I got out of the hospital in time for my daughter’s wedding! Carllee is my only daughter, so the only chance to walk down the aisle. It would take a lot to miss it.
The evening before the wedding was the rehearsal. Like every rehearsal I have been to it was lots of fun with lots of joking around. My part is pretty straight forward – walk my daughter down the aisle and “give her away.” I actually hate that phrase. I am really not going to give her away ha ha ha. Sorry Ian 🙂 (her new husband). But Carllee will always be MY precious daughter. She has grown up to be such a beautiful woman both inside and outside.
After the rehearsal we went for dinner. Food is a bit challenging these days. I am only suppose to have soft mushy food. Pizza was the food of the night, however, Ian’s parents were kind and got me some mushy pasta ha ha. I didn’t want to end up back in the hospital.
Now Carllee’s wedding part is a bit unique. Her “bridesmaids” consist of one of her best friends, my youngest son Nick, and my oldest son Mike and his wife Amy. That meant they would be getting ready early in the morning and taking pictures before the ceremony.
Carllee and Ian 🙂
Before I left on my motorcycle adventure I gave away everything, including my suits. Luckily, one suit I left for my son’s was still available. That is what I used.
After looking after Mia and Ben while everyone was getting ready, it was time to go to the church for family photos.
Time for the ceremony and my staring role 🙂
There were other stars too, like my granddaughter Mia.
One of the most memorable moments for me was when Carllee and I were at the front together And I squeezed her hand and she squeezed back. Just the last “I love you” before she became a married woman.
It was time for me to sit down and enjoy the special moment.
Ian is a really nice guy and a great addition to the family. The only negative is that he is a police officer ha ha ha. But he keeps the tradition going as my father was a police officer as was I.
One thing I couldn’t put in a previous blog is that while I was at the Arctic Ocean I skyped with Ian and he asked me if he could marry Carllee. As if I didn’t know what was coming ha ha ha. Of course i said yes as Carllee adores him 🙂
The wedding reception was held in Yaletown in Vancouver. One of the trendy spots in the city.
I am suppose to talk at the reception. I quickly learned that this was a rowdy crowd! I changed most everything I planned on saying. It was too serious ha ha. While Carllee and Ian may have appreciated it, no one else would. So I winged my talk throwing in funny stuff to keep it interesting. Short and funny is what was called for. Besides, I knew the other parents would take care of the serious stuff that I wanted to say.
The reception ended with lots of dancing by drunken and shirtless cops on the floor. Oh so typical ha ha.
It was time to head home after a day I will never forget. So glad I was able to walk my daughter down the aisle. Love you Carllee!