So amongst my weeks of fall craziness, which have been consumed nearly completely by outdoor education, I found some time to make my way to Lake of Bays, Ontario last weekend for, really, one of the most memorable weekends... ever.
This past weekend, my amazing friends Chloe Steepe and Rob Vance tied the knot in front of a small gathering of 50 of their closest friends.
The cottage ceremony, which included arrival on Friday, a relaxing Saturday morning (cottage style, complete with dock lounging, paddle boarding and guitar serenading), a beautiful wedding ceremony Saturday afternoon and a celebration of which words would do no justice on Saturday evening, was nothing short of perfect.
The couple, who between them spend their time guiding for Nahanni River Adventures, teaching for Wilderness Medical Associates and Raven Rescue, working for Buff Canada, oh, and running an entire non-profit organization, Connected in Motion traveled from Canmore, Alberta back to Ontario this fall to tie the knot and I felt so lucky to be a part of their special day.
As the guests waited on the dock for Chloe's arrival to the ceremony, the crowd was abuzz, contemplating aloud how she would make her grand entrance. I heard the ideas of 'via hang glider', 'via paddle board' and 'via parachute' thrown around. Nothing could have been more perfect and more fitting, however, than when a solo canoeist appeared in the distance, donned in a beautiful white dress, with feathers in her hair.
A huge congratulations to the fantastic Miss Chloe Steepe and Mr Rob Vance.