Nicole and Garrett have a long-lasting love that blossomed since high school. They grew up in the same small town of Nipawin, and after venturing out into the world, returned home to get married.
From the bride, Nicole:
The girls all met at my house in the morning for pancakes and mimosas. After getting ready, the limo picked us up and took us to meet the boys for our first look photos at the local fire hall, where Garrett is a volunteer firefighter.
Garrett and I both have family ties to our local museum, and we were the first couple to be married on the museum grounds. The wedding party made separate entrances to the ceremony on a horse drawn carriage. Stepping off of the horse carriage and seeing the beautiful smiling faces of all of our friends and family is one of my favourite memories of our day. I will also never forget the feeling I had as we were walking down the aisle together, hand in hand. We finally did it, and we made it through the ceremony without messing up the words or falling down! I could finally take a deep breath and a sigh of relief. Everything just felt like it had fallen into place. Our ceremony was short and sweet, but not without some tears.
Our reception took place at a hall in a nearby town. On our way there we stopped in at the local bar for a beer and some pool. We had a small intimate family supper and then our dance was open to everyone. Having the small supper allowed us to relax while we ate and saved us a ton of money! Once supper was done, the wedding party went to hide out behind the hall, so that we could be introduced to everyone who was rejoining us as Mr. and Mrs.! After supper, while we were waiting to rejoin our guests, the wedding party played ‘Heads Up!’ outside behind the hall. We all had a chance to relax and act silly, and it was a blessing to have that unscheduled time. Our wedding introductions were short and sweet; at the end the wedding party stood up and did a shot together! Another great memory from the wedding night was our first dance. After such an eventful day it felt great to finally hold one another and enjoy one of many dances as a married couple.
Our guest book was a patchwork quilt that will be used as a couch throw. This is something we can keep forever and get some use out of!
Advice to future couples: Include everyone you can, keep the engagement to one year or less, and spend the money on a good DJ. Leave time in your day to relax and kick back with just your wedding party. Above all, don’t worry about anyone else, just enjoy every moment of your special day. The only thing that matters at the end of the day is that you got to marry your best friend.
Nicole and Garrett – August 6, 2016
Ceremony: Nipawin Heritage Museum
Reception: White Fox Community Hall
Photography: Sarah Meagan Photography
Hair: Carm’s Cuts and Colors
Makeup: Danielle Smith
Groom and groomsmen: Moore’s
Flowers: Nipawin Florist & Twisted Tree
Catering: Generations Event Centre
Transportation: Brennan Jardine