With our stealth operation to get onto the boat unseen complete, we went to the upper deck and hung out in the captain’s cabin until the remainder of the guests arrived. Luckily, we were also able to hang out outside in a few areas where we wouldn’t be seen because it was rather roasty toasty and my full-on bridal ‘glow’ was actually sweat.
Mr. Gloss and I had a few more impromptu photos sessions while the Glossy Gals & Guys made sure things were going down as planned.
The guys were handing out programs and rocks* as guests entered the boat.
The girls were making sure Emilie & Fiona of Pink Orchid Weddings (our DOC’s) had located everything they needed for the ceremony and reception set-ups, pinning on more flowers and rope bouts for those who were not in at Blair Hill (parents/grandparents), and keeping me company.
Oh, and trying to keep my veil under control!
Once everyone was onboard we left the dock listening to a carefully crafted playlist played on…..terrible speakers :).
The fearless captains** (depicted below) led onward to our ceremony destination while our guests enjoyed the ride and views. Honestly I have no idea how long it took us to get to ‘the spot’, or what our guests were really doing – time had sort of froze and warped forward at this point – thank god Fiona was there to tell me what to do/where to go/etc. because I think my mind had gone blank/was thinking everything possible.
Even though we hadn't kicked off the official cocktail hour yet, knowing my family its probably a good thing that the 'Under 10's' were driving ;)
* Will explain later :)
** Not actual captains, obviously.
*photos by Erica Lyn Photography (except fearless captain photos by friends & family)
Nearly Nautical Nuptials : The Glossy Gals Get Ready
Nearly Nautical Nuptials : Putting on my Party Dress
Nearly Nautical Nuptials : The Glossy Guys Get Ready
Nearly Nautical Nuptials : The Glossy Gift Exchange
Nearly Nautical Nuptials : The First Look
Nearly Nautical Nuptials : Wedding Party Photos
Nearly Nautical Nuptials : A Few Moments Alone