“She must have had a vision,” Courtney’s mother said, while creating the table centrepieces out of bottles that Courtney and sister Tallyia had been digging out of the local fields for years.
“Isn’t it incredible, the way the community has come together?,” Andrew’s sister said, while taking me on a tour of the grounds, so that I could observe the way the granary had been turned into a bar; the way friends and neighbours were bustling to prepare food in the makeshift kitchen; the tablewares that were borrowed from the local church; the high school students who had come out to act as servers.
“Nothing can get me down today, everything is perfect,” Courtney said, as Blake pulled her hair into a frothy, retro-inspired confection.
“I can’t imagine anything having gone better than it did today,” Andrew said during his speech, with a happy tear rolling down Courtney’s cheek.
“Best. Wedding. Ever.” said a party-goer, face full of joy.
Courtney & Andrew, from your happiness and that of your parents; from the beautiful and meaningful decor, and magnificent spread of food; to the custom designed dresses; to the speeches which brought tears to many an eye; to the landscape around you… everything was perfect. I wish you all the love in the world.
Hair: Blake Arsenault, Andrew Cameron / Dresses, Pocket-Squares, and Ties: Ryan Joelson / DJ and Pig Roast Guru: Alan Nason / Pianist: Alan Hawkins / Tent, Chairs, Glassware and Napkins: Advanced Fabrics, Hanwell, NB / Tables and tablecloths, dishes: loaned by the Anglican Parish of Prince William, NB / Other service rentals: K. Moffitt and Sons, Harvey, NB / Shuttle: Trius / Officiant: Bridget Beswick / Photographer: hibou photo / “There were so many family members and friends that chipped in time, talents, and energy to help us get the wedding and reception, as well as the events the days before and after, off the ground. We really couldn’t have done it without those many helping hands.”