About a month ago now, my big brother got hitched. My little sister got married last October but things were such a whirlwind that I missed writing about her shower/ bachelorette party/ wedding (some maid of honour, huh?)
This time around it was a smaller wedding, a sweet ceremony in a rural area outside of Ottawa with just family.
My brother and I are less than 2 years apart in age and despite the fact that he’s a boy and I’m a girl, we always hung out growing up. He’s probably the biggest influence on my musical tastes – he was buying and playing CD after CD growing up and for that reason I was ensconced in Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins rather than The New Kids on the Block like my peers. He introduced me to some of my still favourites like Sarah Harmer, the Odds, and of course lovely jazz music.
We had our differences over the years, but he never minded if I hung out with him and his friends (and I always wanted to) and we still have an easy relationship, whether we see each other a few times a year or a few times a week. He’s a great guy, driven and determined, goofy and fun, and my Baby J just adores him.
Since the wedding was small we all played roles to help out, and mine was to take photos (Tyler played accordion for the ceremony, and Baby J looked cute in his mini tux). I had an amazing palette to work with. My new sister-in-law is beautiful and funky – her purple hair and gorgeous handmade dress set off by the stone buildings was just splendid. She’s also creative and works at a garden center and so little touches of flowers were present all around.
It was nice getting to know her family a bit better as well, and I hope I was able to capture a few special moments for the happy couple! Here are some of my favourites.
Are you settling in for a summer for of weddings? I’m not sure that we have any to go to this summer for the first time in awhile!