I was so surprised when I heard that Molli and Joshua were travelling up from South Carolina to Magog, Quebec, to get married!
Typical destination weddings happen in places like Cuba and Mexico, right? They had things upside-down…going north for a wedding…didn’t they?
Then I found out that they are in love with French culture. Aha!
This was a chance for them to enjoy a little bit of French culture in North America…where their whole families could come along. Even the grandparents were courageous enough to make the 24 hour road trip up through the States.
So Molli and Josh were married in an intimate ceremony on the porch of the Old Mansion House in Georgeville, Quebec.
It rained a little on their wedding day, but since the ceremony was held on the porch, everybody kept dry. And as they say in French “mariage pluvieux, mariage heureux” (rainy wedding day, happy mariage).
Here are some preview images to tell the story of their special day:
Joshua is an expert bow-tie tyer!
Love the guys’ sweet shoes!
Mollie making a final copy of her vows
The wedding date was embroidered on Joshua’s shirt. Creative idea!
Joshua was very excited to have a wedding cake made of macaroons!
Mollie’s grandmother holding her bouquet
Mollie’s father Matthew is a pastor in the States and officiated their ceremony here.
During the candle-lighting ceremony, all the guests received candles and Mollie & Joshua went around to light everyone’s candle. Quite a challenge with the wind.
Mollie’s mom and grandma with their candles and their beautiful handkerchiefs.
Family and friends on the porch Old Mansion House, Georgeville, QC
Joshua’s dad brought fake mustaches for the boys who were too young to grow one! Hehe!
Mollie had to try one on! Joshua doesn’t look sure about that…
Joshua and Mollie on the tiny upper porch of the Old Mansion House
We found a small covered bridge filled with love-graffiti from generations of local couples.
A local church and schoolhouse nearby made a cute backdrop for their photos
Mollie let out the train of her wedding gown for a final few photos in the back yard of the Old Mansion House