Saturday, October 14, 2017

A VERY SPECIAL THANKSGIVING

The Cake Topper. 
Thanksgiving weekend was a very special weekend for a couple of reasons. First, our friends, Dave and Andi got married, and second, I got to meet some more of my extended family.

In case you are not in the loop, Andi, who I have been friends with since February 2012, discovered that we are actually 5th cousins earlier in the year. Friends to family!! You can read all about that great bit of news here. 

Now, back to last weekend. I've pondered how I was going to write this blog all week, as it's not really my story, but theirs, but I will share my part in it.

Dave started planning this happening long before he let Andi know, and I was excited when he asked for a bit of advice from me, though he worried I'd blab to my cousin. I didn't by the way, I kept that secret. Like Rob and I, they wanted a small, intimate and casual ceremony. Thanksgiving weekend was the chosen weekend, as her parents would be visiting and her brother and sister-in-law moved to Toronto this past summer. I believe this is only the 4th time they have all been together in many years due to her brother living all over the world for work.

When Andi called me the evening of August 28, I knew by the excitement in her voice that Dave had finally let her in on his "plans". When she asked if Rob and I would be their witnesses, we were honored.

They got married the morning of Saturday, October 7th in their home, followed by a lively brunch at Cora's. 
Rob and I doing our part.
Paperwork complete!
A very happy group. 
The marriage/Thanksgiving celebration dinner took place on Sunday, October 8th.  And what a celebration is was! We started with Champagne and appetizers.





Followed by a beautifully presented and delicious meal. (click on photos to enlarge)

The menu
Andi always sets a beautiful table. 
Beautiful decorations. 
Even the kitties had place settings! 
The main course. 
A delicious feast.  
Wedding cake for dessert!
Cutting the cake. 
I honestly don't remember enjoying a Thanksgiving weekend more. It was one of those weekends that I will always look back on fondly. It was wonderful to meet my other cousins and play a part in Dave and Andi's special day. We enjoyed great conversation, delicious food, wonderful company and lots of laughs.

Big congratulations to Dave and Andi!




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