Today, my husband Michael and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
We were married at Our Lady of Good Hope church on 5 August 1989 in the small town of Hope, British Columbia. Father Kevin Silke, o.m.i, an Irish-born priest, celebrated our wedding mass.
My parents gave me away, and I was attended by my sister Marianne, my sister-in-law Margaret, my brother Raymond and my brother-in-law Gabriel, as well as my niece Natalie and her brother Jason as flower girl and ring bearer, respectively.
It was a gloriously hot and sunny day. The ceremony went well, as did the photo taking at the photographer’s studio. We looked forward to joining our guests at the golf and country club and have our wedding supper.
Not long after we arrived, though, we found out that the air conditioning system had stopped working. During the meal, my mother brought me the bad news that someone left our beautiful wedding cake in a closed room where it partially melted. Later, just as we prepared to leave, we found out that the keys were locked in our car.
But never mind! We’re still here and still in love after all these years!
Copyright © 2014, Yvonne Demoskoff.