Jul 19, 2011

Toronto part 2

Across the street from the church was a bar, which of course the groomsmen decided it would be a great idea to have one last drink before Russ took the plunge into matrimony. I grabbed my Guinness and others raised their drinks as we toasted the groom and wished him the very best in married life.

The men were looking dapper in their tuxes, the bride and bridesmaids were lovely, the wife was beautiful as always, and so it was time to get our wedding on. The priest informed the congregation that we were to have a reception at a yatch club, but the water it rested on was indeed not the Atlantic Ocean, but in fact, it was Lake Ontario. Kevin leaned over to me and gave thought that the padre just insulted those from Texas. I told him that's exactly what happened.

The wedding was a great affair. During their vows a sudden realization came over me. It was then I knew my yet to be birthed baby is going to have a wonderful childhood and in no small part due to the fact they'll always have their Uncle Russ and Aunt Kristy. I held back a tear as I was grateful to be a part of this family.

The reception was fun as the food was delicious and the drinks were poured liberally. People were making speeches and I decided it would be a good idea to say a few words to the happy couple about how much I'm a better person for knowing them. I think it went well.

Much ado was had, but it was an amazing wedding and I'm so proud to be there. Toronto is a great city and I got to get my drink on in a foreign country without international incident.

I do have a few regrets. I didn't have time to visit my blogger friends; Miss Ash, WIGSF, and Big Ben. Maybe next time as I'd love to go back. Also the DJ didn't have Robin Sparkles "Let's Go To the Mall" in rotation, which is just sad.

"God Bless America, but God help Canada to put up with them!" - Anonymous


wigsf3 said...

Yup, that's Toronto. Bar across the street from the church. Unlike my hometown, strip club surrounded by four churches.

You flicked off the lights in the bar just once, didn't ya? You had to find out for sure that we Canadians don't like the dark.

Claire said...

Sounds like a wonderful wedding :). I too am rather out out by the lack of Robin Sparkles...


Miss Ash said...

Awww too bad we missed you but do come back! I'll repay your kindness and be your hostess for the day!