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I am sitting here 2 hours before the wedding, sweating, nervous and completely certain that I am forgetting some majorly important detail! At this stage, To Do lists in Remember the Milk are not going to help me.

I feel like I’ve had 20 cups of coffee, eaten nothing, and time is moving incredibly fast. I will post pictures later tonight if I can, or start to flesh out a post of my experience tomorrow…

Here is a rough outline of my speech that I will probably stumble through later on…Ugh…

Wow. Today has been the most amazing experience!
Em & I want to thank you for coming to the wedding!  I’m humbed by everybody’s generousity and ability to be much more organized than Em & I are! Truth be told, that’s not hard to do if you’ve ever seen our house!
There are lots of people we want to thank! So many, that I’m going to forget some…
We are very happy to have our 3 kids Evan, Lij, and Graysen be an integral part of the wedding. We love you.
We wanted to say thank you to my mom & dad, Bonnie and Hank for the wine and their generousity.
Emery’s mom Barb for her generosity, coming over to our house more times than I can count to help with the decorations, keeping us in line, and helping manage the kids while we organized for today.
My sister Nicole, and my brother-in-law Jerrod for working for hours putting together the music for the wedding!
Emery’s sister Lindsay for coming over from Vancouver multiple times to help us out and contributing to the tunes as well!
Em’s sister-in-law Kim & brother Calen for running around, helping out with the boys, and being supportive.
A big thank you to uncle Ed for MCing the wedding, and Uncle Gordie for driving us around in his 55 Chevy,
to everyone that helped set up the hall and ceremony and to those that are going to help clean up after(anyone?).
Thank you to those that travelled from out of town. Specifically Dave for coming over from England. This meant a lot to me. Naomi for travelling from Ontario, and Cindy & Dale for driving from Sparwood with 3 kids in the back seat of their car! And lots of extended family members as well! It’s great that you are all here!
I can’t forget Jeremy for brewing the delicious beer tonight!
A big round of applause to Cheryl and Kelly and the staff of Spice of Life catering for the delicious meal, and Zoe for bartending and being our shutterbug.
Thank you Catherine for coming early and setting up appetizers.
I wanted to share with you a bit about how we met.
Em and I met in the un-romantic, stuffy world of banking. Barb suggested years ago that Em should meet someone at the bank! Em was like, NO WAY! We both worked at the Bank of Montreal in Duncan. It didn’t start all roses and sunshine. In fact it all started with a fight! Over nothing. We both realized that we cared about each other, and that we could get past the small stuff. Unlike the way a lot of couples start, we didn’t go out on dates. We had our lunch breaks at the branch. Most of the time I was on my laptop, and Em was reading the obituaries. Once we started talking again, we started realizing that we had the same um, addiction to strong coffee, and were both stuck in the grunge era. Fastforward a year, and now good friends, life took some un-expected changes and with the support of family and friends we started on the path we’re on today. Thank you everybody for helping us through our sometimes busy and unorganized life! It is fun, full of kids and the most un-expected and best thing to ever happened to us.
Everyone have a good time tonight, find a safe way home, and if you can’t, come crash in a tent at our house. The only thing I ask is that you enjoy yourself, and dance, dance, dance!
Thank you!
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