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The weekend's wedding

Last Saturday was the wedding of my friends angrykat and twiddler (that's Kat and Peter for you non-LJ people), and a merry time was had by all.

The ceremony was in Our Lady of Fatima, a huge Catholic church way out near Victoria Park. The bride, groom, and attendants were all decked out in 18th century finery, the bride and groom's outfits custom made by a friend. Catherine commented that this was the first wedding she's been to where the bride and all the bridesmaids (and groomsmen) looked good. A couple of other people had dressed the part as well, although there was also a Ranger from Babylon 5, and the Emperor Napoleon.

One of the readings contained a line about a "silent" wife, which got a lot of sniggers from those assembled, which the priest (this 90 year old guy you could hardly hear) then ran with. I got conflicting stories afterwards about how that line had gotten in there, so this sleeping dog I think I'll let lie.

The organist was nothing to write home about, but the men's choir was quite good, they must have been professionals.

We almost lost a couple of photographers outside the church, as they were trying to photograph everyone on the steps and backing further and further out into the traffic.

The reception was held at Old Fort York, which I had never been to before, so I took the opportunity to look around while the set-up was underway. It's hard to believe now that it use to stand right on the shoreline. In the little museum building there was a timeline history of the site, included its role in the wWr of 1812 (which was to get captured twice and burned once, Kingston being the real stronghold in the region).

After the seemingly obligatory toasts (which I had to admit I skipped, chatting outside with a few others, as I can hear embarrassing stories about Kat and Peter anytime from themselves) we got down to the serious dancing of the night. Kat very impressively managing to dance in her full outfit, although she wears a corset often enough to get practice in moving in it.

The bride and groom are now off to the wineries of Niagara and then to the Shaw Festival. Best wishes to them!