Yes, you’ve heard it right: Jonathan and Kristen are finally going to tie the knot on Tuesday September 2nd 2008! Since the wedding we have planned is rather untraditional, we have decided to use our blog to get all the important information out to all the important people!
This is the plan. Sunday September 1st is COTTAGE/CAMP DAY! You, our guests, will hopefully arrive at the Pomes Family cottage in Parry Sound in the early afternoon, after a traffic-free drive from home. Once here, there will be plenty of activities to entertain. We can swim, or jump on ‘Splash Island’, or we can go kayaking, canoeing, or maybe even tubing! Or, we can just sit around and relax on the dock. For dinner we will have a scrumptious BBQ…Mmm.
Then, with full bellies, we will embark on the MV Chippewa III (which is a retired Maid-of-the-Mist boat) for a sunset cruise! The Chippewa will drop us off at Camp Tapawingo (see below) for a campfire, at which time a gourmet selection of s’mores will be offered, for your marshmallow-toasting convenience! WARNING: Campfire sing-along will ensue!
As far as accommodations go, there are plenty of options in Parry Sound. However, the best deal going is at Camp Tapawingo, which is where our very generous families have agreed to rent out as many cabins as we need for willing guests. That’s right, FREE accommodation! We really appreciate everyone coming all this way for our wedding, and would love to be able to put everyone up at the cottage, but with only one room, it might be a little tight. Soooo we made an extension.. its called Camp Tapawingo. Lets talk more about this. Since the cabins are pretty much an extension of the cottage. This means cottage-style rustic. There are bathrooms and showers, close, but not in each cabin. There are bunk-beds in all the cabins, with mattress. Most of the cabins sleep about 8 people, and everyone could be grouped with people that they are most comfortable with. You will have to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow though. This is a really really great option, for you, and for us. The camp is literally RIGHT around the corner from the cottage, so it is a perfect base to pick up and drop everyone off. It eliminates any need to find a designated driver, as all transportation for the cottage day will be provided out of the Camp. And its road access!! The campfire will be at Camp Tapawingo, so those sleeping there can just crawl right into bed when they get tired of the sing-a-long! And, I really think it will just be fun! Jonathan and I will both be staying at the Camp the night before the wedding, because we know that’s where anybody who’s anybody will be!! And did we mention that it is free? We’ll also be picking up a small hassle-free breakfast, tea and coffee on the morning of the wedding to bring to the lodge at the Camp: because we will all need our Tim’s energy!
September 2nd 2008 Jonathan and I will (finally) be getting married at the Church of the Redeemer in Rosseau, Ontario at 11am. Rosseau is a village very close to the heart of my family. The Church of the Redeemer is an Anglican Church, and we will be having a traditional service, with communion. Although it is an Anglican church, every person who is baptized Christian will be welcome to take Eucharist during the ceremony. So those of the family who are Roman Catholic can certainly partake.
Following the wedding, we will all meet back at the Stockey Centre in Parry Sound for a champagne and or’dourves reception on their patio over looking Georgian Bay’s ‘Big Sound.’ By mid-afternoon the festivities will be coming to a close, and we will part ways. Us, to Newfoundland,
We know that September 2nd isn’t the most convenient of days to get married, so we really do appreciate you going to the effort of being there for us. It means a lot. That being said, we completely understand if you can’t make it, and will not at all be offended.