Monday, July 03, 2006

A love a good wedding.

On Sunday we made a day trip to Edmonton for the wedding of our friends Jillene and Cody. It was a superb wedding. It was held at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald and when I walked in the place I started to look around for my ball gown, feeling severely under the accepted income bracket. It's true that the families are well off, but there is nothing about them that makes you feel like money matters. It was nice to spend an evening living like the other half. The meal was a five course meal, (including a pallette cleanser sorbet just before the main course), and it was delectable. Nick and our friend Mark took turns eating what I left on my plate, it turned into quite the competition. It was a bitter sweet wedding for us as it will be the last time we see these people in a very long time, possibly ever. We left Isabella with our friends Cory and Ange who took her to a church picnic and had fun test driving two kids. Apparently she was an angel, which made the day even better.
Now I love weddings. All weddings. I wish I had the courage to be like the "Wedding Crashers", minus the promiscuity. Just attending weddings makes me a happy person. I've loved weddings where you can feel the love of the family, weddings where the horniness of the couple just oozes from the head table, weddings outside, weddings full of guests under the age of 5, I love all weddings. But at this wedding I experienced something brand new. It was incredible the respect that was held for this couple. Not just by their peers but by people twice their age. It was so neat to think that these two are beginning a life together already firmly seated on a pedestal that is well deserved and put to even better use shaping the lives of young people for Christ. They are truly amazing people and it was great to see them revered. I think that's something we truly don't do enough of.

Sadly this was our only wedding this summer, I'm sad it's over! But I'm glad to have been able to share the day with them!
Anybody need a date for a wedding?

11 comments:

T said...

You would be a good wedding planner with your love for the occasion=) Sounds like a grand event!

T said...

I just took a closer look at your pic and I think I have the same skirt. Old Navy? I got it for 7 bucks on the clearance rack, but it's super comfey and nice for summer.

Jen said...

You look so cute Amanda!

karen said...

A cute couple! You guys, of course!

I'm going to 4 weddings this summer, and missing 3 more!! Want to go to those three for me? :)

geeksters said...

You and Nick look so cute together with your head just coming up to his shoulders:)

HAve you thought more about your scrapbooking/event planning possibilities?

Amanda Franks said...
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Amanda Franks said...

T-the skirt is from Old Navy I bought it for grad, but this time I actually looked pregnant in it. I think I might never pack it away, I mean there's no tummy panel so who's to know? It's tres comfy.

K-Any of those weddings in Calgary? LOL, I'd love to go, but I only have two more weekends left here and I'm not planning any trips to BC.

G-I haven't really thought more about the scrapbooking/event planning yet. Just knowing I want to do it and I'm sure my mind will start wheeling once the move is over.

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