Kim and Lance’s wedding was at the Westin in Halifax, the ceremony and reception were in different rooms, but were both setup beautifully, someone clearly had a kept attention to the details. I met up with the girls by chance where the ceremony was to take place, they were walking around with the coordinator and I was dropping off some gear. It was nice to put some names and faces together before meeting up with the guys.
It’s always convenient for getting ready photos when the entire wedding party is getting ready in the same building, that way if someone is running behind schedule, I can go spend some time with the other half, and not waste time. I ended up spending a bit of extra time with Kim and the girls as they got ready, and was privy to the reasoning behind some delays. I must say, I can’t believe how many times I have seen a wedding dress missing an important piece, like a hook at the very top of the buttons having nothing to hook into for example. It just adds some unnecessary stress into the day.
We made our way downstairs to the ceremony and the candles lining the aisle had been lit and it looked beautiful. Kim and her dad made their way down the aisle to Lance and I know I saw some tears flowing down some cheeks, but I won’t divulge whose. At the head of the aisle, behind Lance, were 2 pastors, one was there on official grounds, and the other was there as he was formerly ordained but is not anymore, but he was Kim’s family’s pastor, and family friend. It was a nice personal touch added to the ceremony, and he definitely spoke some personal words up there.
We made our way to the park across the street for photos after the ceremony with the wedding party and immediate family members. We got a bunch of photos there before we sent the wedding party back inside. I then took Kim and Lance over to Pier 21. As we walked by the Garrison brewery, the 15 people outside at the patio all applauded Kim and Lance, so they got a bit of a movie star moment.
As we got closer to Pier 21, we came across a double decker bus, so we hopped on for one photo before looping back to the hotel, where Kim and Lance joined their wedding party and family for some drinks in the room before the reception. We made our way downstairs for the reception, and I am happy to report that the chocolate fountain the wedding party was worried about, was still running and had plenty of chocolate left.
Instead of clinking glasses to get Kim and Lance to kiss, because let’s face it, clinking glasses is obnoxious, they requested donations for charity and every dollar was a second they needed to kiss. They started off with a stream of people making donations, so Kim and Lance pretty much kissed for 5 minutes straight to start off their reception. When it came time for the speeches, they were quite short but elicited the maximum emotional response with quite a few tears.
Once the dances got going, so did the bar, and there were lots of laughs and good times to be had. I’m sure that things got even better after I left, because when you’ve got that many Newfies together, how could it not? Congratulations Kim and Lance! Here’s a little look into your big day;