Take me out to the ball game!
On what was the only day of rain this entire summer, this fun-loving went to ball park and got married. Working with Alyx and Kyle came with a lot of laughs and it came through in their wedding. Their first dance included a choreographed lip-synced dance, the dance floor was packed thanks to the awesome DJ and in the end not one guest cared that the were wet while watching this couple exchange vows.
Their Story in her words...
Kyle and I met in February of 2009 on a tiny little island called Great Guana Cay in The Bahamas. Him and his friends pulled up to Jerry’s Cafe on a golf cart while I was reading on the patio. I had met a few of the guys the previous year when visiting my parents. They asked me to go out for dinner with them that night, so I did. I loved him the first time I talked to him. We were shocked to learn we lived so close together back home. We went back to Canada and moved in together very quick. On Christmas 2013 we got engaged in front of a bunch of family! So the planning process started, we were getting married!
People tried to prepare me for everything how they felt they should, and it was quite overwhelming to me. I found that everyone wants something from you in this process, as if they’re entitled. Trying to put that aside and do what we felt was right was the toughest part of the entire process for me. How to get through it? Good friends! Someone who will answer their phone to listen to your venting. My advice to any bride is to do what you and your fiance want, because if you spend your time trying to please everybody else, you won’t be happy. On top of that, there will always be someone who won’t be happy with something.
Take in every single thing, it won’t happen to you again. Even if your best friend gets married, it won’t be the same as your own. Picking your bridesmaids, dress shopping, designing centrepieces, the many festivities, take in everything!
When the wedding day came, which completely snuck up on me, I was so ready for everything to happen. Sure there was lots of other details that hadn’t been ironed out, but what could I do at this point, just enjoy it. It was raining, but everybody had umbrellas. I spent the morning getting ready with all my girls and the moms, it was so so wonderful. Once we got to the baseball field that our ceremony was at, I couldn't see through the backstop too well to see the people, or the groomsmen. The ceremony started, the bridesmaids went. My fiances childhood coach threw an opening pitch to start the ceremony, and then the flower girl lined the aisle for me and my dad. We started walking, to the back of second base and then down the aisle to home plate. When we got to second base, I saw him, I saw my groom. Thats the first time I cried that day. I had a mini melt down behind second base, this was happening. My dad told me to just stand there and look, there was no rush, just to take in the moments. When I was ready, I told him, and we walked. It was perfect, everything was. There were hiccups throughout the day, but it didn’t matter, and nobody would have known. The whole day was perfect. And now we’re married. Life is good.
A big Thank You to Townhall Public House for having the girls stop in for a pre-drink and photo session.
As the couple met in the Bahamas, they used the bahamian flag as inspiration.
Alyx had a craft room dedicated to the creation of her DIY decor to create her vision.
Venue: South Bonson Community Centre
DJ: i-Dj - DJ Alex
Photography: Christina Seargeant - CSnaps Photography