|This is where the cocktail reception was held, to the sounds of a jazz duo. It was also the chill-out room during the dancing.|
|This is the ballroom where the reception was held - there were some gorgeous architectural details|
There was nerry a dry eye in the house as the bride made her spectacular entrance to the sounds of booming organ and trumpet solo, playing Jeremiah Clark's trumpet voluntary, and the entire assembled throng was reduced to tears again during the reception when her lifelong friend joined from Holland by Skype, unable to attend due to family circumstances. All in all, it was the best wedding I've ever been to and I wish the bride and groom many, many years of happiness together. Can't wait for the silver wedding party!
The non-wedding Winnipeg highlight was, without doubt, our afternoon in the Ten Spa, on the top floor of the Fort Garry. We had a full-on hammam experience followed by massages.....it was the height of decadence and just what I needed after a very busy period at work. We left with our skin aglow like little new-born piglets, and relaxed to the point of being rendered incapable of summoning sufficient energy to walk the few steps back to the room. If you ever have a couple of hours to fill up in Winnipeg, I can very highly recommend it.
|The Hammam at the Ten Spa - a sensuous treat.|