Earlier this fall, Garrett and I were invited to a wedding at the beautiful Sharon Temple, located in Sharon, Ontario, a small town about an hour north of Toronto.
The Sharon Temple was built in 1832 by local settlers who were formerly Quakers known as the Children of Peace. They created the country’s first farmers co-op, the province’s first credit union and first organ. The temple was opened once a month to raise money for the poor.
I was at an event there earlier this summer, and was able to catch a photo of it in the warmer months. I can just imagine how beautiful it would be in the winter as well, with a fresh bed of snow on the ground and the windows lit by candlelight.
There are candle lit lanterns in every window, which are lit up for the annual Lantern Light Tours, which are on this Wed, Thurs and Fri evening if you’re in the area.
In the 1880s the Temple began to fall into disrepair, until a local historical society reopened it has a museum in 1917. Over the next 70 years, it took on many local historical events, until 1991 when it become the present day attraction with many other historically significant buildings being added to the premises.
Signing the wedding license. She was so smart to wear a faux fur shawl. It looked great and I bet she was all toasty.
The reception was held in the Temperance Hall, another historical building on the property, built around 1858.
The newlyweds, listening to all the wonderful stories and jokes told by their family and friends. So many of the stories were about how much they help other people, and there was a lot of love for these two in the building that night.
Instead of a traditional picture of the couple at the guest book table, they opted for a comic book drawing of them holding hands during a zombie apocalypse. It looked like something right out of The Walking Dead!
There was also this basket full of cute little buttons on metal wires. I love the color combination.
We had lots of fun using all the crazy props the DJ had…including little inflatable guitars. There was many an air guitar solo had by all. Cowboy hats were optional, but encouraged.