When planning a wedding, one of the first considerations that determine the feel of the day is the wedding venue. Kingston has many amazing wedding venue choices that can make the decision that much more difficult. It will determine the number of guests to be invited, the type of food available to be served, and often times even the wedding gown.
Branndyce and Alex put a lot of thought into how they wanted their day to reflect on who they are and so choose to be married at sunset on the top deck of the Island Queen overlooking the City of Kingston with their closest family and friends. There is something to be said about saying your vows as the sun sets over the water. It was such a beautiful experience to witness as the warm autumn breeze blew and the sound of waves skimmed the boat. It was the perfect wedding venue for them.
To be able to be married at sunset however, the bride and groom choose to do a first look before getting on the boat and then wander the area to enjoy one another before their ceremony. I love first looks. The emotion that builds just before they see the person they love most in the world just before they become man and wife is exhilarating. When they first lay eyes upon one another and can express their feelings and actually touch one another and say how stunning they look is such a lovely moment. One that cannot be duplicated at the alter. It is also a moment in my experience that does not take away those feelings of walking down the isle to greet one another at the ceremony.
Every little detail of this wedding from the flowers, the hair piece to the gifts were beautiful and thoughtful. I especially loved that Alex’s grandmother’s bible was actually used to read from during the ceremony. It was very cool as well that they road the Kingston trolley with their bridal party and stopped for a toast at the Prince George Hotel.
As they celebrated the evening cruising the waters of the 1000 Islands dancing under the stars it felt like there was no better place on earth to be at that moment.