I met Arlene and Steven over some Coaticook ice cream just a few weeks ago in order to get to know them and figure out all of their wedding details. We talked video games, tech, and other geeky pursuits (my OTHER area of expertise 😉), their plans for their wedding were well thought out, yet low-key. Nothing overly complicated and a rather flexible schedule (always makes things so much easier). They were to be married in a small town on the Canada/US border, where Steven's family has a cottage. They were renting out the only church in town for the ceremony and would have the reception in the backyard of the family cottage.
When their wedding day finally arrived, the forecast wasn't looking so good. We've had a constant stream of thunderstorms hitting the area recently and their wedding day was not spared from our cruddy weather. We're talking torrential downpours and shake-the-house thunder here. As I made my way to Baldwin's Mills, I had high hopes that we might dodge the brunt of it, but as I neared the little village it began to rain more and more. When I arrived where Arlene & her bridesmaids were getting ready, it seemed like I was more disappointed in the weather than Arlene & Steven. The gloomy weather did not put a dampener at all on their mood. Arlene & the girls were getting their hair and makeup done while singing along to a playlist of Disney songs. It was then I realized that despite the soggy weather, the show was going to go on. And on it went, from a short and sweet ceremony in the Baldwin's Mills United Church to the reception back at the cottage with ping pong, drinks in a canoe, a blossoming Lego MiniFigure black market (amazing wedding favour idea!!) and a tent to shelter us from the rain. We got lucky and the storm clouds briefly parted around golden hour so Arlene and Steven could hop into a rowboat for some quick pictures before the rain resumed.
I hope my shoes dry out someday! 😛