So I don’t know if you’ve noticed but there’s been a real lack of wedding photos on this blog lately. And it’s certainly not because I haven’t taken any. I’ve got loads that I totally love and adore but because I have hopes debuting them elsewhere, I’ve been keeping them under wraps. Which has been hard. Really hard!
Especially with Michelle & Ramses wedding.
Back in June, Michelle and Ramses had a traditional First Nations wedding. They married on the summer solstice, at the edge of Georgian Bay on the Cape Croker Indian Reserve.
Now, I’ve been to a lot of weddings and of course, all weddings are beautiful in their own way. But this wedding… wow. It was poetic.
I’d never been to a First Nations wedding so I didn’t know what to expect. Thankfully, Michelle and Ramses were kind and patient enough to explain all the details and rituals, both big and small, of which there were many. Everything had symbolism and meaning. And there was a real emphasis on the communal and familial aspect of weddings. For example, just prior to the ceremony, the men and women went into separate tents. The women shared with the bride their stories or lessons they’d learned about marriage and what it means to be a wife while the men would do the same with the groom. It was at times hilarious but also sweet and sincere. And I totally cried.
Anyway, if you’d like to see and learn more about Michelle and Ramses unique wedding celebration, go check it out on The Wedding Co.’s blog!