First of all, the wedding was fantastic - it went smoother than I could ever had hoped for. My friends and family all arrived in and left Haiti safely - my biggest concern. I was able to go pick up my friend/cousin Melissa in Puerto Plata in mid-April. While in the DR, we were able to make a quick trip down to IKEA in Santo Domingo with Tammi to do some serious kitchen/housewares shopping. It was a success and I must say it was definitely strange to be eating Swedish meatballs and boiled potatoes in the DR - but when in IKEA...
Melissa and I came back to Haiti in time to pick up my other good friend Rose a week before the wedding and promptly went to get manicures and pedicures in Cap Haiten. Not something I ever treat myself to in Canada, but when its only $5 US for each, how can you pass it up?
The three of us had a good time relaxing, catching up and just hanging out in Haut Limbe. We even got an afternoon of fried fish and suntanning at the beach one day!
|Melissa and I at the beach|
|Rose and I at the beach.|
While in Haut Limbe, we prepared favours and decorations for the wedding and then headed into Cap on Friday to spend the night at the lovely Hotel Christophe.
|On our way to Cap - wedding dress safely packed in the pink bag!|
We woke up to a beautiful, sunny Saturday and we able to get ready in time to have some pictures done in the hotel's courtyard before heading off to the venue for the ceremony and reception. The wedding was supposed to start at 12, and I think we actually got going at about 12:45 - not too bad by Haitian standards! Even with out having a rehearsal, the ceremony went fairly smoothly and mission accomplished - we got married!!
|Mme David, Mme Marc (caterers) and me.|
|With Alin who brought the plants and flowers for decorations.|
|Tammi - photographer and friend!|
|Resort in Puerto Plata|
|Before dinner on the last night.|
We ended the honeymoon by stopping in Santiago for one night with Tammi and to do some last minute shopping for the house.
|Our little kitchen.|
This Wednesday, a group of 12 arrive from Strathmore to help at the clinic, so we'll be busy! I'm excited to see what God has in store for them.
Thanks for all your encouragement and support - Cal and I appreciate it so much!