Much "I Do" About Nothing, with apologies to the Bard, was a unique fundraising event planned by The Rotary Club of Bowmanville. About 48 Rotarians and guests gathered in the beautiful Newcastle Town Hall to witness an "interesting" wedding ceremony for which members of the wedding party were chosen from a bucket (another addition to someone's bucket list?). The festivities, complete with a Scottish emcee, a drunken mother of the bride, a short man with a big gun, and a truly vivacious maid of honour, provided lots of laughs and raised ~$3500 for the Rotary Club's Respite Care Program. The ceremony was followed with a sumptuous dinner catered by KCC Gourmet Catering and dancing to the music of a disc jockey. Although the marriage will not likely last (the bride and groom each left with someone else), the memories of a great time surely will.
The Bridal Party - L to R: the Best Man (looking distracted), the Groom, a Friend, the Bride, and the vivacious Matron of Honour
Names of the Wedding Party being chosen from a bucket
The Wedding Party - L to R: Father of the Bride (with shotgun), the Best Man (once again looking distracted), the Mother of the Bride (traded in her silver flask for a wine glass), the Groom, the Bride, and the Matron of Honour (looking vivacious)