A fun filled whirlwind weekend.
Starting with the arrival of my sweet son Morgan and his wonderful girlfriend Kenzie all the way from Vancouver.
We whisked them off to Port Franks, Lambton Shores. Checked into a quaint little cottage via Airbnb.
After a quick swim in lake Huron the four of us were off to the rehearsal party in Grand Bend's The Growl and Gator. It was a casual setting for both families to meet or reunite. The Bride's side is from France and the groom's from Canada.
The Olympian, Eleanor Miller was in the room (the groom's Grandmother) and how fitting that Canada got the silver and France the bronze in the 200M. It couldn't have been more exciting.
Although it was a stifling hot afternoon, the location of Oakwood Resort was a stunning and dramatic country venue for my nephew’s wedding. The Bride was absolutely beautiful (why is that, always?) the service was short and sweet. Speeches nicely spread out and a full moon to backlight the dancing into the wee hours.
The Bride's family hosted a traditional southern French garden banquet at the couple's new home on the river.
It was a relaxing next day to say the least..
Determined to watch The Tragically Hip's last show, a live telecast on the beach was underway. As we made our way down, my son(the wharfinger) and Brad the sailing captain knew better not to ignore the storm cloud heading our way.
We took cover in a beach bar and watch the CBC put on one of the greatest show of Gord and his band’s monumental last concert.
In June 1992 I photographed Laura and Gordon's wedding. My best memory was that Gordon's speech was clearly the best that I've ever heard in my whole career.
Stay tuned for family wedding #2 on September 23rd