Its was quite an experience to get everyones travel plans and itinerary to know who arrives when and the sort of family get togethers we would be having.
|some of the occupants of 221 Quebec st|
|221 quebec st|
anyway...it had three apartments with 2 bedrooms in each apartment, it became our
base of operations for the wedding party.
basement apartment, was me, sister from Perth, sister from London and her partner and an extra space on the sofa bed in the living room. the middle unit had eldest sister and her husband, mum, my aunt from Perth and my cousin from Toronto. Top floor had the wedding couple, their two friends and son no 2.
14 people on 3 floors....
|after the wedding .. on to the cocktail reception|
Now its so much easier for Indians to identify the maternal and paternal sides as we have different names for the Uncles from the Mothers side - they are called mamajis and the Uncles on the dads side also have different names, older brothers are called tayaji, and my dads younger brothers are called Chachaji. I can go on and tell you exactly all the names for the sisters and the grand parents but then that will really lengthen this post even further, so back to the wedding story..
|Megs earl grey birthday cake|
|st ann's academy, victoria, wedding venue with the flowers|
I promised the son that I would not post pics of them on their wedding day but I am posting a few pics that I took, but just not of them.... yet.
After the wedding we headed out to Nanaimo, 11 of us ( the uncles and their wives split from us here and went on an Alaskan cruise) to enjoy the harbour city which son no 1 calls home. We spent a few days there then we headed onto Vancouver, losing more of the wedding party, who had gone on to maximise their holiday so far away from home.
All in, it was quite an experience, dealing with 4 strong women ( my sisters and me) and looking after mum. Not something I want to repeat. While I love my sisters, I doubt I could travel with any of them as we want to do different things and we have become selfish and unyeilding in our wants.
I dont feel any different though... acquiring a new daughter in law, maybe because I dont see Meg as an in law, she is part of the family. I now have one more child to worry about....
(some of the pictures are dark as the sun did not cooperate with my limited photography and editing skills... more pics on Canada on Flikr... wedding pics will only be available after Son no 1 gives the green light. )