There’s always concern about the weather on wedding days. Too hot. Too cold. Ice storm. RAIN! Well, Megan and Graeme’s wedding went so smoothly that you’d almost think they planned on a rainy countryside wedding. Yup, it rained. Nope, they did not care! I mean, I’m sure they would have preferred a sunny day, but that didn’t happen and they still had such an incredible day. Even a last minute detail, selecting a clear roof for their tent made it seem like they planned for the perfect little water droplets that you could see through the ceiling to have been a planned detail. OK, so now maybe I’m taking it too far but you get the point. They took every step in stride and what resulted was a super heartwarming gathering of friends and family in the backyard to Megan’s childhood home.
As a bike-shop owner and all around cycling enthusiast, you can be sure that Graeme wanted the details in the decor to be laced with bike things. Gold bike wheels bookended the gorgeous lilac florals and little handcrafted bikes leaned up against each of the beautiful (locally grown) floral centrepieces. Bike socks, bike talk but not so much that it overshadowed the reason we were all there. Megan and Graeme might also be the proud owners of the two biggest smiles in Kingston, which, as you looked around at their entourage, those smiles are undoubtedly contagious. This was a wedding that strayed from a lot of the typical traditions and I do mean that in a good way. Not that speeches, cake cutting and sit down meals are a bad thing but these are things that they didn’t include which made the wedding unique to them. It was a whole lot of storytelling on the patio, iMac DJ station pumping out choice song songs from whichever guest was searching spotify at the time. People danced, people stood at cruiser tables and ate amazing food and laughed. Just perfect.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, the evening closed with a very legit fireworks show! I don’t know how entirely legal the whole thing was, so I’ll just leave it at that! It was like they created their very own Aurora Borealis and I ran around like a total nut-job trying to do it justice in pictures. Now, before I stop yammering on about this rainy countryside wedding, let me shout out a few of the vendors that brought this whole dang thing together 🙂 Catering from none other that Tulips & Maple, Florals from Butternut Creek Flowers, Hair and Make-up from Alison at phLounge and Chelsea at OhSoPretty respectively and last but not least kegs from Spearhead Brewery. Crap, now I want a beer!