We'd had some nasty weather earlier in the week - rain, freezing rain, snow - but on Saturday morning the skies cleared and the sun shone through for the wedding. After months of planning, and a final couple days of last minute frenzy...everything came together in a magical mix of perfection! The wedding took place in Fort Massey United, a gorgeous old church in Halifax.
Sara was radiant in her blue gown...Jake was handsome in his heirloom jacket (had been in his family for 100ish years, his great-grandfather brought it with him when he emigrated from Denmark to Canada.
The service was a real family affair. My mother and step-father drove the happy couple to the church in their Cadillac (nothing like arriving in style!) My best friend Valerie performed the ceremony (since Sara considers Val her "other mother", there was no question of anyone else doing it.) My younger daughter Moira stood as maid of honour. And Dave, of course, walked his baby girl down the aisle...sniff, sniff...so touching. I played my mother of the bride role beautifully, if I do say so myself! lol Helped Sara get ready, and then took my place in the front pew and beamed my motherly love at them.
I'll get some pics posted soon...just waiting to get the cds from the photographer (aka my friend Charles, who has a real eye for great shots and a flair for the dramatic.)
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