I mentioned at the end of my last post that we were headed to a wedding at the weekend…
My good friend Brenda is now married to Sang!
Brenda called me last year and asked me if I would be the officiant at their wedding. I have to admit she did take me by surprise but what an honor… yes, I said yes! No, I had never married any one ever before (other than Steve of course 🙂 ) but I’d worry about that nearer the time?
Now it was the time.
I made sure I was legal and Brenda and Sang took care of everything else. It was a beautiful evening in St. Charles for the rehearsal. We went for a walk along the riverfront after dinner. The light was amazing as the sun went down.
The wedding was to take place on the waterfront patio at the Hotel Baker the next evening, seen here from the other side of the Fox River.We had booked to stay at the hotel to make sure we would be in the right place at the right time (very useful, I know) so I was able to take another stroll the next morning after breakfast. Note the bright blue sky behind the Reflections sculpture on Volunteer Plaza.
It had been a few years since I was in downtown St. Charles, but I knew I needed to visit Wool and Co. which just happens to be right across the street from the hotel…Inside, I discovered a wonderful selection of yarns and accessories. (look at their web site for pictures) The shop changed hands about eighteen months ago but all the changes that have been made seem to be good ones! There was complimentary coffee, tea and water just inside the front door, and a large table for sitting and knitting… and people were doing just that. I made a purchase of some Spud and Chloe yarn (which was wound for me before I left) and a crochet hook and returned to my room with a new project ready to go!
I started stitching and realized my granny square matched my t-shirt…Crocheting a few hours away was a great way of keeping calm and before I knew it, it was time to get myself ready for the wedding. Steve had headed to Lombard to work for the day but he was back just at the right time to help me with my zip and we went downstairs to find everything set up on that patio.
I don’t have a lot of pictures. I didn’t think it would be proper for me to be wielding a camera (?). Steve managed to take a few. Here I am chatting with the official photographer before everyone arrived. The sky was still that amazing shade of blue. It was in the mid 70s with a light breeze. Just perfect!
The bride came down the steps on the dot of 6 o’clock…and fifteen minutes later I was able to introduce the new Mr. and Mrs. Lim… everything went very smoothly. Practicing really did help!
Time for some group photos,
and then inside for a party!
The light inside made for some interesting effects so just one of the happy couple and their first dance.
Cheers Brenda and Sang… here’s to a long and happy life together!