We woke up the next morning ready to get the wedding going. After eating breakfast in our room, we started to get ready. I hopped into the shower first, since I was going to be much quicker, and got dressed while it was Meghan’s turn in the shower. Here I am trying to figure out my tie…
While Meghan was still getting ready, I needed to get our “cake” (in this case, our cupcakes) ready in the reception area. Before doing so, I popped my head in to make sure everything was setup like we were told it was going to be. We were good to go!
I headed back to my car to get the cupcakes and display, and went to work with the presentation, making sure to add the Bride and Groom meeples (if you aren’t sure what a meeple is, you aren’t a board gamer, so here you go – http://lmgtfy.com/?q=meeple) . I thought everything turned out quite well. Oh, and we included little gifts for each of the couples, and something for each of the kids.
With everything all set in the reception area, I headed back to the room, where I got a text from the photographer that he and his wife were there scouting the grounds for possible shooting locations. A few minutes later Meghan was ready, and we headed out to meet the photographer in the pub, located in the downstairs area of the Inn. After a number of setups and shoots, we were happy with what we had. Guests were starting to arrive, so we had everyone meet in the pub. I gave my nephew Brody the ring box to hold on to, and let him know I would need it when the officiant called for the rings. I made sure to tell him not to open the box though (more on that in a bit). With everyone there, we decided to kick things off a few minutes early, so we had everyone head out to the pergola down by the Grand River. Meghan and I were inside waiting, so thankfully my now brother-in-law was able to snap some pictures of everything.
With everyone all sitting…
Meghan and I headed out…
Now it was time to start the ceremony. Meghan and I took each others hands while the officiant did her thing. When it was time for the rings, I turned to Brody who got super excited. Upon pulling the ring box out of his pocket, who jumped up from his seat and opened the box…only to have Meghan’s ring pop out and onto the ground.
He ended up being pretty embarrassed about it, but we reassured him it was OK, and we continued on with the ceremony. After the placement of the rings on each others finger, and the “I Do’s”, the officiant let out a holler that echoed along the riverbank, announcing us as Mr. and Mrs. Earley. It was time to kiss the bride…
As everyone headed back inside to warm up, we stayed outdoors for a few more photos before heading back in ourselves.
When we got back inside, everyone met in the pub one more time. Meghan and I signed the marriage license, and had each of our moms sign as a witness.
With everything all official, the officiant left and we headed upstairs to the reception area for lunch (and cupcakes!).
We all ordered a number of appetizers, which were fantastic, and then our meals arrived. I ordered the duck, mainly because I never had duck before and I wanted to try something new. I won’t be ordering duck again, I’ll stick with chicken.
With the food eaten, it was time for cupcakes, and boy were they good. Just look…
With cupcakes eaten, and going back for seconds (and in some cases thirds), we opened the cards and the gift we were given.
With the money we were given as a gift, we ended up buying ourselves a much needed snowblower. And the awesome bottle caddy that Brody got us, fits in perfect with the industrial look of our kitchen.
And then…it was over. People started to get around and say their goodbyes, and we packed everything up and headed back home. It was a fantastic weekend and intimate wedding, with memories that will last a lifetime.
One Reply to “Wedding Day”
Beautiful Day, Beautiful Couple, Beautiful Wedding, everything was Perfect. Love you two so much. What a Great Day!!!❤️