Here comes the bride!

On a misty summer morning ten years ago my cousin was married in the First Nations feasthouse on the top of Grouse Mountain overlooking Vancouver, BC. Though he arrived via the Grouse Grind, a challenging 2.9 km hiking trail that climbs 2800 feet up the face of the mountain, his bride and most of the guests took the easier way up the mountain arriving via the Skyride, North America’s largest aerial tramway.

On Friday, we attended another mountain wedding. Our niece , Stacey, was married high above Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, BC. This time the bridal party and their guests, including Stacey’s 88-year-old grandmother, arrived via chairlift!

It was a beautiful sunny day and the setting was spectacular.

The ceremony was simple and meaningful. It was truly a family celebration with Stacey’s brother, Martin, as her “man of honour” and Gerhard’s father and older brother as his two groomsmen. Even Odin, their beloved canine was present! Richard was honoured to be asked to bring a blessing.

Congratulations, Stacey and Gerhard! May all your days be blessed and may your life together be as beautiful as the day on the mountain!


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maggie L R
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 17:42:00

    looks like a lovely wedding, happy for the sunny day


  2. silverscreenings
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 18:36:15

    What a perfect day. (And I love the bridal gown – beautiful!)


  3. gracefully50
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 19:29:07

    This is the first I’ve heard of a bride arriving on a chairlift! How cool!
    Congrats to the newlyweds! They’re very handsome!


  4. Elizabeth
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 21:20:10

    Truly spectacular and elegant and still intimate. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing this special romance. It gave me goosebumps!


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  6. The Tondevolds
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 00:25:12

    Congrats you two!! Beautiful venue, beautiful bride, and Gerhard you clean up pretty good! Yeah Oden!!


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