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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ketchup Post #1

Back in school I could remember one of my teachers would put a big picture of a ketchup bottle on the board, it was Ketchup Day... in other words it was our chance to get caught up!  So let's get you caught up on the few events I got to attend while my Mum was in hospital.  Tonight, I sat at my computer for over 3 hours going through a lot of pictures, deleting the bad ones, tagging them, and editing photos to use on this blog.

On September 10th things were well enough here, with my Mum that I felt safe making the 2 hour drive and overnight trip for my childhood friend Andrew's wedding.  Andrew and I were neighbours as kids in Montreal, we are 6 months apart in age (I'm older) and we've known each other forever.  In 1987 my family had to move to Texas for a couple of years and when we came back to Canada, we relocated to the National Capital Region.  No matter where Andrew and I have been in our lives we've always known where the other was, how to get in touch and we'd drop life in an instant for the other.  It was important for me to be there and I'm glad I was able to make it.

Not only was it Andrew & Yan's Wedding day, it was Andrew's 35th birthday, and Chelsey's 100th Day Celebration.  What an auspicious day!

Here is a small selection of my shots from the day, a few you already saw when I posted Andrew & Yan's wedding sampler happy dance.

Andrew must of had a word in with the weather gods, what a beautiful day and a beautiful setting for a wedding

Flower girl & ring bearer

 Andrew & His Mom just before the ceremony

The Bride, Yan and her father

 Exchanging rings

 Signing the certificates

Chelsey & Andrew, Chelsey was blessed and her godparents recognized as part of her 100th Day Celebration

 A lovely touch special wine glasses commemorating the day, the Chinese symbol for double happiness

 Lovely centerpieces made by Andrew's Mom

 The First Dance

 Cutting the cake?  Can you say Facebook Profile Picture?


Veronica said...

Gorgeous wedding. I especially love the red and white roses bouquet. That last picture made me laugh.

Lesleyanne said...

Great photos. Looks like it went really well. I love the last photo.

Christine said...

Beautiful wedding, the special wine glasses were a lovely touch

Mouse said...

ooooo what a lovely post down to the last photo and just love it !!! are they having that one over the fire place hahahaha ... gorgeous flowers and love the glass too :) love mouse xxxx

Doris said...

lovely centerpiece, and the glass too...oh the last picture!! :lol:

Sally said...

What beautiful photos Dani.

Katri said...

I haven't had time to visit here lately and, wow, a plenty has been going on in your life recently! I'm so happy to hear that your mother is doing much better, and I wish her an uneventful and successful recovery. And congratulations on your awesome achievement on the ½ marathon! Nice stitching too, a great gift to the happy couple!

Lynn said...

Lovely photos Dani! How wonderful that you and Andrew have maintained your friendship all these years. It looks like it was a beautiful wedding.

Shelleen said...

What a great looking couple and the weather was perfect.

Melanie said...

What great photos!!! The bride looked amazing. I just love the details on her dress/gloves. Very pretty. And it's not a wedding unless you have one cheeky 'cake' photo. :)

Karen said...

What a beautiful wedding! Great pics!

valerie said...

Great photos!

Suzanne said...

Lovely photos!

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am so glad that you were able to make it to your friends wedding. I love the photo of Yan with her Dad, he looks so proud.