a few photos from Jennie and Spencer’s wedding day.