I remember the first time Scott brought Jenn to the house. I immediately had a crush on Jenn - she is smart, funny, sweet, and beautiful - the whole package - and after ~maybe~ an hour I said to Scott, "That's the girl for you." After Scott bringing Jenn around about 80 more times, I said to Jenn, "Hey, what do you think of Scott?" She kind of shrugged but I knew better...
Now, Scott's not one to rush into things. It took him almost 2 years to finally ask the poor girl if she'd date him, and despite buying a house, raising dogs, and buying RVs and skidoos together, a few more after that to ask the poor girl to marry him. So when the engagement announcement finally came, NO ONE could have been happier for them than me!!!
I left my camera in my bag for most of the night. Scottie & Ferfer didn't ask me to take their pictures, and I was so incredibly grateful that I would be allowed the luxury of being there as a witness to the event instead of the journalist. (I was horrified with the behaviour of their photographer, but that's a whole other post lol) Anyways, I figured I would have been useless anyway, all that weeping and wiping of joyful tears. They had actually asked me to perform the marriage ceremony but since Alberta doesn't allow that anymore, I got them a quartet instead. (Stringbeans - they are AMAZING! One of the quartet had a vehicular breakdown and was unable to make it, and even as a three-piece ensemble they totally kicked butt!)
Of course, I had crappy seats for picture-taking, but I did sneak a few shots for my own personal records. When they entered the reception and Jenn gave a triumphant shake of her bouquet a collective cheer rose from everyone who had waited ever so patiently for Scottie to do what we all knew he should do and make an honest woman of his bride. Truly, it was a perfect day for a perfect couple. All I have to say now is, "I told you so."