Wedding cliches stretch far and wide, and you really notice this at the reception speeches.
Ever heard the “joke” where whoever is giving the speech has the groom put his hand atop the brides on the table and says something along the lines of “and that’s the last time you’ll have the upper hand in this relationship”? This little skit must have a high ranking on Google for “wedding speech jokes”.
Another one is when the newly-weds have been together for a very long time. The whole “it’s about time”, “what took you so long”, “’bout time you made it official” hullaballoo is an easy angle for cracking a few jokes. We’ve heard it at quite a few weddings by now.
But not at Jenny and Joel’s.
They’ve surpassed the easy target status of relationship longevity. They met in grade 6 in 1989 and starting dating not so long after that, so they’ve reached the untouchable level where no jokes are acceptable.
To put it into perspective, communism was still clicking along nicely, the Calgary Flames won the Stanley Cup and Maradona was on top of his game. “What took you so long” jokes needn’t apply here.
So the speeches left out the cliches, and the wedding was all money. The outdoor beachside ceremony in Caulfied, the ballin’ Vera Wang dress Jenny was wearing, the badass portraits in an old abandoned train station in North Vancouver, and the killer reception at Beachside Restaurant in West Vancouver all suited these two perfectly. No awesome rock was left unturned.