Sunday, September 5, 2010

Why I love Family Weddings

 In my family wedding are a big deal. And a TON of fun. Why? Well first of all there is a lot of family, a lot of alcohol, and lots of music. Essentially a three day party where you see all your childhood friends.

 Aug 21st my younger cousin Liz got married and was such a beautiful bride! Shane and I traveled up to Peterborough for the weekend and I am so glad we did! I got to visit with some of my over 40 first cousins, aunts, uncles, and my beautiful grandmother!
 The wedding was lovely, though I couldn't hear a thing as the church's speakers weren't turned on. I did hear the vocalists and they were lovely. The church was a beautiful old church in a farming community of Irish Catholics...yes lovely indeed, and FULL.

I ended up holding this little one for the entire ceremony as his mommy and daddy had their hands full with his three older siblings, all under 6.

After the wedding we headed back to my aunt and uncle's farm in Ennismore, which is a too die for cute farming community, and just hung out til time for dinner. Even though it started to rain it didn't stop the mingling and drinking!
The pasture become a parking lot!

The dinner/reception was held at the local curling club, and it was transformed into a beautiful setting. You know it was a good night because I took almost no pictures! The dinner list had to be trimmed to only 300. Yes I said only. Really. That is small for these groups.

  After a very late night of partying Shane and I went back to hotel, unlike most of my cousins who found/made after parties!  The next day we stopped at my grandma's and then back to farm to visit some more and the we finally had to leave to meet Little Bit in Muskoka, where she'd been visiting bio dad.

Some pics from Ennismore before we left! Yes that really is the post office! Too cute!

We drove cross country from Ennismore to Muskoka the next day but that will have to wait another day!


Barb said...

Looks like fun was had by all except the sleeping cutie pie you were holding.

quiltmom anna said...

Weddings are a fun time to connect with family- there were no family weddings for us this year. Our niece is expecting her first baby next month so my brother and his wife are excited about being first time grandparents.
I only have 3 first cousins on one side and 2 on the other side. My husband's side is more like yours- 22 first cousins and many more when you get to the next generation.. My mother and father both grew up in farming communities where everyone gathers together for community weddings- my mom and her cousins still remain connected to one another- the youngest of them is in their late 50's and the oldest is 74. Thanks for sharing your fun pictures and the photo of the sweet baby.