"REAL" Love Story & Slow Wedding!
I married my one
true love on July 5,2008. Our life has been a whirlwind
of a chance meeting, a courtship that left me breathless
and a wedding under some of the most beautiful trees I
have ever seen!! Let me backtrack a little
Ted and I have both
been married before and like a lot of people we realized
that it was not a lasting love or even the real thing.
We met at a time when our kids were grown and having their
own babies so we have four beautiful grandsons!! Ted has
three children and so do I !! I tell everyone that we
have our own "Brady Bunch"
and three boys!! We are truly blessed with great kids!!
met by pure chance on an Internet dating site
I was very skeptical about meeting any one on line but
a really good friend talked me into setting up a profile
and so I set out to meet people and actually do something
other then live to work.!!! I met a lot of really nice
men and I actually met three in person but between not
recognizing them from their profile pictures and no chemistry,
I started to think I was the problem
they were great
what was my problem???
One morning really
early I was sitting at my computer enjoying my morning
coffee and checking my mail. I was paged by a man who
called himself "The Jack o Hearts". He was very
sweet and a little shy so I went to check his profile
and discovered he was in Victoria,
..and I was in Toronto!!
We talked and shared our stories and I thought oh well
is too far away but I like meeting people and making new
friends and we seemed to "click" so what the
We talked on and
off for a few weeks and finally he announced he was flying
area on business and to visit his kids. Would I like to
go for dinner? I thought
why not?? It is just dinner
and he will probably be like the rest
unrecognizable from his pictures so I had no expectations
other then a night out with a nice guy
I wrong!!! He looked better then his picture and like
the line from the movie
.he had me at "Hello"
I was smitten!!!
Well , we saw each
other every moment we could and he even prolonged his
trip to get to know me. After two weeks of romance, the
time came for him to leave and I was heart sick but I
had planned on a vacation to the west coast in just two
weeks so we would see each other again
During the time we
were apart we knew we wanted to be together every day
for the rest of our lives
I flew to Victoria
two weeks later. Ted met me at the airport with a banner
five feet wide asking me to marry him!!! Yes! Yes!! A
thousand times yes!!!
never went back to my job. Ted bought me a book "In
Praise of Slow". After reading the book, I decided
that Slow was the way to go, and Vancouver Island was
the place where life is SLOW. We built a web site and
business, with the SLOW concept and started SLOWVICTORIA.COM.
It quickly became evident to us, that SLOW was not just
about slow food or a pace of
life or the few roses we should stop and smell, slow could
be incorporated into every facet of our lives.
Our next 8 months
in Victoria was spent getting to know each other, exploring
Victoria / Vancouver
Island, and slowing the pace of our lives so we could
live life happier and longer.
Last week, we were
married! We had a slow wedding in Goldstream Park, a place
that we love and frequent often. We wanted to get married
under the canopy of the forest and that we did. The birds
were singing and the trees rustling their leaves with
approval. It was a small, quaint wedding. We disturbed
nothing in the forest. We used the forest as a backdrop
for our slow wedding. It has been a backdrop for our entire
time together. We spend countless hours in nature and
the Island grants us the peace and tranquility found only
on beautiful Vancouver Island.
you are little and you think about growing up and getting
married one day, you have a picture in your mind the sort
of man you want. It is a mental check list that is there
for everyone I am sure. I always thought the man of my
dreams only existed in my dreams or romance novels. I
was wrong. I have finally met the man of my dreams. He
exists!! I married him!!
Our wedding was very
simple and simply lovely!!!
We cried tears of
pure joy and happiness
We have found a love
like no other and it came as a very nice surprise to both
of us at this time in our lives. We are truly blessed.
that may enhance your slow love life in Victoria!
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Victoria, British Columbia
Telephone (250) 388-5363
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7450 Veyaness Road
BC V8M 1V9
Telephone:250 514 9257
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680 Montreal Street,
Victoria, B.C., V8V 1Z8
Sex: Moving Toward Informed Pleasure
by Ann J. Simonton
Using the slow food movements template and their snail icon-who happens
conveniently to display an extraordinarily elaborate sexual dance to inch us forward-slowly.
Slow Sex expresses a progressive and more humane view of sexuality. Membership
is open and would include people of all sexual orientation.
sex is often cold, impersonal and can leave one feeling empty, angry or both.
Slowing sex emphasizes the human connection rather than the mere surface, quickie
sensations. Slow Sex is hot, engaging, satisfying and celebratory. It could promote
passionate kissing, foreplay for all, hand holding and deep soul gazing all of
which could increase intimacy." Read