I know, I know, I mention the weather a lot in my blog posts, but there’s a reason, and if you’ve ever been married, or are getting married, you truly understand why it’s so crucial. Tayla and Jon were my 2nd of 3 weddings over a 4 day span, and at the start of the week the forecast was calling for rain all weekend. I got really lucky in that the rain held off for 2 of those 3 weddings, but Tayla and Jon weren’t so fortunate, but that really just depends on how you look at things.
Their entire wedding day took place at Centre Goeland near Wellington, PEI, just west of Summerside. The ceremony was held at the water’s edge, and off in the distance, there was a thunderstorm visible. I actually saw a couple fork lightning strikes during the ceremony. I wish I could say I got a photo of them, but that’s not an easy task, especially when they were so far to the right of the ceremony, and not really in my frame.
As the ceremony ended, Tayla’s bridesmaids were encouraging her and Jon to hurry up. They had felt rain drops and didn’t want Tayla and Jon to get stuck in the rain. Well, we got into the path that goes through the forest from the ocean to Centre Goeland, and there was at least a little shelter as the rain started falling. We pushed through a bit of rain for photos and we all got a little wet. When the rain picked up we made our way back inside and I asked someone to bring some umbrellas for Tayla and Jon. I took some photos as they walked back inside and someone stopped us before we got all the way back. They had a purple (pink?) umbrella which matched Tayla’s dress and sparkly Converse, perfectly, so I had to get some photos.
Back inside for their reception, Tayla and Jon had things decorated with their personal touch. They are a bit on the geek side of things, and incorporated that part of their lives into their wedding day. Each table had jars with little scenes inside, like a mini diorama with things like Star Wars Lego, and Dr. Who characters. A few other Dr. Who references included a TARDIS gift box, sonic screwdrivers in all the girls bouquets, a bride coming out of the TARDIS on top of the cake, and more. Tayla had the Evenstar necklace from Lord of the Rings, and those details suited Tayla and Jon just right.
While they held the traditional first dances, this was not a dancing wedding, and after the dances were done, the games started. There were board and card games inside, and things like Bacci Ball, and horseshoes, outside. I may have played and failed at a little poker myself (got schooled by some 12 year olds, we play for free, don’t you worry).
I went outside and found the sky and clouds were a colour I had never seen before, an incredible blue and purple. The rain had primarily subsided until they tried to start the bonfire, so it wasn’t looking good that we were even going to have one, but they managed to get it going, and it was a good fire. I took a few photos before setting my camera up on a tripod to make a timelapse and joining in with the bonfire. The lightning continued off in the distance, but the rain stopped, and we had the perfect end to a great day.
Here’s a look at Tayla and Jon’s day;