Monday, August 13, 2007

Wedding weekend over - now quiet on the home front

The wedding was beautiful. Waterview Resort was a perfect location. On Friday evening, the evening begin with a barbecue. After the wedding party rehearsed, we gathered around the fire pit and roasted marshmallows and visited. Many stayed at the resort but we headed back home.

Saturday, those at the resort enjoyed the facilities. We took the scenic route to get there. The 4 o'clock wedding was down by the water. The father of the groom played the bagpipes as the bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother (my sister) and her father.

After the ceremony, a large group photo was taken. I wonder if I will be able to find myself in the photo?

The photographs were taken while the guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, played horseshoes, bocce or visited.

Each table was given a name. The table names related to either Jeff or Heather's life. The pictures on the name cards were done by Heather's kindergarten students. During the reception, there was no clinking of the glasses to get the newlyweds to kiss. Instead, you had to correctly guess the significance of the name of your table to get the couple to kiss. If incorrect, you kissed someone else.

After a very delicious meal, a slide show highlighted the lives of each of them and then some photos of them together -- very touching - it brought back memories, a few tears and some laughter.

It was not quite yet time for the dancing to begin so time for more visiting outside. The horseshoe game continued. The music began. The bonfire was lit and those who preferred gathered around it. At 10, there was a spectacular fireworks show. The music resumed and those who enjoyed dancing were on the dance floor. Others stayed around the bonfire until it was time for the cake.

As a remembrance of the weekend, the couple gave the guests white spruce saplings to plant. Heather met Jeff when they were tree planting.

We left around midnight but the party continued. All the best to Heather and Jeff in their married life.

Well, it is quiet here now. The family has left. It was a wonderful visit.
The laundry awaits.

1 comment:

  1. Janet,
    It all sounds so lovely -- a wedding celebration unique to this wonderful young couple. You must be very proud of them and happy to have enjoyed such a special time with all of your family. Will you please include some photos on your blog?
    - Judy


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