Four weddings and a party! That was the theme of the day. And here’s how it came to life!
Turns out that Irene and Garreth had a little surprise in store for their wedding guests. The first hint was the popcorn and playbill in their seats set up in one of Savannah’s gorgeous squares.
Then Irene’s sisters led the guests through a timeline of Irene and Garreth’s relationship in the form of a play with a guitarist providing background music.
Wedding #1 was when Irene was a small child and “married” a little friend.
Wedding #2 was when Irene and Garreth - after being together for quite some time and moving to cities around the globe - wed before family and friends in their native Canada.
And obviously the Savannah celebration was Wedding #3. Irene had dreamed of having a ceremony in our magical city. So when was Wedding #4??
Ah, the surprise. Turns out Irene and Garreth wed just days after he proposed. They knew it was meant to be, and international travel would be easier as a married couple. Their guests hooted and laughed as the secret was revealed. YES, they were indeed already married at that engagement party thrown in their honor! What fun! And one last time, the couple walked down the aisle - with fur baby Oscar dressed for the occasion, too!
Then everyone retired to The Whitman Mansion for THE PARTY! Chef Bob served up oysters, shrimp and grits, Savannah red rice, and so many favorites! And then there were Baker’s Pride doughnuts and candy galore for dessert! What a FUN day!