Well... almost eight years, and two beautiful little girls later, my big brother and his loving partner, Jenn, finally made it official.The family lives in Owen Sound, Ontario and decided to hold a nice, informal ceremony at Hibou Conservation Area, over looking the Sound.
I was a bit dubious when Dave and I headed out for the three hour trek up Highway 6, as the weather certainly wasn't cooperating for an outdoor wedding. It was hot and humid with threatening skies. Rain on your wedding day may be good luck, but is certainly spoils all the work you put into your hair and make-up.
We left early, with an extra hour to spare - while I had been to Owen Sound hundreds of times in my life (my grandparents use to live there) I'd never actually been the driver - and I definitely didn't want to be late. Leaving early was a good idea, the combination of blinding rain, and a slightly lost driver used up that extra hour pretty easily.
But we got there on time, and as we came over the hill and the Sound revealed itself (anyone who has been there knows exactly the view I'm talking about) and the sun came out in all it's glory.It was a gorgeous wedding at a terrific location. The groom was handsome and the bride was beautiful:The flower girls we're adorable:And Ladydog was dressed to match:
Mom and I served as unofficial photographers, and I've spent most of this afternoon going through more than 200 images (that's just on my camera - Mom has more on hers.)
Here are a few of my faves:
Beautiful bride...If you look close enough, you can see the single tear on her cheek.
Man, I love my zoom lens. I got one of him putting the ring on her too.
The happy family:
Not sure where Rowan is - at two-years-old she has a bit of a mind of her own....
...and, as an amateur wedding photographer - I've got to say, adding a two-year-old to the mix certainly makes for some comical moments and interesting outtakesAll in all it was a great day.
And to Ron and Jenn, here's wishing you a lifetime of happiness.