I haven’t had time to post recently, since our marriage ceremony was coming up and that was taking up all of my time and energy. But of course, that had to take precedence over everything else for a few days!
On Saturday, November 13th, 2010, I was officially married to Erich Rickheit at the beautifully restored Victorian hotel, Wentworth by the Sea. Somewhere between 60 and 70 of our friends and family were in attendance, and the ceremony was performed by our friend, the Reverend Maureen Reddington-Wilde. Afterwards, High Tea was served in the Grand Ballroom (the only ballroom with the original Victorian woodwork) to the sounds of a live string quartet called Artful Noise.
It was amazing. Erich and I, along with Maureen and our two Best Men, were dressed in reproduction Victorian suits, and quite a large number of our guests showed up in Victorian clothing, as well. Erich’s Best Man, Brian Reichert, and my Best Man, Bret Fessenden (my brother, of course), gave a couple touching and funny toasts. After Erich and I stumbled through a few minutes of a waltz, much to the amusement of our guests, my parents joined us on the dance floor, and soon I had to request a second waltz, because a number of people were asking to dance with both grooms. It made for some humorous moments, as many of our male guests were straight, but still took their turns to dance with us.
The cake and flowers were all wonderful and hotel blew us all away with its elegance and the efficiency of the staff. It was a truly epic day that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.