We went to a wedding yesterday.
It was a beautiful day.
Sunny. Warm. Bright.
And we watched as Auntie Rosanna and "Uncle" James were married.
The boys were dressed in their matching Sunday best.
And Keziah was all dolled up for this very special day.
The nieces and nephews were so excited. Evident in the way they crowded around to stare at Auntie Rosanna through the glass doors as if she was some breakable treasure :)
They got married in a lovely big Anglican church in Vancouver - big enough to seat their 500 or so guests.
And the dress?
Afterwards we headed outside, accompanied by church bells, to the sunny courtyard for some family pictures.
The littlest nieces all wore matching dresses - Keziah and Emerson included.
I couldn't stop taking pictures of our pretty little princess yesterday...
An amazing and rare shot of Grandpa & Grandma with the 5 grandkids!
An equally amazing shot of all the Toews kids with the wedding couple - they all did so well yesterday despite the disruption to their ordinary schedules.
We didn't have great success with our own family picture, but with 3 kids, we'll take what we can get.
The "Toews" sisters.
Then it was off to the reception in the Sherbrook Church parking lot. Elissa, among others, was responsible for some beautiful decorations.
Crayons and craft paper to keep the kids busy.
Here come the newly married couple!
This was a 5-point harness that was "gifted" to James to keep him from mingling too much with his guests and abandoning his bride :)
The reception was very kid-friendly, complete with sidewalk chalk to keep them entertained during the program.
James & Rosanna, we're so SO happy for you and we look forward to walking this next season of life with the both of you!