She’d picked a T, N, S and an E.
Finally, after selecting an R and an L, she realized, with great admiration for the effort he’d put into this proposal, that the puzzle spelled, “Will U Marry Me?”
(a sample of Jeff & Nancy’s wonderful story that I had the privilege of sharing with their wedding guests)
Through that simple game of Hangman (a tradition for them while waiting for their food at a favourite restaurant), the road to Jeff & Nancy’s wedding officially started. We celebrated together, just 9 days ago, that beautiful day (yes… we’ve STILL got snow, but that didn’t damper things one bit!).
Their wedding started off with fun introductions so that we knew who everyone in their wedding party was and then continued as we highlighted those that had travelled a long ways to be there. San Francisco, Phoenix, Alberta, North Dakota and yes, Manitoba & Saskatchewan. Through the fun little tune, “Green is the colour, football is the game…” we even encouraged a little pride with the local football fans… after all, this wedding was taking place on Roughrider turf!
Keeping in mind the awesome way that Jeff & Nancy became engaged, we then had different tables play hangman in order to initiate a newlywed kiss! Using an iPad, projector and screen, everyone had the chance to play this fun activity in-between tables being sent to the buffet line for dinner. Discovering the clues along the way led to an entire list of “firsts”. How did they first meet? First movie they saw together, first holiday together, name of the first calf they delivered together, first song they danced to, etc. It was a reception followed by many more happy moments and laughter. A great time…
Thanks to Krista of Krista Crellin Photography and of course Racquel and her team from Blueberry Kitchen for catering the wonderful meal. Thanks also to my disc jockey colleagues Bill Hermann and Jason Jones out of Minnesota for helping brainstorm using the iPad to help make the hangman activity work. I love working with teams of such talented people, wherever they might be. You all helped to create this wedding and for that, credit for these words from Nancy should also be attributed to you:
“It was wonderful hearing such rave reviews and the best part was that everybody had a different favourite moment! Those “Americans” can’t wait to tell everyone they know about you. I heard more than once how great it was to watch you work… there is a man who loves what he is doing.”
I’m now headed out to bury my head into a pillow until spring shows up. Let me know when it’s here… but don’t wake me a moment before, I’m soooo done with winter. 🙂
~ Dave Ternier :: Master of Ceremonies :: Disc Jockey