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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Very Special Wedding


We're going to a wedding this Saturday. No, not ours - not yet. Ours is a year and a week away, but this one is going to be very special. I think it's quite unusual for a guest to be as close to both the bride and the groom as I am.

The bride is the youngest daughter of a couple I've known for about 30 years. I actually know the entire clan! The groom is the youngest son of my late husband's best friend who was also best man at our own wedding over 36 years ago. My daughter and I have been to two showers for the bride and we had wonderful times at both, seeing old friends we haven't seen for some time and meeting new ones.

The wedding is to be held at Hycroft, an absolutely gorgeous mansion in the Shaughnessy area of Vancouver. It's going to be quite formal, with the ceremony outside, weather permitting, and the reception and dance inside. I've been to Hycroft before, at the University Women's Club's annual Christmas Fair, and I can vouch for its opulance. At the right you'll see the gated entrance and then you can see the portico at the front door. The entire place will be a fantastic location for a special wedding complete with photo shoots deserving a place in "In Style" magazine!

Lorne and I are honoured to be sitting with the groom's parents and relatives and next to the bride's parents' table. That just shows how close we are to both the families. I can hardly wait to dress up for the event and watch these two wonderful young people (ages 25 & 27) get married! They've both lived at home all their lives so this is going to be a very special time in their lives.

Keep an eye out for photos of the wedding here next week.

10 comments:

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Great pictures Leslie, especially the flower is awsome!

Greetings from JoAnn/Holland

nancygrayce said...

Oh, I can't wait to see pictures!

Maggie May said...

What a grand place and wonderful that you both know the family so intimately.
This will be like a run up to your own wedding. A practice!

jinksy said...

Your picture of wedding cake icing sugar roses made me smile - I once made 228 for a three tier cake I made! Every surface in my kitchen and hall was covered with trays of them, waiting to dry...

Liz said...

Oh my! Looks as though it will be very glam! Looking forward to seeing the photos especially of your outfit!

Bcwillow said...

It's about time those two got married! They've been dating for as long as I've known JA! I hope you enjoy it. I'd love to see some pictures too! Please get some of the adorable ring bearer and flower girl - Aksel and Siena!

sally in norfolk said...

weddings make me cry..... look forward to the photos :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I thought it was your own wedding at first! What a lovely venue that looks.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

that cake...wow...
why are you waiting so long to get married??

mrsnesbitt said...

I am waiting, eyes agog!
Leslie, please could you change my link as I have had to start a new blog due to continuous problems. Thanks Dx