Ben and Sheena's Saturday July 20th wedding

Dear Readers;

I was out cutting deadfall wood for our voracious fireplace and woodstove today and nearly froze...this seemed like the time to think about July and how warm it was and then I didn't feel quite so cold. So Ben and Sheena got married at our pondsite.

They had us set out our wooden chairs and had Paul Martin do the music.  Flowers were brought in for the wedding as well as an aisle runner.  There were 10 in the wedding party which kept their photographer Kelly Taylor busy.  The ceremony started at 4 PM followed by champagne in the sheepshed as the first stage of our open bar package.

We also served a lemonade punch made with lemonade, ginger ale, pineapple juice and lemons and limes - which always seems to disappear.  There was a bucket of beer - a very popular option stocked with Coors lite, Keiths and Sapporo Beers.  Meanwhile Earl and Angelos began circulating with their wonderful appetizers while Paul Martin set-up music in the sheepshed as well.  Meanwhile we were set for dinner.

The head table was on the stage.

At the bridal party's request the open bar opened at 5:45 with dinner set for 6:15.  Just before dinner Ben and Sheena had their first dance. It was on the floor between their guests' tables and the head table (I think you can see the area in the picture above).  Wines with dinner were supplied by Casa Dea: their Gamay and Pinot Gregio

The cake was supplied by Katrinas Cakes

Desserts were set-out on the back bar (our wine bar).  Dancing started, the evening progressed and then Earl and Angelos set-out a late night snack at 11-ish.  Buses from Tripps Unlimited started about 11 PM and then again at 1 as the evening drew to a close.

Best wishes from John, Pam, Noreen, Kailey, Lynne, Mark, Elizabeth and thank you!

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Darhl and Brenda's wedding

Dear Readers;

Darhl and Brenda had their mid October wedding ceremony, with about 60 guests attending, in the sheepshed.

It was a lovely day for a wedding.  Along with the floral work Peter and Drew added to the ceremony site we added burlap bows tied to alternating chairs up the aisle

Cocktails between the barn and sheepshed followed - we served our own cider both hot and cold along with cheese trays prepared in advance by the wedding party.  Inside the barn we were set to go with ivory on ivory linens.

Michael Hoy was the caterer for this full service meal.  We set out one Astica Red and one Astica White per table and dinner was then under way with settings,simple -but elegant in their simplicity, as below

The gift/sign in table was set up as below

Some of Peter and Drews other work included the following

and the bar - ready to go with Pam and John at their service -

Late night included our popcorn and also cheese and crackers supplied by the wedding party.  There were still lots of guests to enjy these items asAndy Forgie was the DJ kept eveyone in a celebratory mood - Andy is a perennial favourite because of his ability to mix well excecuted live guitar work with a very broad range of recorded material.

The bar closed at 1230 and the house lights went on at 1 AM leaving everyone with a good impression - as Darhl and Brenda kindly commented - 'everyone has commented on how magical the venue was!'

Thank you Darhl and Brenda - and best wishes from all of us here - John, Pam, Elizabeth, Noreen, Lynne, Kailey and Mark

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