Adrianna and Marks Thanksgiving Sunday wedding

Dear  Readers;


I am working my way backwards through the season - in case you hadn't noticed its now a Sunday in mid October - Thanksgiving Sunday.

It was a lovely day to get married at the pondsite. Mark and Adrianna brought most of the leaves from their yard for us to sprinkle up the aisle...well sprinkle we did with a 6 in deep bed of leaves to rustle through. With Peter and Drew doing all the floral work and Stephanie from Bruno and Bobbi doing hair and make up in the Carriage House things were set for a 415-430 start to the ceremony officiated by dear Pat Hacker.

After the ceremony cocktails started in the sheepshed at around 5 PM.  We had prepared alcoholic and non-alcoholic cider punches and at the groom's request there were 4 types of beer in an old galvinized wash bucket which always just seems to fit right in to the era of the sheepshed - (the 1920's).

Michael Hoy's staff circulated with appetizers and as usually happens time flew by.  Its probably not a bad time to mention the DJ.  Earl Mclean was onsite to do the ceremony, provide music during the cocktail hour, dinner and the dance.  An older gentleman, he still seemed to do such a great job (as in many people were still dancing late in the evening) so we added him to our list.  I believe there was a group photo at 615 (it was part of the itinerary) and then dinner was set for 630.  We set places for 126 guests.  The head table was on the stage.


Hmm sometimes I take my photos before all the floral work is least I caught the tables on the floor closer to completion.

a simple runner

and a lovely navy blue napkin made for a nicely formal set-up

Dinner was a traditional turkey dinner served family style by Michael Hoy and his very capable staff.  We served Sandbanks Dunes and Baco Noir - both perennial favourites here. Speeches happened - they are de rigueur for every wedding - but I am not telling you anything you didn't already know here. Followed by desert - which was plated and in the midst of all that the photographer Jen did her job - I suspect very well.

Meanwhile our bar was open with a 'total spend' cap in place.  Cupcakes from Katrinas were on display for the evening.

Many of them had a sugary maple leaf in keeping with mid autumn. At 1030-11 we set out late night lovingly pre-prepared by family (and it all looked lovely) was devoured as most every late night offering is when it includes meats, cheeses, fresh buns...oh but then there is the whole chip wagon pizza oven thing - its absolutely amazing how hungry you can get a group around 1030 to 11 with the right combination....

Buses arrived from Tripps Unlimited and between 11 and 1 when we turned the house lights on everyone found their way home.

Best wishes to Adrianna and Mark from Elizabeth, Kailey and Lenna, John and Pam, Jared, Lynne, Noreen and me...and the final word is from Adrianna (thank you for writing this)

'Thank you Mark and Lynne for a beautiful wedding.  We had a wonderful stay and appreciate all you have done.'