This weekend we drove a ridiculously long time to go to a wedding in Merrickville, just outside of Ottawa. The groom is my husband's childhood friend and the couple are like family to us, so Adam was the best man and William was the ring bearer. First order of business was to attend a house party with the rest of the wedding party.
The party took place on Friday, which just happened to be Adam and my 5 year anniversary, so of course we pretended the party was for us.
Then on Saturday was the wedding. When all the men and boys in the wedding party wore kilts, much to the amusement of the ladies.
Instead of a pillow for the ring-bearer, they had a big flower with the rings on it. Adam tried to convince William to carry it, but he refused.
So in the end, Adam became the world's tallest ring-bearer.
Being a funky and non-traditional woman, Lisa opted against wearing white to the wedding. But Chris and his guys wore white shirts so it's all good.
They kissed! It's official.
Even though it was cold and windy, we followed the schedule which told us to have ice cream afterwards.
Then, since we really were cold. I bought the kids a hot chocolate at the nearby pub.
Which is around the time William started flirting with the flower girl.
Then on to the reception. Adam made a lovely speech in which he mentioned how it was our anniversary and how much he loved me and our kids. Then he wished Chris and Lisa that they be as happy as he has been (you know, so it ties in).
The centrepieces at the reception were all boardgames and William amused himself at length at the battleship table.
I mentioned they were non-traditional right? :)
Anyway, the next day we all went out for breakfast together then said our goodbyes. We still had one more day in Ottawa though, so we headed to the Museum of Civilization just across the Quebec boarder. It's a nifty museum with a lot of exhibits that are pretending to be outdoors, recreations of old towns and such. It also has a killer children's museum with a crane! This was Jadzia's favourite exhibit: