No one likes rain on their wedding day, but Missy and Chris are farmers and knew how much we really needed the rain. Still, as I was doing 50km/h on the Queensway headed out to St.Eugene, driving with my four-ways on, I was really hoping there wouldn’t be any rain left for the afternoon. And you know what? It really wasn’t too bad.
Missy got ready at her parents’ house, and outside on the lawn a large white wedding tent had been up for days, keeping the grass dry. You could tell she was a little worried about the weather, but once that ceremony started and Missy saw Chris waiting for her at the end of the aisle, she was nothing but smiles. Their ceremony was heartfelt, presided over by their family minister from the church nearby, and I think the tent made it even more intimate as over 100 friends and family watched them exchange vows.
We got lucky and there was a short break in the rain for family photos. Missy and Chris’s wedding party were just fantastic, not complaining about doing portraits in the the light drizzle. I snuck away with the bride and groom to take portraits on a bridge nearby, some of my favourites to date. We also stopped at their church, and the brick home that belonged to Missy’s grandmother before heading to the Maxville Fairgrounds for the reception at the Metcalfe Centre.
Just like the wedding tent and cocktail area, the reception was filled with details that Missy and Chris dreamed up themselves. Most impressive was the huge wooden backdrop behind their head table, backed with burlap and draped with market lights. I loved it!!!
Missy and Chris, I hope you had a great honeymoon in Nashville. Enjoy reliving your wedding day! Thank you for having me be a part of it.
Tuxes | Tip Top Tailors
Florist | Jade Flowers
DJ | DJ Shellshock
Cake | Kayla O’Shaugnessy
Catering | La Cuisine Volante
Tent Rental | Rebel Tents
Hair | Karen McDonald
Make-up | Robyn Lalonde