Saturday, August 28, 2021

Kevin and Carley's Wedding

The day of Kevin and Carley's wedding dawned clear and bright as several of us had breakfast outside the Coast Oliver Hotel. It was a beautiful August summer morning, portending a perfect day. The bridal party, along with the moms of the bride and groom, had a special morning booked for hair, makeup, and getting ready. A few things were forgotten, so David ran them up to the holiday home on the grounds of Covert Farms where the bridal party was getting ready.

David was invited to get dressed with the groom's party. They all got dressed in Kevin and Carley's room. By 10:00 am, David, Kevin, Gera Stancheva, and Allen Greer with help from Matt Tremblay (husband of maid of honor Rachel Tremblay) were together. It was a relaxed time as we hung out and fussed over each other. Kevin's favourite snack is a banana slathered with peanut butter. Carley's gift to Kevin was an engraved spoon along with a banana and peanut butter to celebrate.

Karalee and David drove David's Mom Diana Greer and his cousin Dianne Gillespie to Covert Farms. We all boarded the Big Red Truck to take the ride out to the vineyards where the wedding venue was located. Before long all the wedding attendees were seated and ready for the wedding to start.

The wind blew lightly under a blue sky, keeping us from getting too hot, as the sun shone down. We honored Kevin and Carley's request to put our cameras away during the wedding ceremony. We listened carefully as Kevin and then Carley read their highly personal vows to each other. Then it was time for the traditional kiss, which they did in style, before signing all of the necessary paperwork to complete the wedding.

In what seemed like a blink, Carley Bodrug became Carley Greer, and Carley and Kevin were married. We all headed down the aisle where drinks were waiting for us. The cameras came out as we celebrated the newlyweds.

It took a couple of trips in the Big Red Truck to take us all back to the reception area at Covert Farms. We were greeted by a sign, signature table, and a special table of photographs of family members no longer with us who would have been at the wedding if they were still with us.

The reception started with a wine tasting and charcuterie plate. Then it was time for us all to be seated. A delicious multi-course dinner was served. Then it was time for speeches, including one from David and Karalee and one from Carley's Mom Sandy Featherby. There were more speeches and then it was time for Carley and Kevin to give us their speech as a newlywed couple.

Their friend Hatim Hanafi had prepared a special wedding song which he sang to Kevin and Carley from the bandstand as they watched from the dance floor. Then it was time for the first dance, before the rest of us joined in dancing past midnight. The sky slowly turned from blue to purple to black as the stars came out shining over a perfect wedding. What a great way for Kevin and Carley to start off their married life together.

Video

Carley and Kevin's vidographyer produced an amazing video of the wedding day that captures the beauty and emotion of the moment.

Photos


Enjoying Breakfast Outside the Coast Hotel Oliver


Location of the Bridal Party Dressing


Pool Outside the Dressing Building


Morning Looking Over the Valley from Covert Farms Family Estate


David Greer and Carley Bodrug First Thing in the Morning


Gera Stancheva Helping Allen Greer


Kevin Greer Happy on His Wedding Day


Gera Laying Out Everything for Getting Dressed


Matt Tremblay and Allen Getting Dressed for the Wedding


Kevin Greer's Favourite Snack is Peanut Butter on a Banana


Carley Gifted Kevin an Engraved Spoon for Peanut Butter and Banana


Matt Tremblay Helping Kevin Get Dressed


Beautifully Engraved K/C Suspenders for the Wedding


Gera Stancheva Ready for the Wedding


Kevin Greer and His Grooms: Gera Stancheva and Allen Greer


David, Kevin, and Allen Greer


David, Gera, Kevin, Allen, and Matt


Arriving at the Wedding
Left: Alex, Natasha, Wendy, and Stewart Wilson
Right: Allen Greer with Flowers and Karalee Greer


On the Big Red Truck


Visiting on the Trip to the Wedding Venue


David Thrilled that Kevin and Carley are Getting Married


Kevin's Gran Diana Greer Gives Him a Big Hug


Karalee Hugs Kevin with Allen Watching


Ready for the Wedding on a Beautiful Saturday Afternoon


Groom's Side of the Wedding Seating


Gathering After the Wedding


Carley Greer, Karalee Greer, Diana Greer


Kevin and Carley Greer Are Now Married


Kevin Greer, Natasha, Alex, Wendy, and Stew Wilson, and Carley Greer


Another View Showing the Beautiful Train of Carley's Dress


Dianne Gillespie and Diana Greer


Welcome Sign at the Wedding Reception


An Instant Camera and Cards Were Used to Record Thoughts for the Newlyweds


Photos of Family Members No Longer with Us, but In Our Thoughts at the Wedding


Left: Jim Craig, Kevin's Grandfather
Right: Jim Greer, Kevin's Papa


Beautiful Table Decorations


Every Plate Adorned with a Welcome Card


Custom Made Cookies by Sophia Wong (Sugar Cookies and Confections)


David Greer and His Mom Diana Greer So Happy to be Together


Lisa Gailing with Carley and Kevin Greer Enjoying Drinks Before the Reception


Allen Greer, Matt Tremblay, and Rachel Tremblay Enjoy the Wine Tasting and Appetizers


The Wedding Party Having Fun on the Giant Jumping Ball


Live Music Before the Reception


Maid of Honor Rachel Tremblay Smiling at the Head Table


Diana Greer Watching Everyone Enjoy the Wedding


Benita Yi and Karalee Greer


Wendy Riches, Alex Wilson, Wendy Tremblay, and Benita Yi Visit


Kaleb Wallace, Sophia Wong, Daniel Cintora Guerrero, and Jocelyn Greer


Enjoying the Wedding Dinner


Last of the Sunlight Over the Mountains


Wedding Cake Made by Sophia Wong (Sugar Cookies and Confections)


Beautiful Fruit Crumbles Individually Made for Dessert


Closeup of the Fruit Crumbles


Carley and Kevin with Kevin's Gran Diana Greer


Benita Yi and Allen Greer with Allen's Gran Diana Greer


The Head Table Looks on as the Speeches Start


Kevin and Carley Get Ready to Speak to Us All


Music, A Dance Floor, Friends, and Family Enjoying the Reception as the Sky Slowly Darkens


More Music After Dinner


Kevin and Carley Listen and Watch as Their Friend Hatim Hanafi Sings to Them


Karalee Visiting with the Wilson Family


Karalee and David Enjoying Their Son's Wedding


Kevin and Carley with Their First Dance

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