Monday, 1 August 2011

She's Married!

Well, well, well. The wedding day finally arrived, and the lovely Janice and her beau Christoph tied the knot on her father's acreage outside of Edmonton.

Edmonton has had such lousy weather, checking the forecast daily - hourly sometimes in anticipation was habit forming. Happily, after the last storm, complete with hail Friday afternoon/evening, the skies cleared, the sun came out, and a nice breeze to keep the mosquitoes occupied, and not a cloud in the sky.

It simply couldn't have been a better day for such a beautiful outdoor event.

Folks from all over joined the festivities. Family and friends from Canada, Switzerland, USA…

Greeted by the bride's niece and her friend, they provided us with biodegradable confetti, and a fan - welcome as both added breeze and a sun shade! (Sun? What was THAT?!)

Beautiful 20 minute ceremony performed by a lovely JP, and vows the couple wrote that weren't weepy, or the least bit saccharine.  Thoughtful things that 20 years of maturity brings.

There's something to be said for being 40 year olds in love…and never married. A viewpoint from both sides of the 20 years. Feeling like you're still a giddy 20, but having the wisdom of 20 more years having seen it, done it, gotten more than our share of t-shirts.

I for one say that these two have been a joyous match, from reconnecting through Facebook of all things, after meeting 20 years previously, to a whirlwind courtship and marriage 9 months later - as if they'd never parted.

I am immensely delighted that they have found something in each other to keep the world going 'round, and for them both, wish them all the joys, and happiness life can possibly manage to give them with the least amount of rough roads to travel on their journey together.

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