On September 10th, 2011 Christel and Gregory got married and they did so in a fashion only two such odd and interesting creatures could have dreamt up.
The ceremony took place in a chapel at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I got all gussied up.
The bride arrived with a backpack in tow (pictured below as she shared a sweet moment with mum before events got underway).
When I boldly inquired what on earth her satchel could be for, she simply responded: what else would I carry my Kierkegaard in? What a mystery my Christel is!
I soon understood, however, when the reverend cited Kierkegaard at the end of the ceremony…
Marriage is and remains the most important voyage of discovery a human being undertakes.
As previously mentioned the theme of the wedding was cryptozoology (otherwise known as the study of “hidden animals” or mythological creatures). Thus upon entering the garden reception, we were greeted with a table full of mythical creature bait. Apparently the Kraken likes salt beef and the Loch Ness Monster is partial to shortbread.
We were also greeted with tables full of fresh salads, grilled chicken and salmon.
My plate was full to the brim with greens, cous cous, mango chutney and salmon. Local Nova Scotia white wine a dreamy addition.