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S&C9 Sep, 2017
The story of our wedding
It was a beautiful and sunny September 9th at our house on a small lake just outside of Maynooth, ON. When finding out that my husband was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis disease we decided we wanted to have our wedding at our home. My husband is now on oxygen most of the time so traveling has become really difficult. We had over 210 guests from all over attend our wedding. We had guests from Vietnam, California, Florida, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia all come to our little lakehouse. The morning started off with all the bridesmaids getting ready in our living room and the groomsmen working away putting out the lawn games, setting up the chairs for the ceremony and welcoming the early guests. We decided to have all of our photos done before the ceremony so we could spend as much time with our guests as we could. We drove around the lake on golf carts, ATVs and a side-by-side to have our photos taken. Our neighbour has a trampoline and when I was jumping my dress ripped at the back. I just asked everyone for duck tape and the photographer started laughing saying “you are the chillest bride I’ve ever met”. Luckily my friend had a needle and we found some string for making bracelets. After the photos the groomsmen went back to welcome the guests and drove them to the ceremony on the chairs and seats we made on trailers attached to the side-by-side and ATVs. My bridesmaids entered the wedding on a pontoon boat and I came in on a waver runner with my dad. It was amazing driving in and seeing all my family and friends cheering. I promised myself I wouldn't cry but as I walked up and saw my husband waiting I couldn't help myself. We had been through so much in the last year with him being sick that I was so overwhelmed with emotion. The ceremony was short since that’s how we are. We just wanted to get the party started. We had tons of lawn games set up all over the yard and a photo booth for everyone to take photos. Dinner time went by fast with my dad and my husbands dad doing speeches and the groomsmen moving my table off the dance floor so the real fun could begin. We had a live band play for the evening and my good friend I met from working in Vietnam sang our first dance. The rest of the night was full of laughter and dancing. After all the hard work from building bars, tables, lawn games and spending countless hours trying to make it the most spectacular day it was all worth it.
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