I'm pretty tired so I'm not going to describe the whole trip today. I'll leave the bulk of the sightseeing description until tomorrow or the next day, when I'm more up for it. But I do want to talk about the wedding.
It was catered by and held at the Hart House, a restaurant in Burnaby's Deer Lake park. There's a field between the restaurant and the lake where they have a permanent tent set up to one side for weddings (it's a great location) and the reception was there. The wedding was held outdoors beside the tent.
The ceremony was fairly short but lovely and meaningful. A significant part of the ceremony was the reading of the marriage section of The Prophet, which talks about how couples can keep and maintain a healthy relationship. The passage was very poetic and inspiring; it's definitely an appropriate passage for a wedding.
The couple wanted to save money on the wedding - a wedding is expensive, after all - and so they did everything possible themselves. The bride did a great job at the planning; so great, that almost nothing went wrong. Sure, there were a few little things here and there that might not have been perfect, but no one noticed.
I know you're all wondering whether I wore my dress, and yes, I did, and yes, we got some pictures between the ceremony and the reception. Here you go:
I felt that it fit well and I felt attractive in it. I wish I was smaller (and I could do without the extra chin), but the dress looked as good on me as it could. And of course I love the fabric :)
I ended up not staying the whole night at the dance because I was tired. The wedding was definitely something I enjoyed seeing.
ps - this is post #1001. I never thought, when I started this blog, that I'd end up with this many posts. Thanks for sticking with me this far. Here's to the next thousand!