The wedding went phenomenally. All its peripheral events (stag & stagette, rehearsal, post-BBQ, honeymoon) went equally well. A tremendous thank you to everyone who was there, or who wished us well... you all made David and I realize how blessed we are. Thank you so much for all your love and support.
For a quick recap, here are some lessons derived from the aforementioned events' highlights:
- Pre-stag coed BBQs are brilliant.
- Nipple pasties (worn over the clothes) are the best stagette craft ever.
- Tequila shots are never a good idea.
- Rehearsals for weddings seem much more complicated than the weddings themselves.
- Spray tans look nuclear-orange at first, giving you approximately 8 hours of passing for a mutant.
- Having the rehearsal dinner the day after the stag/stagette means a surprisingly manageable bar bill.
- Deciding to do wedding programs the day before the wedding is not a good idea.
- Weddings are a blur, so videotaping is wonderful.
- Little else lightens a staid Catholic service quite as much as having the priest vocally bemoan celibacy.
- Little else loosens up a reception like having the best man address the grooms' being frequently mistaken for gay.
- Full dance floors are awesome!
My memory gets better upon emerging from the wedding haze, and moving on to the honeymoon. A later post will go into more details about that lovely three weeks in Italy... but that will have to wait for now. :-)
Photos of these events will be compiled once I have a chance to rally them, likely via Flickr. In the meantime, have a look over a sampling of the professional shots.
So, the next step amid all this adventure will be resettling back in Ottawa. After having no home address for months on end, I am gleefully anticipating the decadence of regular life. I can barely wait to come home from a regular day at work, sit on my own couch, watch my own TV, in our own apartment. It will be grand.
But in the meantime, I am relishing the remainder of this amazing time.