Saturday, August 20, 2005

I Do

The morning started with an urgent request from Shari Ulrich to replace a lost necklace that her daughter had commissioned Jesee to make for her father's wedding today. Apparently, the young Miss Graff loved the necklace so much that she wore it prior to the big event, but misplaced it somewhere at the beach. This time the necklace was even more special, as Jesee added some crystals that were from her grandmother's jewelry box.

Holly Keyes and David Graff's wedding is one of five weddings going on at Bowen Island (we did the jewelry for two them) today. We met these artists through the market and soon became cohorts. We were most honored to celebrate this special day with them, if only the reception because we were still working at the time.

The event was held at the Alder Cove Estate, a.k.a. the home that Harrison Ford was rumoured to be purchasing. On this beautiful, sunny afternoon, children were running joyously about the front garden of this marvelous ten-acre waterfront property. The rest of us big kids lazed about with cocktails while we soaked up the extraordinary view of cruise ships and ferries sailing by.

It was a magnificent setting for an intimate and casual celebration of about seventy seven guests. The buffet of assorted hors d'oeuvres, alder grilled Westcoast salmon, Parmesan chicken, grilled market vegetables, fresh, crisp salads and delectable desserts was sure to please any food enthusiast.

The evening progressed to hours of dancing at our very own Ibiza. An eclectic array of music, flashing lights and lively partygoers (young and old alike) celebrated alongside the newlyweds under the harvest moon. Even though I was recovering from a Superman crash off my bike at Cypress Mountain the day before, I managed to rock out with the very best of them. We wish to say a very big thank you to the most gracious hosts, Walt and Laura, for a wonderful time.