Finally! I'm back to writing after a wonderful week away. As would be expected when one travels through the Canadian Rockies, I have many breath-taking nature shots to share; however, I digress. Not all of my vacation was peppered with mountains and hot springs. Before picking up our rental car, Roger and I joined my extended family in Alberta--we flew to Grande Prairie for my cousin Jennifer's wedding.
It was such a blast to get together with family, especially with my cousins that I haven't seen in years. (And finally met Roger for the first time!) As we get older and become more involved with our own lives and careers, it seems like the only times we gather is for weddings and funerals--weddings being the more joyous and obviously favourable of the two. It's pretty exciting that we have many more happy celebrations to come--Roger and I are next in line to say "I do" next summer.
The photos displayed below are those captured on my iPhone--not the best of quality, but I did manage to document some fun moments with my favourite people!
Jennifer did a great job at showcasing her heritage throughout the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. We dined at an authentic Greek restaurant the night before the wedding... with amazing fried and flaming alcoholic goat cheese might I add... (her dad is Greek) and all the attendants donned either Tartan ties or flowers with Scottish thistles (her mom is Scottish.) There was also a bagpiper, naturally.
It was a whirlwind weekend for sure, full of love and full of wine. I'm so excited for many, many more celebrations to come!
We didn't get a group shot with the whole clan, but we did get this one, which sort of reminds me of the Ellen Degeneres Oscar selfie. Yep--that's all the cousins minus the bride and some of our lovers. We are a small tight-knit group 🙂
And what's a wedding without CAKE? There was even a gluten-free selection, which was of course delicious. Best wishes to the happy couple!