I met Mélanie and Nic through my friend Vanessa when they were looking for a wedding photographer. A few months and a three-hour drive later, there I was at the amazing Manoir du Lac Delage near downtown Quebec City. Nice chalet-style hotel. Huge lake. Basketball and beach volleyball courts. Terasses, big fields, several reception rooms, etc. No wonder it’s a popular destination for weddings. There was a total of 5 weddings the same day!
As the other weddings were going on, Mélanie and Nic were preparing for their big day. As usual, the bride’s preparation room was blasting music and hair dryers, whereas the groom’s room was much more relaxed and mellow. Everything was going smoothly until about an hour before walking down the aisle, we get the message that the wedding ceremony set up has changed because of the announced thunderstorms. Uh oh. Big dark menacing clouds were lurking over the manoir.
Thoughts started running through my head. I hope Mélanie isn’t freaking out. Is the Nikon D7000 weather-sealed? I hope I don’t toast camera gear in the rain. Wouldn’t the pictures kinda look cool? What if there’s lightning during the first kiss. That’s kinda cool. Is my hair gonna get ruined? Why aren’t you on my side today Mother Nature? Maybe this last thought helped, because everything cleared out by the time we went out, and we didn’t get a single raindrop *cue applause*. Yay.
P.S. Food was great. I ate stuff I couldn’t even name.