With the finishing touches ready for the men, we met up with John's Entourage and made our way to the basketball courts. At first it seemed like they were like John's body guards - soon it was obvious that they were there as entertainment and in case John hurt himself.
I love the "getting ready" part of the wedding day - the air is filled with excitement & anticipation mixed with a little nervousness. I don't even mind getting told to wait or move out of the way since the preparation seems to take longer than expected, especially for the women.
It's good time to see all the little details - the colour of the lipstick, the beautiful hairpins that were carefully chosen to match the stunning dress. And I love seeing everyone around to help (or trying!) to make it all come together in time.
On to the Reception! Jillian's older brothers led an evening filled with laughs (many at their own expense) and Jillian's family put together a song about the couple that was one of highlights of the night.
I love how Jillian can keep such a straight face doing such funny things...
No shortage of up-and-coming photographers at the wedding!
Beautiful first dance...
The evening ended with a very-prairie dance that had all ages on the dance floor!
You would think that Swift Current, Saskatchewan would have rolling tumbleweeds and dust clouds everywhere - not this year! There have been record rainfalls - "might as well live in Vancouver" someone said to me.
As a (typical?) farmer, Derek checked the forecast and there was a chance of showers between 3 and 6pm that day - right when we were scheduled to have the photos created! We had a fabulous time with umbrellas at the ready, storm clouds brewing and great attitudes, even when the sky dripped down on us.