I mentioned in a previous blog about the “Role of the Mother of the Bride” that my daughter Karen was marrying the love of her life Tyler, and I was officiating. I just wanted to follow up and share what a wonderful experience it was. One of the highlights of my life. The preparation and co-ordination were made easy by Karen’s organizational skills and the help of both families and friends. Karen and Tyler planned a wonderful ceremony, shared their personally written vows and exchanged rings. The ring Karen received was worn for over 60 years by her Grandmother. The venue of the Holcim Waterfront Estate in Mississauga was breathtaking, the food excellent. (Their wedding cake was actually gourmet donuts from Loblaw’s Maple Leaf Gardens) 170 family and friends thoroughly enjoyed celebrating with Tyler and Karen.
Was I nervous about officiating as Mother of the Bride…. a bit, but not really. I felt it such an honour and a privilege to have been asked. Very few get that opportunity. As for the responsibilities of the Mother of the Bride, I enjoyed every minute. Some responsibilities were practical things, like picking up and returning items; others like helping to choose the dress, hosting a shower and assisting on the wedding day were purely a pleasure to do.
Mother of the Bride is an honour, savour each moment….. for some a once in a life time experience! Thank you Karen and Tyler!