Getting Married – The Big Day (Part 3 of 4)
October 14, 2000
After a day largely spent shuttling people from the airport and hanging out with friends on my last evening as a single man, it was the big day. Our original plan was to head up to the Belvedere for pictures before our wedding in the afternoon, but Mother Nature was not cooperating. So we decided to have our immediate family pictures taken at the Centre de Commerce Mondiale (World Trade Center) in Old Montreal.
We took all the various combinations, then since the weather was getting better, we headed out into Old Montreal for some pictures of just the two of us.
Our wedding was in the Sacre Coeur Chapel of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Back in the 80′s the roof of the chapel burned, but the interior wood work remained intact. So a new alter and a new roof was constructed.
It makes for a nice mix of old and new. Our wedding was very simple. We were the only ones standing and the priest obliged us by conducting the mass half in French and half in English. As is tradition here in Quebec, we took a picture of everyone who attended the wedding.
After the wedding we took a carriage ride which wound through the old streets to our reception held at Pointe-a-Caillere.
The reception was fantastic. The DJ randomly chose from a large collection of songs that I gave him. The food was great. My father gave a moving “best man” speech. And we had a great time with close friends and family.
In the end, it was a fabulous day that could not have gone any better.