Bride in a fireman’s carry, showing off her muddy shoes. As good a place to start as any!
This is one of those weddings where things didn’t go as planned, but everyone pulled together to make things happen. Eva & her girls arrived at a rented cottage in Angola-on-the-Lake, in the rain, to discover that Eva had left the key back at her mom’s house in Tonawanda (a good 45 minutes away). Luckily Joel’s mom lives in the cottage next door, so we crashed there til Joel’s brother arrived with a spare key.
When I arrived at Evangola State Park, I found that the ceremony site had been moved under the reception tent, which is not what they had wanted (the plan was to get married cliffside, overlooking the lake, but it was rainy & muddy enough that doing the ceremony outside was just not possible.
Inside or outside, the ceremony was very heartfelt and as Joel teared up, I found out what the best man is REALLY there for.
Hugs & formalities, and a few chilly, rainy posed photos later…
…it was time for dinner, and dancing!
They pretended that the garter toss was on the up & up, but it was rigged from the start, and I think the guy in the green shirt knew it! Joel pretended to toss it, then ran & shoved it right in his shirt pocket.
Fun time with friends & family is what a wedding reception is all about. Mission accomplished! Congratulations to a pair who’s clearly crazy about each other!