It was a really hot day! That said, it was a really wonderful day, too. Jon and Jill seem meant for each other. It was one of those wonderful stories that we told a little about in their wedding ceremony: 'You both were surprised by love that conspired to find you in North Carolina when you’d unknowingly lived just a few blocks from each other in Chicago. Love does truly manage to find us in unexpected places and ways. We share today in the amazing grace of your love for each other.' The twinkle in their eyes when they talk about each other is the other real give away.
The pavilions at Angus Barns is a great place for an outdoor wedding. And the staff is really great and responsive. I had done another wedding there that we pushed up 1/2 hour because a rain front was moving in and I was amazed at how quickly the staff just got it all done. Ashley, was the coordinator for Jon and Jill's wedding and was also amazing. Their Maid of Honor got a little dizzy in the heat and the staff was right there with a golf cart to make sure she had the support she needed.
And the water always helps make everything feel a little bit cooler.
The fuzzy pictures are the ones I took. Either it's the heat or my ability to focus my DROID. I wanted you to see the pavilions from the ceremony site. Here everyone is walking out to be seated for the ceremony. When it's hot, we let folks stay in the cool as long as possible.
Here's the inside of the pavilions, pristine before any of the guests arrived for the reception.
Jon entered the ceremony to the music of Colin Hay’s ‘Waiting for my Real Life to Begin.' I love when couples find fun new music to offer. Brian McGuire of McSound Productions was our illustrious DJ. I was glad he had a tent over his equipment. He's always great.