Richard and Nathalie got married in the beautiful garden of Richard’s mother’s house in Courtenay. Their ceremony incorporated many unique elements including a sand ceremony, pouring water over their clasped hands, and jumping the broom (though they forgot to do this and did it at the start of the reception instead).
Family was an important part of their day. They displayed large portraits of their deceased parents at the front of the ceremony, which is a lovely way for them to be a part of the day. They also included their children in a sand ceremony. I love when people include their children in the ceremony because a wedding is really a joining of two families.
The reception at Crown Isle Resort included some funny toasts, lot of conversation and visiting with guests, and a lively dance floor. They started the dance party off with an impressive first dance, which was matched by a lively father-daughter dance.