A Happy day for the Joness'
August 8th, 2008 is an auspicious date
to get married. For Gabi and Eric, it became there special
date. The booked a chapel on Vancouver Island and all of us came
over to our "home town" for the event!
The chapel was built in 1909 and was restored in 2003. It's a
beautiful brick building with many original details - a perfect spot
for a wedding. During the wedding there was (sensibly) no
photography so we intently watched to good friends get married.
After the wedding we took a few photos of friends.
and Gabi left in a 1935 Chevrolet and the rest of us went to the pub to
Eric and Gabi organized there reception in a
in Sydney. Sydney has a beautiful view of the Gulf Islands and
was a great place to watch the sunset. The couple set out bubble
wands and plenty of mix so we had a lot of fun blowing bubbles of the
Gabi and Eric setup a number of fun things to do at
their reception. They brought costume bits and asked people to
take pictures of themselves in costume with messages (as Stephen did
below). The brought a "wish tree" where you would leave positive
notes for the bridge and groom. The had magnetic poetry to leave
messages. They even went so far as to put up little expositions
explaining parts of the wedding such as wear Eric's clothes came from
(including carbon footprint) and the traditions they were honoring.
The Australia and Canadian theme was carried through several elements
of the event. The cake topper was small bottle of Vegemite and a
small bottle of Maple Syrup. The RSVP cards requested a sketch of
national animals. Even the party favors had themed elements.
At the stag, we broke out the
booze and cigars
. We had a few extras from that event so this
was a chance for the women to take up vice. I was surprised how
much people were into it.
Thanks again Eric and Gabi - fantastic time!
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