Kayla and Peter were married in Barrie, Ontario on December 30th. I flew in from Halifax a couple days before the wedding but I was certainly not coming from the furthest for the wedding. Peter spent a number of years living in in the UK where he made some great friends in the Navy, some of whom made their way to Barrie for the wedding.
Peter himself opted for the traditional kilt for the wedding but not just any kilt. The kilt Peter wore was not just the same as the one his Dad wore when he was married, it was THE kilt his dad wore when he got married just shy of 30 years ago, simply amazing and I must say, the MacDonald tartan is a nice one.
Immediately after the ceremony we went into one of the back rooms at Burton Avenue United Church and took some family photos and a few wedding party photos in front of some beautiful stained glass. The day of the wedding had some typical winter weather with cold, wind and a little bit of snow. We went down by the lake for the rest of the photos with the wedding party and I am glad that as the photographer I get to wear a coat and gloves. I know they were all troopers and put up with the cold. I think the winter boots helped out on that one as did the limo driver parking as close to the water as possible.
After our cold photo session we went to the reception at Fendley Hall and everyone was glad to be indoors. The freezing rain had started and the drinking could commence. The speeches were quite heartfelt and a few tears were shed. The slideshow was awesome and as mentioned by Peter’s sisters (and joint M.C.’s), there was a little foreshadowing in photo of very young Peter. You’ll see what I mean in the photo below.
I’ll stop writing and just let you see some photos :)