Going To The Chapel Of Love


I’m sure you’ve noticed that the updates around here have been rather sporadic lately. Truth be told, blogging just hasn’t been a big priority for me these last few months. I haven’t felt inspired to put much energy into regular content. Life has been busy with, among other things, several days and nights of fun and celebration leading up to my dear friend Danielle’s wedding to Tommy- which happened on May 30.

Rather than go into too much detail, I’m going to share some photos with you. Two stagettes, a bridal shower, the rehearsal and bbq that followed it, a bridal party spa day at Salon Montage for pedicures in the private room-featuring wine and amazing platters of food courtesy of Liane. The night before the wedding, we spent a fun filled evening on the Franco’s patio. We drank more wine and feasted on Diana’s delicious homemade lasagne and then we had a girls only slumber party. I don’t think any of us slept much. We were all nerves and excitement.

As for the wedding itself, once the nerve-racking part where we had to walk down the aisle in stilettos was over, it could not have been more perfect. Danielle was absolutely stunning. She looked like a princess. The bride and groom asked if I would write something to be read at the beginning of the ceremony.


Here’s what I wrote:

Danielle and Tom…

Separately, you are two incredible people, but together you are complete.

“As you sit side by side through the roller coaster of life, remember to scream from the peaks, hold hands through the dips, laugh through the loops, and enjoy every twist and turn.”

Your relationship was carefully built out of commitment and understanding, hope and love. May the same love and caring, warmth and sharing that has touched your lives from the start, always make your home happy, your life complete, and be the guiding light in your hearts.

The whole event on the wedding day was so “Tom and Danielle”… with the “wows” and the chants, the clapping instead of clinking to get them to kiss, not to mention all the incredible circles and singalongs out on the dance floor. My voice was raspy for days after singing to Journey and other group favourites at the top of my lungs. At one point, all the guests at the reception did the wave. I loved every minute of it.

I was so honoured to be a part of Danielle and Tom’s special day. We’re a tight crew, so of course we’re very protective of one another, but we couldn’t have ever asked for a better man to marry our best friend. Danielle and Tom truly are made for each other and we wish them all the happiness in the world as man and wife.

P.S. I did not catch the bouquet.