Saturday, August 30, 2014

Peace Arch - Saturday Snapshots

Peace Arch State Park is a unique 20-acre day-use park that lies on the boundary between the United States and Canada. The 67-foot Peace Arch monument sits on the border of the two nations at the 49th parallel. The arch was constructed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the treaties that were a result of the War of 1812 with Great Britain. This was the first structure in the world to celebrate lasting peace, planned and developed in conjunction with the Canadian Peace Arch Provincial Park. 

Almost a year ago, my nephew and his fiancĂ© held their wedding at the gazebo in Peace Arch Park (on the U.S. side). The foggy day didn't dampen the ceremonies or the beautiful surroundings. Here are some photos I took of this lovely setting. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

The bride's and groom's families sat in chairs.
The rest of the guests gathered around behind them.
The officiant stood at the entrance to the gazebo,
and the bride and groom stood at the entrance,
flanked by their attendants.
The reception was held in this charming building,
called "The Kitchen"
Here's a sample of the surrounding landscaping.
And here's the Peace Arch.

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love the notion of the Peace Arch...and the photos show us that it is as lovely as the sentiment. What a perfect place for a wedding!

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for stopping by, Laurel-Rain. I got a late start this morning so I'm the last one on the Saturday Snapshots list.

Ginx Craft said...

What a beautiful venue for their wedding.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It definitely was lovely, even with the fog and mist. I didn't take photos during the ceremony and didn't want to invade my nephew's privacy by showing photos of the attendees, so that's why I didn't post any pictures of the bridal party.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

What a beautiful place for the wedding!

Louise said...

Yes, a lovely spot for a wedding. The misty day makes the green look even more vibrant.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, I love that park, perfect for a wedding!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree. Sometimes bright sunshine bleaches out the colors.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was an intimate wedding with only family and close friends attending. At first we were concerned about the weather, but it turned out okay.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'd driven past this park before but never stopped. So glad we had a chance to really explore the area.

Lindsay said...

Love the photos and the wedding must have been perfect in that setting.

Sharon Taylor Xuereb said...

What a beautiful place, thanks for sharing your photos with us.
Here is my Saturday Snapshot

Jane Hanbury said...

Lovely photos, stunning. Thank you for visiting my blog :)

jacquie said...

Sandy, I love the photos and what a perfect spot for a wedding:)

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. I am happy to learn of this Park.