Yesterday, my wife, Irene, and I attended the wedding of our niece, Victoria Heintz.
It was a unique experience because the reception was held in a large renovated barn that was beautifully lit with chandeliers. I've been to many weddings before but never one like this.
The location was on the groom's parent's farm near New Hambug, Ontario.
The highlights of the day were the speeches from Michael's three sisters and Tori.
1. Michael's sisters talked about their brother as a real hellraiser who liked to drive cars and trucks recklessly. He was a good role model "for doing things you shouldn't do". Despite all the comments about Michael's wild side, it was apparent that the sisters loved him very much.
2. Tori related how she wanted to get married by her grandfather, an Anglican minister. Unfortunately, he passed away several years earlier. However, that dream came partially true when her stepfather, Joe Noseworthy, stepped in and married her. Tears came to Tori's eyes and to mine as well.
I put an hour and half of the wedding/reception on tape. This was great because I was the only person there with a camcorder. Copies of this tape will go to Tori and Mike, their parents and the Maid of Honour/Best Man. It warms my heart that memories of this intense event can be perserved for future generations.
Please enjoy, "The Wedding" by Julie Rogers above. It captures the mood.