Funnest wedding ever!

Funnest wedding ever!

What started out as a solemn wedding ceremony at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver, quickly exploded into one of the funnest weddings we’ve been to! On the steps of the church, the Homegoing Brass Band was waiting to escort us on a raucous march through downtown. The procession stopped traffic and danced on the sidewalks all the way to the Deep South, a stylish bar a few blocks away that somehow managed to smush a 150 people and musicians inside it. Immediately, everyone was outfitted with a glass of champagne, toasts were made, and dancing on the tables ensued until the party busses arrived to take everyone to the reception. The festivities had only just begun…

What started out as a solemn wedding ceremony at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver, quickly exploded into one of the funnest weddings we’ve been to! On the steps of the church, the Homegoing Brass Band was waiting to escort us on a raucous march through downtown. The procession stopped traffic and danced on the sidewalks all the way to the Deep South, a stylish bar a few blocks away that somehow managed to smush a 150 people and musicians inside it. Immediately, everyone was outfitted with a glass of champagne, toasts were made, and dancing on the tables ensued until the party busses arrived to take everyone to the reception. The festivities had only just begun…

We split up at this point. I went ahead to Ironworks, where The Butler Did It was finishing up their setup for the evening. The tables were gorgeously set, the bar was already serving, and you could already smell something tasty cooking. Kirsten showed up with the first batch from the Vancouver Party Bus, all out of breath from excitement. Apparently Jaeger (the groom) had been pole dancing with his grandma!

While waiting for the rest of the troupe to arrive, the boys set up a keg of pilsner from Storm Brewing, the servers went around with trays of refreshments, and kids and adults alike were cheerfully greeted with bags of Cheesies and Jelly Bellies at their tables. After a short introduction from the MCs, the wedding party made their entrances, packed full of dance-spins and jump-kicks of course. A delicious dinner buffet was served, which included a whole pig roast, but not before a hilarious round of speeches by siblings, which also included a groom roast (ha) from his brother. Loads of veggie and meat options at the buffet made for a superb selection. We tried it all and all was very yummy!

After dinner were more funny and loving speeches by family, which led to a cake cutting and the first dance. Sade’s Kiss of Life was a most classy choice, and after a few intimate moments the bride and groom extended themselves to their family and friends. The dance party had begun. In short form, the dance floor turned into a masquerade party; then all of a sudden a bagpipe player and dhol drummer crashed the party, only to lay down some perfectly paired international beats. DJ Mark from Skylines, in his genius talent, was able to beat-match and key-match to ‘Beware the Boys’ by Panjabi MC ft Jay-Z, and take things to a whole other level. Our collective minds were blown.

Shout-outs to Alex & Henry from Alex Law Photography.