From the moment Canon Bruce R. Glencross introduced himself to us at The Church of John the Baptist; in Pointe Claire it felt good. I was in church for the wedding of my nephew to his bride and I must say that it was a truly delightful experience. Canon Glencross was very refreshing to listen to. Finally in this little church I was listening to a minister who talked to you and not at you. For the first time in a long time I felt like the minister actually believed in what he was doing and saying. He spoke of himself as weak and of being only a man and in need of Gods love and help to be a good person and to stay on the right path just like everyone else.
Canon Glencross read from the scriptures, guided the newly weds through their paces and finally through their vows. He talked of his marriage. He spoke of the hard work that was involved to keep a marriage strong and the understanding and communication that would be needed for the marriage to stay solid and last. Canon Glencross spoke of a marriage that could be filled with so much joy and rewards, if love stayed alive in it. Canon Glencross talked of faith, hope and love and how the greatest of all these things was love. 1Cor. 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
I left the church feeling this is how it should be; this is how one should feel when leaving the house of God. Refreshed and feeling better for having gone in. The actual wedding took 30 to 40 minutes with no big lectures a lot of blessings. Everyone had the feeling that the newly weds were madly in love with each other and were there to share that love with their family and friends.
Canon Glencross asked that no pictures be taken during the actual ceremony because we were asking the lord to come and bless the marriage and that taking pictures during the ceremony while speaking to the Lord did not seem respectful of that to him. Canon Glencross also requested that be no confetti thrown in the church because they were a small parish and only had volunteers to do the cleaning up and he did not want to cause then unnecessary work. There was no passing of the collection plate and this I found to be a nice change. I liked Canon Glencross’s respect for the house of God. He did allow the taking of pictures during the procession and the recession and the signing of the Register. Canon Glencross came to the reception and ate and talked with us all and left after talking to just about everyone.
Now the reception was just great. It was held in Carrefour Notre Dame, 1300 Boul. Don Quichotte, NDIP, Quebec, J7V 7P2. From the time we entered the hall we were treated like kings and queens and we were waited on hand and foot. The bathrooms had all the things in it that you would find in private clubs and they were spotless. From the barman to the waiters and waitresses they treated us with patience and a smile. If you live that way you could not ask for better service and all of it with a smile from these professionals.
The food was great, the music was great and the company was great. A snack table was set for us to nibble on while we waited for the bridal party to get done taking pictures. There was a candy table, soup salad and a choice of chicken or beef. There was a table of mixed fruit and a chocolate fountain to dip it in if you so desired and an open bar and it was all free. Everyone was served wedding cake with their coffee and everyone felt like royalty.
There was dancing in between courses and the DJ was absolutely the greatest I have ever had the privilege of being entertained by. He got us up when we thought we could dance no more. His knowledge of how to work a crowd was just phenomenal. That’s Amore Productions at www.thats-amore.com 514.222.1622, is simply put, the people you want doing your reception, or party of any kind. They are the best interactive DJs and will keep you dancing and partying to the wee hours of the morning as they did us.
My family and I had just a great time from the beginning of this day to its end that I just had to share it with you and thank all of the people who worked so hard to make it a truly wonderful experience and memorable wedding for all of us. Thank you all and may God Bless You.