St Charles County Outdoor Sites

Two weddings in one day - both have unique moments.  The first was at noon at Mount Pleasant Winery in Augusta.  The bride and groom were planning a nice event outside - if only it wasn't raining.  The staff at the winery was not prepared with a contingency plan and the couple was clue-less as well.

We decided to have it under a tent that was set up on a terrace deck.  Staff scrambled to set up chairs, an extension cord for a CD player, and beverages afterwards.

Once we were ready, a young adult started to sing the infamous song, "At Last" using kareoke.  It was sweet to say the least. 

The groom became overwhelmed when it came time for him to "repeat after me" the vows.  I am sure the rain and being married for the first time at 50 years had a lot to do with his feelings at the moment.  I left under the uncertainty of whatever happened next.  I was not sure where the food or reception area was and I had no time to find out.

I headed down the country roads of St. Charles County - heading north to Foristell, Missouri to perform a ceremony in a new park, Indian Camp Creek.  Yahoo! Maps gave me an easy route that kept me on small county roads versus traveling up a highway.  I was making good time and saw that I was traveling the "back way" from what family and guests would have used to get there.

The afternoon cleared up and it became a beautiful day!  I approached the completion of what was a TREE that had blocked the road that I was traveling on.  I was grateful that I was not TRAPPED.  The groom gave me an address that had the right road, but not the right address - it was the address of the park office, not the park itself.

I scrambled here and there and ended up driving back to the people who were removing the tree.  They told me the right way, and I was able to make at exactly 2:00pm - the time that the ceremony was to begin !!!  Adventure indeed.

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