Monday, June 15, 2009

My Nephew Got Married!

My nephew Matthew, master chef and computer genius got married this weekend in what he described as a non-traditional Ukranian wedding. I wish I could have been there (there would be a LOT more pictures among other things) but it just wasn't possible. My heart was there though, and it is happy today. I can't help but to think that my sister is dancing in Heaven to see her son so happy and surrounded by so much love.

Matt's new wife, Marichka, is Canadian and they live in Toronto. I met her at the end of last year and I really liked her. I'm looking forward to getting to know her better. I have never known Matt to be happier. I think they are a match made in heaven. Marichka's warmth radiates out from her. I wish I could figure out how to copy the Pdf version of their wedding flyer. It's full of warmth, humor and love. M&M as they call themselves were meant to be. Here are a few photos I've gotten so far.

From their wedding flyer:
"The central element of the ceremony is the “crowning”
of the couple with periwinkle wreaths as king and queen
of their household. Their hands are tied together with a
traditional embroidered cloth called a rushnyk, and
they drink from the common cup to symbolize the
life they will share together."

Matt's side of the family. Front row (left to right): my great niece Annika, the bride, my great nephew Trevor, and the two seated ladies are the magnificent Aunt Joyce and her life companion Lois. Middle row (left to right): my niece Cindy, her sister Diana, their father Sheldon, the groom, cousins (Joyce's kids) who I'm sorry to say I don't know. Back row: (left to right): Cindy's husband Rick, Diana's companion John

Matt and Marichka, I wish you joy, peace, abundance and a long, long, happy life together. It heals my heart, Marichka to know that Matt has found such a wonderful woman with whom to share his life, his love and his dreams.


Akelamalu said...

How lovely and what a shame you couldn't be there. I wish them every happiness and a long life together. :)

Unknown said...

So glad I got on here today and saw this! Congrats to your nephew and to you!

MaR said...

Congratulations to the newly weds!! what a handsome couple and happy shots!!

Carletta said...

They are a lovely couple!
A beautiful family support system going on there too.
I'm sorry you weren't there but can 'hear' the love in the words.

quilly said...

Congrats to Matt & Marichka. I wish them a long and happy life together.

Sandi McBride said...

Congratulations to the happy couple...I'm sure they are going to make a great marriage!
Lovely Bride, Handsome Groom...

Dianne said...

beautiful couple!!

how cool that you could get the photos so fast!

Dr.John said...

Glad I checked in today. I love happy events and it's good to find you happy.

gabrielle said...

What a beautiful couple! Every happiness to them.

Your sister’s love is beaming through today. I am glad that your heart is full.

Diana said...

The ceremony and all related celebrations were wonderful and great fun. The priest was very entertaining. Marichka's family is amazing and they all love Matt tremendously.

The cousins who you do not know are Joyce's middle child, David, and his soon-to-be wife, Lisa, who is a lovely person.

As usual, my Dad made quite an impression on everyone. He's always a hit at parties, and he danced the night away until 1am. At least that's what I hear - I was in bed by 11. I can't keep up with him.