Sunday, August 12, 2007

Dragon Boat Bride

At some point in time, I just had to include a photo of the bride … and this is not the usual pose that you would expect (at least not from me). :o)

My niece has been the coach of this dragon boat for the past few years and the women are her paddlers. They participate in dragon boat festivals and their mandate is to help increase awareness of breast cancer and the importance of self screening and mammograms. The women paddlers are all survivors of breast cancer and they are proof that there is life after cancer.

In this boat is her Mother-in-law and it was she who set-up the bride and groom for a golf tournament. They were blind dates and it was a match made in heaven from the first swing of the club.

It was really important for the paddlers to have the bride pose with them and their boat. They went for a short ride on the water singing “Going to the chapel ….” . The paddlers (minus the bride and MIL) competed in the festival that was held the same day as the wedding.

So, many years down the road, what a story to tell her children and grand-children on what she did on her wedding day (now, now, no snickers here)!
While waiting for the bride to show up for the boat ride, there was a mother duck with her four babies calmly swimming on the opposite side of the dock. The ladies thought it was an omen to her future, that she will have four children. Woohoo … lots of babies to love!

By the way, that is not her dress hanging down in the water. The ladies draped a sheet in the boat so that her dress would not get dirty.

And that brings a close to my wedding posts (hopefully you were not bored).
Have a great day!


Quiltgal said...

Great photo of your Niece, Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Anonymous said...

What terrific photo's Rose Marie, certainly a different wedding tradition, but what a great cause they paddle for.

CONNIE W said...

That's a unique photo of an event that sounds wonderful. Congrats to all concerned.

~Bren~ said...

How inspirational. I think it is wonderful the bride went for a paddle with them. It shows what kind of heart she has to include that in her wedding day!

loulee said...

What a wonderful memory. I love the pic of your niece perched on the prow of the boat. You'll have to keep us posted on the 'duckling' count. LOL

Leigh said...

What a hoot! Yes it will make a great story in years to come.

Anonymous said...

That's fantastic! I love it!

Angela said...

That is such an awesome thing to do! I love the pictures. Memory makers for sure.