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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