|Courtney (our daughter in law to be), Deni (our son in the background) and Barb, Courtney's mom.|
|Doug (Barb's friend), Barb, Courtney, Deni and Jeanette - on Saturday morning - just after their arrival to our home.|
|Courtney's maternal grandmother.|
|Small gift opening.|
A bit of background on Deni and Courtney. They met in Vancouver several years back. With Deni living in Edmonton, Courtney chose to move there too and works at the Provincial Trauma Centre - The Royal Alexandra Hospital. She is a trauma trained Registered Nurse.
|Looking in on the gift opening.|
Although this was not a shower, some folks did bring small gifts along.
Courtney captured this photo of Deni with Jeanette and I.
Thanks to Barb and Doug for hosting the evening. It was nice to meet everyone too.
|Sunday afternoon at the Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver.|
|Barb and Courtney seemed quite satisfied with this room.|
|Deni instantly pointed out his dream yacht - a Nordhavn - tug style yacht.|
|Reality quickly set in and we continued our walk in search of some lunch at the Granville Island Market. The yacht will have to wait for a few years....but it is still in his bucket list.|
|One view of the floating homes on the south side of False Creek in Vancouver.|
|These floating homes are beautiful and very well maintained.|
But, back to the agenda of the day, choosing a facility for the wedding!
These are the grounds of Brock House in Vancouver. It's here that Courtney and Deni wish to hold their wedding. It's certainly a great view of English Bay and the city of West Vancouver across the way.
|We were invited to walk the grounds prior to a scheduled wedding. Nice table settings!|
|The food room - under glass - also serves as the dance floor after dinner is served.|
|Front entrance to Brock House. This grand old building began life as a private residence and was then taken over by the RCMP. It was handed over to the Brock House Society and has remained in its control since.|
|Although you get the feel of an outdoor setting, there is plenty of cover in the event of rain or wind.|
|There are heaters and the sides of the outdoor eating area drop down when required.|
|Although our group would prefer a different location (facing the bay rather than the trees) this gave us a pretty good idea about the grounds and the potential seating arrangements.|
|I know that Deni's thoughts were back to this Nordhavn...but his reality is more about this below!!!|
|1. Choosing the wedding venue|
|2. Determining the number of invitees, choosing a menu, etc....|
|3. Completing the wedding planning.|
|Harrison Hot Springs - where we enjoyed several hours on Labour Day Monday.|
Thanks for dropping by.