As you may have noticed in my last blog post, Emma and Devon’s engagement session was less than a week before their wedding, and we used some of the same locations, so things may seem familiar, but the locations were so beautiful, I don’t mind one bit.
Their ceremony was held outside on the lawn at Stanley Bridge on Prince Edward Island, on the same day that Shania Twain was performing in Charlottetown. For some reason Shania did not respond to requests to stop by and sing during the ceremony. The wind was quite crazy while we were outside. How crazy? Well, the table for the signing flipped, and the speakers needed to be placed on the ground so they wouldn’t blow over. I really thought the arch was going to fly away, but someone clearly knew how to get that thing placed firmly in the ground.
We quickly took care of the family photos after the receiving line and a group shot, and then hopped in a limo for our trip to our photo locations. It was quite packed in the limo, but everyone grabbed a drink and had some fun. We went to Brander’s Beach, some tree lined driveway, and a field with a green grass path through hay. As we got to the field, we saw it being plowed, so we went to a field of flowers we had found during the engagement session.
The mosquitoes were not too bad for the most part due to the high winds, but when we were on the tree lined driveway, they still bit us like crazy which was a bit surprising. With mosquito bite souvenirs we made our way back to Stanley Bridge for the reception.
Emma and Devon had the place done up beautifully but more importantly, they were surrounded by great people. When the speeches came, Devon’s brother Derek and his poetic verse, was fantastic. It made everyone laugh, and a select few cry. I think having brothers myself, I can always relate to a speech between brothers, though I think anyone in attendance will tell you just how good a speech it was.
Once the dinner wound down and the dance floor opened, things got crazy, crazy awesome that is. I setup my photobooth and let people go ahead and take silly pictures of themselves, including one photo of someone falling into the backdrop somehow. The dance floor itself was one of the best I’ve seen in a long time, if not ever. I was talking to the DJ at one point and he told me they were the most active on the dance floor he’s seen in years, and he works even more weddings than I do. I think his equipment might have preferred the dancing to be a bit more tame though because the floor was shaking so much from some of the dancing, that it caused the music to skip a few times. What I liked most was that it wasn’t just the bridesmaids and the bride dancing, the guys all got out there too and had a great time together. I really enjoyed seeing Emma’s mom bust out Psy’s moves when Gangnam Style came on. That’s just the kind of night it was, with everyone joining the excitement.
I myself had a great time at the wedding and took a ton of photos, here’s just a tiny slice of Emma and Devon’s wedding day in Prince Edward Island.