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CdnMacAtheist's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by CdnMacAtheist

My wife and I were married in July 1982, on the front deck of a friend's cottage on Ward's Island, looking north across the inner harbour at downtown Toronto. We hired a small ferry to bring our 50 guests right to the bottom of the property, just across the public footpath.

The local universalist minister only did the required bits, standing on the bottom step with his back to the crowd, while we stood on the top step, looking out at the audience, reading our self-written words & some poetry to each other.

There was no religion involved, then the reception was held in the same garden, with everything arranged and all the food cooked & baked by the small Toronto Islands Community.

A friend did the photos, and we went off between the service & reception for more photos around the small island in some lovely spots.

We spent that night in a hotel overlooking Toronto City Hall, with a view to where we were married, then left for 2wks touring through the Blue Ridge Mountains and eastern USA in our car & pop-up trailer.

Looking back, I wouldn't change anything, and our friends remember a lovely day, with nobody knowing what was coming during this personal & unique occasion.

I hope your wedding turns out as well as ours did.

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:14:16 UTC | #949377