Sunday, March 25, 2018

A Wedding in Vaughan

John and I were pleased yesterday to be invited to celebrate the wedding of my great-niece Heather to her long-time boyfriend, Jonathan.
We travelled up to Vaughan for the occasion on the new TTC line. We arrived just before the ceremony started. The bride's brother Eric read a short passage from the Gospels supported by his cousin, Julie, of the wedding party.
Bridesmaids in teal look on
as the Heather and Jonathan exchange vows.
Jonathan is in every way a gentleman.
Matron of Honour and Best Man witness the signing of the book. That's the Bride's Father in the foreground.
Bride's mother in blue with her brother, Brian Jr and his family. Cocktail hour for the grownups
and playtime for the kids.
The banquet hall was sumptuously decorated.
with lots of space in the centre for dancing. Great DJs!
As guests were seating themselves the official photographer arranged some small group portraits with the newlyweds. Here with the family of Heather's aunt and uncle, Jennifer and James.
Time for the bride and groom to have the First Dance.
Let the party begin!
John and I were seated next to my great-nephew who is also my namesake (William) and is well on his way to becoming an accomplished artist. Here he's trying John's technique of drawing a portrait without looking at the paper. Almost impossible not to glance down but the results always have an interesting energy.
Thus we amused ourselves until it was time for the speeches. Christine, Mother of the bride.
The groom dances with his lovely mother.
The bride and groom took turns reading a speech from her phone
then cut the cake.
After dinner a light dessert -- cake, ice cream and cheesecake. Nice!
My nephew Craig drove us to Highway 407, one of Vaughan's new TTC stations. We were home in an hour. So nice to connect once again with my family. Don't see enough of them!

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