It’s safe to say that Jane & Yi-Li are the “old married couple” of our group, having been together for ten years. Hosting gatherings since our high school days (with many an epic game night), they are the tireless social connectors that ensure our group doesn’t lose touch.
Jane & Yi-Li were engaged last January, and two weeks ago, (finally) tied the knot! Although the ceremony was traditional in many ways, it was neat to see their personality shine through in many aspects.
The wedding party
For example, they exited the church as man and wife to the theme from Indiana Jones (complete with a hat for Yi-Li), and in addition to roasted pork for the light reception following the ceremony, hired Fat Franks to feed hungry guests!
With the happy couple (Jane was stunning!)
Jane & Yi-Li opted to host their reception at Chateau Louis (they love perogies), and their entire wedding party entered the ballroom to the theme from Harry Potter, glasses and all.
Harry’s here in spirit
They also prepared fun paper placemats and crayons at each of the tables to keep guests entertained.
Unlike receptions at Chinese restaurants however, the buffet meant there wasn’t a lengthy wait time between courses – another bonus in addition to all-you-can-eat perogies! The prime rib and chicken kiev were other fantastic dishes.
And being fans of the gelato from Chocolate Exquisite, it was only fitting that “gelato cakes” were served (pistachio and orange-passionfruit were the flavours).
Cutting the cake
Mack and Carmen did a great job as the MCs, keeping the program rolling throughout the evening. I’m not sure how Carmen did it, but she was, as Jane said, a “wedding superhero” that day.
Carmen and Mack
Yi-Li tosses the garter
Dickson “caught” the garter
Jane throws the bouquet!
Andrew and Jessica had originally planned an elaborate entrance to the Glee version of “Don’t Stop Believing”, but it was axed. Thankfully, they weren’t shy about performing a version later on in the evening.
Mr. Shue is listening somewhere
May, Jen and me
Mack and Megan
Mack and I were so happy to have been a part of their special day. Congratulations, Jane & Yi-Li – the best is yet to come for you both!