Kristen and Alex: The Wedding

I need to put the Scotland blogs on hold for just a minute because there's something I've been meaning to show you.

Way back in September, I attended a wedding.  It was a lovely wedding at the Interfaith Chapel of the University of Victoria.  The dinner was also lovely, at the top of the Chateau Victoria overlooking downtown and the harbour.  After dinner... things got weird.  The reception was to take place in a penthouse suite of the hotel, and there was no DJ or band, no dance floor, just a karaoke machine.  All night.

When I first found out about this plan, I will admit I was nervous.  What if nobody wanted to sing?  What if only one person wanted to sing?  Would there be lots of awkward pauses?  Awkward songs?  Awkward dancing?  Am I making you feel awkward just reading this?  The wedding only had about 30 guests, so with a relatively small pool of potential rockstars, I think the concerns were valid.

It is my hope that these photos illustrate just how much of a success the karaoke wedding reception was, I think just about everyone got involved in one way or another.  It isn’t something I would recommend for everyone, but on this night, the right crowd made for one of the most memorable weddings I will ever attend. 

I guess what I said earlier about there being no dance floor wasn't entirely true.

Alex and Kristen - Victoria British Columbia, 2014

And in case you’re wondering, yes I also participated.  My night was capped off with a scandalous performance of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady”, directed at the Mother of the Groom. 

Yeah, she was impressed…