Our wedding was held on Clearwater Lake in Northwestern Ontario.
Our guests stayed at True North Outposts & Cabins,
a beautiful camp owned and operated by family friends (Chuck and Cathy).
Chuck flew the girls (in my wedding party) down the lake so we could get ready
at my parents cabin (where we were married).
It was a DIY wedding.
Our flowers came from a grocery store, the table runners I sewed myself,
and the lanterns were gathered over many trips to Winners.
We had a cookie bar because Eric loves cookies.
Oatmeal raisin. Ginger molasses. Peanut butter. Grandma Beatrice’s Monster Cookies. The jars were recycled by spraying the lids brown.
The tags were made from card stock and letter stickers.
Huge jars were filled with mixed drinks.
Sangria. Spiked Lemonade. Fragoli. Mojitos.
We were prepared.
My parents rented a tent.
We strung mason jar lanterns with candles inside.
I made them from wire and jars.
Our photographer, was a friend of Eric’s. He took great photos for us.
Our wedding party had a lot of fun together.
Gram was there.
We were married by the lake.
Guests casually stood around with beverages in hand. It was perfect.
We ate fried walleye and homemade salads.
Our wedding cake was a Dairy Queen ice cream cake.
Our dance was held under the trees.
I ditched my dress for jeans and a hoodie.
We ate smores and had a campfire.
We will be married 10 years next August.
I got to marry my best friend.
We should have another party, Eric 😉