Here is a photo summary of a few of the gazillion highlights!
We arrived in Burlington after a long 6 hour drive. DJ was a bit tired and a little unsure of everything. Personally, I left the rehearsal a bit nervous on how DJ would do at the wedding. But, luckily, all my worry was put to rest at the rehearsal dinner. DJ fell in love with the flower girl and quickly became best buds with the groomsmen. Here are two shots of the rehearsal.
We spent Friday sight seeing in Toronto. We walked around the CN Tower and visited the CBC Museum. CBC is the Canadian Broadcast Corporation. The three generations, of Davids even got to accept Olympic medals!
The highlight of our day in Toronto was dinner at the Medieval Times. It was AMAZING! DJ loves horses and we thought this may excite him...that is an understatement! We all enjoyed the show. There were handsome knights, amazing horses, sword fights and jousting. The food was amazing and the show spectacular!
Saturday was the big day! I think I was more stressed and worried about DJ being a ring bearer than I was when I was getting married! Plus, I think the actual day was more hectic than my own wedding day was!!! DJ had to be ready for 1030am for photos. When he had his tux on, well, my heart almost burst. He looked so handsome! Then we returned to the hotel for lunch and a quick swim and then headed to the church. We got caught in a traffic jam...and were almost late for the wedding!
DJ did AMAZING. He did everything that was asked of him, and then some!
After he stood and presented the rings to be blessed, he wondered from his front seat pew and came to us (um, remember we got there late? Well, we were way in the corner - so, DJ crawled on the pews around people to get to us!) When I asked him what was wrong, he loudly explained, "He took the rings. I am all done being a ring bearer!" We shooed him back to his seat. Where he amused everyone around him by playing with the silk pillow like a yo yo. The bride's mother later commented that she was bawling her eyes out over the vows, and then glanced over to see DJ playing and she started to giggle...and could not stop! So, DJ did a great job and even added some comic relief!
I was so focused on my handsome little guy I kept forgetting there was a wedding taking place around us! I think I took 12 photos of DJ for every photo I took of the lovely bride! I took over 350 photos throughout the weekend! Cannot wait to scrapbook this event!
At the reception, DJ was in top form. He was constantly entertaining everyone. During the first dance they had a bubble machine...yep, you guessed it - DJ started chasing and clapping at all the bubbles...everyone was laughing and clapping! I have so many funny stories to share!
All night long DJ danced and had a great time. At 12:45am we carried him screaming and crying out of the reception...he wanted to stay and dance more...he was asleep before David drove out of the parking lot!
Congratulations to Tara and Chris...may you have a life long romance together. Best wishes!
BTW - my Google Reader is now into triple digits...and I so desperately want to read all the wonderful posts my wonderful blogging friends have had over the last few days...but sadly, I have no time. My in-laws are in town for another week and I am working extended hours this week since I have live-in sitters! I promise to read as many as I can and leave as many comments as I can...I have missed you all!