“Have you ever watched a leaf leave a tree? It falls upward first, and then it drifts toward the ground, just as I find myself drifting toward you.”
– Beth Kephart
You could say that Christie & Mike‘s relationship is all about drifting slowly towards each other. Both grew up relatively close to each other, but Christie left home for university, lived in different towns once her career begun, until a job transfer landed her back in Belleville, Ontario (where she could begin drifting back to Mike). With a little help from the online dating world, the inevitable happened — these two met and quickly fell head over heels for each other and got married.
Before she was engaged, Christie shared her wish for me to be her wedding photographer… we both anxiously waited for Mike to propose. I think she messaged me within hours of wearing that shiny new rock and told me she’ll keep me posted with potential wedding dates. Although November is not usually a popular month for weddings in Ontario, their late fall celebration was remarkably beautiful and a ton of fun. You would never be able to tell from these images, but the weather was less than favourable. After the ceremony in the chapel at her beloved St. Albert’s College, we made the most out of the short window of rain-free time with the newlyweds and their wedding party. To warm up, we re-joined the rest of their family and awesome friends for the reception at Occasions by the Bay. The highlight of the night may have been a tie between the maid of honour singing her speech with lines from Taylor Swift songs or the surprise father/daughter choreographed dance!!
My personal favourite moment was near the end of the evening, when I spotted Christie’s mom dancing with her father and he leans over to me and says “now, that’s the best photo you’ve taken all day!”
You can be the judge; here is the story of the Elsey’s wedding day.
Congratulations again, my friend on a beautiful, memorable day. I hope it was everything you had imagined and more!!
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