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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mandi and Jamie...married!

Mandi and Jamie eloped last week. I knew that this was going to happen as Mandi did not want to see me hurt by her choice, and allowed me time to get used to the fact that I would not be there to see the ceremony. They told their family members and closest friends and explained why they had made this decision. Both kids are quiet, and the thoughts of a huge ceremony, the throngs of people and the expense was more than they felt they wanted to handle. What they wanted was a quiet, private ceremony and a vacation afterwards.

They chose Niagara Falls as Jamie had never been there before, and Mandi had fond memories of visiting there when she was younger, and, of course Niagara Falls is well known for romantic escapes. They were married in a lovely ceremony on January 18th and stayed at The Sheraton on the Falls.

Mandi called me afterward and shared pictures of the occasion. There was a delivery to their room of chocolate dipped strawberries and Sparkling water. Their room was absolutely gorgeous, overlooking the Falls.

Thanks to the help of my daughter-in-law, Tinah, who arranged the reservation of the room and the incidentals...(like the strawberries and sparkling water)...I felt as if I had truly been a part of the occasion. Thank you, Tinah.

The highlight of their "ma-cation" was a trip to a magic show... a gift from good friends, Ben and Cassandra.

Those small little details that make a wedding so special and complete, were arranged by Katherine...her Maid of Honour. Thank you so much, Katherine.

A reception on Feb 20th will allow us all the opportunity to congratulate this couple in person, but until then... "Congratulations, Mandi and Jamie, and best wishes for a long and happy life together.

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  1. Congrat's to the couple!!!!
    Gorgeous picture.

  2. Congratulation to the beautiful couple, may they always be as happy and in love as they are now........:-) Hugs

  3. Aww thank you for the post Mom! And thank you for being so supportive and understanding of our choice! You were in my heart the whole day and I can't wait to wear my dress again and celebrate on Feb 20th!! You helped out so much as well with making sure everything was perfect that day! Love you xox

  4. So very nice!
    You know, the ridiculous cost of weddings these days put many families in debt for years...they made a wise decision and sound like a very mature,reasonable and smart young couple. Best of wishes to them!

  5. Thank you Wendy. You are the sweetest!
    I can't wait to see you at the reception!
    It is going to be fantastic!

    Mich love,

    (the proud Maid of Honour)

  6. congratulations to both of them!

  7. The most wonderful thing about getting married is the joining of two people to each other and two families together. It seems like you have raised a very sensible and lovely daughter who would rather have it done her way than follow the herd. And thanks for bringing us along for the occasion!

  8. I'm glad I could help out. And we didn't miss anything, we were able to watch their love grow stronger over the years and in a couple weeks we'll be able to celebrate their union. Congrats Mandi and Jamie!

  9. Aww wow, thanks for all the great comments everyone!!
    Mom- you have some great friends on here!!

  10. This is so beautiful. And such a sweet way to do it. :o)