Wedding Recap E - H
Wedding Recap I - K
Wedding Recap L
Music: Shawn's area of expertise. During the before-the-ceremony-mingling period, he compiled a mix of traditional Irish music. It should be noted that I was completely against this ("who plays Irish music in an Irish pub? It's so obvious! And cheesy!") but it actually turned out well. The processional (? I always forget the name for the walky-down-the-aisle bit and I'm too lazy to look it up) music was a song that Shawn composed. For me. Because he is a sweetheart like that. That was actually part of the surprise.
After dinner, the dj played for a bit and then the bands played. Shawn played a set with his old band and then played some of his newer stuff with a few of his musician friends. The other part of my surprise was that he covered "Summer of '69" with his old band. The singer wouldn't sing it though, so Shawn sang. It was fabulous. I honestly don't even like that song that much but it always gets everyone out on the dance floor.
Our dj was really great - he didn't play any crap, even though there was one lady (a friend of Shawn's friend, so no-one is taking responsibility for her suckiness) who asked him to play "I Kissed a Girl" every ten minutes. Even though he told her that we had specifically asked him not to play that song. We hadn't, but I appreciated his lie.
Non-Traditional: I don't think our wedding strayed too far from what you could consider a traditional wedding. I don't even think that you could really define what a traditional wedding is, nowadays. However, I cannot think of an "n" subject, so you're getting a list of the non-traditional aspects of our wedding:We got married on the roof-top balcony of an Irish Pub.
The reception was held in the pub.
Both of my parents walked me down the aisle. It was important to me to have both parents by my side.
I wore flowers in my hair instead of a veil.
We served non-traditional food like burgers and corn on the cob.
The Best Ladies wore different-coloured dresses.
We did the photographs before the ceremony.
Officers. Of the law: Photo props. Highlight of the afternoon (the wedding ceremony was technically in the evening, so I'm not heartless for saying that.)
We were in Stanley Park taking photos and we noticed some motorcycle cops looking at us.
We asked if they wanted to be in the pictures with us and they offered to position their bikes in front of the gardens and let us sit on them.