Today is the BIG DAY!!!!

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February 24th 2015
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Wedding Day

Well today is Jurg & Tracy's big day. (the tension is building).

Started the day off with breakfast at the hotel and headed out for a stroll to the French Market.

This used to to be the main market for the city but has now become more for the tourists. Still some fun shops to visit. Some of the stores are a little more outrageous than others.

A little more tension when the dry cleaner did not have Jurg's suit ready on the first pick up attempt.

For lunch we needed to visit an old favourite and we had to have a muffuletta with a bloody mary.

OK now it's time to head back and get ready! (more tension)

Make up on, hair done, suit picked up.... and we are off for a short walk down Burgundy to the Wedding Chapel.

What a wonderfully eclectic place! Reverend Tony had a short meeting with the lovely couple to make sure that they knew what they were getting into... you get the idea.

OK everyone into position and.......action....

I will bet that for Jurg & Tracy it was all a blur...

Reverend Tony did a fantastic job and it was a beautiful ceremony with just the right amount of emotion.

The ceremony complete, now the signing of the wedding certificate and then the first official signatures. A tradition started over 13,000 weddings ago a dollar bill is signed and then pinned to the ceiling amongst some very ornate and wonderful chandeliers.

(tension all gone now)

Since there were high heels involved we stopped back at the hotel for some more suitable footwear. For those who have not been here (yet), the sidewalks here are extremely old , not level, cobbelstones and flag stones. Watch where you are stepping all the time.

Shoes changed and we are off for drinks at the Funky Pirate before dinner at Antoine's.

''It all started here. Antoine’s Restaurant has a 175 year-old legacy and is still owned and operated by fifth generation relatives of the original founder, Antoine Alciatore.''

What a dinner!!! Started by complimentary champagne from Antoine's we all had amazing food.

Dessert was ordered over a week ago and Jeffery, our head waiter called in a flambe specialist and the presentation of Baked Alaska was incredible. Not every day
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You can try all of them if you want to....
you get to witness the wait staff setting a table on fire intentionally.

Capped the night off with some more hurricanes at Pat O'Briens and the evening comes to a very sucessful close.

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