[All Photos - The Grower's Daughter]
The second wedding we attended this past weekend was held in the most gorgeous of settings - the woods.
I have to hand it to the bride for being able to pull off such a feat. Honestly, with the rain we've been getting, I would have been a nervous wreck. This wasn't just any outdoor wedding. We were up the side of the escarpment in the middle of the woods. It had stormed all morning and by the time we were getting ready for the evening ceremony, we were convinced they would have found us another venue. But, upon arriving we were ushered up the winding hill, into the coziest of spots.
The rain did hold off for the rest of the evening, and even the mosquito's seemed to stay at bay. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the camp mess house and shortly there after were enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing.
It really turned out to be the a perfectly intimate wedding and a lovely night out.
Congratulations Dean and Laura!
The bride, with her beautifully natural bouquet and elegant dress, was escorted by her father up the path.
They exchanged rings and vows on the simple wooden platform surrounded by moss covered boulders and a plain wooden cross.
We all sat on old wooden benches tucked into the side of the hill. The view surrounding us was breathtaking. Everything was slightly damp and earthy and the birds were singing happily. The forest was lush and green thanks to the rain that morning.
We were ushered out by a guitarist who lead us all back down towards the reception.
The bride and groom.
The entire ceremony was almost completely natural with the exception of some white covers for the benches and a couple pretty baskets of flowers.
As we got to the bottom of the hill, we crossed a small wooden bridge, over a small creek.
The car the bride arrived in.
And, the reception. I thought this old mess hall made a fabulous venue. I especially loved the old lights! They roasted a pig on a spit and we enjoyed an assortment of salads, meat and fresh breads for dinner, as well as cupcakes for dessert. Each guest brought a bottle of Peach Chardonnay, made by the bride, home as a favour. Guests were able to lodge in the camp cabins for the night, and were invited to join the bride and groom for breakfast the next morning.