From the winery, I looked over towards Summerland and saw that it was downpouring in those hills. It seemed to be heading for us but thankfully, the deluge never crossed the lake. We had a few sprinkles, enough for us to move the ceremony underneath the tent that was already set up for cocktail hour. This last minute rearrange may have freaked out other couples, but I was so impressed that everyone was super calm and laid back about it all. We all made due with what we had and the wedding was beautiful.
After the I Do's, there was a sabreing of bubbly, which is always a thrill to watch. It was paired with a variety of amazing appies from the Vanilla Pod. The staff at the Bistro kept bringing us more platters of food, each one better than the last. Because I was busy with photos, I wasn't able to grab a plate. So my second photographer Doug, kept bringing me samples each time a new platter was brought out. I was super grateful for him. I was so hungry and It was so good....and Doug became my hero! The reception was very casual. No formalities, just people getting together and having a good time. Games were played, Flossing was attempted and we even celebrated a 1st birthday that happened to fall on the same day.
The party continued on at the Lakeside Resort where more delicious food was waiting for us. Again, the reception was casual with no speeches, cake cutting, or dancing. Just friends enjoying each others company.
This wedding made me rethink my photography packages. Weddings are becoming increasingly unique. More and more couples are getting married their way and I found that my pricing needed to become more flexible so people receive exactly what they pay for.
For their cool as a cucmber attitudes about the rain. For their laid back, have a good time wedding. For sharing the amazing food and fun with me. And for the influence this wedding had on my career.... I thank this couple. Krista and David's wedding is one I will remember for many years to come!