Chris and Rachel’s wedding was held on one of the hottest days of the summer but regardless of the heat everyone had a wonderful time as they said their vows to one another at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in the beautiful city of Kingston. Rachel was walked down the isle by both her mother and father and you can see just how happy they both were for their daughter as they walked ear to ear with smiles. Meanwhile, waiting at the end of the isle was Chris also grinning from ear to ear to greet his lovely bride. What was very special about their ceremony was that they both presented the other one’s daughters with medallions as a symbol of their newly formed family and committed themselves to their children as well. Rachel’s Uncle who is a minister performed the ceremony. It was such a beautiful ceremony I had tears myself and I too couldn’t stop grinning ear to ear.
Rachel spent the morning with her mom and girlfriends getting ready for her big day. It was even so sweet that Chris’s daughter helped get her into her dress. Such a touching moment. I loved that mom presented Rachel with a broach that belonged to Rachel’s deceased Grandmother and they pinned it to the underside of her dress. The dress I must say was absolutely stunning. All lace with an open back, buttoned to the top and lace sleeves. So beautiful. The flowers were designed by L.S.P. Designs and was one of my favourites thus far this year and totally complimented the overall look.
After the ceremony, we wandered around the streets by the Olympic Harbor stopping along the way to capture some of their heart felt joy. Every bride and groom should be this happy on their wedding day. The reception was held at the Harbor Restaurant which is so beautiful as the sun went down overlooking the boats in the harbor. Such a lovely place to celebrate their love for one another and their family. And what a fun crowd they had to celebrate and dance the night away with. I absolutely loved that they made their entrance following a marching band. It was priceless and totally a first for me.