Wedded bliss
Andrea Bellamy |

Q. What kind of bride drags her new husband to a botanical garden while on their honeymoon?

A. A gardener, of course. (I also would have accepted “a sensible one”.)

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That’s right, I’m married! As of August 27, Ben advanced from “boyfriend” (or sometimes, if I was feeling mature, “partner”) to husband. The wedding day was absolutely glorious; the ceremony was perfect, the night magical… I wish it had lasted much, much longer. But alas, ’tis over. And I’m back to blogging on a much more regular basis. But for tonight I’ll just leave you with a few more wedding photos, should you care to indulge me.


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At the risk of being ridiculed for excessive corniness, one of my favourite moments was during the ceremony under the chuppah (a Jewish wedding tradition, the chuppah canopy represents the home a bride and groom will build together). The sunlight was filtering through the canopy – sewn by a friend out of dozens of antique lace hankies – and Ben and I just felt like we were basking in each other’s love.

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Speaking of love… I love this man!

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And a token nod to the gardeners who are thinking, “Yes, but what about the flowers, woman?”: Annabelle hydrangeas from my mother’s garden fill the stone fountain. As for my bouquet, beyond the lilies I couldn’t tell you. I’m terrible with cut flower names. Am I the only gardener who shares that affliction?

Tomorrow: Tofino Botanical Gardens.



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