ForestPirate and Wannabegirl – United at Last!

So to expand and explain my last post: Firda and I were married this past Saturday. I apologize for not posting about it sooner but Firda’s family are just finding out today and even though they don’t read my blog I wanted her to tell them and then post about it before I did.
We have been engaged for about a month and a half but didn’t want to set a date until we knew if Firda’s visa extension came through. When it did we started thinking and decided to pick the one year anniversary of our face to face meeting (though we’ve known each other for almost 5 years now). From there we had a little more than two weeks to plan and get everything together and I think it came together splendidly.
We had a short ceremony in Waterloo Park in the Victorian Gardens, which is basically a big arch structure with flowers planted around it, with my parents, grandparents, brother, sister-in-law and 8 friends. The weather ended up being beautiful considering they had been calling for rain all week. Our reading was from “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. Firda and I stumbled on our vows but made it through them. Following the ceremony there was about an hour worth of picture taking and talking. We took Polaroids of us with all the people who came to the wedding, put them in a “frame” and gave them to our guests at the end of the day.
Following photos we went to Ennio’s Italian restaurant for lunch. We spent 3 hours eating, talking, laughing, taking more pictures, opening presents, eating cake etc.
By 5 o’clock the whole thing was done. Firda and I went back to our apartment and had some alone time before going out with Kevin and Kathleen (our two friends from Toronto – who were at the wedding as well).
It was a great day and I’m happy that Firda and I are starting to build our family, and that she now has a group of people in Canada who she can call “family”.
P.S. Firda will probably post pictures soon, once we get pictures from everyone. I will post a link to them at a later date.

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  1. Congratulations to both of you! May your marriage be long and prosperous.

  2. hi troy. i’m a long time wannabegirl blog reader. congratulations to the newlyweds!! 🙂

  3. Wow. Since I’ve been reading the two of you, I had a feeling this day would come, had been waiting, wondering, and well, now, I’m so happy for you both! Congratulations!!! You two have such a unique story, and it’s been wonderful to watch it unfold. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  4. Congratulations, Troy. Take good care of our girl!

  5. Wee!
    party party party!
    It was a great day.
    Congrats yet again!

  6. Congratulations, you two!

  7. Sally

    Congratulations Troy and Firda! from a first time comenter who found your blog through Firdas a couple of years ago and who has been dropping by ever since.
    Best wishes for the future. I know you’ll be very happy

  8. k&n

    yeah you guys! We’re so happy for you – can’t wait to see you in December…or sooner if you cross the pond! Wherever it is, there will be cheers and silly music – N has been saving up crazy tunes for when next we see each other! Until then…
    all the best for a long and happy marriage and congratulations!!!

  9. Hi, I’m Wannabegirl’s blog reader for a long time. I knew you were the one who always comment in her blog and it was so nice to know that you two met up and then Firda stayed in Canada. Later on you two married (I was predicted this eventhough I never comment in ur blog). That was a nice wedding day and I have seen ur wedding day pictures.
    Semoga kalian berdua bahagia selalu dalam melangkah ke bahtera hidup baru kalian. (ask firda to translate it).
    Congrats and have a lovely marriage.

  10. oh my! such wonderful news! congratulations to you both. may you have a long and happy marriage. i’m so happy for you! i do love a happy ending :o) and happy beginnings!

  11. CONGRATULATIONS TROY AND FIRDA! i’m so happy for you two!

  12. Congratulations!!! I’d been wondering if/when this would happen. I’m so happy for you two!!