The Old Fraser River Bridge has seen a lot of history over the last century, but has it ever been the location for a wedding?
Last Wednesday, Aug. 22, Manitoba residents Kyle Sinclair and Wendy Wilkins tied the knot near the eastern end of the bridge as a gentle afternoon breeze blew off the river, lifting and scattering celebration bubbles blown by friends and family.
Why the Old Bridge?
Sinclair said Lillooet is centrally located for family members and friends, he and his bride have visited town before and Fraser Cove Campground offered an ideal location for wedding guests to gather and share in the nuptials and a mini-vacation.
“We’ve pretty much taken over the whole campground,” he explained. “We wanted something casual and relaxed.”
He added that he likes Lillooet’s climate and scenery, but was thankful the weather was not “blistering hot” for his wedding day.
Did we mention he also likes sturgeon fishing?
There was a fishing theme to the wedding ceremony. When it came time to exchange weddings rings, the groom’s brother and best man carefully untied them from a spotted wooden fish decoy and handed them to the couple.
Marriage commissioner Alanah Woodland officiated at the ceremony.