The ceremony was in a grove, where Chris and Kaytee sat on a beautiful swing, when they weren't actually getting married. Our friend, Kevin, performed the ceremony and it was so beautiful. I got to be a part of a scripture litany composed of the voices "Wisdom," "The Prophet," and "The Beloved." I was "The Beloved" and read from The Song Of Songs, including the line Dave and I repeated to each other as we exchanged our rings at our own wedding, "I am my Beloved's and he is mine." A choir sang, we planted a tree, and it was just so meaningful.
Since the wedding took place on Chris' parents' farm, Rachel changed her dress after the above pictures so she could enjoy playing in the playhouse, eating popcorn, and jumping on the bouncy castle, which I renamed "the babysitter" because that's where my kids were for the majority of the reception! The adults could visit with each other, congratulate Chris and Kaytee, or participate in the ax throwing event! I was going to take a turn but an ill-timed toileting accident from one of my kids prevented me. Sadness.
Sam and Rachel thought the bathtub of drinks was hilarious!
The reception featured pizzas baked in on-site stone ovens. It took awhile for everyone to get their food, but boy, was it worth the wait! Chris, and his sister, Rachel, own a hydroponic greenhouse, named Floating Gardens, where they grow delicious produce. They sell at the farmer's market in Saskatoon and much of the food came from people they've met there. (At least, this is what I'm assuming.) There were specialty butters -- basil, chive and garlic, and nasturtium (Yum!!!). There was local ice cream for dessert. And there were veggies from Chris and Rachel. All the food was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
It was so much fun to be a part of Chris and Kaytee's wonderful, fun, celebratory wedding! And it was also fun to be able to catch up with some old friends.