|Just Married! Isn't love grand?|
Ainsley and I had a bit of a giggle when I requested some photos of her wedding. Unlike my sister Jamie's wedding (profiled on Monday) which took place just last year, ten and eleven years ago when she and I had our weddings, digital photography was virtually unheard of! After our weddings, we had to wait for the photographer to develop the pictures. We even had to wait for snapshots; back then, Nova Scotia didn't have Sunday shopping, so we had to wait until Monday to get our film developed! And so, to accommodate my request, she had to scan a few pictures for me. Subsequently, there won't be quite as many pictures of Eric and Ains as there were of Jamie and Mike!
|Ainsley and her bridesmaids by the garden. (That's me on the left!)|
|Young guests tossing dried flower petals.|
|The lovely bride with her bouquet!|
Ainsley and Eric's wedding ceremony was held in Eric's hometown in his family's church, St. Stephen's. The ceremony was beautiful and featured readings by family members. After the ceremony, the wedding party and guests gathered at the home of the bride's aunt and uncle in her family's hometown for a barn party! A white wedding tent extended the barn area and provided the perfect place for the happy couple to celebrate with family and friends. As guests were arriving and mingling, the wedding photos were taken. They were composed against a natural setting using a garden bench and a small garden planted for the occasion as a backdrop. The effect, as you can see, was beautiful and timeless.
After the photos the party really got started. After a delicious catered dinner guests nibbled on sweets prepared by family members. The music for the dance was specially selected by the bride and groom and had the desired effect of getting everyone on the dance floor! The barn setting, with its vintage signs and bales of straw worked its charm and everyone was relaxed, happy and in the mood to celebrate! It was a
wonderful beginning for a happy couple who have continued to live in
happiness together for almost ten years! Congratulations, Eric & Ains!
Friday is my third and final post in this series and will feature a wedding that is very special to me - my own! I really loved our wedding and the special touches we incorporated to make it our own, and I can't wait to tell you all about it!