***I should mention, the blog entries about the wedding day feature a mix of photographs from our incredibly talented and hard-working photographers: Michael Grills, Amanda Lachapelle and some photos from my trusty iPhone. I’ve also been filling in the blanks with photos from the bridal party,some of our guests and screengrabs from our awesome wedding video by 360 degrees!***
As us ladies were waking up at the crack of dawn to beautify, then flittering around the house with nervous energy – the boys had a grand ol’ time having their photos taken. I just LOVE the shots Amanda got of the Dan and the guys getting into their tuxedos and going on a tour of our favourite local brewery, Oast:
Once the boys got back to the venue they relaxed and played some pool before they had to take their places at the ceremony.
Once there, we ran into Nana in the hallway just in time to go with me and the moms into their room to put my dress back on. I think at that point, the girls all went downstairs with the flowers to wait in the “holding room”. I really wish I couldn’t have been in 10 places at once, I didn’t want to miss a thing 🙂
Amanda came in to take some quick photos of the final prep and they ended up being some of my favourite shots from the day!
Our beyond amazing co-ordinators Mary & Colleen realized that I had’t seen my Dad yet, so once we all were ready to go down to the ceremony they made sure to have him waiting at the bottom of the stairs for me. At that point Mom and I lost it with tears!
When I finally got into the waiting room with the girls I truly felt as though I might pass out. It was likely the combination of knowing a room of 150 people would all turn and look at me in a few moments, and my extremely tight undergarments! The ladies looked incredible, and nervous little Reese didn’t cry going down the aisle 🙂
And then when I stepped out and saw my parents, and then I saw the look on Dan’s face I had to give it everything I had not to breakdown crying. There was a huge swell of emotion in that room.
The walk back down the aisle was a bit of a blur, we were SO happy 🙂