Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Wedding

The wedding was easily one of the best weddings i have ever been involved in. Everything went smooth. Everyone there were such nice people. And oh yes i do have to add Generous as well.


So instead of singing, clinking of the glasses, trivia..etc... a donation was made to make the newlyweds kiss during the reception dinner. Needless to say i don't thing they have done that much kissing since he was courting her 10 years ago.

In turn Emma and her JDRF campaign benefited like i couldn't even fathom. It did help that she was running around being cute (herself) melting the hearts of all of the aunts, uncle and cousins.

So that evening The couple raised 250 big ones for Emma. When the Emcee announced at the beginning of the evening the procedure of how to make them kiss, i couldn't help but let a couple of tears trickle down my cheek. I looked over at Denise down from the head table she had one or two flowing down as well. I looked over to the Bride and Groom and just couldn't compose myself any longer. I just couldn't believe what was happening.

20's, 10's, loonies, toonies flyng in from all directions. The speeches were done i was hanging out with the Groom at the podium for a few minutes and people were lined up to give support and donate. I tried to thank all of them but there were many anonymous detonators too.

Today at the day after lunch. I was slow and groggy as i did drink a few whiskies just a few hours before. I went to get some coffee, came back to the table. Sitting there was a Styrofoam cup with some bills and change in it.

I had learned that the cousins ranging in age from 3-10 took Emma and the cup around the room and raised another $100. Very overwhelming.

People are amazing creatures. I am thrilled and honored to be in the company of such class.


Char said...

Chris, that is so amazing. What awesome support from people you have never even met, and most you will probably never see again in your life. And the help from the! That is something else.

Shannon said...

Look at Emma! So damned cute.

The best part was about the kids passing the cup around.

Incredible all around :)

Chris said...

Yes indeed the support was imaginable. The kids thing really got me. I actually think they are cominmg to the walk on the 10th. I will have to order 5 more shirts.:)

Carey said...

Absolutely fantastic.

Major Bedhead said...

Wow. I generally tend to think that people suck, but this really proves me wrong. It's really incredible.

Penny said...

That is so great. And, like Jamie said before, make sure they know there are a lot of us out here that appreciate their kindness more than they could know.

Bernard said...

I'm speechless.

These are good people.

Jamie said...

That's amazing :) The kids story really got me as well.


Congrats on the money raised and a big thank you to the bride and groom .... I hope they understand that what they did has affected so many of us :)